Monday, 24 August 2015

Happy blogaversary to me!

It's my second anniversary of blogging today!  I can't believe it's only been two years.  Many things have changed in that time...

I have completed 53 projects in that time, the largest of which is this one which funnily enough was the first project I started after my blog began!

Cut Thru North Pole House
Bothy Threads

My stash has grown from a few skeins of DMC and a kit or two, and I needed to buy this cupboard to keep it in!

When I started blogging I had three projects "on the go", I now have 20 WIPs and UFOs, four of which are HAED size!

I have taken part in several exchanges and have been gifted with some very generous gifts, including lovely handiwork by other stitchers, all of which are displayed in my little craft room.


You can read my first ever blog post here.  I was thrilled that eight other stitchers commented on that post.  I now have over 200 followers and have made many many friends in the last two years, some of whom I have been lucky enough to meet in "real life"!  I truly appreciate all of you who read and cheer me on with my projects, and I enjoy reading all of your blogs too!

Anyway, to celebrate I am going to have another giveaway as they are so much fun!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  No need to mention on your blog.  The prize will include something handmade by me and also some lovely bits for you to use in your own stitching and finishing.  No photos yet as I only realised today that it was my anniversary!

I will make the deadline next Monday 31st August to give everyone a chance to enter.  I will draw a lucky winner on that date.

Bonne chance everyone!

Until next time

Justine

53 comments:

Kate said...

Happy Blogaversary, Justine! You're so sweet to have a giveaway. Hoping for many more happy blogging years to come :-)

Beth said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging. I went months and months before getting my first comment.

Linda said...

Happy blogaversary. Wow that's an amazing amount of finished projects in just two years. I know the feeling about stash growing - I've been exactly the same.

Pull the other thread said...

Happy Blogaversary! Well done on running such a great blog for 2 years and hopefully for many more to come. You have finished an amazing number of projects in a relatively short period of time. I love your stash cabinet, it look a bit like a safe :D

Shelly said...

Happy 2 Year Anniversary to you! I didn't have many WIPs either when I started blogging. Ah well! That's a lot of finishes too. Great stitching!

gominam said...

Congratulations on your 2nd yr blogging and meeting new friends!

Heather said...

Happy blogoversary Justine! Ever since I started my blog I've had the same "problem" of stash lol. You have a lot more followers than me though. Cheers!

Jacquie Morris said...

HUGE congratulations for 2 years blogging. ... It's flown by!!
Smiles :)

Lesley said...

Happy blog anniversary Justine:)

Barb said...

Happy Blog Anniversary to you! Sounds like you have done lots of great projects!

Teresa S. said...

Can it really be two years? Time flies by. It's great to see all you have accomplished.

Laura said...

Wow! 53 projects? I don't think I've completed that many in 2 decades of stitching much less than in 2 years! Your needle must be smoking! :) Congratulations on your blog anniversary and I love the cabinet you use to store your stash!

ORANGERY S said...

Congratulations on your blog and I wish you many, many more years to come. Sunny Greetings from New Orleans, Alice

Linda said...

Happy Blogaversary Justine. I have enjoyed reading your blog. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda

Mii Stitch said...

Happy blog anniversary sweetie!!! Looking forward to October :) xx

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Happy Blogaversary! Yours was the first stitching blog I started following!

Christine said...

Happy Blogoversary

Preeti said...

Happy blogoversary, Justine !! Wish you many more crafty years ahead:)

Brigitte said...

Happy blogaversary, Justine, and a happy belated anniversary, too!
Isn't it great how the WIPs and the stash grow and grow when you get seriously into stitching and blogging? And visiting all these blogs in blogland certainly helps a lot with it, lol.

No need to include me in the give-away as I have just recently received this wonderful little stitched pillow from you. Now someone else should have the chance.

Julie said...

Happy Blogoversary Justine.
Finding blogging really does make your stash and WIP pile grow, so many nice things to see and want to stitch yourself.
May you have many more years of blogging (and stash collecting!) x

Natalie said...

Happy blog anniversary! Hopefully with a lot of beautiful projects and posts ahead!

Annette-California said...

