Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Wow,  can you believe that it was FIVE years ago today that this e-mail landed in my in-box?!* And the 4th of September marks the five year anniversary of Diane's inaugural post on this blog. In that time, we have collectively created 324 "official" challenge quilts (plus a multitude of bonus works and a special set for our generous angel Del Thomas); exhibited at 10 international quilt shows and galleries, with more outings coming up; co-authored a BOOK; and written more than 1250 blog posts.  I could rattle off other stats but the biggest rewards cannot be measured - the joy of friendship; the goose bump thrill of real life meetings; the development of creative voices and the quiet but certain knowledge that together we have accomplished something rather wonderful. Thank you Diane for inviting me to play and thank you to all the other Twelves for making the experience so much fun.  Happy anniversary to us!
Wanna Play?!
*Actually, it went to a spam folder but fortunately Helen alerted me to its arrival for which I am very grateful.

13 comments:

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Happy Anniversary! And thanks for being such an inspirational group!

Helen Conway said...

No, i had no idea it was our anniversary until my husband (aka Thirteen) told me this morning thanks to this blog!!

Terry Grant said...

Is it too early (8:40 am here) for champagne?? Yeah, probably. So, instead I am toasting us all with coffee. Cheers! Here's to all of you, my dear Twelves!

Terri Stegmiller said...

I'm glad someone was keeping track, because I certainly wasn't aware of this being our anniversary. Thanks Brenda and to all the Twelves for making this journey a great one.

Kristin L said...

So well said Brenda! Cheers to us. :-)

Diane Perin Hock said...

Wow! I'm glad you're paying attention to these things, Brenda. It's amazing to think what we've done in 5 years. Who would have thought?! I'm so grateful to have all of you in my life!

Gerrie said...

In some ways it seems like only yesterday and in other ways seems so long ago. You have all been such a wonderful part of my life, I feel as if I have known you for such a long time. Best wishes to us.

Brenda Gael Smith said...

And congratulations to Gerrie & Mr C who have a wedding anniversary coming up this week too.

Karen said...

Wow, look at us! 5 wonderful years, thanks to all of you for making it so much fun.

Françoise said...

Yes! Thank you!
And congratulations to all of us!

Del said...

Congratulations to all. I do so admire you for sticking with this project for five years. Your devotion to improving your art is impressive. I'm glad to have been able to follow from the very beginning and to lend support when I could. Thank you all for sharing this journey with quilters the world over.

Joanne S said...

As a "friend to 12 by 12", I am also celebrating five years of following your progress and enjoying the work along with you all.

Congratulations on the work, the friendship and the obvious joy you all share.

Renate said...

Happy anniversary Twelves! I am so grateful that you chose to play together. If you haven't noticed, your approach to challenging each other has created a "domino" effect. Look...19 other groups have been formed as as result of your followings.