Sunday, 6 January 2008

Blogiversary contest

My fabric arrived on Saturday for my Dear Diary SAL with Vonna and now Laura too and i had to start immediately!! Im using a 28 ct light mocha cashel linen and i really like it. I started with the Hannah Purington chart which is one of my favourites of the Dear Diary series. I'll put it away now until Tuesday which is SAL day!Today is my one year blogiversary! When i started this blog a year ago i had no idea what form it would take. I didnt even start it as a stitching blog really, that just kinda happened. As i look back i see that so many of you have been with me from the beginning! I was so surprised! Thank-you for your friendship and your kind words. Ive enjoyed getting to know you all. I always make an effort to visit the blogs of everyone who visits mine, as a result i have about 160 feeds in my google reader!

I have loved blogging in the last year. I have met so many nice people, have learnt so many new finishing techniques, learnt lots about other people and other countries, have spent too much money on stash after seeing pieces on your blogs and have been inspired to stitch more and been kept motivated by you all. Thank-you!

As a thank-you to all my blogging friends, i am going to have a give-away. You will receive something stitched and finished by me before my 2nd blogiversary! Please leave a comment on this post and i'll have a draw in a few days time. It doesn't matter if this is your first time visiting my blog or your 100th, anyone can enter!

Your stitching friend

50 comments:

Wendy said...

Happy Blog-aversary, Cheryl! You've made a very nice start on your Dear Diary series. I love those charts too but I'm trying very hard to resist!

Teejay said...

You've got a very nice start to this piece, don't you just love the little swirls/emblems they put into their designs. Happy blogiversary.

Selina said...

Happy blog-iversairy :) Time flies when having fun, isn't it?

monique said...

I like Hannah the best, too. Nice start :)

A very happy blogiversary to you! I have enjoyed watching your stitching progress over the year, and I'm happy to have gotten to know you :)

Sharon said...

Happy Blogaversary Cheryl! May your second year be as great as your first! Nice start on your DD series.

Kendra said...

Happy Blogoversary! I have one coming up in February sometime...I don't know the date, but I have a Blogoversary meter on my blog to help me keep track. :-)

Karin said...

Congrats on reaching your first blogiversary! Your new start is coming along well.

Christine said...

Happy Blogaversary Cheryl!!! I've really enjoyed reading your blog!

staci said...

Happy Blogaversary Cheryl! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on the Dear Diary SAL--after much resisting I treated myself to the series for my bday :)

xstitch.nl said...

Happy blogiversary, Cheryl! It is a joy reading your blog.

Kathy A. said...

Happy Blogaversary Cheryl. It has been a pleasure getting to know you these past months. You were the reason I purchased Sampler Gameboard so you have done your share of enabling too. Congrats and look forward to this next year.

tkdchick said...

Happy blogiversary!

Juls said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! I love visiting and reading your blog (even if I don't comment as often as I mean too!)

And thank you so much for the good thoughts!!!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations!!!

I love the Hannah Purington chart, too. Can't wait to see yours done! :D

Itching To Stitch said...

Nice start on your Dear Diary series and Happy Blogaversary!!

Ruth said...

Congratulations on you blogiversary! I know you've entertained me countless times. But now you're tormenting me -- I want to do the Dear Diary series too!!!! Ack. So many things to start!!!!!!!

Ranae said...

Happy blogiversary!!
I love to watch your stitching finishes and progress.
Good luck on DD series, nice start!

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogaversary! I have been following your blog for a while now and have really enjoyed following your beautiful work. I love this new start of your, I really love LHN designs, but I have never seen this series before. I shall be following carefully as this may give me ideas for next years year long project. Haha, already looking so far ahead and haven't even started this years projects!

Cindy said...

Happy Blogaversary!!

Stitchingranny said...

I started blogging a year last November and my Blog-aversary went by without a mention, but what a lovely idea. Like you I cannot believe how many new friends and new idea I have got from my little blog which really started out as just a diary for me to log my stitching in.

So here's to many more Blog-aversaries for both of us Cheryl.

Vonna said...

