Thursday, November 18, 2010

4 years...has it really been that long...

On Novemebr 22nd, 2006 I wrote my very first blog post.  I had no idea at the time that I would keep the habit up for more than a month let alone 4 years!  I started a blog really as an online journal of my creative process and didn't expect that it would be anything more.  How wrong I was!!  Through the marvel of the internet and blogging I have been introduced to the world of photography and introduced to quilters from around the world.  The biggest surprise of all though, was that I've been comforted in knowing that my creative process is much like yours..one patch at a time. 

Without you, the readers, this online creative space wouldn't be worth doing and I owe a lot of gratitude for each and everyone of you that come by and read my ramblings.  I appreciate you following me and coming back time and time again.  I appreciate the friendship you have given me and the support and kindness when life has thrown the odd curve ball.  I great BIG thank you to you all!  

To celebrate I'm having a giveaway!  I've only managed to put 2 things together for a picture, but I can assure you I'll be adding more to the pile.



To enter for your chance to win a 2011 V & A Calendar, 4 fat quarters of batik fabric and a slew of other goodies comment on this post. 
Anyone can enter as long as I have a way of contacting you.
(Leave your email address in your comment if you don't have a blogger account.)
One entry per person please.

I will choose a winner next Monday, November 22nd at 12 noon (GMT)

Comments now closed...Winner to be announced soon!

Until next time...

96 comments:

Nancy said...

oh no first comment...oh well maybe the Mr Random Generator will feel it this time..lol

I haven't followed you the whole 4 years (I didn't even know blogs existed 4 years ago!lol), but I have thoroughly enjoyed the past year...

Jackie said...

I haven't followed you for the entire 4 years but I too enjoy your blog. Your photography is superb - always captures my eye. Happy 4 years and I hope you keep blogging for a long time!

pinsandneedles said...

4 years! I found your blog shortly after I started mine and have enjoyed following. There is so much inspiration!

Terry said...

Congratulations Jane! You have a wonderful blog and I always enjoy my visits here! Thanks for the great giveaway! :0)

Andrea said...

I think I am 6 months behind you Jane - doesn't time fly when you're having fun ? xxxx

Rafael's Mum said...

Congratulations Jane! Not only 4 years in quantity, but also a lovely blog in quality! I just love the photos you take and love to follow you. Thanks for the chance to win and cheers to many years to come!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I always enjoy visiting and seeing what you are up to. You have the most beautiful photography and I'm sure I've left many blog comments saying so over the years :)
Look forward to seeing what you will create in the years to come! Great giveaway...I've never seen that calendar before!

autumnesf said...

Wow! 4 years! That is impressive. Thanks for showing us your quilts and creations - I know I really enjoy it and get good ideas!

Lesley said...

I only found your blog a month ago and I'm hooked, totally inspired and I love your photos. I've made the bagels too, I didn't realise they were so easy. Thank you Jane.

Ariane said...

Wow!! Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. That is so great! I love your blog and all that you share. It's very inspiring.

Hugs

Ariane

randi---i have to say said...

congrats on 4 years! so glad you are blogging and inspiring us all!

Janet said...

Congratulations on 4 years! That's quite an accomplishment. I love following your blog.

Shirley said...

The pleasure is all mine Jane. You always have something great to show with your beautiful photography and your clever stitching tips and ideas and recently I have valued your kindness and words of wisdom. Keep up the good work.
Love Shirley.x

Utterly Scrummy said...

Here's to another 4 years of fabulous blogging! Love it when a new post of yours pops up in my reader :)

Felicia K. said...

I'm new to your blog, but I'll be sticking around for a while! Love your quilts.
pbjmama(at)gmail(dot)com

Victoria M. said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog and especially like your wonderful photos. Congratulations on 4 years!

Jen said...

Congrats! As a new blogger I sure do appreciate all your hard work and beautiful photography! Many more happy posts in your future!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your 4 year blogivesary! Thanks for a great giveaway :-)

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Congratulations on reaching 4 years of blogging, that takes some dedication, Good luck for many more years.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well congrats on your 4 year blogging. I think I'm somewhere around 3 or more. I've bookmarked you so I can come back. You've got a great blog.

Needled Mom said...

Blogging is an amazing world, isn't it? Happy blogiversary and may you enjoy many more for our entertainment.

Debbie said...

Congratulations on your 4th anniversary for your blog. Although I have only been reading your blog a short while I do enjoy it. Keep up the wonderful work.

black bear cabin said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I really enjoy your blog, your photography, and all of your creative projects! I am so glad i started a blog too...i feel as though ive made so many dear friends that inspire me, entertain me, and make me laugh! I look forward to many more years of reading your blog! hugs~
p.s. what a great giveaway...sign me up please :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Happy 4 years of blogging! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at your pictures--always lots of fun and inspiration. It is interesting to see other people's perspective on the world. Thanks for sharing! I am looking forward to many more years of checking out what you are up to!

