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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2nd Anniversary

Good Morning all Happy 2013 to you all. Today is my 2nd Anniversary in Blogland. "YAY!!!!"
It is only when I look through my blog posts that I have had printed that I realise I have had quite a lot to say and share over the past two years ( friends say "no surprise there")and this just reminds me that even though we think we are ordinary women living ordinary lives we actually have such a lot to share, say to each other  and celebrate in our everyday lives. I cannot believe now that I was such a reluctant blogger with very little confidence in thinking anyone would be remotely interested in anything I had to say. You have all proved to me that this isn't so and I thank you all for it. So thanks for your encouragement, for visiting and all your treasured comments and most important of all your friendship.
I have a little giveaway to celebrate, just to mark the occassion.....
My "Stitchery Keepsakes" booklet, 2 spotty fat 1/4's, a set of postcards from my lovely friend Tracey, a little crochet motif and some ric rac braid. If you would like to be in the draw just leave me a comment to that effect and I will draw it next Wednesday the 9th . Good Luck!
Now this will scare you all.....LOL!
" I am stitching a project for Christmas 2013!!!"
Is that screaming I hear????
Well that is about for me today, I have been taking it a little bit easy and still have my nose in a book. It is by author Cathy Kelly which I had not read before but I am quite enjoying it. I still have a pile of books ready to  lose myself in and look forward too. I have also been drawing my little pencil to the stub which I am loving and I hope you will too. There is nothing I love more than a fresh sheet of paper and a sharp pencil.
I wish you a day of doing something you love too.
"There is great beauty in the ordinary. You just have to know where to look"
Blessings Michelle xxx



55 comments:

  1. happy blogaversary Michelle,what a great giveaway and cute stitchery and enjoy those books my friend.xx

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  2. Congratulations, Michelle and happy Blogiversary!
    I look forward to reading your blog for many years to come.
    A Christmas project now? Of course that makes sense - especially for things that have to be in magazines.
    I also find I get so many ideas for things over Christmas but no time to make them, so January is the perfect time to stitch while the ideas are HOT!

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  3. Congratulations on your blogavversary... I'm a relatively newcomer to your blog but enjoy it thoroughly!! What a lovely giveaway :-) thank you for the opportunity to win!! Good on you for not putting that Christmas project away to do next December because sure enough it could still be waiting this time next year!!

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  4. Congratulations Michelle,wishing you a very Happy New Year, and many more of fantastic Blogs.Great idea starting Christmas stitching early, have you noticed Hot Cross Buns in the shops already? I think that's a bit much to cope with.I would love to be in with a chance for your lovely giveaway.
    Hugs from Rosalie.

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  5. Talk about being organised!! I'm sure the project will be beautiful. Congratulations on two years.

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  6. Happy anniversary Michelle,I
    love being a stalker of your blog, can't wait to see what you blog about in this year too...

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  7. Hello Michelle,

    Happy 2 nd Birthday. I have a Cathy Kelly book from the library at the moment, "The House on Willow Street."
    Haven't started it yet, I am reading a Monica McInerney novel.

    Happy blogging.

    Bev.xoxo

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  8. Happy Blogaversary Michelle. Ooooo a Christmas project & it's redwork. :). Hugs,xx.

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  9. Congrats... always a lovely visit at your place. Like the new new header too! Good luck to everyone in the give away! :)

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Would like to win your nice giveaway.

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  11. Congratulações!!!!Não me surpreendo também,você é ótima.Obrigada.FELIZ ANO NOVO!!!FELIZANO TODO!tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  12. Congrats on the anniversary... it's my second too. You are much more organised than I am with your posts, or maybe my life is not as interesting as yours! Lovely stitching as usual.

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  13. Happy Anniversary Michelle!
    Its never too early to start on Christmas projects!! - especially if you hope to have it published.
    Love your new header too.

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  14. Congratulations Michelle on 2 years in blog land, and being there for all of us have a wonderful year :)

    xxx

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  15. Happy 2nd Anniversary Michelle. I'm so glad you started your blog. I'm also stitching for Christmas 2013. I'm trying to finish off the last block of your Merry Mistletoe!

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  16. congrats ...... blog anniversary ....looking forward to many more blogs....happy new year

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  17. Happy Anniversary on your blog. Oh how I would love to win your giveaway. Your new Christmas stitching pattern is going to beautiful I love what you are working on. So sweet.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. Congratulations Michelle and can I just say that I love reading your blog very much indeed. I don't see any harm in working on a christmassy project already......better than getting started in december 2013! (that will be me and I will be kicking myself)
    The give away looks awesome.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  19. Happy Anniversary! Love following you and am thrilled that you are making a Christmas stitchery.I try to make Christmas last as long as I can and one way is to keep sewing Christmas projects, so go girl!

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  20. I too start early on xmas stuff. There are two presents for next year in the cupboard, all wrapped and labelled, right now lol. Plus I have started on that tree skirt for Xmas 2013. Congratulations on your blogaversary and I'd really like an entry into your giveaway too.

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  21. what better way to start the year! So glad you took the blogging plunge as it is always a pleasure visiting your blog.
    (you can exclude me from your giveaway as I have been lucky to have received your stitchery booklet as a gift previously)

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  22. Wow! Who knew you didn't come here full of words and enthusiasm for sharing with us all?
    Thanks for hanging around and sharing your beautiful work.