Waaaaaaayyy down here on the bottom of the list is ME!!! Please enter me in this splendid drawing :)
I love your start and am SO excited to see how we all progress...I may have another joining us too!

Hannah said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I just had mine, too :) We started blogging at the same time!

Hannah Purington is my favorite chart, too! (but not because I'm partial to the name "Hannah" or anything! lol)

preshrose said...

Happy blogiversary!
I have enjoyed seeing all your stitching! Keep up the fun!
Paula D

Tanya said...

Hi Cheryl,
I have Hannah Purrington hanging in my living room and I just loved stitching it. Enjoy! Happy Blog-aversary and enjoy the week ahead.

Tanya

Sweet Pea said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I'm the same way with visitng other blogs - I have a ton of them in my reader too, but I just love the inspiration reading all these different blogs provides.

Rowyn said...

You're off to a great start on your Dear Diary SAL. Happy Blogiversary - time flies when you're having fun!

quiltorstitch said...

Great start on the diary series, this will be fun to watch you stitch :D Congrats on the one year! It's so fun isn't it???

Teresa said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
Here's to another year!!
I wish you and Vonna my best on your new stitching project.

Take care
Teresa

Karen said...

nice start on your stitching

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Happy Blogaversary!!
And all the best for the next year of blogging!

Barbeeque4 said...

Congratulations and happy blog-aversary!!!!! What a super start for the year!!!!

Margie said...

Happy Blogaversary! :-)

Irene said...

Happy Blogaversary Cheryl. I may not always leave comments, but I do enjoy reading your blog.

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary Cherly! I've enjoyed your blog so much this last year .. you were one of the first blogs I started reading consistently ... funny how there are a lot of us with Blogiversary all around the same time :)

Carla said...

Happy Blogiversary Cheryl!!!!
Great start on your Dear Diary SAL !

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

Happy Blogiversary, Cheryl. You have made a great start with Hannah P. That is one of my favorites too. I think I am going to start with Rebecca Small, since I am in Texas.

Nicola said...

Happy blogiversary Cheryl. I may not always comment but I do read your blog frequently. Please enter me into yoyr draw.

You've made a great start on your Dear Diary piece and I'm looking forward to watching your progress in the SAL.

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Wanda said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I am glad you are stitching the diary series too I can't wait to see them stitched. Please enter me in the drawing too!!

DaisyGirl said...

Whew, you've got alot of visiters! I like that linen color! Those Dear Diary charts are really alot of fun! Have fun SALing with Vonna and Laura!
Donna
Happy Blogiverary!

Cathy B said...

Hi Cheryl. Congratulations on your blog-aversary! It's a fun way to share our love of stitching!

Will be watching for your progress on the Dear Diary series!

Judith said...

Happy Blogaversary. You made a nice start.

Paula said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY..... I bet the last year flew by for you and the next will go just as quick.

Aww I can't see pics anymore from work.....tut, our IT section are getting MEAN!! Maybe I should transfer to there!!! lol If Only!!! lol
Hugs and happy stitching....

Stephanie said...

Oh, your Dear Diary piece is going to be amazing!

Happy Blog-a-versary! I always love a competition, so definitely count me in :)

Dawn B. said...

Looks like you are off to a great start with this one. Happy New Year !!! Happy Blogiversary !!!

tintocktap said...

Congrats on the Blogiversary and here's to the next year! Looking forward to seeing your Dear Diary sampler grow.

The Silver Thistle said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Seems like just yesterday, doesn't it?! lol.

I missed my blogiversary, back in November, while I was wrestling with real life. :(

Never mind though...there's always next year! :D

Nice start on the Dear Diary.

Redwitch said...

Happy blogiversary! Only 2 comments to go and you'll have 50! Wayhey!

I usually lurk I must confess ;) so you don't have to include me in your draw but I thought it was about time I de-lurked.

Your work is always very nice :)

anna said...

Happy blogiversary!! :)

Lynn said...

Happy Blogiversay Cheryl! I've enjoyed getting to know you and I love watching your stitching progress. Your Dear Diary SAL is going to be sooo much fun! You've made a great start.