Martina said...

Congrats! Wow 4 years! That is so great. I love to follow your blog since a while and enjoy it very much! Thanks for all your sharing and your creativity which is such an inspiration!
Be blessed
Martina

Loralynn said...

The older we get the faster the years seem to slip by! Contrats on your milestone! I have really enjoyed spending time here at your little corner in the blogsphere!

Ethne said...

Gosh I can remember first finding your blog - it wasn't long after I'd started my own and the information and advice you had posted in a tutorial was inspirational - congratulations on your 'anniversary' and I look forward to seeing what you get up to and some super photos in the years to come

Frog Quilter said...

Oooooooooh lovely... Count me in.

WvHmmngbrd said...

Congrats! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katherine said...

How lucky we've been to be able to share in some of your adventures over the years through your blog, Jane. Can it really be 4 years???!

Congrats! Here's to many more wonderful years!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Congratulations on 4 years! You have a great blog! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Shevvy said...

4 years! thats great. I haven't made my first year yet. Well done.

JUSTINE said...

congrats on 4 yrs. Enjoy your blog - always an inspiration.

Debby said...

That's a very long time, Jane. I read you're blog every day and like it very much!

Greetings from Debby,
the Netherlands

Rosa-Munda said...

Congratulations Jane, your blog is a real joy to read!
Ros

Marls said...

Congratulations Jane. The blogging world is an amazing place to live in. I love your blog and your wonderful photography and creations.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Allabitrandom said...

Well done! I do appreciate your blog and love the photos.

Domestic Moose said...

Happy Anniversary? Happy BlogBirthday? Regardless, congrats and thanks for your blog. I really enjoy reading it.

Contented Caroline said...

Happy Blogday Jane. Well done on maintaining the blog for all that time - here's to another 4 or more.

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS JANE!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Tammy said...

Happy 4 Year Anniversary Jane! I love reading your blog and seeing your photos.

YankeeQuilter said...

Four Years! Time really does fly! Happy Anniversary! And thank you for all the wonderful photos you've posted.

Doreen B said...

Congratulations on your blogging
birthday !
would love to enter your draw.
Thank you for your generosity.

Vicki ♥ said...

Its amazing how time flies when one is having fun. Congrats on a fabulous blog and I certainly enjoy visiting it. I look forward to many more years to come :) hugs Vicki

Carol in E TN said...

Happy 4 years of blogging! And thanks for your giveaway.

anne bebbington said...

4 years of inspiration - wonderful :o)

Sue said...

Happy bloggy 4th birthday,I have followed you for most of the 4 years and it is always fun to read your blog. I love your photography

carolinehemsley said...

Congratulations. I am a relatively new follower of yours but love the blog. Thank you. C
carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

Di said...

Well done,Jane, and congratulations on your constantly inspirational blog. I always love your photos too, as you know.

Lizzie said...

It's amazing isn't it, this blogging community, warm, loving and honest. I love being a part of it too...
Congrats on your blogaversary Jane..
Lizzie
xxx

Diana said...

I always enjoy reading your posts. Congratulations on four years!

Janet said...

Congratulations on 4 years-time does fly by. I always enjoy reading your posts. You have lovely photos and I'm always inspired by things I see here.

Janet said...

Wow 4 years! Good for you!! I always enjoy reading your blog and your pictures are marvelous.

Rachel said...

Awww...congratulations on FOUR years of blogging! Well done! It really is a great way to connect, isn't it?

Aimee said...

Congrats on 4 years. Thanks for the giveaway. You take fabulous photos

janie said...

the THANKS should go to you! i don't have a blog, so it's people like you that have taken ME around the world and let me meet such wonderful quilters. SO...Thank you, Jane1

Katherine said...

I really like what you said about your blog and how it has expanded your horizons. Although I am a newbie, I already have some of those feelings. There are amazing people out there creating wonderful things--if only I could meet someone in person like that!

Taryn said...

Your photography is inspirational--love, love, love it. Congratulations on your milestone and here's to another 4 years.

Christy said...

Congratulations Jane! Looking forward to another 4 years. :)

Ellyn said...

Congrats to you! four years is a long time! I love your blog & your photography is lovely. Keep it coming!

Sue said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog, thanks for offering the giveaway! Congrats on 4 years!

Dawn said...

Congrats on 4 years! And thanks for the giveaway.

orchidlover said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. Like you I didn't think I'd last long at blogging either.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kathie said...

oh my gosh has it really been 4 years????
always enjoy your posts and hoping for 4 more years!
I would LOVE to win the calendar, I was so disappointed to not be able to come over and see that exhibit.
thanks!
happy anny!
Kathie

Stina said...

