Monday, November 15, 2010

Guess Who's 4 Today??

That would be my blog is 4 years old today! And what a fun 4 years this has been. I have really really enjoyed blogging, even when I don't feel like I have very much to say. The stitching/blogging community is such a wonderful group of women. I've made some wonderful friends and I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of you in person ... it's been a great 4 years! And in honor of my blogiversary I'd like to do a little giveaway. This is my favorite time of year so I'm thinking my giveaway will have all kinds of fun Christmasy things in it ... I have the perfect Christmas basket picked out and I'll be stuffing it with all kinds of fun stuff ... maybe even some chocolate :) So all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, make sure your email address is available so I can let you know if you win. Thanks for making my first 4 years wonderful!

Edited 11/18 to add ... I forgot to put a date that I will be drawing the winner's name lol ... I'll do the drawing on the 24th ... leave a comment on this post if you want to be entered in the drawing.

Now a few Myrtle Beach pictures ... just to show you that we really do stitch at stitching retreats ... here's a couple of pictures of starts and finishes ... KarenAZ started and finished this cute Halloween design by Cherry Wood Design Studio. It's called Halloween Ribbon and is just adorable!
Diane started and finished Turkey Time by Lizzie*Kate and she's sooo excited to be done with it!
I started this design ... It's Blackbird Designs Waiting for the Harvest. I'm using GAST Dark Chocolate on a very yummy piece of linen ...
look at this messy messy work area!
and how can I leave out these great pictures of my stitching friends ... here's ChrisNC, Myra and Toni
I love this picture! Some of my oldest dearest stitching friends ... Laurie, me, Char, Theresa, Beth, Patti and Karen ... love you ladies!
more smiling faces ...

and some gifts from my dear friends ... Karen gave me this lovely chart of Christmas ornaments, complete with the board, floss and felt, some beads (red of course! lol) and a stitch charm that is hanging on my keyring ...
Chris gave both Karen and I this fun witch chart ... we drooled over it back in July when we all went to the stitching retreat in Tulsa ... and she remembered how much we loved it!
and from Sharon I got this hysterical bag! I will always remember who I got this from! Love ya Sharon *smile*
Thanks for letting me share with you my friends and our stitching retreat ... now I can't wait til next year!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for time with my stitching girlfriends ...

47 comments:

Paula D said...

I have been enjoying the pics of the retreat! Happy Blogaversary!

shutterbug said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at the stitching retreat. Someday I'll make it to one. :)
Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary!
Hugs, Elaine

Jill said...

Congrats on your 4th blogoversary! I enjoyed seeing your pics from the retreat. Looks like everyone had a great time.

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Blogaversary! Great pics!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Blogaversary. Lovely pictures from the retreat. The stitching is all gorgeous. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Cath said...

Happy Blogoversary .
Fantastic pics . I'd love to be entered for your giveaway please .
Thanks

Shari said...

wow, more wonderful retreat pictures...you all have a blast, I can tell!!! Love the BBD you are working on....the colors are great!!
Also love the leaflet gift you received with the board...might have to look into that one!! I bet my husband could make the boards for me!!!

DianeM said...

Looks like you had a blast at the retreat! How fun to just get together & stitch ALL day with friends :)
Congrats on your 4 year anniversary. Please enter me in your give-away.
Smiles, DianeM :)

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Happy 4 years of blogging! :-) I would love to be entered into your giveaway too please!

Your stitching retreat looked like lots of fun, I would love to go on one, one day.

Faye said...

We did have fun, didn't we???!!!

Congrats on hitting the big 4...!I love a giveaway, so count me in too!!! Take care, Faye

Mama Joan said...

Congratulations on your 4th blogoversary.
Time flies when your having fun. Great retreat pics.

natalyK said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I enjoyed all of your retreat pictures especially the gifts you received. Looks like a great time!

Vonna said...

You are rich indeed when you can see the wealth of friends around your table. I believe, Michele, that you are a millionaire!
Congratulations on your wonderful gifts and goodies, but most of all on your friends :) That's the best gift of all!
Happy 4th Bloggerversary!

Vicki said...

Congrats on reaching four years! Enjoyed the pictures from your stitching retreat, I like that idea and hope I can attend one someday. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your projects.

Linda said...

Happy 4th Anniversary Michele, it's been great meeting you, I always enjoy my visits. Loved all the retreat pictures, what a nice group of ladies...someday I'd loved to attend one of these gatherings, they look like so much fun...hugs, Linda

staci said...

Happy Blogiversary Michele! I'm so glad that we've "met" :)

P.S. Love your turkey and flamingo cartoon, lol ;)

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Well I found another wonderful blog. I followed the lnks from each of you who was so lucky to get to go to the Retreat.I would love to do something like that someday. Congrats of your 4 years and keep up the good working because I am watching. Please enter me. Iwish I had some stitching buddies. I have 1 and she moved away. No one else I know seems to interested so I really enjoy your blogs. Please enter me.
cgd4603@msn.com

Catherine said...

