Sunday, July 25, 2010

my 400th blog post

A heartfelt Thank You, and lets celebrate with a giveaway!

I never imagined when I began blogging at the end of 2005 what a wonderful world it would open up for me. (The very first post is here - how tiny is my little man!!!) It was before we could keep track of everyone on facebook, and as an avid scrapbooker, I began blogging to keep in touch with a lot of my scrapping friends, and to share my creative endeavours with them and anyone else who was interested enough to pop by.

I soon realised what a wonderful tool my blog was to record our lives. The celebrations as well as everyday life, my monthly letters to Isaac and Jacinta during their first two years of life, the highs and lows, the joy and the sorrow, the family traditions - all the things that make our family who we are.

My blog became an even more important record for me as I slowly drifted away from scrapbooking. I still take lots of photos, and here I can not only preserve them, but the story that goes with them. Many of the snippets of life, that would otherwise pass by and probably be forgotten. As I have rekindled my love of fabric, various other crafts, and homemaking skills, a whole new group of inspiring blogs and bloggers have become a part of my life.

Over the years, I have 'met' so many lovely people through the blogging world. The support, friendship and inspiration out there in blogland is absolutely amazing. I am humbled that I have a lovely group of 'friends' that enjoy reading what I have written, are patient enough to follow along with my photo a day for 2010, encourage me in my creative pursuits, and are kind enough to take the time to leave a comment every now and then.

A huge THANK YOU to each and everyone of you.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little part of the world - I know there are lots of you popping in, as I write this post, 15705 visits according to my stat counter.

Thanks to all those who have left a comment at any time over the past 400 posts, I really appreciate it, and love reading them.

As a special thank you and a token of my appreciation for your friendship, support and inspiration, I'm having a little give away to celebrate my 400th post. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post letting me know what crafts you enjoy (Id love you to say Hi if you read this, even if you havn't commented here before!) I will draw a winner next Sunday night. The first name drawn out will win this A5 journal cover handmade by me.


Sarah said...

Hi Nic

I have never commented on your blog before, but I do like to pop by and have a read every now and then. I noticed your name in the SA section on EB...I just thought you seemed like my kind of mum...then I noticed you had a blog and could see that you are definitely my kind of mum!

Our mothering skills are probably the only skills we share however. I dearly LOVE the thought of being crafty, but it translating to real life, well thats another thing. I do however adore making a nice home for my family, and dearly love taking care of my wonderful hubby and 3 children, so I guess I could call that my 'craft'.

Thanks for a wonderful blog, you have a lovely looking family and you seem like a genuinely nice, loving and nurturing mother.

Sarah x

Heather said...

What crafts do I enjoy? Anyone I can get my hands on, lol

Shan said...

nic your blog is a delight to read, so thank YOU! i love your dedication to acutally keeping up with "photo a day"!! i look forward to reading the next 400 posts :)

shan x

Kayscha's Quilting Corner said...

Hi Nic. Love the fabrics ;) AS you know, I love to quilt, and cross stitch too. Congratulations on such a wonderful blog! xxx

Jots Mum said...

looking forward to the next 400 posts.

I'm a sewer and soap maker (newbie)and quilter.


Shazz said...

what an achievement...!!!!
as you know I am a scrapper although my lack of scrapping recently makes even me question that statement....LOL
I enjoy reading your blog and have loved watching your family grow, not only in size but in statue as well.
you are a wonderful mother and a gorgeous friend.
many many blessings to you as continue your journey as a wife, a mother, a friend and a crafter


kathie said...

Congratulation on reaching 400 Nic! I love reading your blog, and don't miss a post. It saves driving up the freeway, lol, to see you all! ;) By the way, when ARE we catching up this term? Before another term rushes past.

Oh, yeah, and I'm a scrapbooker!

Alissa said...

Hey, It's Piggy here...

Congrat's on 400 post's!! Looking forward to the next 400.

I quilt, cross stitch and try to scrapbook (never happens though)

Alissa xxx

Nell said...

hee Hee...What crafts don't I enjoy?! I can't ever see me doing macrame or russian bunka embroidery - aside from that no holes barred. Doesn't seem sporting to enter your giveaway when I know you IRL but just wanted to say Congrats on 400 posts and here is to many more years of happy blogging!

The Handmaden said...

I was wondering what you'd come up with for your 400th, a journal is a lovely idea.
So, what crafts do I like? Is that a trick question? :)
Lets just say I've never been into scrapbooking or cross stitch but it's open season on anything else.
Congratulations and keep on blogging!

Car said...

Congratulations on 400 posts!

As you know, I love any craft that keeps me busy (and sane ;)

Jess said...

Whoo Hoo Nic - 400 posts

I love cross-stitch. I wish I could knit. I also wish I had more time to sew and make things for my girls and my nieces/nephews. At the moment I'm usually the thinker and planner and decider and my mum helps with the actually sewing.