Friday, June 27, 2008, is my first blog anniversary! Just as everyone has said before me, it has been a quick year. It seems like just a few months ago, I was sitting in the recliner with the laptop on my knees googling about embroidery when I came across Feeling Stitchy and Nikkshell. I had noticed the term "blog" previously when reading the websites of Sublime Stitching, Alicia Paulson, and SisBoom fabrics after spotting features about them in various magazines, but the term didn't really stick with me as I had no idea what it meant. However, everything finally connected in one moment of understanding, and I knew instantly that I had to have a blog, too.After lurking about a bit, checking out the different blog services, and following the path to other bloggers' favorite sites, I got down to business. Most important to me at the time was getting involved in the swaps in which I have had such a great time giving and receiving and getting to know new blog friends.
I want to thank everyone who makes regular visits to my blog, sends me comments and e-mails, and is interested in keeping up with the postings of new creations from my craft studio and letting me brag about my family. This opportunity makes our world a smaller place and allows us to learn so much from one another from both near and far away. I am really grateful to be part of this crafting blog world and can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming year.
Earlier in the week, I held a little poll to see what I should offer as a giveaway prize. The choice is hard for me, because I think everything I do is already done and all the crafters on the blogs has one anyway! However, after comments and e-mails, there is a three-way tie: Apron, totebag, and wristlet. I made the mosaic above to show an example of each.
The prize, then, will be a choice of one of the three above, monogrammed, of course, created in your favorite colors. On Saturday, June 28, 2008, I'll draw the winner's name. Be sure to leave your comment here if you'd like to be part of the drawing and, if I can't reach you through your comment profile, please be sure to leave an e-mail address so I can get in touch with you, otherwise, I'll have to pick a new name from the hat.
I'm looking forward to finding out who leaves their name and whose name gets drawn!