From everything I have seen from that retreat, you all sure did have a lot of fun!!

Congrats on four years!! I love a giveaway, so count me in please!

Nicole said...

Great pictures Michele!! Is it time to go back yet??? Happy 4th Blogiversary!! :)

Jennifer said...

First off.....Happy 4th Blogovarsary!!!!!

The retreat looks like so much fun. My friends and I are hoping to be able to attend next year.....I would love to meet you!

Your giveaway sounds like fun. Please count me in! (You can always find my email address via my profile.)

Tracey said...

Aren't retreats a blast?!! Our group of 4 have one we are going to in May 2011 and can't wait :^)
Congrats on your 4th... I would love a chance at your give-away!

BrendaS said...

Congrats on the 4 year blogaversary!

Your retreat pictures are just great! Looks like lots of fun!

Count me in for your giveaway:)))

Kat said...

Looks like you had a great time and I just LOVE that tote bag! I need to find one for me! Congratulations on your 4th blogaversary! Please include me in your giveaway. Thanks!

~Kat

lynda said...

Congrats on 4 years! What a great blog you have too. Please add my name to your giveaway. Thanks!

Melanie said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!
Love the pics. Looks like a GREAT time.

Daffycat said...

Happy 4th blogoversary, Michele!

That looks like a wonderful time had at the retreat!

Enter me in the giveaway, please!

Lisa V said...

Great pics to share, I only wish you guys were in Aus so I could attend these wonderful retreats with you.
Also pls enter me in your giveaway. My email is in my blog profile.
Hugs
LISA V

Karen said...

Kudos on 4 years! Love your pics from Pals...glad you got some stitching done. :)

Sherry :o) said...

Love the shots of all the things everyone was stitching...I am doing the same BBD Harvest - I decided to do Balsam Fir by Crescent Colors... I have made progress and plan on posting it with my next post or two.

Congratulation to you on your 4 year blogoversary - I am coming up on 9 months - can't imagine 4years!

Count me in on your giveaway!!

Sally said...

Love the pics from the retreat. Looks like you had a fantastic time!

Congratulations on your 4th blogoversary. I would love to be entered into your drawing please. Do come on over to my blog and enter mine:)

Judy said...

Happy 4th Anniversary! I have been enjoying keeping up with your blog since MB - already looking forward to next year!

Barbara said...

:D What a great post. I feel all smiley now!

Hillery said...

Happy Blogaversary. I'm about to have my first. Please stop by my blog for a Thanksgivaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Shelleen said...

Thanks for sharing pics of the retreat. I missed all of you. Please add me to the giveaway.

Blu said...

Congrats on 4 years! Great pictures from the retreat.

Please toss my name in the hat for the giveaway.

Nan said...

♫Happy Blogiversary to you......
Happy Blogiversary to you.....
Happy Blogiversary Dear Mavis....
Happy Blogiversary to you. ♫
Love and miss ya! Seeing the pics of the fall fling makes me want to go back...NOW!

Lisa said...

Looks like there was a lot of fun had by all at the retreat - neat to see pictures of ladies I have met via blogging.
Happy blogaversary! Please enter me in your exciting drawing.
Take care - Lisa D
lmdurst@yahoo.com

Maggee said...

Congrats on your 4th year of blogging! The Retreat pictures are great--and I already marked my calendar for next year! Please enter me in the Giveaway! Love this time of the year! Hugs!

Beth said...

Yep! The retreat is the stitching highlight of my year - what a great time!!

Congratulations on your 4th blogversary. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and following some of your links has allowed me to "meet" many other stitchers. Thank you for time well spent!

Siobhan said...

Happy blogaversary! I love the retreat pics. It looks like a blast!

Rhonda P. said...

"Happy 4th Blogvarsary" !

enjoyed the retreat pics.....
here is my e-mail:

rrpolk97030@yahoo.com

Rhonda P.

Jan said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary!!! Love the pics you shared of your special time at the convention!!!

I would love to be entered, my email should be visible on my profile. Thanks!

Kathy A. said...

Whew - I barely made it!!
Wishing you a happy 4th Blogaversary my dear friend. You have been a joy to read and pleasure to stitch with and for!
Please, toss my name in the hat!!
Hugs

Michele B. said...

Happy 4th! I'm so glad I "met" you. Especially since you spell your name right ;--)

anna s. said...

Happy blogiversary, Michele! I can't resist trying my luck! :)

Janet/OK said...

Congratulations on 4 years! and what fun at the retreat with many cool pics.
you are now on my list of daily reads.
Janet/OK

sandi s said...

Congrats on your 4th anniversary. I love your blog.