Friday, 31 October 2014

One bloggy year

It's a year today since my first blog post and to be honest, when I started I didn't think that I would last five minutes.  I had enjoyed reading many other blogs, most of which seemed to serve a purpose or have a particular skill or interest to share, but I had no idea what I wanted mine to be, so I decided that I would just go with the flow and if I ran out of steam then so be it.  A year on I'm still here and seem to blog mostly about things I crochet, knit, sew and grow (oh and the occasional day trip) and that's how it will stay ... for now ... I think.  

The best thing is that I've met some lovely bloggers along the way, I've learned new skills, taken part in a 'mand-a-long' and a 'sew-along' and completed projects that had been languishing in the bottom of a basket for far too long.  I'm amazed at the talent and creativity out there and so to all bloggers I would like to say thank you for sharing your knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.  Heartfelt thanks also to all those who have stopped to leave comments, they are much appreciated.  

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a little giveaway to celebrate my 'first birthday' and two names of commenters on that post have been drawn from the giveaway hats (actually they were Tupperware boxes):

The Rowan yarn parcel goes to Niki Murray at coffee cakes and crochet

The Tilda fat quarters parcel goes to CJ at Above the River

Congratulations to both, I hope you can find a use for them.  Please email me your addresses so I can send them to their new homes.  

Names were picked with eyes tightly shut after the 'hats' had been given a good shake but I'm afraid I had to fire the adjudicator for sleeping on the job.

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x


  1. Congratulations on your year! I agree having a blog allows you to connect with such wonderful people, we are so very lucky aren't we?
    Awwwww that pup .....
    happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

  2. Congratulations on surviving a year! We've loved sharing all your crochet, sewing, flowers etc. So glad you've enjoyed the journey so far Jane, for having encouraged you to have a go I feel a certain responsibility :)
    Well done to the two lucky winners, and hope the next year is as fun and rewarding for you as the first!
    Gill xx
    PS Flora looks bigger already!

  3. Happy blog anniversary, I join you as a newcomer to your blog and also to blogging.
    I echo your thoughts on writing a blog and the infinite inspiration we share, quite a community that I am exploring.
    Have a lovely weekend and well done to the winners of your giveaway.

  4. Eeeeh! Thank you, I'm absolutely thrilled. Well done on your year of blogging. I didn't really know what I would write on mine when I started either, I think blogs sort of evolve organically sometimes. I'm looking forward to many more of your posts. Thanks again for the fabric. CJ xx

  5. Congratulations on a year of blogging! I enjoy your blog very much. Here's to many more years. :) Congrats to the giveaway winners too.

  6. Happy bloggy birthday! Adjudicator looks adorable by the way :)

  7. Congratulations on your first year of blogging! Hurrah! And your dog is TOTALLY gorgeous!

  8. Congratulations on your first blogaversary! Here's to many more to come. Congratulations to your winners as well, I am sure they will enjoy your lovely gifts. xx

  9. Happy birthday blog!! So thrilled to have won...I shall have to come up with a plan for the lovely wool, thank you...your little doggie is too cute xx

  10. Congratulations on a whole year of blogging, Jane! And well done to the lucky winners of your giveaway. How gorgeous your dog is! I look forward to visiting you over the coming year too....
    Helen xox

  11. Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations on reaching one year, that's brilliant. I hope there are many more. x

  12. Hugest congratulations on your one year bloggy birthday. And kudos for having the cutest adjudicator ever! Here's wishing you many more bloggy anniversaries x