A Momentous Post

It was purely by chance this morning that I noticed:  this will be my 250th blog post.  This is a big deal for me, considering I’ve never been able to make a go of paper journaling.  I think maybe it has something to do with the feedback that I get from readers.

Since I haven’t managed to make note of other momentous occasions (such as the 100th post, or my 10,000th visitor) I thought this might be a fun time to have a quick blog party.  Especially since we are all in a festive mood after yesterday’s Christmas post.

Well, I am anyway.

In order to participate in my 250th post party, all you have to do is comment on this post.

Anyone who comments (on this post) before 12 noon central time on Friday, August 31, 2007 will be entered into a random drawing.

A drawing for what you ask?  Well, that will depend on who wins the draw, because I haven’t actually decided what it is I’ll be giving away.  Remember, I just now thought of this whole thing anyway.

It might be a stack of fat quarters, it might be a book, it might be a small handmade item of some sort — I don’t know yet!  The possibilities are endless!

So:  comment away.    Thanks for visiting and providing feedback — and patiently reading about all of my adventures and distractions.



  1. Sharon Dixon says:

    Suzanne, I always enjoy reading your blogs. I keep thinking I should start one of my own, but I’m afraid I’d spend even more time on the computer rather than quilting.

  2. Gilli says:

    I have been journaling (on paper) for years but have as yet found the nerve to go “public” in a blog. I applaud you for your bravery in sharing your wonderful thought processes and art.

  3. Kim West says:

    Suzanne, congratulations on 250 posts — like you, I never thought I would be able to keep a blog for long. You are right the comments is what helps – it makes it seem like you are conversing rather than just telling people a story with no feedback an for personal reading.

    Anyway, if I win, I would love to win an autographed copy of your book (not that I expect to win, just telling you what I would like to win and what would be an awesome prize for me, teehehe)

  4. Jan says:

    Well I am always up for a good online party!! I don’t have to do my hair or anything, just grab chocolate and coffee!! 😀 Here’s to your 250th post!! And many more to come!!

  5. mariajhmom says:

    Sheesh!!! I go on vacation and I come back and I’ve missed a bazillion posts and a scad of quilts. Maybe if I got off my behind, I’d actually produce some quilts too!!!

    Congratulations on your 250th post. I always love reading your blog. Other than the profuse amount of stuff you put out, your posts are always “real life”. I like the toothbrush on the garage floor idea!!!

  6. Kiwi says:

    Yesterday was the first time I read your blog and it was so fun reading and thinking about Christmas and quilting. I did bookmark your blog and plan to read it often.

  7. Cathy says:

    Your mom, pointed out your blog to me and you have been checked on daily to see all of your inspiring work. You are a talented woman just like your mom! Congrats on your 250th post! Keep them coming!

  8. janthompson says:

    Congratulations on 250! Love reading about your world. What a fun ride you are on – so many new things.

  9. Jami says:

    Congrats on # 250! Hope yo have many more to come…I love reading your blog and seeing what you have been up to. Your quilts are always inspiring! We need to find a time to meet for lunch again. Maybe in W-loo…

  10. jhwolf says:

    I read your blog every morning and look forward to stories about your family and your quilting adventures. I have both of your books and maybe someday I’ll be able to quilt like the big girls and boys.

    Judy in MO

  11. Sharon says:

    Congratulations of 250!!! I check your blog every day because I love how creative you are. I keep your books on a drawer storage unit under my table for inspiration.

  12. Deb Levy says:

    Congrats of the 250 milestone! And thanks especially for the inspiration you povide to us all with your books and your latest gift to us.. the forum. Thanks, Suzanne!

  13. Patti says:

    This is definitely a milestone. I certainly can relate to what you are saying. I’ve tried many times to keep a paper journal – because I love the idea – and always fail within 3-4 days. I was afraid the same thing might happen to the blog – but it didn’t! And I know for sure it’s the comments from the readers that keep me going. Isn’t it marvelous to have made so many friends from all around the world!

    I probably should be disqualified from the drawing – after all, I won your little quilt for naming the Peppermint Ice Cream quilt – I think that’s what you called it, right? But I wanted to leave you a congratulatory message anyway!

  14. Angela says:

    Congrats on 250! Like you I’m not a paper journal person, but blogging? Cool! I just celebrated my 50th — and loving this whole blogging thing!

  15. Suzanne's mother (Mary Ann) says:

    I didn’t see any disclaimers about family not joining in on the fun. I’ll join the crowd in saying how much I enjoy reading your online journal. I still want help in starting my own blog, the one thing I’m worried about is how do you keep yourself from inadvertently saying something unpleasant about your mother or daughter or some other dear family member. Not there is anything unpleasant about our family…
    love you, dear first child o’ mine
    p.s. you don’t need to put my name in for a drawing. After all, free quilting services and all the other things you do for me are more than enough reward

  16. Lisa Thiessen says:

    Whoo hoo! That’s a momentous post all right!
    You have a really good blog – I always love to read about what you’re up to. Your recent studio tidy was really inspiring (if I weren’t so dang far behind, I’d get into cleaning up, too!) and I love seeing your boys.



  17. Janet says:

    Congratulations! ……oh but your a clever one Suzanne! Where do you come up with these fun ideas?

    Keep those stories coming!

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  19. Marty52 says:

    Congrats on 250 posts! You always tell the greatest stories… loved the picture of the boys cleaning with toothbrushes… I always threatened my boys with that but never carried through…. hmmmm…. maybe I should have?!? ;0)

  20. Karen Langseth says:

    Congratulations on the 250th posting. I tried blogging but all I ended up doing was complaining on it, so I gave it up.

    Thank you for all you do.

    Karen L

  21. Suzanne's Dad (Carl) says:

    Looks to me like I might be the only male that is making a comment. I remember many of Suzanne’s comments first hand. I too love to read the Blog since it is a way to keep up with the family.
    Keep the stories coming, and no prize is needed for me, you and your family are my prize.


  22. carlafibers says:

    Hi Suzanne, Guess what? My dad’s name is Carl, too. Something else we have in common! Congrats on your milestone!

  23. TerriW says:

    Congratulations, Suzanne! You are a active and creative woman and I am happy I “know” you!

    BTW my grandpa’s name was Carl.


  24. Nancy C. says:

    Hi Suzanne:

    I was just surfing the MQResource Webring and voila here you are LOL…

    I too have your books…as a matter of fact I’ll be using it this weekend (I hope) on the heart and stroke charity quilt…I need something fast and easy and the heart design will do the trick

    Thanks so much for MQResource!

    Oromocto, NB Canada

  25. mtpeek says:

    I found your blog after discovering your quilting in a magazine. Naturally I had to order both books immediately. I peeked at your blog and was hooked. While I have read a post or two of others blogs that has alway been the end of it. With yours, I find myself popping back every day or two for the next installment. I love your stories, pictures and writing.

  26. Suzanne's brother (Dave S.) says:

    Oh, poo. So I go away for a couple of days and a long weekend and find I missed the contest. Ah, shucks, I never win anything anyway.

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