I totally forgot about my blogiversary last year (I think I was pregnant??), and well, for this year I wanted to do something especially fun. I've actually been meaning to do this all year long but never got around to it. Any kind of anniversary is special though, so I decided I needed to take a little extra time out just for this.
(I wasn't going to do this part, but saw it on someone else's blog once, and since people like to celebrate these things with giveaways too, I figured it might be interesting to see where I'm at...)
In 2 years I have:
- Published 404 posts (I believe over half of those are from this year!) :) (oh, and this doesn't count all the posts that I moved over to my Our Story section of my blog. This is just quilting/crafting stuff.)
- received 3240 comments on my various posts
- had 87,091 pageviews from 29,948 unique visitors. wow.
- I have 390 followers via GFC (only 10 away from 400!!) and 405 subscribers in google reader
- 139 people like my Facebook page (that I don't do anything with).
Here is my picture round up of projects and posts from the last two years!
(click on the mosaics to go to Flickr and then you can click on the links to find out more about each photo.) :)
The beginning: first quilts, paper crafts, things I sold in my Etsy shop, first knitting projects, Christmas presents, etc. This is all from 2010 and a few projects from before that.
there are a few totally
awesome awful projects that were left out. Oh well. ;)
Bags, paper goodies, sewing stuff, things for the little ones, and yes. Number 2 is a baby. I made my third baby in 2011. :)
All things quilting:
do.Good Stitches bee blocks, minis, quilts, quilted pillow, etc.
Pillows, Pouches and other sewing items
And Lots of blocks (do.Good Stitches, Moody Blues 2, [3x6] Mini Sampler Bee, 4x5 Modern Bee and just because)
Quilts and quilted goodness
I think it's safe to say that my skills have improved over the years, as well as my photography skills. ;) It's been a fun journey! Thanks for hanging out and looking back with me. It's always nice to see what I've actually accomplished, and that I haven't just been little miss busy body for no reason. :) Swaps have definitely been my favorite thing I've sewn for! They always seem to push me the most as well, which I really enjoy. I hope to jump in another swap here soon! :) But until then, there are WAY too many other things going on!
I think my goal for this next year is to finish more quilts! I have a few still sitting in my closet, that have been there for a while, so next year you will see some of those for sure! I hope. If not, I guess it will just be something better. :)
These mosaics definitely took WAY too long to put together, so I'm just going to leave it at that and not type anymore! lol.
Now I want to see the things YOU'VE done! I think everyone needs a special occasion to celebrate their creations and give themselves a big pat on the back! So here's the perfect excuse! :)
Here's what to do:
Create a blog post that highlights, or shows off all of your creations you've made! Is your list too long? Just pick your favorites, but make sure to search back in time and get all the goodness! Don't skimp on the celebrating, even if it's a little embarrassing going back to the beginning. ;)
Then come back here and link up your blog post in the linky. This will also count as this weeks from blank pages... linky. Because today we are celebrating the beginning of us! :)
You don't have a blog? Make a mosaic and post it in Flickr (or wherever) and you can link up your mosaic here. Need help making a mosaic? Here are some good instructions to help you out. I use Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker. I read recently that someone liked a different mosaic maker better, but I have no idea where I read that or where it was. If it was you, let us know. :)
Make sure to link back here in your post so others can come join along in the fun as well! :) (you can grab a button or something. :))
And because celebrations are ALWAYS more fun with prizes, I will be giving away to one lucky reader......
A 5" charm pack of Anna Maria Horner's LouLouThi collection.
30 squares cut by me from my unwashed fabric stash.
(you must do at least 1 - otherwise I won't know you've entered! bwahahaha! - it's late.
All others are optional.)
- Link up a blog post or mosaic to the linky (1 entry) and leave a comment telling me you did (get an extra entry)
- leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite memory as a child
- follow this blog and leave a comment telling me you do.
- follow me either on facebook, twitter, or intagram! (only one entry even if you do all three)
This giveaway is open to international participants as well! Yay!
I will leave this giveaway open until I pick a winner the morning of Wednesday, September 5th.
And thanks for stopping by!