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Happy 8th Blogiversary to Crazy for Fiber


Eight years ago today, I started this blog. This is what I said:

This is my first blog so please be kind. I enjoy reading the blogs of family, friends and perfect strangers so I thought I would jump into the fray. As my Blog title says, I am crazy for fiber. I make fiber art and I’ve been knitting forever. I hope to share my works in progress – both blunders and successes. Once I figure this out, I’ll add some photos. I like blogs with photos and few words.

Not much has changed.  I still like blogs with photos and fewer words, but I have mastered photos! To celebrate, I am having a triple give away.

But, first, I want to mention that gorgeous hand-dyed silk that I just received from Freida Anderson. I have a craving to work with silk charmeuse and I can’t really do  dyeing in the cold weather. This is for a special project which I can’t blog about. It will be difficult so maybe I will have a few sneak peeks.

OK, back to the gifts that I want to share with my readers. You just need to leave a comment on this post. You won’t have to “like” my Facebook Page, because I don’t have one!!

I will draw 3 names at random. The first person gets to select first from the 3 gifts. The second person selects from the remaining 2 and the third gets… you guessed it, the remaining gift. Here is what I have for you:

A signed copy of the Twelve by Twelve book.



One of my homage to Albers art quilts.



Or, a packet of plaid and striped dupioni silks.




I tried my hand at watercolor pencils for my last two sketches. It was fun. I am looking forward to doing more of this.



I used my iPhone to scan this and you can see the shadow of my hand holding the iPhone!



Now, it is your chance to win something! I will do the drawing on names on Wednesday night and announce the winners on Thursday.




55 Responses to “Happy 8th Blogiversary to Crazy for Fiber”

  1. Dotti Cullen says:

    I have been following your blog since I stumbled upon the “twelves.” I have certainly benefited in my own artful journey thru your blog. I especially like what you are doing with your 3″ project and it has inspired me to do something creative every day also! Thank you for producing such a great volume of ‘food for thought!’

  2. sonja says:

    congrats on your 8th bloggeraniversary!
    there is much to be said/shared on the fabric obsession rain of thought which i also happens to be on.

  3. Beverly says:

    Happy Blogiversaary, Gerrie. I’ve enjoyed watching you create, and especially enjoyed watching the success of you and the other Twelves. I’d be thrilled with any of your lovely prizes!

  4. Cheri Searles says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! I love your blog…always have…keep it up. Your prizes are gorgeous! Would love those striped dupioni silks. Beautiful!

  5. Debbie M says:

    Happy blogiversary, Gerrie! 8 years, wow. Love your blog. They’re all wonderful prizes and it will be difficult to choose, but I suppose I will manage to do it when I win!!