Congratulations on being in blogland for four years...
what should we do without our blogs Jane? :o)
Sew more..lol...
Ohh.. If i am the lucky one.. in your fantastic giveaway... make someone else happy with the batiks..:O)) Like this is going to happen.. have already had luck on your blog ..:o)) But just in case..:o)

Lynda said...

I have you to thank for my own entry into the world of blogging, and all the pleasure I have derived from it. Congratulations on four years Jane, and here's to many more!

Kathy in FL said...

I'm new to your blog (I've only been reading it for the last 6 months or so), and always find it inspiring. Here's to the next 4 years!

sewkalico said...

Amazing! Time flies doesn't it. It's been lovely to be on this journey with you. Thanks for all your encouragement. Keep on blogging!!

Anna said...

Congratulations on four years! I love your blog!

yolande said...

Congratulations Jane !
I discovered this year your blog and
appreciate every post and especially your photos.
Thank you from France

silverpebble said...

Oh congratualtions Jane. Four years? Wow. I didn't even know what a blog was four years ago. What a wonderful achievement. I would love to have a chance to be in the hat. Thankyou!

Timi said...

Congratulations!!!
I always enjoy my visits here...:o))

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on 4 years of inspiring posts! And here's to many many more years :) Your photos and posts always inspire me to be creative and improve my photography skills. Thanks for all you do :) And big thanks for the great giveaway chance.

gill said...

Wow - 4 years! Congratulations Jane!
I didn't know blogs existed 4 years ago
Gill

Anonymous said...

I haven't commented on your blog before.... but I was moved by your birthday post, and I think bloggers don't realize that they have "friends" in the "lurkers" out there, too. Quiet people, like me, that appreciate you and what you add to the blog world without mentioning it-- but now you know! :) I LOVE your blog-- thanks for everything you put into it in 4 years! Especially the photos as I'm a mis-placed British girl at heart (born and raised in California-- go figure!). Happy 4 Bloggin' Year Birthday!
Robin (rmchapa@capousd.org)

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your photos. You are very inspirational.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I can't remember how I found your blog but I do remember that it was quite soon after you started it up. Congratulations on 4 years of wonderful posts and fantastic photography.

Lois said...

I just started blogging myself and think I enjoy it. I love viewing blogs of other quilters. I hope Ms Random Generator is feeling kindly and in giving mode. Thanks for give away and have enjoyed your blog. Kitchen remodeling has to be the worst, well maybe bathroom would also be up in that catagory. End result is nice. Love Lois

Christine said...

wow 4 years of blogging...love the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Congrats on 4 yrs! Continue to inspire us like you do!
One of my DILs is from Quebec like you.

Annie said...

I love your blog - and have read it for about two years. Keep up the great work!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations on your 4th birthday and all your creative energies. Thanks!

Lina said...

Greetings from Montreal and congratulations on four years of blogging!

Maria said...

Congratulations!!!! You have a very interesting blog with beautiful pictures. Regards from Spain.

Anonymous said...

Love your work and your photo's! I am just getting back into sewing;the fabric pieces you have chosen are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing .

fabricgirl@comcast.net said...

Just found your blog ... hope to enjoy 4+ more years reading! Thanks!

Francisca R. said...

4 years ago didn't even know about blogging and blogs! Now I do and I LOVE it! Every morning during my 'coffebreak' I enjoy reading. Love your pictures and comments, thank you!
Please keep on blogging for a loooooong time!
(oosterreit@tele2.nl)

Petey said...

You have my vote for "Wonderful Blog"
and congratulations on your four years of creating!
Will be a pleasure to see your new kitchen come to life. We have a kitchen redo in mind, but haven't had enough courage to start yet. You can be our inspiration :)

searchfamilies said...

This is my first comment on your blog as i only just found you & it nice when it someone in the UK
Am in the process of reading your blog & i would love to win the calendar as i love quilting calendars not got one for 2011 yet so may be i will win
Hugs Janice

Virginia said...

Love your blog Jane because of all your great photos! Congratulations on 4 years and keep up the great work!
quiltyvee@yahoo.co.uk

Finn said...

Isn't it amazing how fast those years have gone by? I hit the 5 yr mark in July, and do wonder where all those words came from *S*. Congratulations on your lovely blog, you do have some of the nicest pictures in blogland! Please consider me for the drawing, more is always better. Hugs, Finn
Finn922000@yahoo.com

Rose Marie said...

Congrats on 4 lovely years .... time slips by so quickly ...

Cathi said...

Congratulations on 4 years! I love seeing a new post from you every time -- as your photography is so outstanding!

Juliann said...

Wow - that is a long time, well done. And what lovely gifts. I would be honored to be in your draw.

June said...

Congratulation! I enjoy your blog and the inspiration you give.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 4 years!

Deb S.
kwilter@ymail.com