Tuesday, February 3, 2015

- Celebrating milestones

Jace is 5 months old today ...



That alone would be reason enough to celebrate, but the blog also reached a couple of significant milestones: 200 blog posts and 50,000 views. Better yet, 125 of those posts were written since my 2014 New Year's resolution to "Blog." So we're celebrating by eating the newest version of the #2 all-time blog post for dessert tonight.

Best of all, in the past year I found a community of like-minded stitchers, weavers, dyers, and dreamers ... KINDRED SPIRITS ... crossing the country from New Mexico to New York ... circling the globe from the Netherlands to Australia.

And in that community, I finally found readers who were willing to talk back. Of the 665 comments made since the blog began in 2009, over 90% appeared after Jude Hill's Considering Weave class began last June ... no coincidence.

So much has changed ...
  • Beginning every day reading about and looking at the amazingly inspirational creations made by the KINDRED SPIRITS ... 
  • learning so many new ways of doing the "same old" things ...
  • finding joy in the process and acceptance of my own creative expression ...
  • and letting go of  "needlework" in order to embrace "stitch" as my watchword.
So much remains the same ...
  • Don being there every step of the way ... 
  • encouraging me, then asking for my thoughts on his own creative journey ... 
  • following the blogs of others who have caught my interest, then finding his own inspirations ... 
  • and adding not an insignificant number of ticks to the "Views" stat.
It has been a most excellent adventure ...

I can't wait to see what's next ...

14 comments:

Marti said...

Happy celebration with your dear little Jace and Happy celebration to you Liz. Coming here and seeing how you and Don enjoy a creative life is such a fine adventure for all of us.

I've never taken a class from Jude nor do I have a blog but I am of the cloth world . Through grace's participation in Jude's classes I have come to know her and the special community of terrific world wide cloth women who have made me feel welcome whenever I comment on their blogs.. So I'll raise my cup of tea to toast you Liz and let the cloth and dye experiments and all that you share continue; I'll be along for the ride through the window that you provide here.

Anonymous said...

yes happy celebration to your Liz yes , it is a moment to say thanks to the words we read , the thoughts we embrace and share with eachother
Marti speak well and I excersise your language more and more
M.

Liz Ackert said...

I couldn't ask for a better companion on the journey ... thank you for the wonderful insights you provide

Liz Ackert said...

M - I love your comments, here and on Windthread especially ... thank you so much for coming by

Melissa Walker said...

I love how happy you are and how you and Dad have created a wonderful life together.

Liz Ackert said...

You and your family are a large part of that ... xxoo

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

all this, YES....and how truly Magic it all is, including you and Don. We Celebrate!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

your comment here is WonderFull....

Liz Ackert said...

And no celebration is complete without chocolate in my book ...

Liz Ackert said...

Can't believe how fortunate we are ... and try not to take it for granted

Mo Crow said...

clink! (sound of the coffee cup to confuser screen at 1:30am here in the Land Down Under) a toast to you and Don and all your wonder

Liz Ackert said...

Clink! from deep in the heart of Texas at 9:40am the day before tomorrow

jude said...

cheers!

Liz Ackert said...

Cheers indeed ... I used to think of posting as a "must do" item, now it's "can't wait"