Friday, April 1, 2011

A Year in Blogland

This is Abby in her favorite doggy shirt, saying "hi" with both hands!


Last year, on April 1, I created my blog and my first blog post.  It was exactly 2 sentences long.  It was succinct.  It was cynical.  It was necessary.

I had to be able to comment on my grandbaby's photos.  (THAT is what I call necessary.)

It took me another 5 weeks to create a second post.  

And the next one was 3 months after that.

And here we are 94 posts later.

In a well-ordered world, my blogiversary would have occurred on my 100th post. That just didn't happen.

In a well-ordered world, I would have had something special planned for my blogiversary, and have had a big build-up leading to the big reveal. 

I do not live in a well-ordered world.

However, I do have something special planned.  Every Friday in my blogiversary month, starting next week, I will have a giveaway.  I have some charm squares put aside for just this purpose.  There will even be a special giveaway on my 100th post - whenever that is.

So what do you have to do to win?  I think each week will be different, but for April 8...

1.   Leave a comment on this post and tell me what you like about blogging and/or reading other people's blogs.  Or, alternatively, you could tell me why you don't blog or don't like blogging.

2.  For a second chance to win, become a follower of my blog, and comment to tell me so.

3.  For a third chance, browse through my little blog and leave a comment telling me something you found that you liked - either something I've created or something I've blogged about.  You have 93 possibilities.  (Hopefully there is something here to enjoy - I hope!)

That's it.  This giveaway closes next Thursday, April 7 at midnight.  The winner will be announced before midnight on Friday, April 8. I will post the winner on the blog, and I will try to email you if I can find your email address.

And a new giveaway will start next Friday and end the Thursday after that, and so on, all month long.

Oh yeah, what is this week's charm pack?  Central Park, by Kate Spain.  I've used it a lot lately, and I love it.  The fabric is polished and smooth and delightful and has such a lovely hand, and the colors and designs in the fabric are so refreshing!

No, sorry.  Not the quilt. I've already given that away.  But isn't the fabric wonderful?


Good luck!  And thanks for reading this little blog.

42 comments:

  1. I love seeing what other people are working on and to read their words about the projects. I spend most of my time with my kids so spending time reading blogs is a time out for me that I enjoy.

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  2. I really enjoy reading about a person's inspiration/progress of their crafting projects, with a little of daily life mixed in there :)

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  3. I'm a follower, coming via flickr

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  4. Love the cute little bird embroidery you posted in November!

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  5. I love meeting new friend through blogs. It means a lot to me as a stay at home mom!

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  6. I love blogs/blogging because I find out that there are people out there as crazy as me!!

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  7. I love to read and see what everyone out in blogland are working on. I get lots of ideas from these visits, plus I've learned quite a bit by seeing what other people do and by reading their tutorials.

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  8. Heheheh...you were pretty brave starting a blog on April Fool's Day!:)Congrats for keeping with it!

    I'd say I love blogging because it makes it easy to share what is going on in our little neck of the world with my family and friends and the bonus part of the whole thing was making so many new online friends and actually meeting some of them!:)

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  9. Happy Blogaversary and what an awesome giveaway! I love blogs because I feel like I'm getting a peek into someone else's home and life and seeing how other people live. Sometimes when I come upon a post that mirrors my emotions I feel like I have a kindred spirit out in this big, wide world and I'm not alone in my feelings.

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  10. Can I win even if I am your daughter? Cause I would love to be a winner!

    I am really glad you started blogging! It is such a fun way to keep in touch with people and see what they are creating. A phone call just isn't quite the same when it comes to quilting!

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  11. So fun!! Love: Writing and connecting with others. Notsomuch: Finding the TIME to write :)

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  12. I like how you've collected all of your completed projects onto one page. I think it would be very encouraging to look back at all you've done for the year!

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  13. Hooray for your first year, and thank you for giving away! I love blogsurfing.... I relax by browsing all you crafty people's blogs, get inspired, marvel at never seen wonders and simply keep dreaming... oh, and sometimes it makes me go next door to sew :-)!

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  14. I love reading blogs to see what projects other people are doing. I don't have a blog because my projects move too slow to sustain a blog, but I do like posting pics on flickr.

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  15. I love the stuff you made for UHGS. Happy blogiversary!

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  16. I like your contest...I love to read blogs with creative bloggers, gives me ideas about things I would like to do. I also have a blog and welcome your visit... www.sisterofthedivide.blogspot.com

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  17. Happy Blogiversary... it doesn't look a day over 1... (hehehehe)

    I love blogs because I love the humour and the honesty, we're all so different, yet so the same

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  18. As for you and your blog... I adore Abby :) That picture could being world peace :) As well I love that, like me, you are addicted to making the hexie needlebooks and addicted to giving them away LOL

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  19. The fabric is lovely. As for blogs... it is great to sneek a peak into other peoples lives :)

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  20. I love the inspiration and discovering people with the same passions as me!

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  21. I adore the hexie needle books and your new Fandango quilt is gorgeous!

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  22. I like to be inspired, learn new techniques, and make new friends.

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  23. I like the pinwheel quilt for your daughter.

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  24. I like blogging because it can be an awesome way to share information. I like reading blogs because I learn all kinds of neat new stuff from them.

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  25. I like to blog about current projects and the process to complete them.

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  26. Congratulations! I love reading quilting blogs for ideas and just discovered yours! I don't personally blog because I just don't seem to find the time, even though my sister set one up for me! Thanks for a chance to win Central Park - it's a line I've been excited to quilt with!

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  27. I've added your blog to my google reader!

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  28. Just had a look around your blog....thanks for sharing all your great projects! I just love your turkey table runner.

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  29. I like reading others blogs to see what new ideas and I LOVE tutorials. Blogs are FULL of inspiration! I've started blogging recently but I find that it is harder than it looks or maybe it's me making it harder than it needs to be...it just seems like it takes a lot of prep work before you get to the blogging part.

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  30. I am already a follower of your blog :O)

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  31. I liked your Weekend Blogger post that is totally me as well. I usually post on Monday's because with work, my daughter, and traveling an hour each way to and from work I don't have time to sew during the week. PS - I really like your Central Park Whirly Wheels Quilt too.

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  32. Hi! I love reading people´s blogs, and see what they´ve made, it inspires me! I have a blog, but I´m passing through a lazy stage, so it´s a bit abandoned now, I hope someday I will come back to it n___n

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  33. I love the connections I make with other crafty folks through blogging. Love the inspiration I get & the opportunity to bounce my ideas off of others.

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  34. and.... I just found your blog today & it's terrific! Love your little hexagon needlebook, AND your oranger swirly background!

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  35. just clicked follow, I can't wait to see what else you come up with. I'm a huge central park fan!

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