When I first started my blog, it was just a diary of what I do, what I make, where I go, what I cook, etc. Never did I think even one person would read my blog. I still remember when I got my first comment. It scared me half to death. I told Vince “I got a comment on the blog!” He said “Take it down!” We’ve come a long way since those first blog posts.
Quilting was a big part of the early blog because quilting is a big part of my life. When I began the blog, which has moved locations a couple of times, I had not yet started knitting, Chad was in high school, Vince had no green T-shirts and we lived in Kentucky.
Through the years, those who have followed the blog have watched as I learned to knit socks, acquired a yarn stash to rival my fabric stash. You’ve been here to encourage me through the first pattern writing efforts, the joy of signing the first book contract, and then the second and then the third! You’ve read as Chad graduated from high school, moved off to attend college, graduated college, totaled his car and watched it burn, and then stay behind as Vince and I moved away. You’ve seen Vince buy cheap green T-shirts by the truckload (almost) and wear them completely out. You’ve watched us move from Kentucky to Missouri, which I did with a smile on my face. You’ve seen us move from Missouri to Texas and that smile was nowhere to be found! Even the most casual blog readers know that I’m a “nester”. I want to get a place and live there forever. I don’t even like going on vacations. All I want is to be at home with my husband, my hobbies, my kitchen and my critters. Vince, on the other hand, is ready to move again almost as soon as the moving van pulls away. How we manage to keep it together, I’ll never know. As badly as I want to stay in one spot forever, he wants to go to the next location. No, he hasn’t talked about moving from Texas . . yet! But, when we first talked about moving to Texas, he promised me this was the last move. Now, occasionally, he will say something like “If we ever leave Texas . . ” My mental response, though I haven’t said it yet is “I hope you make enough a the new location to pay a whole lot of spousal support because I am NOT going anywhere!”
Anyway, this morning I was wondering why you blog readers are here. I did this little poll. If you want to tell me a reason why you’re here that I haven’t included, please leave a comment. Please don’t write “none of the above” or “all of the above”. Think about if I were to completely quit talking about one of the topics. Which one would you miss the most . . maybe that’s why you keep coming back!