Early in December, I could see that my 1,000th blog post was on the horizon. Having my 1,000th blog post happen on Christmas Day feels rather fitting. This blog has connected me to a wonderful, caring, generous, thoughtful, and active community of amazing people and has been a huge gift to me! Thank YOU so much for being a part of my online quilting circle.
I hope that you all know how much it means to me that you are part of this journey and process with me. Receiving comments and exchanging emails back and forth with you are often a highlight of my days. Comments like this one that Joanne from Everyone Deserves a Quilt left about the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along:
“This QAL rocks!” (All the heart eyes!!!!) It really makes me so thrilled to get this kind of feedback. Thank you! It is my pleasure!
Thank YOU, Brenda, for all the time you have taken to read my blog and leave such thoughtful, caring, and insightful comments.
And sometimes friends can leave you a comment or drop a note that that has a way of uplifting you. Thank you Stephanie. Without our blogs, I would not have your friendship and I am so grateful for you.
I wasn’t sure how to celebrate a milestone like this, so I have a few ways I’d like to break it down. If you’ve been around here long, it probably won’t surprise you that one of my first inclinations was to look at the numbers.
My blog will officially have it’s 4th birthday in early January. So if I say that I created 1,000 blog posts in 4 years (4*365=1460 days), that means I posted just a little under 5 blogs posts a week for 4 years!
The top 5 most popular posts and pages on Quilting Jetgirl are:
- How to Modify Your Ironing Board into a Rectangular (Quilter’s) Ironing Board
- Tips for Squaring a Quilt
- Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along
- Wayward Transparency Quilt Along
I have learned a lot, and one of the things that surprised me the most about having a quilting blog is the importance of photography. Learning to take better photographs has been a big part of the “behind the scenes” for me, and while every quilt doesn’t get a stunning outdoor photo shoot, I really enjoy the challenge of outdoor quilt photography.
Also, I acknowledge that I have a very supportive and helpful husband. In the photos above, he is holding up Sunburst and Beacon, and he took many of the other photographs while I held up quilts.
Thank YOU so much for being a part of my online quilting circle and making it to the end of my 1,000th blog post! To celebrate, I am running a 20% off sale on my entire Quilting Jetigrl Etsy store through January 1st, 2018.
I appreciate you all and the inspiration you bring me. If you think there is someone else who might enjoy this blog, please pass this post along to them.