Monday, November 2, 2015

10 years of blogging


Three quilt projects I want to finish soon. The yarn is from Kate Davies club. 


Today I it's my blogging anniversary. I blog for 10 years! How that can happen. 
 10 years I'm giving you a peek of my creativity and my life with pictures and a little text.
 I do remember the time I started blogging. I was a little naive, I thought that no one could find me. I liked to be in a small community of quilters. I never thought that I'd be still blogging after 10 years.
Through the years more women started a blog and I came in contact with women all over the world.
I made friends and I even still have contact with a few women from the first hour. No words can describe how precious these friends are to me.

In ten years I have two Quilting of the Past blogs. The first I closed a little while ago because I realized that there are 10 years of my life on the web. 10 years is a long time. Is that what I want?

I have (almost) done three challenges of 365 days pictures. I love this project so much. It is like a diary and it keeps my eye awake for photography moments. 

I will open all my blogs this month for public. You can find them in the tabs below the header.
 Maybe you like to look back for a moment. Next month I will close the older blogs. 

Through 10 years I've had lot's of moments that I doubt about blogging. So now and then I'm serious thinking to quit. It's a hate love affair. Because I'm not anonymous means that everyone can see what I'm doing and also where I've been etc. At this moment I'm more selective of what I share as in the beginning. 

My english is something I wish I could do so much better. I had help and a teacher for a few years. (Thank you so much Kathie)  You can notice that in my earlier posts. Right now I'm writing on my own feet. That means that it isn't perfect anymore. 

I know it is a 'beautiful life' I show you on my blog. Like a 'magazine'. That's ok to me. There are enough hard times these days and making up the world a little more beauty is like giving a little smile into this hard world.

I will thank you, my readers, I will thank you all who support me through the years.
 I will thank you who share a little of your life too, your blogs and creativity inspire me so much!
 I will thank the readers who left a comment. I appreciate every comment I've got! I read them all. I will thank the readers who took time to send me an email. Finding a comment or email in my mailbox make my day sing. 

Well, last week a friend told me about my blog this: 
It shares a little about your life but leaves a little mystery, too.

Lucy



Today in the Dunes. 

52 comments:

Jill said...

Wonderful post, well said!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Wonderfully stated. I know that in the one year that I have had my bog, you have inspired me and many, many others. I thank you for sharing your wonderful quilts and bits of your life to inspire us. Thank you Lucy!

Mindy said...

I have found your quilts and your blog to be so inspiring! Thank you for blogging all these years!

Jan said...

A beautiful post, Lucy. I've been happy to read along since your early days. I, too, have blogged for 10 years and share your feelings about the experience. It's difficult to step away, however, when one has made so many lovely friends around the world. I'm happy you're still here.

Leslie said...

Lucy, your photos send me. You are a gifted quilter and photographer. Thank you for your inspiration!! Love, Leslie

Kathryn said...

I probably a more recent follower and I love your blog. The 365 day pictures are wonderful. I lived in Maastricht for two 5 month periods and love your country and its people. I love being reminded in pictures of the beauty there.
Thanks.

Gayle said...

I agree with you about sharing beautiful things on your blog - too much ugliness & unhappiness in the world - I'd prefer not to read about someone else's problems, but instead enjoy an uplifting moment or two. Thanks for sharing so generously!

Mirjam said...

Ik kan alleen maar zeggen dat ik heel blij ben dat ik je blog gevonden heb. Ik zie er telkens zoveel moois...
Fijne avond,
Liefs,
Mirjam

serendipity said...

Well done for sticking with it for 10 years. How amazing. I only discovered you a couple of years ago, but love the quilts you've made.
Debbie
xx

quilting Jeannet said...

Mooie woorden Lucy waarin veel bloggers die al lang bloggen zich zullen herkennen. Het blijft altijd een afweging wat je wel en niet wilt laten zien, wat je wilt delen, en vooral, met wie je het wil delen, want een blog is wel heel erg openbaar, en iedereen kan meelezen, ook diegene waar je het helemaal totaal niet van verwacht ( mijn orthopeed had bv mijn blog uitgebreid gelezen......gegoogeld op mijn naam.......)

Janet said...

10 years of lovely blog posts :0) I have enjoyed your blog so much. You make such beautiful quilts - beautifull fabrics, and beautiful stitches. I was inspired to make my flying geese quilt from your blog tutorial but most of all I am grateful that you inspired me to handquilt. What a gift your inspiration has been! Thank you for your many gorgeous pictures and a little peek into your part of the world.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

What a milestone! Blogging is such a nice way to connect with kindred spirits. Hope you continue

liliane bral said...

