Saturday, May 10, 2008

I am 1 today!

The momentous and special day which I mentioned yesterday is my blogiversary. I am 1 today!

To celebrate 1 year and 154 posts I have a blogiversary party bag give away. The party bag so far consists of a selection of fabric: felted wool blanket pieces, cotton (some Cath Kidston) and linen, and a book called 'creating sketchbooks for embroiderers and textile artists'. I may add a few more bits tooIf you want to be the recipient of this party bag just pop a comment on this post between now and 6pm on Tuesday 13th May and this little pile of goodness could be yours.

I've also realised that monkee maker has her blogiversary today too. A double celebration. Happy Blogiversary MM.

I've been sewing like a crazy sewing lady today, and I've also spent about 2 hours trying to figure out why my sewing machine wanted to chew all the fabric I was attempting to sew. I changed the top and bottom tensions countless times, replaced the bobbin case, cleaned the dust out of it and changed the needle, and finally it seems to be behaving a little better - it's a good job too because I was coming to the point where I wanted to have a tantrum and throw it out of the window.

It's been a lovely day here again today. I spent a bit of time out in the garden and took a few pics whilst I was out there - everything is starting to bloom and looks really lush and healthy:

29 comments:

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Happy birthday to you and well done on so many posts. Enjoy your blog party, I am raising a glass to you, so keep going as I do enjoy your blog.

Nanna said...

Happy Birthday! I love to read your blog.

HandbagsbyJen said...

Happy birthday! I love reading your blog and wish you all of teh best.

Kitty said...

Happy Blogaversary Monda! I love the logo you've made for the top of your post - very nice.

I hate it when the sewing machine does that chewing thing :-( Horrid, isn't it?

x

bensedin art said...

Happy birhtday! Your blog is very interesting and I love to read it. Tanja

Dolci Fusa said...

Happy Blogaversary Monda!
Veronica

sbonetsue said...

Congrats on one year!! What a very generous giveaway to celebrate. If I were to win I would have a little party of my own when the mailman deleivered!

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I'm really only about a month into blogging regularly, so hopefully I'm still with it a year from now. Congrats!

jenclair said...

Congratulations on your first Blogging Year! I've only recently discovered your blog, but I certainly enjoy it!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Monda! My sewing machine is being mean at the moment too - and I've tried all the same remedies as you! The top stitch looks perfect but the bottom is manky (when I'm doing zig-zag that is) but I'm trying to keep my cool!

Hope you had a lovely rest of the weekend. Lucy x

paper-and-string said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY :-)
my sewing machine does that too. swearing helps. (and always have the same thread top and bottom, dont mix your bobbins!)
i'm off to the pub to...uummm....celebrate your birthday!!
hurrah!!

dottydesigns said...

Happy Birthday Monda, Congratulations on your bloggerversary. X

Joleo said...

Happy Blogging Birthday Monda! Fingers crossed your machine gives up on its hissy fit soon

jojoebi said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday.
I hope your sewing machine starts to behave, mine does the same occassionally, I find using VERY strong language and threatening to chuck it out usually does the trick!

Françoise said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!
It's been gorgeous here too. It really feels like summer.

rebecca.did.it said...

Happy sunshine and sewing filled birthday! Your blog has gone a long way to inspiring me to start sewing...so much so that I bought my first sewing machine at the weekend after months of borrowing from other people!

By the way - love the photo of the leaves peeping out behind the red woodwork. Stunning. x

emma & spanner said...

Congratulations!

I love your work and your blog, when I'm having a duff day I always swing by for a peek at your lovely creations.

Threaten your sewing machine with a replacement - this has kept mine on it's best behaviour for the last ten years!

emma

x

pink-petal-designs said...

Happy Blog birthday !! please enter me for your lovely giveaway.
Sarah x

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Happy blogversary!

Think I would have had a tantrum long before two hours - hope it's all sorted now.

Great garden pics :o)

dottycookie said...

Congrats on your first year!

I love the daisy picture. We are inundated with daisies this year, and they always make me smile.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Happy bloggerversary!!!!

lyndyloo said...

Happy Birthday!! As a new comer to blog land your blog is one of my favourites. You go girl!!

Kloth & Bolt said...

Happy blog-birthday! Keep it up! :) -kb

Lucy Carlson said...

Happy Blogiversary...love reading your blog and seeing what you have been up to !!!

Lucyx

Charlie P said...

Phew- just in time! HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, BLOG! Did you try taking the foot off the machine and re-attaching it? An incorrectly attached foot had me baffled for AGES and I was on the verge of taking the machine back to the shop!
p.s. very impressive quilt binding below

Gina said...

Happy birthday - always enjoy reading your blog. If I was lucky enough to win could I share the prize with someone else because I already have the book... the fabrics however look gorgeous!
xx

saraeden said...

Happy 1st bloggy birthday

Sara x x

Maureen said...

Hé, congratulations to blog's first birthday!
This is a such a great give away, so offcourse I will leave a comment and in the meantime I keep my fingers crossed ;o))

Jackie said...

The book looks interesting, who is it by?
Sorry I should apologise for leaving a comment so out of date if you know what I mean!