WoW!!! Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday when I was floundering around on my blog trying to figure out how to move widgets and gizmos around, oh yeah THAT did happen yesterday! HaHa! But really, in a way it feels like I have always had my blog. I am so grateful for the friends who encouraged me to start it. The friends who helped me get it going and the friends I still go to when I need advice on where the widgets and gizmos go. I couldn't have done it without you!
The things that I have done in the past year, of course in my mind, I feel like I haven't done enough. You ask my husband he would likely agree unfortunately lol :-) I have all of these ideas floating in my head, and I get the most accomplished as I sleep, yes, I mean while I dream. Those quilts come out perfect, the binding on simple as pie and then I wake up and then I realize I still need to get it finished. Ohhhh and did I mention, I also win awards in my sleep for my quilts, they are my dreams you know...hehehe!
So if I follow the inspirational quote up on my oldest son's bureau by Walt Disney that I bought him a few years back that says "Dream ~ All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
This encourages me to remember that my dreams are achievable as long as I keep trying. As I wander back downstairs towards the kitchen and look up on the wall and yet see another quote by Walt Disney regarding dreams, it says, "Dream ~ If you can dream it you can do it."
It reminds me yet again I need to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. Don't tell anyone I said, well typed that out loud, that is really hard to admit and especially put right out there admitting my flaws and imperfections. But all I can do is be aware of it and move on from there. And push the negativity to the curb.....Boooooo-Yah!
So, I guess this past year with the start of this blog, my Twitter account, Google+, Pinterest (addictive) and my Facebook quilting page it has been about pursuing a dream and even though I have no idea how close I am to reaching it, I know that I am not finished until I get to that finish line no matter how many times that will be and run laps around the ballpark to thank all of my great friends and family for their encouragement, kind words and support along the way! Thank you for my first year and I am looking forward to the next 99+! xox
Hugs & Smiles, Tiffiny ~ Smilie Mommy
Congratulations on year one! Sweet Dreams! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks "sew" much!!! Hugs for you! Sweet dreams to you as well =) xoDelete
My dream is that all your dreams come true. I love you Tiffiny. StevenReplyDelete
Congrats, Tiffiny!!! One year is awesome! And I always remember your little soft encouraging push to blog when I ask, "Should I start one??" Because I still haven't. :PReplyDelete
I remember that conversation totally, I hope this post gives you the extra nudge to get one started :-) You will be glad that you did it.Delete
Thank you Kimberlee for replying to this post! I also love the unique spelling of your name, I know that was random, sorry haha :-)
Congratulations on your anniversary, Tiffiny!!! Keep dreaming, keep blogging, and keep quilting! Oh, yeah... don't forget fabric. I just had a one month blogiversary at http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/. Come over and see me sometime!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lorna! I am following your blog now as well! Congrats on your 1 month! And no worries; I am addicted to all 3 (oops 4) of the things you mentioned above, no plans to stop (EVER)! Hugs & smiles, Tiffiny =)Delete
Congratulations on your first year, I'm sure you'll have plenty more ;-)ReplyDelete
As long as you do what you love then you're already ahead of the game.
Great hearing from you PT =) I have no plans on my agenda to stop, but it seems there are speed bumps and detours along the way every now and then that I don't plan for, you know? xo ~ Tiffiny =)Delete
Raising those children is the greatest thing you can do. Keeping your family togther and teaching them right and wrong is the obligation of every mother so you have done great things Tiffiny. I do say Congratulations on your one year of blogging. I don't even keep track. There was an old song about dreaming which you probably know, Dream when your feeling blue, dream and it might come true, things never are as bad as they seem, so dream dream, dream. Many blessings to you Tiffiny.ReplyDelete
Judy, you are a sweetheart! Thank you again for such kind words. They really do mean a lot to me, hugs for you.Delete
I am sure a few years from now, I will likely lose count as well, just this 1st one was difficult to not recognize as my 1st, you know :-)
PS...I am thinking if I heard the song I would know it, so it looks like me and youtube have a date later hehe :-)
Congratulations Tiffiny! I really like our quilting blog community, I too have my 1st anniversary coming up next month and just like you it feels as though its much longer. Uhmmm?... what did we do before blogging? I can't even remember, lolReplyDelete
hahahaha exactly! Ohhh I really love our quilting group also! Early congrats for the 1 year anniversary! =)Delete
Hi, I found you on Pinterest trying to find your post about matching your points while sewing blocks. The link must be broken, it didn't take me there. Could you please send me a link to that post? I would love to look at it! Thanks!ReplyDelete
http://www.freepatchworkquiltinfo.com/2012/02/2012-february-matching-perfect-points.html hi there Jeanna! Thank you for letting me know about the broken link, here is the link to the tutorial you are looking for. Do you happen to have a link still to the broken one on Pinterest? Thanks again for the heads up and I hope you find this helpful :) hugs & smiles, TiffinyDelete
Thanks! The Pinterest link sends me here: http://www.freepatchworkquiltinfo.com/2012/02/matching-perfect-points-tutorial.htmlDelete
It looks like it is missing February in there somewhere...
Thanks so much! Great tutorial!!
Jeanna, Thank you so much do you have the Pinterest link also by chance? My mistake, I wasn't real clear, maybe I can fix it there too :) Hugs again for all of your help!Delete
Congrats Tiffiny, you created a wonderful blog and I'm sure many more years of blogging will follow!! OttoReplyDelete
Thanks so much Otto! I sure hope so, I feel fully addicted to the world of quilting & blogging =) Smiles & hugs, hope you are well, Tiffiny =)Delete
Congrats on the one year journey. I've been doing it for almost a year and a half now. I'm addicted to everything about it. My family loves the fact that I'm doing it as well. :)ReplyDelete
I love your blog. My mother-in-law will have a field day checking out your page when I show it to her. She also quilts. :)
Thanks "sew" much Crystal! It is wonderful you have your family cheering you on, that really helps especially when you hit those brief moments when the mojo is missing...hehe =) Thank you also for sharing my blog with your mil, the more the merrier in my book! I look forward to hearing about both of your quilting stories as we blog together! Hugs & smiles, Tiffiny =)Delete