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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

This Baby is Two!

OK, my darlinkskis, let's make this short and sweet...

Two years ago today, I started this blog and it's become an amazing treasure in my life. I've met wonderful people and the experience has also supported my stitching tremendously.  So, in return, a Blogoversary Giveaway of course! 


Rules:
  1. Please leave a comment on this post only.
  2. Please tell me what you'd like to see on this blog in the future (e.g. stay the same? more/less of something). No promise of any changes but I am just curious to see what you think.
  3. Entries close as of end of day Sunday, Sept 26. 
Here's the giveaway.

The Polly Whitmarsh Sampler KIT. You get the whole works, even a needle!

There may be other prizes but I haven't figured that out yet. It's late and my little brain is fried. 

In closing, I'll leave you with a hilarious cross stitch my friend, who is in art school, sent me this week. She designed it! What do you think? Cool, huh? Does this classify as 'subversive' cross stitch?
 


Back to another nutty day at the office tomorrow! ;-) Perfect for Fall (which began today), don't you think? Fall - Squirrels - Nuts, get it? *groan* Yup, it's time for Bed!  


Till next time, happy stitching!

61 comments:

Andrea said...

That cross stitch your friend designed is FABULOUS, lol! Where can we get it???

Congrats on 2 years Melissa! I'm so glad I found you! What a great prize you're offering...I'd say keep your blog just as it is...the only thing you could add would be more of the same!

We have nuts at our workplace too...don't feel alone, lol!

xox

Melissa said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!

Teresa S. said...

Wow! 2 years already, huh? I would like to see you post more often. Other than that it seems pretty perfect. Please include me in your drawing.

Theresa said...

Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging journey!!!!!! I enjoy reading your blog very much, seeing all your stitching projects and the little things that inspire you everyday. So I say stay the same, just keep them coming!!!

That cross stitch your friend design is so funny!!!! And your ending makes me smile~ Yup, that's another reason I love reading your blog!!!!!

Dovilė said...

Congrats on 2 year bloganniversary:)
I like to visite your blog, Melissa:) new inspirations and enjoy stitching

Sylvia said...

I really enjoy looking at all your finishes, they inspire me to get cracking on my own stuff.

Two years of blogging - congrats!

Your friends design is a hoot, but there is some truth to it....

Ulla said...

Congratulations on your 2 years of blogging!!! I like your blog how it is, as I lo´ve to read about your cross stitching.

suunnittelija @ suomi24 . fi

Annemarie said...

This is the BEST form of subversive cross stitch, I think!

I'm slowly adding people to my Blogger Follower device thingie. I don't know what happened, but I missed yours! Probably because your blog name starts with a W and is further down the alphabet (what utter nonsense. There is no excuse).

I would love a chance to win that am-A-zinf sampler kit. As for any changes to your blog? I honestly couldn't think of anything that I would improve. Your blog and your very self are as lovely as can be :o)

Gillie said...

Don't put me in the draw as there is some much more deserving soul who needs to win that beautiful chart. I have my hands full with Olga (on 40 count!) - just wanted to say I enjoy your blog and can't think of a thing to change!

Edige said...

Hello,
I'm your follower for a while and I like your works very much. I love this style and I think that your blog is an eye candy for me and for many readers. So stay on this way please and try to post much more beautiful work...
Edit from Hungary

CATHI said...

Congratulations! As time flies! I like the style of your blog as it is at present - a lot of beautiful stitchery. A happy beginning of Fall! :o)

Best wishes

Cathi

KarenV said...

Congratulations on reaching 2 years Melissa :) I don't want to be included in the draw - too much else clamouring to be stitched right now - but I love your blog and wouldn't change a thing about it :)

Hazel said...

Wow two years already! I'd love to be in with a chance of winning. What a marvellous prize. I would say don't change a thing on your blog. I love that it is all stitch related. It would be nice to see a couple of pics of the area where you live as well - just out of interest. x

Lois said...

Congrats on 2 years!!! What a lovely giveaway!

Well, I love your blog so I say keep on as you're doing. We have similar tastes in stitching so I love seeing what you're working on. Often something I'll have in my stash, but I've only given a passing look at, you will start stitching and I see it in a completely different light. Then it moves to my 'must stitch' pile! So, your blog definitely gives me inspiration!!

