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My 1000th Blog Post


Woo hoo! I thought I wasn’t going to be able to post tonight, but my site is back on line so here we go with blog post 1000. There will be prizes!!

I thought it would be fun to go back and look at my first post. Here is what it 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 received 3 comments; one from my daughter, Lisa, telling me she would teach me to post photos; one from  my good friend, Diane, who welcomed me to the neighborhood. But this was the funniest. It was from Mr Tasty Cake and said:

Crazy For Fiber-I must admit I was a little disappointed; I was hoping this would be a blog about shredded mini wheat addiction, nevertheless it was a joy to visit. Cheers and nice fiber!

So here is the deal, I have the older Spooner Lake Aspens which I showed a few blogs ago.


I am now constructing two new Aspen pieces. One is going to the Art for Autism auction. The other plus the older one will be give aways to two people who comment on my blog.  I will do a random drawing on Friday.

Up at the top, you see the new trees that I made. I fused some of the new painted organza (silk for the person who asked – I never use synthetic) to plain organza and some to more of the painted fabric. This gives a more opaque tree with more dimension. I like it on that landscape, better than the other trees from the dye painted organza.

Many of you commented on the color of the sky in the new landscape I created.


So I got out my trusty Sherrill Kahn travel paint studio which is cute little bottles of Jacquard Dynaflow paints.


I used a couple of blues and painted the sky darker.


I like the original trees with this landscape which I have not quilted as yet.


Thank you all so much for helping with my design dilemma. It was fun to hear from so many of you. Tomorrow, I have to get back to stitching.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to win some Gericon art.

78 Responses to “My 1000th Blog Post”

  1. Gale Dupell says:

    You are always an inspiration and your blog is part of my day (along with Terrie’s). Glad to see the tree series coming to life. Happy ONE THOUSANDS and more to come.

  2. Terri says:

    Happy 1000! These aspen pieces are simply gorgeous!

  3. Natalya says:

    wow a 1000th post… I have much to aspire to.. and to learn! thank you!

  4. Leah says:

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! I enjoy your blog because you are making fab art from fibres, and have such a work ethic that there’s always something new or developing to look at.

  5. Janet Wright says:

    I look forward to another 1000 blogs in the future. You go girl!!!! Janet W.

  6. Jen Anderson says:

    Love your blog Gerrie. As always, you are an inspiration.

  7. Jeanne says:

    Your blog is one of the first that I discovered and still one of my favorites. I admire your beautiful work. I also like the great recipe for wild rice salad that you posted 2 years ago. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

  8. Jocelyn says:

    You do such beautiful work. That was hilarious about the shredded wheat addiction. Congrats on your 1000th post. May you have many many more 🙂

  9. Joyce says:

    What a great quilt. Congratulations on your 1000th post.

  10. Kristin L says:

    I’ve already got Gericon aspens, so I don;t want to take away anyone else’s chance of wining these lovelies. but I do want to say congratulations on your 1000th post!!

  11. Silver Fish says:

    Hi Gerrie,
    I read and enjoy your blog regularly via Planet Textile Threads. Would love one of your aspens pieces.

  12. gwensmom says:

    Coming out of long-term lurkdom to say congrats on your 1000th post. It is always fun to see what you are up to.

  13. kay says:

    I’m a huge fan, who wouldn’t want a piece of your art on the wall?

  14. Sandy says:

    Congratulations, Gerrie! I’m a big fan of your blog, and it’s always a treat to check in and see a new post from you.

  15. Pippa says:

    Congratulations, Gerrie! I have been following your blog, as well as that of the Twelve by Twelve group ever since I me you (and was fortunate enough to share a room with you) at Art Quilt Tahoe. Lovely to be able to see and enjoy your work and your delight in experimentation.

  16. Marianne says:

    Bravo pour ce 1000 post, c’est toujours avec un grand plaisir que je vous lis et j’espère que vous continuerez encore longtemps.Amicalement Marianne

  17. Helen Conway says:

    Thank you for being such a dedicated blogger. Is it cheating if I maximise my chances my registering lots of comments under lots of aliases?!

  18. Sharon says:

    Gerrie, congratulations on your 1,000th post. They are ALWAYS interesting. I’ve been reading you for years!!


  19. sandy says:

    1000 …. congrats. Love the trees.

  20. Barbara says:

    I love that you darkened the sky on the new background. Congrats on your blog anniversary.

  21. JulieZS says:

    Congrats on your milestone! I’ve loved reading your blog over the years. Here’s to a 1,000 more…

  22. Judi says:

    Congrats Gerrie,
    You have been committed to your blogging effort and it is part of my daily routine to check in and see your news and works in progress. I look forward to checking in with you in the future as well.

