Hannah’s school was closed for spring break this week, so we decided to drive down to Washington D.C. last weekend to see the sites. Neither Adam nor I had been to DC since we were kids. We were only there from Friday night through Monday, and there was so much we didn’t get to see. But we had such a marvelous weekend; gorgeous weather, lots to see and do, tons of fun with the toddler. We’re already anxious to go back.
I always forget my blog’s anniversary. Every year when April rolls around, I think maybe I’ll do a giveaway or write a special post but every year the end of the month comes and I realize I completely forgot.
This year, I managed to only forget by one day. Yesterday, April 16th, was the sixth anniversary of this blog. I cannot even comprehend this. The post you are now reading is the 1,522nd published post on this site.
So, in 6 years:
- I’ve had one child and 3 jobs.
- This was my first ever post. (My photos and my sewing were pretty terrible back then).
- I’ve taken a total of 25 trips, including overnights and a weekend here and there.
- I’ve posted 237 recipes.
- I’ve made 40 quilts (and quilted things like table runners).
- I’ve read 1,467 books. Mostly picture books, and there are a few more from this year’s tally that I’ve neglected to enter in yet.
Plus too many other things to list here. Six years is a lot of life to collect in one place. Here’s hoping for at least another six!
I’ve been on a fabric shopping spree lately. With spring’s arrival, inspiration has been everywhere. I’ve been doodling, sketching quilts, pinning color palettes, and craving new fabrics for my stash.
I also missed about a week’s worth of photos last month. It was a busy time; Hannah’s second birthday (which was really wonderful), finishing up the four-month-long web design course I took, and working on some very cool new professional adventures for myself. Those adventures include a complete overhaul of this site, which is currently in the works. And I’m really thrilled about it; this blog’s last facelift was four years ago. And this won’t just be a facelift; this site will look 100% different. I’m really hoping to have the new site up by the end of April. Fingers crossed!
I’ve finished the quilting on this one! I love it, and I tried something new. I was poking around some quilting tutorials and came across some of Angela Walters’ excellent videos on All People Quilt. She’s just so relaxed and encouraging, and she promoted the idea of keeping things loose and just going for it. I liked that, so I gave it a try. This was kind of inspired by her paisley design, but I’m obviously not as deft with it as she is.