Apr 25, 2010

Let's Celebrate!

I'd like to thank you all for your comments and support over the years. They have meant a great deal to me. I have treasured getting to know my bloggy friends both here and through the groups.

Today, my blog reached a milestone

followers!


What else could I do, but...


To "party" it up, I am hosting a giveaway! If you're interested in the giveaway, leave a comment sharing a tidbit from reading my blog that you found interesting, informative, meaningful, or just plain fun. Or, maybe you just like my stitching? You will have until Saturday, May 1st to "party" it up. If you put a tidbit on your blog about my party, I'll throw your name in the party hat a second time. Just let me know! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you, whether it be through your blog link or an email addy.

The Party Prize*
(click on photo for larger image)



*The fabric was hand-dyed by yours truly, and I created the fob, too.

66 comments:

Berly said...

Woo hoo, congratulations, Meari!! I've loved reading your blog over the years. Following your progress with school, stitching, house buying, boyfriends, all brought smiles & tears to my face. Keep up the good work!

crossstitchbibs said...

Congratulations Meari! I have only been a follower for a little over a year but I love your blog. So informative and so creative and very interesting. You are such an inspiration!!! Very pretty hand dyed fabric and cute FOB! I accidently cut my fob when cutting off price tags on a couple of bras I bought! I guess better the fob than the bras but I was not a happy camper! I am also going to post this on my blog.

Cindy in MA said...

Congrats. What a milestone. I think the things that I've enjoyed most about reading your blog is all of the great bargins you've found for your house. I wish I was half as creative.

http://flossjunkie.blogspot.com

~*Shar*~ said...

Congrats hun, I've enjoyed getting to know you and reading all your "adventures" and I will add a comment on my blog about your give away...
Take Care.

Frishawn said...

Dearest Meari,
I love keeping up with the stitching that you are doing as well as following you through the adventures of your life. I especially loved the pictures of your beautiful mom and all the great dishes that she makes YUM!
Thank you so much for sharing the gift of your life with me.
Love,
Frishawn

Virpi said...

Hi Meari! I love everything related to cross-stitch so your blog is really interesting very often =). Congratulations for the milestone. I think I add myself to your followers too. I have been reading your blog long but I don't quite understand this follower thing.

Anonymous said...

Oh I like reading about your gardening stuff. Your stitching is awesome.

Thanks and congrats on the 145.

Hugs
Sherry
lldarln37@dishmail.net

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! I have your instructions for making a flat-fold bookmarked and printed out. I even emailed the URL to a friend. I loved your house search and what you have done to the place to make it yours.

Always,
KD

Desi said...

Gotta say, Girlfriend, I really like it when you show a new acquisition still in the mess of wrapping. It lets us share in unwrapping your new goodies!

Lorraine's Blog said...

Wow congratulations Meari. I love your blog always follow your progress with stitching and your life in general.
Hugs Lorraine.

mbroider said...

That is great, Meari!! Your blog is so very interesting to read dear, that we all come in droves:)

I love your 'shopping' tidbits, and your 'deals' are worth seeing, LOL. They are a treat!

Anonymous said...

Wow that sale was wonderful!!! You made out like a bandit and I love it!!! Add me to the giveaway!! My email address is crickettucket@yahoo.com. Hugs Nancy Cricket Tucket

Carol R said...

This post made me smile - firstly I thought has Meari been blogging for 145 years or is it Meari's 145th birthday? Maybe I should read the small print first?

Congratulations on gaining 145 followers! Please enter me into your generous giveaway.

Sunshine said...

Congrats to 145 Followers. I enjoy reading your life's adventures, and the Great stitching Info you provide. Please enter me in your drawing. I have added a link to your blog.
http://sunshinestitches.multiply.com/notes
Happy Stitching!!!!!

Shari said...

congrats Meari!!! That is wonderful...Let's see.....I think I love hearing about your bargains the most! I am a bargain shopper as well!!!
Also love seeing your stitching!

Debra said...

That is a lot of followers. Congrats! I like your blog because you talk about what is going on in your life.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Have also put a link to your party on my blog :)

Viv x

too_busy_to_stitch said...

I'd love to enter Meari - have to say that I love any post that has a picture of Celeste included! SUCH a cutie-pie!

Kelly said...

Hi Meari, I have followed your blog as long as I can remember! You always seem to have something interesting to blog about and you are also very creative when it comes to your stitching and your photography. I remember months ago, you took some fabulous photos of your family having a real funny time posing.
Thank you for sharing everything with us.