Lennu said...

Dear Melissa, congratulations on your 2 years! I'm SO happy you decided to start blogging :) I can't think of anything you should change, only I'd be happy to read new posts in your blog every day :D Thank you also for organizing a giveaway, what a beautiful prize.

Oh I love the stitching your friend sent you! It's definitely cool.

Have a happy end of the week, soon it will be weekend!

Chris said...

Melissa,
Congratulations on your anniversary. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful stitching with us. I am loving the red bird.
Just keep doing what you are doing with your blog.
Chris

Elizabeth Ann said...

Good morning,
Congratulations! I enjoy your blog just the way it is - seeing your progress makes me work harder!

Margaret said...

Wow! 2 years! That's pretty cool! Happy blogiversary! I'd love to win that kit for sure! :D

As for what I'd like to see on your blog, I don't think I'd change a thing. I always love to read your blog!

I love that piece your friend stitched up. lol! Not subversive at all IMO!

Heather said...

Wow, 2 years is pretty awesome. I keep your blog the way it is. I love really Canadian tales

natalyK said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging. I wish you continued success. I love your blog the way it is. The giveaway looks fab. Count me in.

MAGI'S GALLERY said...

Congrats on 2 years of blogging. Just keep on posting. Count me in.

Hillery said...

Happy Blogaversary!! Mine is coming up in a few months!!! Don't change a thing on your blog. It's what makes every blogger special. That's why we all follow.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Kim said...

Congrats on two years!! I say just keep doing what you're doing! It's great!

Jeannine 520 said...

Happy second anniversary, congratulations!! I love your blog as it is, the only suggestion I can think of is that I would like to see more pics of your darlings Daisy and Julius.

stormybrew57 said...

Congrats on your blogaverisary! I would not change a thing. It is very easy to follow and always very inspirational. Thank You! Beth N. (stormybrew57@aol.com)

mainely stitching said...

Happy second birthday! :D :D :D

Oh my goodness, you do celebrate in style. I've drooled all over my keyboard.

Yours is a blog I wouldn't change a thing about. I love your stitching and you always choose such gorgeous projects (like the wonderful bird in your last post, and the fab kitty before that). Just keep those posts a'comin'! :D

Diana said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I enjoy seeing your finished stitching and works in progress and hope you continue to do that.

Mary said...

Congratulations on 2 years Melissa! Your blog is great just the way it is. What a generous giveaway to celebrate. Please count me in :)

HollyXSing said...

Congrts on Two Years! "Time flies when you are having fun". Your blog is great! Keep up the goood work!

Please let me know if I'm the big winner! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

-Holly

Deborah said...

Congratulations on your 2 year blogaversary! I love your blog just the way it is. I wouldn't change a thing. The kit is beautiful, so count me in.

Lee said...

Congrats Melissa! Your blog is terrific and I think it should always reflect what is on your mind and in your heart on any given day. It's what makes our blogs unique! Don't change a thing.

I'll bow out of the giveaway. I just wanted to send you my good wishes. The kit is fantastic though, and I know some lucky winner will love it!

Catherine said...

Congrats on two years! What a generous gift you are offering, it's beautiful!

As for your blog, I love it just the way it is. Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of your world with the rest of us!

Patti said...

Congrats on your 2 years. I love what your friend sent you - it is so cool and so RIGHT!!! Please enter me into your Blogaversary giveaway as I would really love to stitch her.

As far as your blog is concerned LEAVE IT AS IT IS because I truly love it and it needs no improvement at all or change. But it's your blog so do whatever you want. Me? I just change the decorations of the blog every so often when I get bored with how they look.

Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Lelia said...

congrats on your two years of blogging. IMO - don't change a thing. You pick awesome projects & photograph them well. Not a dud in the bunch.

Flaglady8 said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary! So nice of you to celebrate with such a wonderful give away. Please enter me.

I love your blog and would not have you change a thing!

natalie said...

I love the subversive design! Ha! What a great giveaway! What would I like to see on your blog...I don't know...how do you improve on perfection? :)

lynda said...

Congrats on two years of wonderful blogging! I think you shouldn't change a thing...I love looking at the lovely pieces you stitch, as well as your adorable kitties!