Soms kom je op iemands blog terecht waarmee je direct een klik hebt. Dat gevoel had ik toen ik op jouw 365-dagen blog kwam binnenvallen. Ik vond dit zo'n leuke blog dat ik zelf ook aan de slag wou. Maanden heb ik getwijfeld of dit wel iets voor mij zou zijn. Mijn dagelijkse bezoekjes aan jouw blog hebben me uiteindelijk over de streep getrokken. Een dikke merci voor alles wat je met ons hebt willen delen. Ik heb ervan genoten en hoop natuurlijk op nog vele jaren erbij. Hartelijke groet Liliane

Melissa said...

You inspired me to start a blog just a few months ago, Lucy, to help me keep up with doing creative things. Your quilts, knitting, and photography are beautiful! Your blog is truly one of my top happy places I go to for a glimpse of heaven. Please keep blogging. It is understandable if you need to take a rest, but if you do, please be sure to come back.

Anna said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

You have been my biggest quilting inspiration Lucy. 10 years of blogging full of creativity has, I am sure, encouraged so many quilters and inspired them. As you know, I closed my blogs as I was very concerned about the views when I don't know who is looking at my blog/s. We both have the same concerns. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything Lucy, you are a very special lady. Ann

Doniene said...

My dear friend, Lucy! I am so thankful that you do blog and that we met via blogland! I'm also so thankful that you share a bit of your life with us. You've inspired me in so many ways!

Love,

Doniene

Robin said...

Glad to have been able to share some of the last 10 yrs. with you. There is still one of your quilts that I want to make. I've collected the fabric for it and set it aside. I'll make some changes so it won't be a carbon copy but your quilt inspired me to want to do more.

sansperdrelefil.canalblog.com said...

Happy anniversary! I hope you won't quit because I love your blog, your photographs and of course, your quilts, knitting etc. We need this bit of sweetness and beauty in this hard world. Thank you so much Lucy.
Sylvia

Anonymous said...

Lucy, I only discovered you this year. Your work is so inspiring, I have gone back and read all of your past posting. You have the quality of writing happy and positive thoughts which is what I enjoy. We all have our private life problems and a blog like yours allows us, both you and your readers, to forget about these problems and just enjoy the quilt top, the new fabric, a photo of your little Featherweight sewing machine, some new yarn, or your latest project. Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration you give us. Judy

barbara woods said...

Congrats on Feb year's, mine will be 4 after Christmas

Karen said...

I enjoy your blog posts and find your English very good.

Penny said...

Congratulations - thank you for sharing your creativity, your beautiful country, but above all, your wonderful quilts. You make the world a brighter place. Warm greetings from Africa, Penny

Phyllis said...

Your friend is so right! Your blogs have given me so much pleasure, so much inspiration over the years and luckily they brought you good things as well. Personally, at this moment, I would not like to be without my blog, it gives me a chance to look back but mostly because of the people I met (in person and online)because of it. I hope you feel the same and will keep on doing so. Thanks for chance to look back and catch up again. And here's to the next ten years! Proost!

Leratdesfils said...

Merci pour tous ces posts partagés, merci pour vos jolis textes et superbes photos. J'aimerais que ça continue encore longtemps.
Belle journée.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary, Lucy! I am so glad to have found you. You were my inspiration to start my own 365 day blog. You are the photographer I aspire to be. I love the little slice of lovely you share with us. Thank you for the opportunity to take a look back this month.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Just discovered your blog Lucy - it's beautiful. 10 years is very long for blogging, you have persevered, even if changing along the way. You have created a very valuable personal record and a wonderful way to inspire and encourage others.

Heather said...

Congratulations on the 10 years Lucy, and thank you for sharing so much of your projects and lovely home. I have always enjoyed your posts and photos. I made a quilt you patterned for Quiltmania (the tulips), and even used the "Schoolbus orange" you chose, a color which I am sure I would have passed on usually. It has become one of my favorite quilts ! Your posts are serene and beautiful, I do hope you will continue.
Heather in Florida

Diane H said...

Congratulations, Lucy. It is always a pleasure to visit your lovely blog.

{Geo}Holly said...

Lucy, you had me hooked from the first post way back when we were mavericks. You've always been my favorite blogger/quilter. You are so so so talented and gifted. I echo Penny, you make the world a brighter place. Happy ten year anniversary!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I think I found your blog very early and it sustained me during the time my husband was so ill. I am very happy that you have made it available this month!

Nyla said...

Dear Lucy, I have loved your blog for several years now and early on I went back and read from it's beginning. You are a lovely and creative person and very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself and I hope you will continue to blog even if a little less. Hugs and many thanks!

Louise said...

Congratulations Lucy. I love your blog, your beautiful quilts and knitting and a glimpse into your life. Thank you for sharing. ♡

Ann-Mari said...

Happy aniversary. Your photos and quilts are such a great inspiration. Thanks for charing bits of your life.