  23. Vicki W says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post! I always love visiting here to see what you are up to – it’s always good!

  24. Marken says:

    Gerrie, I’ve been enjoying your blog for some time and congratulations on the 1000th. I like your aspens very much and am glad you have shown the “aspen” fabric before cutting. It’s so interesting to see that it doesn’t have to be painted in stripes.I’m looking forward to more blogs from you.

  25. I don’t like writing comments just to win something but I’ve been reading your blog and admiring your art for some time and would love to own a piece of your work.

  26. cami says:

    Congratulations on 1000 posts! I love reading your blog. Your art is great and your committment to your family incredibly inspiring! Cheers!!

  27. michele says:

    Fantastic to find yet another talent on blogland.

  28. Karen says:

    Wow, 1000 posts, that’s amazing. I have enjoyed following your creative progress and the wonderful pictures of your family and surroundings.

  29. Regina says:


    Congratulations on your 1000th blogpost. Have been enjoying it for quite some time now and I do hope you will continue to inspire us all with more. Your Aspen quilts are lovely! Thanks so much,

  30. Karen Rips says:

    Congratulations Gerrie, you’re blog is so inspirational and I hope to read 1000 more.

  31. Connie Rose says:

    Congrats on 1K posts, Gerrie! The tree pieces are fabulous, actually I love all your work!
    And I didn’t know you were a knitter…another connection between us!
    Have a wonderful day celebrating creativity and wordiness!
    Many hugs.

  32. Dale Anne says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on your 1000th post!
    I have enjoyed reading your blog since the beginning – even the politics. LOL

    I LOVE this series of pieces you are presently working on – I LOVE TREES!!!

  33. Deborah says:

    Funny that you mention knitting in that first blog post… I don’t think you posted about knitting since then. I love the new aspen composition! Great job.

  34. Michelle Riskovich says:

    Beautiful work!

  35. Marion says:

    Congratulations, Gerrie!
    I have enjoyed your blog very much! Here is to the next 1000!

  36. catherine says:

    I really enjoy all you share with us
    and all your varied word
    Congratulations on the next 1000 blogs

  37. tawney says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post – and lets have lots more.
    I love the way you share your wips and problem solving ponderings and solutions. The trees do look better now.

  38. Diane D. says:

    Congratulations, Gerrie! I’ve always admired your ability to keep posting so frequently. Keep up the good work!

  39. KathieB says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and through the other social media where we have run into each other!

    (My own blog has suffered this summer but I will be back…)

    It’s always fun seeing your artistic thought processes. Cheers!

  40. Sherryl says:

    I think they are all wonderful Gerrie, but I do admit that I like the change to the blue. Congratulations on your 1000th post. That is quite and achievement.

  41. teri says:

    You DO realize that this would go perfectly with the Aspen piece I have…..



    PS- how is Maggie??

  42. Karen Fridy says:

    Congrats on 1,000 posts! (and for keeping up with it!) Here’s to 1,000 more. Love your trees and would be thrilled to win!

  43. Jennifer Coyne Qudeen says:

    Congratulations on 1,000! I must admit that I’m new to your blog – began following it while taking Alice Kettle’s class with you at SDA. I love that it’s not just about art, but your family as well. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  44. Heidi says:

    congratultions to the 1000th post and thanks for the daily ( mostly ) read you are giving me. I do enjoy your blog very much.
    And of course I’d love to have a piece of your art
    ( and I could provide a U.S. address to send it to )

  45. Congratulations, I,ll be back–cottonreel

  46. Kathy Sanchez says:

    Geri, you know I think you are the bomb!!!! Although I don’t comment often, I truly enjoy you blog on a daily basis… You are a tru inspiration to me!!! Keep up the good work…Miss our Bishop Ranch days!
    Miss you, Kathy

  47. Kathy Sanchez says:

    Geri, you know I think you are the bomb!!! I love what you do and although I don’t always comment, I love looking at your blog on a daily basis….Keep up the good work, you are truly an inspiration to me!!! Miss you, Kathy

  48. Jeannie says:

    Congratulations! I feel like I should be sending you flowers and wine to celebrate and to say thank you for the years of inspiration, sharing of techniques, and your life. You are a role model for all. Thanks for sharing your process on the aspen series. They are all beautiful. Cheers.

  49. Brenda says:

    I’ve just realised my 1000th blog post passed without fanfare a couple of months ago 🙁 I’m glad to see that you are paying better attention. I’d love a Gerrie original in my textile collection but most of all, I hope you keep on blogging for another 1000 posts.

  50. Gerri, I like the trees with the second layer of orgaza better too. I do hope I get to add a lovely piece of our art work to my slowly growing original fibre art collection.