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It’s Been Five Years

Five years ago I started blogging. 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.

I have done a pretty good job of sticking with my plan! I must admit that as the blogosphere grows, there are days when I think I will quit and find something else, but I am still here.

To celebrate, I want to give away a couple of gifts to my faithful readers. So, if you leave a comment on this post, I will add your name to a drawing to receive one of my Valentine collages:



I will wait until Monday to do the drawing.

Today was crit day. I took my camera and actually remembered to take some photos. June is spending more and more time painting. She brought this abstract with colors that just made me happy.


We wondered how it would look with a different orientation. I liked this one.


Mary brought a piece that she made after a trip to Paris. This is a map of Paris with buttons designating the places she visited. That is the Seine running through the piece. The fabrics were purchased in Paris.


Here are June and Mary getting a closeup look at Terry’s latest piece:


Oh, do I love that green.

Terry’s home is so lovely and reflective of her art and design skills. I love poking around and looking at the art and objets d’art. Here are a couple of compositions I found on her coffee table. Those are coasters from Equidor.



40 Responses to “It’s Been Five Years”

  1. Linda Harkins says:

    I’m so glad I discovered your blog. Needless to say, I love your work and am the proud owner of Kyoto II. Not only do you enjoy variety in cuisine, but also you are extremely creative in preparing visual and gustatory delights. You are a constant inspiration, Gerrie. Enter my name. I’d love to receive one of your valentine creations! Congratulations on your fifth blogging anniversary from your friend in Virginia!

  2. Reva says:

    Happy milestone!

  3. Connie Akers says:

    Congratulations. Please keep it up as you are an inspiration to me. I too love Terri’s green and jumping ahead, I’m going to copy your salad for dinner tonight

  4. janice in detroit says:

    Please keep on blogging, you are an inspiration. Your’s is the first one I read each day.

  5. Jaana says:

    Happy Blogging Anniversary, Gerrie!

    Thank you for these five years and for enrichening our lives with your quilt art 🙂
    All the best from your loyal reader in Finland, Jaana

  6. Judy says:

    Well, I cannot possibly compete with these HUGE HUGE numbers of your adoring public!!!! LOL I’m so glad you are here in the blogosphere because otherwise we’d never have met!!! Somehow I came across Lisa first and then I found you….you were constructing that amazing huge cross piece that the Alabama church purchased. I just loved it and loved watching your progress! The colors were so alive!!!

    Happy Anniversary Gerrie!

    WooHoo!!! (and I really should win your heart!!)


  7. Jane says:

    Congratulations on your 5th blogging anniversary – I’ve been following you with much interest for several years and am always interested in and inspired by your work and views.
    Kind regards
    Jane in New Zealand

  8. Natalya says:

    happy blogoversary! thank you for blogging, I really enjoy reading your posts even if i don’t always comment… please don’t stop!

  9. Mary from California says:

    I so enjoy reading your blog and would love to be entered in your drawing. 5 years is tough, I had a blog for a couple of years but fizzled out so I have some idea of the effort and dedication it requires SO congratulations on 5 years of blogging!

  10. Congrats on your blog anniversary! Believe it or not, I just discovered blogging within the past few months….and just discovered your blog today!

    Looking forward to reading it more often!!!


  11. JulieZS says:

    Happy Anniversary! I’m really glad you’ve stuck with blogging. I always find your blog both interesting and inspiring.

  12. louise in sw saskatchewan says:

    I look forward to reading your blog, it is one of the ones I check daily for new posts. I hope I can be as consistent about my own blog htis year.

  13. Gari says:

    I love your site and your work. I am creative but not artistic and enjoy seeing what an artist can do. Thank you for sticking with blogging, for latecomers like me.

  14. Jan says:

    Happy Anniversary, Gerrie. Hope to still be reading you after another 5 years, I always enjoy your posts and especially your art. Your chair piece turned out great!

  15. Beck says:

    Congratulations on 5 years!
    It has been fun looking at Terry’s, June’s, and your take on the same event. I would love to sit in a corner and just watch one of your crit gatherings.
    Oh, your Chairs piece is beautiful! Loved looking at it on the 12×12 site, and was pleasantly surprised to see it at the crit (Terry’s coverage.)

