Friday, December 21, 2007

Stocking joy, plus Happy Blogiversary to me!

Be sure to read all the way to the end of today's post where you will find information about my 100th post/one year blogiversary giveaway!

Yesterday was a little mini-Christmas for me. I was the lucky recipient of not one but two handmade stockings filled with quilty treats! :) The first stocking came from Laura, a member of my on-line MSN group. I hosted a Christmas stocking swap in the group, but there was an odd number of swappers, so I did not get a partner. Laura did not want me to be left out so she sent me a stocking as well as one to her swap partner. This was especially touching to me because last year when I hosted this swap for the group my partner never sent me a stocking. Here is a picture of what Laura sent. Thank you, Laura!

The second stocking came from Dawne in Nova Scotia, Canada. When I realized I would not have a swap partner in my group, I joined the Christmas stocking swap at Quilts Your Way forums. Yesterday was the day that had been set as the day to open them during a chat session.
This is what I got from Dawne. Aren't those button topped pins the cutest? Thanks Dawne!

This blog was started one year ago today. Strange, but it doesn't seem like it has been a year already. I know I have a few regular visitors, and I thank you for your comments and support. I started this blog not really knowing if anyone besides me would ever read it. But I figured it was a good outlet for me and a way to keep track of my quilting progress.
My posting is pretty sporadic- I have not got a regular daily routine-yet. ;) However, I have managed over the past year to post 99 times. I am happy with that number, but I will try to improve upon that for this next year.

Of course, since this is my 99th post, that means my next post will be my 100th! That is two milestones almost simultaneously. (Maybe I should have paid closer attention so they would have both happened today.) Still, it seems like reason enough for a celebration to me. So I will be
having a giveaway. Just leave me a comment anytime between now and midnight(U.S. eastern time) December 31st for a chance to win this mini-quilt.
I will draw a winner on January 1st, 2008.


Debi said...

Your gifts look wonderful and so cheery. I wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Rose said...

Congratulations on your 1st anniversary! It will be a while before I have been on a year, and I odn't know how many times I have posted. I will be checking that soon as I post this just to see.

You made a haul with your Christmas stockings, too!

Kathie said...

I love that star pin it is just adorable!
Do you know who made it?
Happy Blog anny!

Pieceful Jane said...

According to the card, it was made by a woman who is HIV positive as a way for her to support her family. It is really pretty- much more than the photo shows.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog anniversary. That was nice of Larua to make you a stocking. Quilters are the BEST!
And a cool pin, especially since it helps someone support her family in a way that she can.
I do not have a blog but you are in my favs to read daily. Love to see what quilters are up to for inspiration.
Dawn in MA in case I win. LOL

Marion said...

Jane, How nice of Laura to make you a stocking! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!



Annie said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary .............. and may you have many more...........