The piece that your friend designed is too perfect! I think most of us could use that hanging on our walls!

I would love to be included in your giveaway...that sampler is stunning!

Thanks for your generous spirit and for giving us all such an enjoyable blog to visit.

sewcreative said...

Happy blogiversary!

I think you need to show less stitching! I have been too easily influenced by so many of the projects you share!!! Just kidding of course. I love so many of the things you've shared.

Terri

Amy said...

I enjoy your blog as it is now. I always love to see WIP's and completed pieces. It keeps me inspired. Lovely giveaway!

Paisley said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on two years of blogging! I think your blog is great just the way it is!

Ellen said...

Happy blogoversary! Please include me in your giveaway. Love to see more postings of your stitching and finishing.

Hugs,

Daffycat said...

Your blog is perfect ~ don't change a thing!

Happy 2nd blogoversary!

Lisa V said...

Hi Melissa, I would love to be entered in your draw.
I love your blog the way it is, I enjoy reading your posts and seeing what beauties you have created.
Happy stitching
LISA V

Blu said...

Congrats on two years!
Love your blog the way it is! Don't change a thing (unless, of course, you want to post more...)
I'm going to sit out this giveaway since there's lot of more deserving folks.

Lindsay said...

Happy Blogaversary. Don't change a thing, your blog is fab just the way it is. Love your friends design

Carol said...

Happy 2nd Blogoversary, Melissa. I always get happy when I see you've posted. What I would change?? More kitty photos, please :)

I'll sit this giveaway out--have won a lot lately and I'd love to have someone else have a better chance!

trillium said...

I think your blog is just fine--a good combination of pictures and talk. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Kajsa said...

How funny! Please enter my name! I wouldn't change anything. I'm just hoping your slump is over and you will post more.

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Melissa, congrats on your blog turning 2! Honestly, I wouldn't change a thing. Your personality comes through loud and clear, and I always love your photos and stitching progress. It's a nice place to visit.

Siobhan said...

Happy two years, Melissa! Here's to another 20 or so more. ;) I agree with what Tanya said--don't change a thing. You were one of my favorite bloggers before I blogged and your blog is still one that I check as soon as it pops up with a new entry (even when I'm woefully behind on commenting).

LOVE the stitching that your friend designed! She has to publish it!

Glenna said...

Don't change! We love you just the way you are. I'd love it if your friend would sell her sampler design! And please include me in the giveaway.

TraceyIL said...

Great Blog, Melissa!! I love your stitching! Congrats on two years of blogging!!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Happy blogiversary!!! :)

Please enter me in the drawing... that is a gorgeous piece, and what a generous gift!!

Hmmm... what to change... I have to go with... nothng! Don't change a thing!! :)

Love your stitchy posts, your bookish posts, your kitty pics, and your flower pics. It's all right up my alley!!

Have a great week!

Karoline said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I don't think you need to change anything about your blog.

I love your friends design!

Joanne said...

Big congrats on your 2 year anniversary. I love your blog just the way it is and love seeing your project pics. They are very inspiring.
Joanne

Stef said...

I don't think you need to change a thing - I love your blog just the way it is too!!! Happy 2 year blogiversary, Melissa!!!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I think the change to joyous is just so perfect. I would like to be entered and I would love to see more of the same. I love seeing cross stitch even if I am working on other things right now. Dianntha

Cari-in-VA said...

So glad I kept reading, I think I am getting in just under the deadline. I would love to be entered in your drawing! Congratulations on two wonderful years of blogging.

I would like to see a picture of you posted on your blog :-) Maybe there is one and I just missed it. I hope to see more stitching which would mean that you are finding more time to relax and put your feet up :-)

valerie said...

Happy blog anniversary! I'm so happy to have stumbled on your blog. It's a joy to read your posts and I wouldn't change a thing about it.

Please don't enter me in the draw. I am buried under stash as it is! I need to stitch faster!

Jo Ann said...

Melissa, what a beautiful prize for your drawing. I would love to add this beauty to my sampler collection. Your blog is awesome as it is, and your stitching is fab too. Keep up the good work.

Thanks, Jo Ann

WoolenSails said...

I love seeing your cross stitch, you inspire me to work on mine. You do such beautiful work.

Debbie