Saturday, April 28, 2012

Y is for YES!

Yes!  Yippy! Yahoo!

The end is in sight!
I've been participating in the 
Blogging from A-Z Challenge 
for the last 24+ days 
and now with the letter Y the end is in sight!

What have I taken away from this experience?
  Well, first I found some new blogs that I enjoy reading 
and *met* some new friends.
 I learned a lot about how blogspot works 
just by trying some new things.
Also I rather enjoyed having a starting point with the 
alphabet letters every day.

Unfortunately I only visited about 100 blogs out of the 
over 1700 blog writers who
participated.  From what I read I surmised that 
many of the bloggers participating
were/are writers. 
 In the past most of the blogs that I read are of a crafting/quilting/
do it yourself nature so reading blogs 
written by writers was a new experience.
I found my writing to pale by comparison 
but was also encouraged to work a little
harder at writing.  
This I will probably do when I don't have to write EVERY day.

That's the other thing........
while I sorta enjoyed the discipline of writing every day
I'm not sure that I would like HAVE to write every day.    

If you look at this quilt just right you can clearly see the Y.
Well, kinda!
This *might* have been better for "x"!
I love working with black and white geometric fabrics.
This quilt was made as an engagement quilt for my daughter.

Well, I think I may be done yapping 
and spinning this yarn for tonight.
Tune in on Monday for the big finish! 

God Bless,


  1. Happy Sunday! I'm glad to have met you through this challenge and look forward to your future posts. Have a great day!

    1. HI Dana!
      Thanks so much for visiting and always having a nice comment.

  2. I see 3-d diamond boxes. Diamonds are perfect for a YES! And I agree with your reflections on the challenge. I enjoyed reading non-genealogy blogs for a change and discovered worlds I didn't know existed.

    1. I like how you think Wendy! Diamonds are certainly associated with YES!
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog during the A-Z challenge.
      It was always a pleasure to read your comments.

  3. Hi Tammy, I am glad that it is almost over too ... but I have really enjoyed the challenge this year. You visited more than I did, but I am trying to build friendships with those that I have met. I am so glad that we met! Your quilt is beautiful; I see something different everytime I look at it.

    Kathy M.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Kathy.
      I'll be visiting your blog again I'm sure
      since Oregon is one of my absolute favorite places!

  4. Love the quilt! Yes, writing everyday can be a bit of a challenge. For me that part's easy, unless I'm stressing about meeting a deadline for a client or something. Not one to be rushed, I usually make sure those get met well in advance. It has been a wonderful journey, and I'm so happy to have discovered your blog through it all:)

    1. It is great to have met you as well M.J.
      Just posted my Z post and let out a big sigh of relief!
      I put the beginning stitches on a fleece blanket last night
      and am hoping to have a look at your blog to figure out a different
      stitch for my second round.

  5. That quilt could work for X, Y & Z. What a great pattern.

    1. Thanks! It was fun to make as well!
      So glad you visited!

  6. I absolutely LOVE these quilts. I'm so glad I found you. I really want to learn how to do this myself. Do you do anything larger? Say, for like a KING size bed?

    New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.


    1. Thanks Sylvia, so glad you have visited me here and like my quilts!
      I've made several king sized quilts and bed sized quilts.
      If you are interested in quilting I'd really recommend looking for a class in your
      area. You won't be sorry. It is really a wonderful activity.

  7. Wow, that quilt is fabulous! I am sure your daughter will (does?) love it!

    1. Thanks Kat, they keep this quilt folded on the back of their couch and I'm pretty sure snuggle up with it when they are watching movies.