2015 has been a year of achievements for Seams To Be Sew.. Prior to 2015, the most I could say I’d accomplished with my blog were the Little Treasures Block of the Month, and participation in blog hops along with the various tutorials I’ve added over the last 2 1/2 years since I opened my blog.
It’s been an amazing year of fun, making friends, and really seeing where my blog is headed. It’s not that I think 2013 and 2014 were low point years, they weren’t, I’m very happy with what I’ve achieved on my blog over the years, I just know that 2015 was really a banner year for me. For one, I posted far more than I’d ever posted before in 2015, with over one hundred posts in 2015 alone, I barely went over that in 2013 and 2014 combined.
I decided to write this post because Meadow Mist
is doing a linky party with other blogs participating in there best 5 posts of 2015. I’m especially proud of what 2015 has brought, so I wanted to reflect back on the year in general.
My first and probably most proudest moment this year was the launch of EQ Seasons. This was an amazing Row Along which featured 20 quilters around the web, offering a row pattern for free during the six week run of the Row Along. Electric Quilt was the main emphasis of the Row Along, we used that software exclusively to create the rows, and offered tutorials to help others out with the software. Many companies offered great giveaways during this event, and we had a really amazing time learning from each other.
Oh Holy Night would be my second favorite time of the year. I was pretty proud of myself with this Block of the Week… well it started out as weekly, but ended up being bi-weekly for awhile during EQ Seasons, and then finished on time with weekly updates in October.
This is my favorite project thus far since opening my blog. I am absolutely in love with it. I sent it away to be quilted in the states, and it will be at my sisters once it’s finished for me to pick up when we go to the states in 2016. I wanted to quilt it myself, but it’s just to big for the area I sew in, so because I wanted it finished, I chose to send it away to be quilted. I miss it.
My third favorite posting of the year…
the Row by Row Experience Links located here. It may have started out with a critical review, but it turned out to be quite fun with bloggers pitching in and helping others find the free rows being offered on the web.
It might seem strange that a blog hop would be my 4th best posts of the year,
but the reasons I’ve chosen it, is because it’s my first hosted blog hop.
After participating in 19 blog hops, prior to Halloween Haunts, I truly missed them, I wanted to continue, and while I knew other blog hops had been happening around the web, I seemed to keep missing the ability to participate.
I love visiting them, because I love seeing the creativity by the crafters. It is truly an inspiration to see what others can come up with.
But participating in a blog hop is an experience on it’s own. I don’t think of myself as being very creative, but I enjoy trying. Sometimes it works out, other times it doesn’t. Part of having a blog is being willing to hear the good with the bad, and I can take both. So I hosted my first blog hop also.
Christmas Is In My Heart came after Halloween Haunts and was a lot of fun. I’ll be continuing blog hops thru 2016 with Nuts About being the first one of the year in 2016.
Both Halloween Haunts and Christmas in my Heart along with EQ Seasons were kindly sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop, and I am truly appreciative that they are so generous to help with events that aren’t necessarily their own. I was truly humbled and honored that they gave us a nod.
Now deciding on that 5th post was extremely difficult, but since I know Sue and Sam are going to be a hilight for 2016, I’ve decided to go with…
because my dear friend Janeen participated in this with me, and even tho we both knew we were going to do a Christmas event, it wasn’t until Janeen posted a note on her blog about her Christmas event and I wrote and we agreed to do it together.
What a blast this was, even in the face of my internet going down for week, I was able to find a way to get them posted and done on time.
The very best part of 2015 tho is not the posts, or the events, or even all the work involved maintaining a blog, it was you.. You are the very reason I am still here blogging away. Without your visits, encouragement, compliments, and other comments, I honestly have no idea whether I would have continued on. So from me, to you, a great big
Bear Hug For Ya’ll
Stop In Tomorrow, I’ve a New Year’s surprise planned.
so with that said, Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016