Five years and counting

Word Press wished me a happy anniversary today – that was nice of them to keep track for me, or I would have no idea it has been so long.

Hard to believe another year has flown by, and I have been blathering on for 5 years!  So kind of you all to stick with me through it.  🙂

I appreciate that you do stop by to read this humble account of my life and what I am up to.  I love all the comments, and the friends I have made through this medium.  Thank you so much!

 

 

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But who’s counting?

Three years ago, I started this blog with no real idea if there was an audience for it, or what my focus would be. But I knew I wanted to reach out to a larger world than my geographically reachable one. And so here I am, with almost 200 followers, me following almost that many blogs, and learning so much that is inspirational in crafting, and life, and feeling like I am making real (not virtual) friends.

Thank you all so much! I am having fun, and hope you are, too!

Mail!

mail call

It is here! The wonderful package I won at rainbowjunkiecorner’s give away.

Look at these colors! She sent a coaster she crocheted, and the instructions (in USA terms, thank you!) and yarn so I can make more.

All I can say is WOW.

Look at all the things I have gotten from you generous bloggers in the last few weeks.
If you recall, these are from give-aways at All Night Knits and Mollie and Claire.

from All night Knitter

today's mail

And while I have done two give-aways this year, I am thinking I need to come up with another one soon, to pay this all forward.

Such luxury should not go unnoticed, nor unthanked. So please, ladies, know that I have a great appreciation for your generosity.

Check it out!

When I went to the Post office yesterday, I was so pleased to find a package from the UK! I knew I had won a skein of Noro from Claire over at http://mollieandclaire.wordpress.com/, but of course, she tucked a few wee treasures in the package as well. Thanks so much, Claire – I, too, love that colorway, and can’t wait to use it. I am already using the tin to hold some beads as I string them on yarn to make a beaded scarf. And I will keep the pouch handy for unexpected yarn purchases – great idea!

Thank you so much for sending all this goodness.

today's mail

98?

As I have mentioned before, I am addicted to my stats page – I find it so cool to see where all you readers are from and what you are interested in looking at.

Today I noticed that I have 98 followers – holy cow, that is amazing, I think, for a blog that is just about what I am doing. I feel like Sally Field – “You really care about what I am doing???” WOW!

So I thought a reward would be in order. When I hit 100 followers, I will randomly select one of the 100 to receive a fabulous handmade gift. Not sure yet what it will be, but it will come to you out of the blue from me to say thanks for caring enough to hit the follow button.

I drafted this post earlier – before it can even post – I hit it! So, to extend the fun, I’ll include in the drawing all (not just the first hundred) who follow me by this time tomorrow.

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