Sunday, 2 March 2014

What a difference a year makes

Happy Birthday to you, my little blog.

I cannot quite believe that my blog is one year old today.

So much has happened.  This journey started with me attending a SpringBoard workshop at work where I met someone called Helen. She brought in a poster for some workshops in Cockermouth with the wonderfully supportive Emma and I booked on one. Emma has a blog, never read one before, but it looks complicated and my computer is old and slow. But I got sucked in and soon I was reading other blogs and seeing how many people 'just like me' were out there.

Time to upgrade with the technology and I get an iPad. Now I can read blogs anywhere in the house.

Enter stage left Samantha at Penrith Crafts. "Oh it's easy" she said to another customer, whipped out her iPad and showed her how to start with blogspot. I was watching, 'I could do that' I thought, and so my blog was born on 2nd Match 2013. Samantha is a very talented carder/crafter and has her own blog too. See link at the side.

I learnt as I was going on, of goodness sake, I didn't even know how to attach a photo at first.

After a while I started to comment on others blogs, and started to receive comments on mine. I even found that others were following me (not in a stalking way, thankfully).

I've had gifts from others, earrings from the USA,

Bird brooch from Emma

Lovely comments from Joy in Australia

Joining in with the talented Chrissie and Sewing Sundays, looking at the CAL posts too. I've not had time to join in yet, but I will.

I could go on, but why not take a look at my Blogs I Love list on the right.

So thank you, all my fellow bloggers. I'm enjoying my new hobby, because I haven't got enough to fill my time, ha ha. But it's good to be busy.

Here's a photo of some of my WIP and finished things that I have around me today.

Here's to the next twelve months.

S xx


  1.'s to another 12 months.

  2. Happy blog birthday - love all your craftiness
    Sue x

  3. Isn't it great finding out what like minded folk are up to all over the world?! Looking forward to the next year in blog land

  4. Happy birthday to your blog amazing looking back at past posts how much we can all fit into a year x

  5. Congratulations S, you're doing a terrific job and aren't we so encouraged by the lovely blogging family to stretch ourselves and keep going further. I've so enjoyed getting to know you and delight in your lovely crafting, and wish you much success as you reach upwards and onwards! xo Joy

  6. Here's to many more years of blogging!

  7. happy blogiversary! I know i don't regret for one moment starting my blog, such a great way to "meet" like minded people

  8. Congratulations! May you have many creative posts in the coming year and beyond! Chrissie x

  9. Thank you all for your lovely comments. It's a hobby I wish I discovered years ago.
    S xx

  10. Congrats on your first birthday. May you have many more happy blogging years to come!
    Love, Rosie xx

  11. Congratulations! I hope you have many more years of blogging fun ahead of you :) xx


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