Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Blogaversary #4

 Four years ago today Dani talked me into starting up a blog. I had just finished Celtic Banner and she convinced me to share it and go from there.
It has been a wonderful four years! I have met many new stitchers. They are as varied as the grains of wheat. They have laughed with me, cried with me and more importantly stitched and frogged with me.
Thank you one and all for sharing these past four years.

In honor of the blogaversary, I will having a giveway. It will be a gift certificate to Knowledge and Needles.
You know the drill - comment on this post.. You do not have to be a follower - but that would be nice. You don't have to post to your blog or add a button. If I have enabled you in some way, I would love it if you would share but it's not necessary. I will draw a name on the May 23rd.

Good luck everyone.

66 comments:

staci said...

Happy Blogaversary Kathy! It's a good thing Dani convinced you to start blogging!!!

Edgar said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Congrats on 4 Years!!! Many more to come......

edgar

Annette said...

A warm and happy blogaversary!!! :)

Jill said...

I enjoying reading your blog and congratulations on your 4th blogaversary!

Michele said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad you started blogging (thanks Dani!) cause I wouldn't have had the chance to make such a sweet friend :)

JillMN said...

Happy Blogoversary! Btw, I just got the envelope of floss back in the mail the other day. LOL! Congrats!

Bonnie Brown said...

Happy blogaversary!!!
You have inspired me in too many ways to jot down here :)

Hazel said...

Happy blogoversary Kathy! You are an inspiration in so many ways. Thanks for being my blog friend from across the pond. x

Harmien said...

Good job, Dani!! And yes... we've definitely shared the frogs... LOL!!... but some very happy cross-Atlantic stitches as well. Happy Blogiversary, Kathy!!

Beth said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Wow, yes you have enabled me in that I just had to get Snowflake Seranade. But, I mostly just loved your lighthouses and angels. And your quilts are fantastic!!

Thank you for having this giveaway!

Marjorie said...

Happy blogaversary! Four years is quite an accomplishment!

lynda said...

Congratulations! I'm glad Dani convinced you to start your blog because it is one of my faves to visit! Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway!

Deb said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! That is such a great accomplishment! I hope that you have at least four more!!!

I don't know if you've enabled me in any way, but I still think that your ribbons for Royal Holiday was a wonderful thing to have happen!

Marion said...

Congrats! I am glad that we found each other on our Blogs (my pitiful Blog..LOL)
Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Marion

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!! Also, a big thank you to Dani for getting you started. Enjoy your blogs and, of course, can always use a gift certificate to Knowledge & Needles.
Judie

Shannon said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :)

Deborah said...

Happy blogoversary! Hope many more to come.

Lynn said...

Happy blogoversary!!! I really enjoy your blog.

Lynn

Simone said...

Happy Blogaversery!!!

shakatak66 said...

Yay congrats on your anniversary - it's been a pleasure reading your blog, and will continue to do so as long as you post :) I'd love to go into the draw, if that's OK :)

shakatak66 said...

Yay congrats on your anniversary - it's been a pleasure reading your blog, and will continue to do so as long as you post :) I'd love to go into the draw, if that's OK :)

Jules said...

That's a lotta blogging time! Congrats!!

Terri said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I love meeting new stitchers and hope I have a chance to meet you when you next visit Arizona!

Lisa V said...

Congrats on the 4 years!
I would love to be entered in your draw, I am a follower aswell!
Cheers
LISA V

Myra said...

Congratulations Kathy! I enjoy reading every update to your blog. I love seeing your beautiful stitching, especially the lighthouses as well as reading of your cross country adventures. Here's hoping for many more years of reading and friendshipe.

Michele B. said...

Happy 4th year of blogging! I love to read your posts and see all your beautiful stitching. You have made me want to try my hand at a Mirabilia design one day. I can't remember if I am a follower but I will go check and see - I should be!

mdgtjulie said...

Happy blogoversary!!! I only started my blogspot blog a couple of months ago, but I've found so many friends here. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Well I must say, you don't look
four years old. Huh?? What's
that??? OOOhhhh!! It's your
BLOG that's four years old!
Silly me.

Happy Blogaversary Kathy!!!
Hope that there will be many
more such celebrations in your
blogging future. And good on
Dani for getting the ball
rolling in the first place.

I've been admiring your many,
many, many (many!!) on going
stitching projects and the
progress that you have been
making on them. What I love
is that each one is so different
from the others both in style
and in their colour palates.
My favourite remains Sampler
de Bouquet which looks stunning
so far. Aren't those blue
flowers beautiful?

Your newest Nutcracker is
so cool!! Love his staff,
his cloak, his tall mitre
hat and his little wooden
shoes. What a great addition
to your collection. The
little Sinterklaas on his
horse is cute as anything
too. What a wonder, generous
gift from Margaret and her DH.
His Nutcracker collection is
bigger then yours??? Is that
possible??

I've been looking in awe and
wonder at that angel you've "volunteered" to stitch for someone. How big is that thing anyways?? Cripes!! All I can
say is better you then me!!!

Cheers!

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

We have shared all those things you mentioned and more! Here is to many more great years together!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations Kathy!!! And look at you still blogging!

Please enter me in your draw!!!

Anonymous said...

love the frogs on the side of your blog.....
would love to be included in your 4th give-away.


rrpolk97030@yahoo.com


Rhonda

Ellen said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on your 4th yr of blogging! Enjoy your blog!