Sweet Happy Blogaversary Justine! I did peek at your very first post. Awe So Cal Debbie had commented...Absolutely lovely! I know how it is having our stash now compared to in the beginnings! HA!
I enjoyed getting to see your Bothy Threads Cut Thru sampler again:) Hope you many more finishes!!!
love Annette

Happiness is Stitching said...

Happy Anniversary ☼

Annie said...

Congrats on two years of blogging! Looking forward to seeing what you're stitching for many years to come:)

Anthea said...

Wow! Congratulation Justine! It was around the time I started reading your blog late last year, that I re-discovered my love for cross stitching, & I always love to pop in & see your work.

Happy 2nd Blog-Aversary!

Rhona said...

Congrats on your two years of blogging! It's amazing how much stash we can acquire in that time isn't it?!!! :)

Lija Broka said...

Love your post! If I ever remember one of my blogoversary's (I think I just missed my 4th one but will check) I am definitely include a statistical update. Blogging has definitely made me into a wip rather than finish type of girl (+ hoarding of stash)... but then again I would have not had as many finishes either. And obviously would love to enter your giveaway. Happy anniversary!

D1-D2 said...

Happy Blogversary! You've accomplished so much in just 2 years.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your posts are always a delight to read and the progress on your projects, inspiring. Congratulations and here's to many more years of stitching fun ")

Marlene jones said...

Time passes quickly in blog land, congratulations on reaching 2 years, may you blog here for years to come. Please add me to your list for the giveaway, some one will be lucky.

Terri said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Happy Blogversary!

Ariadne said...

Many happy blogging returns! You have managed to stitch really a lot all those two years. Congrats!Thank you for the giveaway!AriadnefromGreece!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Blogaversary! Not sure how long I've been a follower but it's been a while!
Your progress story sounds quite a lot like mine, blogging is so bad for our stashing habits!

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Happy Blogaversary to you!

Jane Galley said...

congratulations on your blogaversary, time goes so quickly. Welcome to the world of countless projects, and mountains of stash

butterfly said...

Congratulations , I can see you really have the cross stitch bug , after the first blog.
Have a lovely week.

stitchersanon said...

Gosh, that has flown by! Happy bloggoversary, and here's to many, many more posts!

Karen said...

Congrats on two years of blogging! There always seems to be lots of enabling in the blogesphere which somehow makes my stash increase too. : )

Tiki said...

Happy blogaversary!

Joan said...

Hi Justine - Congratulations on your two year anniversary. I can't believe you have 20 WIP and 53 completed projects WOW. Hopefully many more years of blogging to come. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

Mini said...

Happy 2nd blog annivesary. Wow 53 projects...you must have smoking needles.Blogging is such an enabler in every way ;)
Would love to read about your meet ups with blog friends.

Virpi said...

Happy blogaversary to you! I have to admit that my wip pile is also growing. I used to have one project at a time and now I don't dare even count my wips =)

Marie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! You do some lovely work.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! That's so exciting. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway! :D

Sally said...

Congratulations on your second blogoversary! Please don't enter me in your giveaway though as I have been very lucky in the past to win one of yours :)

Steph said...

Happy Blogversary ^_^ 53 projects! That is awesome. XOX

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary Justine - looks like you have accomplished a lot in that time, I love your stash cupboard too :).

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Renee said...

Congratulations! Wow. 53 projects in 2 years is pretty impressive! I absolutely love, love, love your Cut Thru North Pole House project. It is sooo fun!

Michelle said...

Wow - well done Justine on 2 years of blogging - time goes so quickly xx

Justine said...

Linda I am still not getting any notification when you comment on my blog, but I do read your comments. Do you remember that you were my first follower and made the very first comment on my blog? I was amazed and so pleased as I had been following your blog and SoCal Debbie's for a while and you were my stitching heroes with all your WIPs! I started my blog mainly so I could join the Bothy Threads Cut Thru SAL that you used to do on a Monday. Happy memories.

rosey175 said...

Oh I missed your giveaway! I have been a recipient of your kindness before so I think I would've passed anyway though your items are so lovely it would be tempting haha. Congrats on surviving two years with the blogging world. :D I think I had a somewhat larger stash as I hoarded so many (too many) thrift store finds before I found the stitchy blogs. Haven't had 53 finishes since starting though, congrats on that too~