Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blogiversary

Gabe-birthday-partI have been blogging for nine--count them 9--years!
That's 1,985 posts. And 196,272 page views. With well over 10,000 comments

The ninth anniversary is pottery and willow. (Modern: leather) It certainly seems I should redirect you to the list of patterns featuring willows in that case.

A few representative posts from the last nine years:
2012: I've loved bringing my grandmother's special brand of...let's call it humor to you. Here's the lexicon I made for her 90th birthday.
2011: A report from Old Lady Stitching.
2010: Another ninth anniversary.
2009: Because I am really at my best when I am "being negative."
2008: It's an annual tradition, but I just chose this JCS Ornament Issue review.
2007: In August of this year, I participated in Bella Dia's Encyclopedia of Me. Here's G.
2006: It only took three years to explain the name of my blog.
2005: Knit Lit, on the emotional value of craft
2004: Rehab, because we're all a little bit addicted
2003: The first time I used the phrase, "I haven't blogged in so long."

And I got the best present! Lelia (Stitches of Life) sent me her Award-Winning pumpkin set!


Let me tell you the judges got this right. Not only is the stitching beautiful but the finishing is masterly! The fob's been attached to some Gingher scissors that match exquisitely. There's also several hefty cuts of fall fabric and a little set of "Just Pins." But wait, there's more: a tatted caterpillar and a butterfly. Is this woman talented or what? I have an idea for these little tattings she sends me. It will probably take a million years to put into effect. That is just how I roll.

Thank you, Lelia!


29 comments:

Margaret said...

Happy blogiversary! Boy, that's a long time to blog!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

You were blogging before blogging was cool! I'm now gonna go back and read some of those posts I may have missed. Happy blog birthday and thanks for all the chuckles!

Jennifer said...

Happy #9!

Needle Nicely said...

Oh, Leather! Whips and chains--it "bloggles" the imagination! Sorry, I just couldn't resist. I really enjoy reading your blog and may you have many, many more years of blogging so I can keep reading.

Catherine said...

Wowzers! That is a looooonnngggg time!! Congrats!!

Virpi said...

Congratulations! That review of previous posts was nice idea.

Beth said...

Congrats - you've been blogging longer than many people have been married! You understand commitment! I so enjoy your blog had to read the 2008 Christmas ornament review - I LIVE for snarky comments.

Margaret said...

Happy Blogaversary. I have re-read some of the posts you listed today and I really like the Dude's sonnet. What a unique and lovely gift.

Margaret said...

And do tell us ... from whence ame the nom d'blog??

Andrea said...

Happy Blog Anniversary SB! I'm not always great with commenting, but have enjoyed your blog for a long time!

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Happy Blogiversary to you! blah blah blah... AND MANY MORE!!!!

Daffycat said...

Congratulations on such a happy day, Nikki! Blogland wouldn't be the same without you =)

The gift you received is incredible! If I were to win first prize with something I doubt I could bring myself to give it away. Lelia rocks!

Chris said...

Happy Blogaversary!
What wonderful things from Lelia!

C in DC said...

Congratulations! You were 1 of the first 3 blogs I started reading regularly, and you're the only one still blogging. Keep up the good work!

Melody said...

Happy Blogaversary!! What a wonderful gift from your dear friend. Here's to another 9... :)

riona said...

Congratulations. As a statistics junkie, I am very impressed by your second paragraph.

valerie said...

Happy Blogiversary! And congrats on your package from Lelia. It's beautiful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! You're definately one of the pioneers of the stitching blogger community!

Deb said...

Wow - nine years? That is a heck of a long time to blog!! Congratulations. Some of your posts make me smile for an entire day!!

Love the gift that Lelia sent you!! So pretty!

Jeanne said...

Nine years - that's phenomenal - big congratulations. Isn't it amazing how fast it goes. I just made 6 yrs and surprised myself even getting that far LOL. I'm glad you've stuck around to share with us!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy, happy Blog day! You know I love reading your posts and am looking forward to the next nine - Fore!

Melody said...

What a milestone! Congratulations!

Donna said...

Yeah for you! And I'm right behind you on the anniversary thing - 9 years next month.

It's amazing, isn't it? LOL

Coral said...

Congratulations, 9 years. I wonder how long I've been reading you (she ponders). You know my favs are Maggie stories (chocolate martinis)! and your Xmas ornies reviews. Best comment of all time "do the creatures always have to look like Frank?" Re: Mosey + me one year.

Lelia said...

Congrats! Your blog was one of the first blogs I had ever read. Always fresh and interesting.

I look forward to your next 9 years!

Glad the gifts made you happy. Enjoy your weekend.

Always, L

barbara said...

Looking forward to another nine years! :)

Minnie said...

Congratulations on 9 years and you received some very lovely gifts, enjoy.

Mary in TN said...

And I am glad that I found your enjoyable blog. Nine years is a long time adn a long way from the old rctn.

Anna van Schurman said...

A long long way from the old rctn. I loved it when it first started out. I'd still be there if it weren't for all the OT posts! This way I get to talk without listening to anyone! ;)