Hello 2018! Episode #83

Hello to 2018!
Here at Hobbies Up To Here we hope your new year has started on a positive note and that you enjoy this new episode!

For all pictures mentioned in this episode, check out our Instagram account!

Will you be at Road to California? How about QuiltCon? Let us know in the comments!

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Top 5 Hobbies Up To Here Posts of 2017

It’s been a rather quiet year here at Hobbies Up To Here. We’ve not quilted or crafted nearly as much as we’d have liked but so many other great things have happened: two new munchkins have joined the family, my brother got married, and many other great happenings blessed us.
Even if the blog has been quieter and our podcast episodes aren’t as frequent, we still love to join Cheryl over at Meadow Mist Designs to celebrate the top posts of the year! You can go back and check out 2015 and 2016 to see what our past top posts have been.
Alright, lets jump in and see what our top posts have been this year!
#5 Post With The Most Comments
My dad’s first attempt at a completed, quilted, and appliquéd project received the most comments in the 2017 year with 17 comments. I believe it was his enthusiasm and pride in the work he did that garnered so much positive attention!
#4 Post With The Most Likes
A TIE!
Both of these posts received 8 likes each bringing them both in at #4 on our list.
#3 Highest Viewed Podcast Episode
And it looks like our episode all about hacks to make crafting easier gets another top spot! With 326 views, this podcast episode takes it’s second place on our list.
#2 Jake’s Top Viewed Post
Each year I share at least one or two blog posts about Jake and his sewing attempts. Last year his Darth Vader finish took the top spot as the most viewed post of 2016. This year I decided to dedicate the #2 spot to his most viewed/liked post. And this year it is his finished block post with 624 views!
#1 Highest Viewed Post of 2017
Congrats to my mom for taking the top spot (AGAIN!) with a beautifully finished quilt!! Ironically enough, the first year she won this spot was with a quilt she gifted to my brother in 2015. This year she takes the top spot with yet another gifted quilt, my sister’s curved log cabin. That post clocked in with 836 views, our highest yet!!!
It’s a gorgeous quilt so definitely take a moment to check out that post and read all about it. Or just check out this adorable picture of my nephew Logan sitting on it! Ah forget it, I mean, who can concentrate on that quilt when there is such an precious little man sitting on it!!
From all of us at Hobbies Up To Here, we hope you’ve had a marvelous holiday season and that your new year starts of wonderfully!! Here’s to 2018!!!

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Make It Meaningful Episode #59

It’s a new year and we have a new podcast episode for you!

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We like to set out some craft goals for the new year and together we chatted about some favorites from 2016 and what we plan to accomplish in 2017.

This year, like last year, we participated in the Best Of link up over at Meadow Mist Designs. Our top 5 Hobbies Up To Here Posts for 2016 is posted and ready for your viewing pleasure. And congrats to Jake for his Vader quilt taking the top honor!

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Our favorites for 2016!

Dori: The Disappearing Pinwheel

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Katie: Christmas Table Runner

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I’m participating with my friend Alida and her Quilt Along: Growing Up QAL 2017. Hopefully I’ll have more success with this quilt along than I did with the Splendid Sampler. Dori and I both have a long list of projects we’d like to  wrap up this year so definitely check back for our progress!

Both of us highly recommend the Netflix documentary The Minimalist. We’ll be looking at our stashes and our craft rooms to see what we can let go of or what we’d like to use. The plan is not to buy anything new and either use, swap, or donate what we have. Our plan is to make what we have meaningful and useful!

We hope your holidays were wonderful that you have a great beginning to a fresh new year!

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #24

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane……

Hey hobbyist and crafters! Welcome to our 24th episode of Hobbies Up To Here!!!IMG_6544

Following up last week’s episode #23 where we talked about organization and how we are planning to get our crafts and our podcast topics in order for the new year, today we talked and shared our goals for 2016.

We’re both looking forward to the new year and all that it has to hold for us.

If you are interested in the fit planner I spoke of in the podcast, you can buy it at Blogilates. This is in no way an advertisement on Hobbies Up To Here, it’s just a really cool and beautiful planner that you can use to set goals and I thought I’d share!

We said it on the podcast and on periscope, but we’d like to say it again. Thank you everyone for a wonderful 2015! Without you reading, clicking, emailing, and listening to our podcast we’d just be two crazy ladies sitting on a couch talking about our hobbies.

Instead, with all of your support and love, what started out as just a mother and daughter sharing their love of sewing has turned into a community of crafters who care about each other and lift each other up. Thank you, thank you, and again, THANK YOU!

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