Sunday, January 20, 2008

100th post!

Jeff is helping me move some storage into my sewing area today, so yesterday I had to clean up everything. In the middle of moving items around, I rediscovered my 4 year quilt project.


So last night I sat down in front of the TV indian style watching missed episodes of project runway and top model. They really are the perfect TV entertainment to watch during sewing projects. I have 4 .5 blocks left to embroider and then the edge to finish off. I almost don't want to finish it because the whole project has lost its appeal to me. I am really glad my sewing skills improved from when I started this. I wish I had made some different design decisions. I wish I would have chosen different fabrics. I wish I would of had money 4 years ago to find the right materials. But you know what's fun about sewing with recycled denim? You get the most pleasing color variation across the spread. It really is beautiful in that respect.

And this is a day of celebration! Not only am I hoping to finish the hand sewing portion of my 4 Year Quilt, but it's my hundredth post today! So in true blogger fashion, I will be giving away one of the pin cushions below. I was just going to post my favorite, but I liked them all, so winner can chose which one she wants.


Winner will be chosen Wednesday evening. Thank you all for reading and commenting!

39 comments:

  1. Isnt it great to look back on work and feel good because you know your skills have grown?

    Happy 100th, cant wait to read the next 100!

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  2. I say the same thing about my first quilt (which I'm also still working on lol). I love the peek at yours though! And those pincushions are just cute as anything!!!

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  3. Congrats on both your 100th post and finishing your quilt. All I have left on my first quilt is to bind it but I just can't get going on it!

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  4. That's a great quilt!! I love the look of the denim quilts! Will you share pics when you are done? I'd love to make one, but it seems such an overwhelming process!!


    Happy 100th, here's to many more:)

    Thanks for a great blog!

    Dana
    d08@goldingers.com

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  5. Congrats! On both the blog and the quilt... that must feel great! I have a huge bag of jeans to craft away myself... a quilt would be a great use for them.

    I love reading your blog! Can't wait to see what the next 100 has in store. :o)

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  6. How nice it will be to finish up that project! I have so many bead projects that need to be finished, from classes I have taken, ideas I had...

    I'm so impressed that you can make a quilt! :)

    Congrats on your 100th post! I've enjoyed reading your blog along the way.

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  7. 100th posts go by fast, don't they???? I love those pin cushions too. Everytime I see them I get almost desperate to have one. lol What is it about BEING a crafter that makes you love other people's crafts even more than your own?

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  8. congrats!
    Good for you for sticking it out on your quilt. I don't usually have that kind of determination!!

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  9. Congratulations on your 100th post. mmmm it would be hard to choose I like the red one, no the green one ohhh they all three are awesome. The denim quilt looks great. I have my fingers toes and eyes crossed that I win.

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  10. wow 4 years! I'm impressed that you're going back and working on it!

    And happy 100th! I really enjoy reading and seeing all of your projects!

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  11. Congratulations on your 100th and sticking with it on the quilt. There is a lot to be said for perserverence!

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  12. Wow - great job finishing up an old project! And congrats on 100 posts!!

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  13. I think we all have *those* projects that we can't bear to get rid of, but really aren't interested in anymore. I try to take it as a personal challenge to finish things, but am totally guilty of having too many WIP!

    Congrats on 100 posts. That's fabulous!

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  14. I thought how much I would love one those pincushions before I even knew they were up for grabs; can't resist putting my name down for the draw! Whoever gets them, they're just lovely.

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  15. Happy 100!! I can't wait to see more of that quilt! It looks awesome.

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  16. Happy 100th! And where do you find those cute little ball jars?

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  17. Isn't it amazing how quickly you can get to 100 posts?
    I can't wait to see the final result of the 4 year quilt.

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  18. Congratulations on 100!
    You know, when I was little, my 'lovey' was a scrap of my dad's old jeans. I loved how soft the denim was. I even put it in the freezer to make it cold! I would have loved to snuggle under your denim quilt:)

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  19. Happy 100th post to you!!!
    and congrats for your work!!
    i think i don't have to receive the gift because of the prices of shipping to Italy!!!so i give my best wishes!!!

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  20. Congratulations! Here's to 100 more!

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  21. I just came over here from visit every little thing blog and just wanted to tell you I love the blog and those pin cushions are great!

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  22. I give you a lot of credit for jumping in and finishing it. I have 4 year old knitting projects and I've totally lost interest so they will probably never get done. I really should though, or at least unravel so I can reuse the yarn!

    Happy 100th! I only found your blog a few weeks ago but I love it - so glad I did!

    Look forward to 100 more posts!

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  23. Congrats on making it to 100! I've always wanted to try a denim quilt - maybe the pics of your finished quilt will re-inspire me to give it a try.

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  24. Wow, 100! Those are cute pincushions. :)

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  25. I don't want to be entered in the drawing, but I do want to say YIPPEE SKIPPEE for 100 POSTS!

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  26. Oh, they're all cute!

    Congrats on your 100th! I can't wait to read 100 more!! : D

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  27. How cute! I just found a new love of making pincushions but none of them involve the glass jar that is attached! Pick Me!!!!

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  28. How cute! I just found a new love of making pincushions but none of them involve the glass jar that is attached! Pick Me!!!!

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  29. Well done! 100 posts of pure craftiness; looking forward to the next 100.

    Great pincushions by the way - I've looked everywhere for those little jars but are impossible to find (here in Melbourne Australia). Where do you find these? Are they the ones with the hole in the lid?

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  30. Happy 100th post. The pin cushions are adoreable. How can you part with them? Congrats

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  31. Yahoo 100th!!! I love your pincusions. Please add me to your raffle.


    lyntamm@flyingfishgifts.com

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  32. Congratulations on your 100th post. I'm afraid I breezed right by mine. haha I can't wait to see more of that quilt.

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  33. Don't enter my name either, since I already have one of those lovely pincushions :D but CONGRATS!!!

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  34. I guess that's the thing about a 4-year project! You can really see changes in yourself from when you started! Hope all is well.

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  35. Congrats on your 100th post and quilt! I haven't attempted one yet but if i do, I'll drop you a line and show you how it turns out.

    Congrats again!

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  36. Congratulations on your 100th post! That is quite an accomplishment! I just found your lovely blog and I think your pincushions are so cute. I also cannot wait to see more of your 4 year quilt.

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  37. My goodness! Happy 100th! Yes I do know that the contest is over, and I'm ok with that..I did want to stop on this post and comment on that jean quilt! Its always amazing to watch our talents grow and blossom. I also wanted to let you know that I've added your etsy banner to my links page. I like your style, always have and so I wanted to have it there. Happy sewing!

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