22 May, 2007

In honor...

... of my 200th blog post this is a tribute to time and passage; to where we've been, where we are, where we're going.
What an incredible ride this life is!
This is our' 64 Oldsmobile convertible. Isn't this a great shot? Kyle took the car to Mt. Airy (Mayberry) this weekend and pulled up to Goober's for a fill up! Wouldn't it be great to pay Mayberry-era prices for gas again? Interestingly, while Kyle had the car at Andy Griffith's fictional TV-home we happened to be on Roanoke Island near Manteo, his real- life home, around the same time on Saturday!

I've been intrigued by Tonya's wonky letters and decided to try my luck at some free-piecing. I tend to walk a little close to the quilt 'rule book' most of the time (first-born-child tendencies apparent?) and thought that this technique would be freeing and fun. It was, on both fronts!! Here are the results, especially made to commemorate this auspicious occasion! I need more practice, this is supposed to read: "200 blogs" not "zoo blogs" but I am pleased, nonetheless. I love to add words and lettering to my quilts and now I have another avenue to explore. Thanks for sharing your know-how, Tonya! I want to do more of this, stepping out and away from the tried and true, ignoring the "rules" and listening to my own voice; if not now, when?

I've learned so much in almost a year here, what a wonderful place this blogging-world is. Thanks to one and all for your comments, your encouragement and your friendship; I eagerly await tomorrow and what's next to come... in fact, I'm bordering on giddy just thinking about all the possibilities!

Oh, yes~
Life is Good!
...yesterday, today and tomorrow...

15 comments:

quiltkeemosabe said...

And thank you for pulling me along with you into the world of blogs! (And all the other places you've pulled me into, too!) I may not blog myself but I love reading them and wondering around and finding new ones. There's this whole world out there and I wouldn't have found it if you hadn't opened the door and showed me. Congratulations on your 200th posting!

Nancy said...

What a nice post, and what a spectacular quiltlet! I've not tried wonky letters. Yet.

My 200th post came and went without my noticing it. Am planning to try to do something to observe my 225th, perhaps.

Libby said...

Congrats! 200 posts and Mayberry, too *s* Life is good.

dot said...

Congrats on the 200 post. I like your little quilt you made to commenorate the post. I look forward to 200 + more.

Kyle said...

Zoo Blogs?

mamaspark said...

How fun to do something different. Have you tried any of the Buggy Barn stuff? They march to a different drummer and I LOVE their stuff, check them out.

Laurie Ann said...

Congrats on 200 posts. I've really enjoyed your blog. It's one of my favorites!

Ancestor Collector said...

Much blogging happiness on your 200th post! And to quote Quiltkeemosabe, "thank you for pulling me along with you into the world of blogs". I never would have done this without your inspiration either. Now if I can only be as faithful to my writings as you are. I hope to get to 200 one day. ;-) When you occasionally skip a day, I find myself missing you and your words of wisdom.

Big hug!!

meggie said...

Congratulations on your 200th! I am so glad I found you, & love reading your posts.
My son would love that car! He has a 1962 Valiant with pushbutton controls. It is the third one he has owned, & it was made before he was born!

Beth said...

congrats on your 200th post! I started mine by accident! I THOUGHT I was commenting on my daughter's blog...I was REALLY starting my own! HA!

Shelina said...

Congratulations on 200 posts. A nice tribute to your accomplishments! I have been thinking about making those letters too. I think I am going to add them to my challenge quilt, once I have the blocks done.

Carol said...

Congrats on 200 posts! I appreciate your insights, and I realllly like that picture of the car! Schweeeeeeeet!

Connie said...

Cool car! Great little quilt. Happy 200th and Keep 'em coming!

leigh anna said...

congrats on your 200th blog! :)

Marcie said...

Hey, you were right in our neighborhood, almost! Hope you had a lovely time and the weather behaved. 200 posts is quite a landmark. Whoa, is that what the lighthouse was about?