Saturday, January 23, 2010

One Year of Blogging!

I just realized that today is my blogging one year anniversary!
Actually, it's not. I actually started blogging in December of 08, but I decided that I didn't really have time to blog! So, I deleted everything I had posted, which wasn't much anyway, and quit. I only quit for a few days, because I realized that I could make time for the things I really enjoyed, and I was really enjoying my blogging. So, I started back on January 23, 2009.
I have a confession to make. I promised to make 5 blankets for the Linus Project in honor of my followers and my grandchildren when I reached my 100th post and my 50th follower. I have not done that! So, now I am PROMISING that I will do that and make a smocked dress for the local food bank's (really it's way more than a food bank) annual dinner and auction. I'm starting it today. Afterall, I am a lifetime Girl Scout. "On my honor....."
I will also have a giveaway, but I'll have to think about that. This date slipped up on me, and I haven't given any thought as to what I could give away that anyone would want. Can you give me suggestions as to what you would want in a giveaway by me based on what you know I can do? Just remember to keep it realistic, please. LOL!

Below is my second "first" post. I can't show you my first "first" one because I deleted it.

I'm starting over. I decided I didn't have time to blog, but in just a couple of days I realized I missed it too much to stop. So, I'm starting again. I don't know if my previous posts are gone, or if my links still work, but I guess I'll find out soon.
This is our cat, Vanilla Ripple. She is almost 18 years old. She's been sick some in the past year, but for the most part is still going strong. She still runs around like a kitten trying to catch a spool of thread, etc.., just not as often as she used to.
This is all for today. I want to check to see if all I had before is lost, etc... I also want to see if my old links still work. I'll probably be back tomorrow.
Vanilla is still with us and as healthy as ever at nearly 19 years old. She's very skinny, now, but she can still jump up on our kitchen counter, which drives me crazy!


Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary, and what a cute kitty!!!

Faye Lewis said...

Ccongradulations! Isn't blogging wonderful?

gwensews said...

So, more congratulations are in order! I have learned so much since I started reading blogs. There is a huge community of excellent sewists out there. Thank you for sharing your wonderful garments and artwork with us.

I've had kitties in the past. Loved them all, especially my beloved Maggie. And a 3 pound Yorkie. All are in animal heaven now. They were special friends.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Happy anniversary and many more.

Trudy Callan said...

Glad you were able to find the time because you have an awesome blog. Happy blogoversary!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy Blogiversary! And I am so glad that you kept blogging :-)

Susan said...

I'm glad that you continued with your blogging and didn't give up! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Sewfast said...

Happy Blogversary Julia!!!

Aminat said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary.....

ittybittyandpretty said...

i hear ya sista! i love blogging but dont always find the time. however it is always in the back of my mind and i find it therapy to actually sit and complete a post. when the kids are back at school and i am back into my work routine i will find time to blog again.
happy blogiversary!

Claudia said...

Happy Blogiversary, Julia! I love blogging - it connects me to wonderful people like you!


angie.a said...

Happy blogiversary!! :)

Goosegirl said...

Happy Blogiversary Julia! I am glad you started over and kept up your blog. I love reading it.

Sher said...

Happy Anniversary! Later this week I'm posting about our cat that looks so much like your Vanilla.

PaisleyJade said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Little Sewing Alcove said...

Happy Anniversary Julia! I've very much enjoyed your Blog. What a pretty kitty Vanilla is....19 wow....good for her. Love my animal friends!

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