Hugs,

Rowyn said...

Happy blogaversary Kathy! It's been great to get to know you and to do a few exchanges with you.

I have to say that you (along with Dani and Judy) inspired me when it came to Weight Watchers. I joined up over a year ago and lost 15 kg!

Have a great week.

Carolien said...

Hi dear Kathy,

No need to put me on the list for the giveaway, but I just want to congratulate you on your blog anniversary! It's great to hear and read from you, you're a darling and my, what an amount of beautiful stitches you have made!!! Keep up the good work ;)

Big Dutch hugs and waves from us all!!!

Clare said...

Happy 4th kathy!

Without this blog I wouldn't have "met" you. So I am doubley happy to congratulate you on this achievement.

Love Clare

Rachel said...

Happy Blogaversary Kathy!!! I am so glad you started to blog and I got to 'meet' you! Someday, hopefully sooner than later, I hope to meet in real life since we aren't too far away from each other :)

I'd love to be entered into your drawing! :)

coffeecupthoughts said...

Yay! Happy blogaversary!! Four years sure have passed quickly!

Carol said...

Wow! Four years--you must be one of the cross stitch blogging "pioneers," Kathy :) Seriously--congratulations--I'll bet you're so proud to look back through the years and see all your work so nicely documented along with all your wonderful get-togethers.

Thanks for the chance in your drawing :)

Ginny said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I do enjoy vising your blog often. I had never seen a RR before and LOVE the Mirabilia ones that you have done and participated in. Just gorgeous. Some day I would love to do one.

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th! Even though I see almost all your works beginning, middle and end I enjoy reading your blogs. You have a great way with the written word !

Barb

Anonymous said...

Happy blogaversary Kathy, I do enjoy reading your blog and following your goings'-on!!
Marj

Sylvia (muffin mama) said...

Kathy - Happy blogaversary. It's my way of keeping in touch with what everyone is working on. I'm not computer literate enought to post pictures yet!

Lorrie said...

Happy Fourth Blogaversary Kathy! Thanks for the gift opportunity!

Berit said...

I've been prettying up my kitchen a bit lately and that includes painting the insides of the cabinets-I am paint-mad, and haven't gotten past the priming! What fun! Though I'm hoping that I shouldn't have gone oil to cover a few of these stains.

Your wips are looking so pretty, and I hope your supplies of Necessary threads will now co-operate and not cause delays! :D

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Love reading your blog. Please enter me in your draw.
Clare

Jo said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Here's to many more years!! Thanks for the draw to celebrate

joannm (at) gmail (dot) com

sandra said...

Congratulations! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Karen said...

Congrats on 4 years and hope there are many more years to come! Please enter me into your draw if it's not too late. :)

Pointed Stitcher said...

Would love a chance at the give away.

Lynn said...

Woo hoo, Happy 4th!! I'm so very glad that Dani not only helped you start that blog but that she introduced me to you as well. Stitching bloggers are an incredible group of people and you are one of the best.
Please include me in your draw.

dragonxser said...

and a very happy 4th blogiversary Kathy! And yes, you are a great enabler - I have been sighing over the lovely Mirabilia RR's that you do!

Franny said...

Happy Blogaversary Kathy! I am waiting to see a photo of your Spring Bouquet Sampler. I am starting on the 2nd chart of Part 1

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on four great years, Kathy! I'm grateful to Dani...I'd have missed knowing you!

Happy, happy blogoversay!

Amy said...

Congrats.....I spy on your blog via Bonnie's blog! It's so nice to see other's work of art...I used to stitch a lot, but then I had 2 kids:-)

Perhaps if I win your giveaway, I will have some nice stuff to make me "HAVE" to stitch!

http://amybickmore.blogspot.com/

Niina said...

Congratulations! It is always so nice to visit here :)

Carolyn NC said...

And it's been so nice "meeting" you on your blog and on the Friendship Sampler! One day I'm going to make a trip up to Gitta's for one of her retreats - maybe I'll see you there. Happy Blogaversary!

Margaret said...

Happy Blogaversary Kathy. Love visiting your blog and am so thrilled I have gotten to know you. Wishing you many more years of happy stitching, blogging and of course frogging.

Always smiling said...

Happy Anniversary Kathy, its been lovely reading about you over the years... Keep stitching..
I know you really can epathize with me with the unpacking as I always used to envy you packing up each year to go to somewhere warmer.. now I think I am really very glad its you and not me!!LOL
Happy days and stitching

Hugs Chris x

Aussie Stitcher said...

Happy 4th Anniversary Kathy. It has been a joy reading about your stitching and life. I am so glad that Dani talked you into starting a blog.

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have many more as I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your stitching progress.

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogaversary! I always enjoy reading your posts.

Patches said...

happy blogoversary. May I be entered please.

Siobhan said...

Happy blogaversary!! And thanks to Dani, too. :)

Clara said...

I just want to congratulate for your goal, Kathy, I cannot enter the giveaway 'cause I live so far. I've had a look at your recent works and they're simply stunning! Take care and enjoy your week, Clara.

Kathy A. said...

Blogaversary drawing is now closed. A drawing will be made before the day is over and I will post either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Thanks to everyone who entered. You have warmed my heart with your response.

Meari said...

Oh, am I too late?

Happy Blogversary!! I've really enjoyed reading your blog. :)