    Cathy Kelly writes fun stories, enjoy reading.
    Cute stitching.

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  23. Congratulations Michelle, amazing how quickly the years go! Your give away looks lovely, thank you for the opportunity to win. I love to visit your blog and see your sketches and stitching!

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  24. We have been so lucky that you joined in the blogging world, congratulations.

    Helen

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  25. I am so glad you are in blog world and that I met you and now think of you as a true friend. Congratulations on your bloggy an I research and of course I want to enter your giveaway.

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  26. Hi Michelle happy anniversary doesn't the time flyweight you start blogging. I would love to win you prize especially the spotty fabric.

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  27. Congratulation on a blog milestone :-) I would love to be in the draw!

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  28. always time for Christmas things congrats.

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  29. Congratulations on your bloggoversary. Many of us started out feeling the same way, and our blogs have enabled us to meet so many new friends, and given us a chance to share our creativity.

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  30. Happy blogaversary Michelle. What a lovely giveaway for the start of the new year. i enjoy reading your blog via email. Love all your stitcheries.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  31. You sound like me when I first started out blogging and it's never too early to start on Christmas :) Barb.

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  32. Happy Blogaversary. I suppose if you start a Christmas project now you have a good chance of finishing it in time.

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  33. Its fun having a little Christmas stitchery on the go. Love reading your Blog which I only found recently. Take care..Annette

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  34. Happy 2nd blogiversary! I love your 2013 Xmas project :)

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  35. Happy Blogaversary
    love your blog and reading what you have to say and stitching your designs
    Would love to enter your giveaway
    thanks for the chance

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  36. Congratulations with your 2nd anniversery, hope there will follow a lot more blogyears after these.
    You have a great give-away for us, I love it.
    Its not fair to make us so curious with your new design for nexrt christmas :-) We must wait so long for we can see what it is.

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  37. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary Michelle, and here's to many more. Never to early to be stitching xmas

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  38. Happy 2th blog anniversary !!!
    You are so right to stitch on christmas things already ... better done in time then to late. I´m going to go work on my christmas quilt also this month because i didn´t finish it ... to much other things got in the way.

    I would love to have a change in the give away, because your designs are so beautiful !!

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  39. I read your blog for some months Michelle, before i started my own, and it's always be such a treat to come here.
    Congratulations on two years and may there be many more, because I will keep coming!
    As I had a little from you last year, pls don't include me in the draw - good luck to everyone...
    x

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  40. time goes by so quick.. I can't believe I have only known you for 2 years though.... it feels like I have known you forever....
    Happy blogiversary... here's to many, many more....
    Hugz

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  41. Congratulations, Michelle. It's always a pleasure to pop by and see what you have to say on your lovely blog. Best Wishes for 2013!

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  42. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!
    COUNT ME IN ON A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    BLESSED NEW YEAR!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  43. Congratulations MIchelle! and thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  44. Happy new Year Michelle!! Congrats on 2 years-time sure does fly!! Keep up the blogging, I love reading your blog and keep that pencil moving! The mail box looks very interesting.....?
    Michelle

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  45. Happy Blogiversary Michelle. Two years of amazing posts and your fabulous take on things . Who would have thought time would fly by so fast?

    Im so glad we managed to find one another in Blogland. Your posts often make my day!

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  46. Thank you for the invitation to join your celebration. I should follow your lead and start preparing for Xmas 2013. I almost didn't make it last year and I don't want that experience again! Happy Blogaversary.

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  47. Congratulations Michelle. There are oodles of us out here in blogland that want to hear what you have to say & love your designs. I have some of your CHristmas decorations on my to do list for 1 Christmas itema month - very cute! Tracee xx

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  48. G'day Michelle. Good on you. How wonderful. Your blog is always a great pleasure to read. Bit scary about the early Christmas project. Though only a day or so ago I felt the urge to applique some tea towels for some next lot of Chrissy presents. Take care. Liz...

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  49. Happy New Year and Happy Blogiversary Michelle...just before Christmas I received a surprise package from Australia...a gift from a blogging friend. She knows I love Australian designers and she sent me your 'frosty friends' stitchery booklet. I love the patterns and stitched a tea towel for a friend. I will be stitching many more. This is a great time to stitch Christmas projects. Thanks for the chance, happy stitching, Pauline

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  50. Congratulations on your Blogiversary Michelle! I have been lurking the stitchy blogs for a long time before I recently joined in too. I didn't think anyone would be interested in what I had to say either LOL. I just wanted to say I really like the style of your stitcheries. They give the "warm fuzzies", so sweet. debbie

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  51. Congratulations ... I wasn't sure about starting a blog either but now very glad I did. It is so nice to receive encouragement from 'kindred spirits'. Your blog books look great .. I must investigate doing that too.

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  52. Happy New Year and congratulations with your second blogoversary!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  53. Happy 2 years. Love your work am working on the bakehouse quilt atm and hope to be finished by the end of this year It will be a 2 year goal.

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  54. Happy Blogaversary Michelle, your blog is definitely right up there with my favorites and i hate to miss a post but somehow I missed this one. The Christmas project looks so cute , love it!Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway . hugs Sheila

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  55. I have just found your blog and love your style. I will have to call again soon.

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