  16. Terri says:

    Congrats on five years of blogging.

  17. terry grant says:

    Thanks for the kind words about my house! Had it not been for your blog we may never have met one another–or it would have taken longer for sure. Congratulations on 5 years.

  18. Sharon from Canada says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary…What an accomplishment. I truly enjoy your blog from way up here in Northern Ontario Canada.

  19. Sharon says:

    Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I’ve loved seeing how your work has evolved over time. Keep on doin’ what you’re doin’!


  20. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! Wow! I am so thankful that you continue to blog as you inspire me in so many ways. Thanks and go have a fun weekend! Cheers.

  21. kathy says:

    Hmmpph…I hadn’t even read Brenda’s comment when I posted…I thought I came up with the word first…oh well! great minds think alike.

  22. kathy says:

    However will you choose? You know which one I like. Congrats on your 5th blogoversary!

  23. Denise says:

    A chance to win a piece by Geri???? Yep, I’ll leave a comment! I love seeing your work and reading what you are up to. It’s a wonderful internet world, isn’t it?

  24. Connie Rose says:

    Congrats on 5 years, Gerrie! I didn’t know blogging existed before 2007! At least not in my world.
    Keep up with all the wonderful things you’re doing and sharing.

  25. Arden in Portland, Oregon USA says:

    Hi from Portland. I just discovered your blog through the quiltart list. Thank you!

  26. Jan Houck says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I’ve been at it less than one. I do enjoy all the blogs out there. It makes one feel like there are friends and acquaintances all over the world.

  27. kay says:

    I love your blog! One of my favorites!

  28. Deborah says:

    Your is one of my very favorite blogs! I am so happy you keep writing, arting, photoing and posting!

  29. Regina says:

    Hi Gerrie,

    Happy 5 th Blog anniversary!
    I am happy to know you, albeit just through this blogging, your blog often inspires me.

    Sint Maarten, DWI

  30. liz hinze says:

    Missed you @ WW are you still going? I’ve been going up last few weeks did manage to lose this week. You know I love your blog. Keep writing!

  31. dee says:

    So happy to see your blog daily. YOu are a constant joy and inspiraion. I like the north/south version of the painting-can’t say why-just more pleasing to my eye.
    Pretty Valentines!

  32. missy says:

    Dear Gerry,
    Your blog is addictive! I have been reading for almost three years.
    The fiber hooked me but I love that you share so much….family,art,food,travels. THANKS and congrats.
    Missy from the bayou

  33. Dale Anne says:

    OH my goodness…..I just posted my 5th anniversary blog giveaway!
    How those 5 years have flown by, eh?
    CONGRATULATIONS Gerrie on your 5th Blog anniversary!!!

  34. jenclair says:

    Wow–Five years! I’m glad you stuck with blogging; you’ve been an inspiration for many of us!

  35. Beverly says:

    I enjoy reading about your work, so count me in with those who are glad you’ve kept blogging. (And, if truth be told, I also love all the food talk and photos!)

  36. Happy blogging anniversary! I enjoy reading your posts and I like the piece about the Paris map, being myself from across the Atlantic leaving now in the US!

  37. KathieB says:

    Oh! Sign me up for the drawing! Congratulations on five years of blogging. It’s been great getting to know you through this medium.

  38. Francoise says:

    Congratulations on your five years of blogging!

  39. Michele Poehler says:

    You know, I’ve been visiting Liz’s site for years and loving her work. A week ago, after Liz hadn’t blogged in a couple of weeks, I had it in my mind to contact you and see if you knew where she went. Anyway Liz finally got a post in, but not before I came to visit your blog. The trip over here was so much fun. You do beautiful work and I really enjoyed reading about it and seeing it. I’ll be making this one of my regular stops for sure. Keep up the great work. By the way I love that green piece as well, and arent’ the post cards FUN! I’ll be doing my valentines this weekend. It’s been nice “meeting” you. 🙂

  40. Brenda says:

    I am so glad that you kept on blogging. Otherwise we might never have gotten to know each other. Happy blogoversary.