David said...

Happy blogging anniversary Lucy. Your blogs have often inspired me. Thank you for sharing your passions with us :-)

Mariazalée DM said...

Bon anniversaire et Bravo! Toujours un immense plaisir de te visiter! Longue vie à Quilting with the Past

pascaleN said...

I'm so sorry that you are going to stop your writings because i love so much the style of your quilts and the warm atmosphere of every posts, photographs etc...thanks for all.
my english is not good, so Bon Anniversaire!

pandchintz said...

Thank you for a lovely blog - I enjoy reading it so much. Congratulations on 10 years.

Yolande95 said...

Dear Lucy
I really enjoy reading your posts and admiring your photos. It inspires me so much I would be so sad without hearing from you.
I often take time to read your old posts and each new is a real little pleasure. thank you
Bon anniversaire.
Yolande

The Piece Maker said...

You have the BEST blog in all of the internet that I have found for inspiration. I have even bought the mitten book you shared so I can learn to knit mitts. I will miss your old bogs as I always look back because your photos make me happy and your quilts make me want to make the same one like you.

la masure said...

Thanks for your share
Your blog and its spirit is the only one in this kind...Yes I think so..I admire its sobriety...
Véronique

Joanne said...

Congratulations on the 10 years of blogging! This was such a beautiful post to read - thanks so much for sharing, it has been wonderful getting a glimpse into your world.

Christine said...

Congratulations! And thank you for opening up your prior bog. I have enjoyed looking at it again. And because of what I read I actually ordered issue 70 of Quiltmania and it arrived today. I love the article about you, your quilts, and your home. You and your quilts are so inspiring. I love your other craft posts too. Thank you for sharing!!!!

Meredith said...

Good luck on your journey. A lot of us started quilt blogs in 2005 or earlier. Being one of them who left I understand why you would want to stop. I stopped earlier. I enjoyed it when the quilt blogging community was smaller, Even though there was many countries involved, when blogs were created out of love and things were done out of friendship not for financial gain. I have enjoyed all of your photos on both blogs.

Thank you for opening up your first quilt blog if I have a chance I will go back to see what I remember. I enjoyed your and other quilt blogs that were not from the U.S. more than I ever enjoyed U.S. quilt blogs. I think part of that was for me I am not new to quilting and enjoyed the simplicity. There is a rhythim to your blog and a calmness which I can identify with since I do a lot of work by hand. I stopped reading most Quilting blogs years ago but still came back to yours and a few others.

I wish you the best and enjoy your privacy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all that you've shared. I love to drop in to your blog from time to time. I enjoy the calm and beauty and the contemplation, and am always inspired! Thank you!
Debbie R.

Beth Aalberts said...

I have been reading and enjoying your blog for years. I know you don't remember, but I saw you at the Sisters Quilt Show in Oregon many years ago. I just love all the pretty pictures and stories you write on your blog. Thank you!

Annemieke said...

Gefeliciteerd met je 10 jaar als blogger!!! lang al zeg. Indrukwekkend hoor, al de commentaren hierboven. Zoveel mensen die echt geinspireerd zijn en zo genieten van je foto's en je schrijven. Ook ik heb dat gevoel. Ik hoop toch nog lang van berichten te kunnen genieten.
Tot gauw ;)
Groetjes
Annemieke

Lynn Dykstra said...

Congratulations on your 10 years of blogging--I also celebrated 10 years in August. I am grateful for your care of Eve several years ago. All my best!

Roxanne said...

You have shared your beautiful and gentle world for 10 years and brought a little of that to the lives of others. I hope you can continue to enjoy and thank you for all you have done. It is really a great gift! I still have my Droste cacao can to put 1" scraps in--I love it!

quiltygal said...

I just clicked on your blog so happy to see you back here blogging I missed you :)

Cindy Rose said...

Dear Lucy, Yours was the first blog I followed. I have grown through your creativity. Thank you for your time and sharing. I have stayed with you through the years because I knew it would stretch me in my quilting. Your photography is inspiring and plan to try it soon. I have started my own blog, but keep it to quilt projects and don't share about my family. I think it is hard to open yourself to the public and respect your wish to reclaim your privacy. I would miss your posts, but if you decide to stop... Well...best wishes to you and your family!

Cindy

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

I came across your blog sometime ago and put a shortcut to it on my desktop so I could come back and visit. I first got caught up in one of your 365 day posts. Could not stop looking at the pictures. Beautiful photography. I love checking out your quilt shots and projects. I especially love the comical shots of the Guinea Pigs. So precious. I'm guessing the pictures are giving us a peek into their personalities?

So today I see this piece you wrote about blogging for 10 years. Congratulations. Please don't get discouraged. You do a fabulous job. This blog is so inspiring. btw, your English is fabulous.