Nic said...

Congratulations on reaching 145 followers!

I think what I like about your blog is how you share your everyday life with us. It's been great getting to "know" you.

Kttycat said...

Congrats on reaching so many follows! I will be a new one. I look forward to reading more about your lovely finds! And getting to know you better.

Patty C. said...

I just found your blog
Great stitching

Akila said...

Congratulations Meari!! I simply love the way you narrate things that happen around you. Such a great sense of humour. Of course, these apart from your crafty talent!!

Linda said...

Congratulations Meari! I read your blog to be inspired to get up off my but-tocks and do something. I love looking at your stitching and the way you have reclaimed old things and recycled them into new. I love the boyfriend antics-I had forgotten how the dating scene is but laud you for demanding a good one! Here's to more years of reading.
Lynn in TX

Kate said...

Oh!! Sounds like so much fun. Congratulations on the 145 followers. I have been one for a while now. Would love to be included in you give away.

Kim R. said...

Congratulations! I especially love your thrift store and bargain hunting stories, I also love to get a great shopping bargain!
Please include me in your wonderful giveaway :)
Thanks,
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Donna said...

Congratulations! I have so enjoyed reading your blog, from your thrift store finds, to your stitching, to your flowers and your boyfriends and family. I really look forward to Mondays and reading up on you!

Marjorie said...

Congrats on 145 followers! Please enter me in your drawing. I couldn't pick out just one thing I like about your blog, I just enjoy reading it...and your tutorials are great too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats hun,, I want to be entered...:) I posted about your give away on my blog. I hope I can get to 145 followers someday..

~*Sharlene*~
ssharlene0320@yahoo.com
http://sharlenesstitchingsite.blogspot.com/

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats Meari - there are too many tidbits to choose from. Maybe the saga of bad dates you've posted from time to time, or your treasures from thrift stores and your makeovers...the list goes on!

Blu said...

Congrats!
Your blog is so much fun and you talk about so many different things. I definitely enjoy the house and thrifting adventures!

georgenamarie said...

you have so many neat things to stitch.
and your giveaways are nice.
its nice to be a member of your group.
thx,
georgena

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Hi Meari! Congrats!!! Your blog makes me looking forward to Mondays! Is that just too much???!!! LOL
No really, I love your postings but the one showing your Mom is my favorite! She's so tiny and adorable!

Anonymous said...

Great Party Meari,
love your new spool shelf. going to be very nifty with the jars of goodies
Rebecca

Anne Sans Tete said...

the one post that sticks out in my mind has nothing at all to do with cross stitch! it was where you posted about shoveling snow from your driveway & i thought "i am SOOOO glad i don't have to do that in the winter!" i was very impressed by your resilience, as i would have pooped out about 3 minutes into that task!

plus your finishing techniques & other guides are a godsend!!!!

i will post a link for your party- congrats on all of the followers!!

-Lisa N.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I always enjoy reading about your life, your stitching, your search for a house, school, instructions on finishing, your thrift finds.

Marl

Barbara said...

Congrats on your milestone, Meari. Enjoyed keeping up with your homestead progress and laughed at all the dating horror stories. I always like seeing all the new treasures you find. Most of all, I love seeing all your beautiful stitching projects.
Hugs,
Barb in TX

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on the big milesstone. Please add my name to our draw - drewsgrands@hotmail.com
I love reading your Monday updates. They start my week - most often with a smile and a chuckle. Thank you.

Vickie said...

Way to go Meari!!!

Mylene said...

Congrats on reaching 145 followers! I do always enjoy visiting your blog-though very late sometimes..

Anonymous said...

Hi Meari,
Congratulations on your 145 Blog Followers! I
have been following your blog for quite awhile now. I love your stitching & love to see what you find at the consignment stores.
I go to a couple where I live but never seem to find
things like you find. Occassionaly I might find a chart or two, some clothes but never furniture. Continued success in your finds & stitching. Everything you do is beautiful!
Pam in PA
pamkifer@yahoo.com

Katrien said...

congrats Meari, that's a lot of followers. I love your stitching, but also all the yummy foods you show us, and I must say I admire how you still study and work (that's hard I know from experience).

Shelley said...

Congrats on the milestone. Please enter me in your contest! and I'm going to put it on my blog right now :)

Jana said...

Hi, Meari! I am new to your blog, but I have enjoyed it very much. I am in awe of your bargain shopping skills. I never get that lucky when I go to thrift stores or garage sales. Thanks for sharing your fun finds. Also I would love to throw my name in the pot for your giveaway. My email is jana at shbctulsa dot org.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Congratulations Meari!

