Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Year in the Making

I think these napkins are the perfect thing to post about today...

Today is The Quilted Turtle's one year anniversary. I started QT last February with this post about a table runner and I've been going strong ever since. I've really enjoyed blogging, so much so I have surprised myself. It's been fun finding my niche, discovering my style and getting to know so many wonderful people. I am constantly amazed by the incredible bloggers I meet. So, thank you to all the wonderful women whose words I read regularly. You are a creative lot and you inspire me every day. Thank you, too, to all the people who read my words. I hope I inspire you, make you laugh, or at least occasionally put a little smile on your face.

The napkins are nothing special really - just 19.5 inch squares with a rolled hem- done on my serger. Heart napkins may seem a bit hokey, but they make my children smile. Since I've had children I try to decorate for holidays. OK, I also adore experiencing holidays through their eyes - there's something so magical about holidays when you're little. So, last year it was table runners for Valentine's and St. Patrick's, this year it will be napkins. Quick, easy, and green. (As in reusable and good for the environment.) Plus, I can make them for a fraction of how much they would cost to buy. I think they averaged out to be right around $1.00 a piece.

18 comments:

pam said...

Happy, happy anniversary! I enjoy your blog so much and am especially enjoying your island winter adventures! Looking forward to year two.

Kathie said...

happy blog anny!
oh I so agree with you, there is nothing better than experiencing things/holidays thru children's eyes.
My girls are teenagers now...well one is almost 21 so its different but I sure miss those days.
Enjoy every one of them!
It took so little to make them so happy and excited then! We always decorated for the holidays too and special pink cupcakes for Valentines day...
maybe I need to make them again...oh
why do we have to grow up!
Kathie

UPON A HILL said...

Thanks for coming over & visiting me & thanks for the comment. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I like your napkins also

kate said...

Well Happy Anniversary! Glad you are writing out there on your little island.

Lovely napkins!

Manoute said...

Happy 1st bloganniversary! I really enjoy reading your blog and all the details about your island life!

Amy Jo said...

Happy 1 year Blog!!! I have so enjoyed your blog and "getting to know you"!!

Betts said...

Happy 1st Anniversary! I love your napkins and I think I'm jealous of your serger.

I just got a comment from you... we're reading each other's blogs simultaneously. What a coincidence!

Mandy said...

Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! Keep the great pictures of the island coming.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Blogversary to you! I must utilise my rolled hem function on my overlocker machine - your napkins look perfect for Valentines Day!

Shannon said...

SO COOL! a year, huh?
I always enjoy stopping by to see what cute, creative think you've made! And to wish I could/would take the time to learn to sew! ;)

JessTrev said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the napkins. It is *such fun* to decorate with kids. Just made some heart-shaped bath fizzies. Love to see those smiles! Love your blog, too. Thank you for all the creativity you pour out there.

cinnamongirl93 said...

Happy anniversary to you! I have really enjoyed getting to know you through your blog. I have also looked forward to all of your island teachings. I was fascinated by your discriptions.
I am looking forward to many more interesting readings!
Blessings to you and yours!
Barb

Christy said...

Happy Anniversary to The Quilted Turtle!
Thanks for sharing your creativity and island life.

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary. I've really enjoyed reading your blog

kawaii crafter said...

Happy Blogversary! Best wishes for another great blogging year.

Becca said...

Those napkins are so adorable! I wish I knew how to make stuff like that! :)

Crystal said...

Happy aniversary!

Pamela said...

Kathy, Happy Blogversary! I am about 6 months - so I applaud you. thanks for stopping by. Your blog is beautiful I love the scenery! pamela