I love visiting your blog for the great finishing help as well as a chuckle now and then. You always do such great work both with needle and thread as well as cooking and gardening.

I have added a post on my blog about your celebration.

FayeRaye said...

I will put a note on my blog too~~ Thanks~ Faye
carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

FayeRaye said...

Congrats on the 145!! AWESOME~~~ I love your giveaway items and would like a chance in your giveaway....Thanks for being so generous~ Faye

Lindsay said...

Congratulations on the milestone.
Me I just really enjoy reading your blog esp. your Monday updates and tales of the bargins you've found

glenda said...

ok..what do I like about you blog? The humor you go through life with. I can always count on you for a happy lighthearted feeling :) Thanks for sharing all your stitching and finishes, they are very inspiring.

socialsue said...

Congratulations on 145! What a lovely give-away! Please include my name in ur give-away. I am one of ur follower and I have enjoyed reading ur blog!

socialsue

phaslam said...

I enjoy seeing your progress on your stitching, your photography, the projects you have completed around your home and your humor. I had been reading your blog for a long time and the first time I read your blog at the library, which has high speed internet, I heard for the first time the music you have!

Congrats on so many followers!

Kristin said...

Huge congrats on hitting such a great number of followers! I've known you since you joined that formerly busy cross stitch board and I love your stitching, your great buys, and your humor.

Mel said...

ohh... I always love your hand-dyed fabric!
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

And CONGRATS on reaching 145! That is awesome. :)

Diane said...

Congratulations, Meari!

I have enjoyed watching your stitching proogression from aida to linen, as well as reading about your adventures in dating, bad neighbor woes, vehicle(s), family, moving, home improvements, school, etc., etc. To sum it up, I truly enjoy reading your blog. It's never dull. :)

I noted your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

EvalinaMaria said...

145?! And growing! I think I saw already 152! Congratulations Meari!
I love your blog, I love your stitching of course but also thanks to you, I'm finding new ways to shop and look on things from a different perspective. Sometimes your stories amuse me and sometimes make me smile. Thank you for sharing your life with us.
And I love your giveaway so I will mention about it in my blog (in a minute or two).

Anonymous said...

Forgot to leave my email address, it is hobbiesncrafts@bell.net.

Marl

Isa said...

Hola, acabo de descubrir tu blog y me parece que es entretenido.
Voy a seguirte...
GRacias por compartir este sorteo en celebracion!!
Isa
isabelnemet@gmail.com

Isa said...

perdon me olvide.... te pondre en mi blog.
Isa

Darkangel said...

Congratulations from me too, I always love to see your progress on stitching, and Im sure will always come back and take a look

Hugs Cornelia

ilovejack34 said...

Congratulations Meari! Love your blog and work and everything else on here ;)
ilovejack0@gmail.com

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! I put a link on my sidebar.

Patricia said...

I am new to your blog and love it. Your stitching and how to. I have been framing my stitching for years but your how to has a lot of very good tips. I do not have a blog. How do I enter the give away?
Thank you,
Patricia

qsnap lover said...

Congrads on so many flowers I would add you to my side bar but I don't know how please enter me in your contest thanks Donna

luvmyqsnaps@yahoo.com

omashee aka Barb said...

Congrats Meari! I love reading about your finds and finishes! Great blog, one of my favs.

Carolyn's Crafts said...

I love your blog! Your tutorials, your stitching, your kindness! Your thrift store shopping and your music! :) Sometimes I leave your blog up just to hear the music after I'm finished reading! :)

Mare said...

Wow 145 followers is wonderful! Congrats & please enter me in your giveaway. I'd post your party to my blog but since your party is ending I am sort of arriving late & I will probably update my blog tomorrow. Now on to what I've enjoyed over,lord knows how long. First yours one one of the first blogs that I saw where I enjoyed the way you set it up. If you remember, I asked you a lot of questions of why you picked blogger & then shortly later I started my own blog in blogger. Your neighbor's from hell stories gave me more then a few chuckles since those people must be related to a few of our neighbors. Some of your dating stories also had me in stitches. Of course I enjoy the stitching, your great photos (serious photo envy here), but most of all your free cycle finds inspired me to join our local group. Thanks to you we have gotten some lovely things replacing items we could not afford to fix or replace any other way. Thank you for sharing!

PS - your new car story has got to be the best one.

Hugs,
Mare