A Blogging Birthday

July 1, 2014

I have been blogging for 9 YEARS TODAY.

My blog isn’t that old – for reasons previously discussed – but on this date 9 years ago I hit a button on a Blogger blog that said something along the lines of “Start New Blog’. I can remember exactly where I was sitting at the time. (at work. Hush).

I am forever prattling on about how much has happened since then so I won’t go on.

But I do want to say a humungous…..


Thank you for reading. Thank you for commenting when you have time or something to say. Thank you for just being the person out there, reading, making me feel that I am not alone. Many things have made me very happy over the past nine years and some things have knocked me and made me a bit wobbly. True friends are there through the good and the bad, and I know that a lot of you have been quietly reading along for a long time – since Piran was born (FIVE, he’s almost FIVE) or even before and I cannot thank you enough for your kind words, on blogs, on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and here, in this Place of My Own*.

And it wouldn’t be a celebration without a present of some kind so this one is for you. Did you see yesterday’s mini quilt?

Dreamy love mini quilt

One of the best parts of making this was making it with a specific person in mind. And so I thought to celebrate this little milestone I would run a competition for someone else to have a bespoke mini quilt made by me, especially for them. One of a kind, handmade by me.

Now obviously this is the sort of prize that you will have to wait a couple of weeks to receive but I do hope that you will enter. Everyone that enters needs to leave a blog comment giving me something to start with (colours, likes, dislikes, fabrics, favourite motifs) and then there are some other ways to get extra entries if you would like more chances to win. Open worldwide.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Snafflesmummy who won the mini quilt.

*did you see what I did there? *proud face*

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  • Reply Molly July 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Happy blogiversary! Wow – 9 years! Your quilts are blooming stunning. I’m in love with mint, yellow and grey at the moment as we start to plan the nursery decorating scheme. I think those colours would look gorgeous in a quilt. x

  • Reply Rebecca July 1, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I love any bright colors, especially teal!

  • Reply Vicki July 1, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    wow congratulations I didn’t even know blogs existed 9 years ago! Huge achievement 🙂
    I love colour, particularly greens, browns and yellows and I just love quilts…I am desperate to make one but scared I’d just make a huge mess! fab competition what a generous prize.

  • Reply Emma Greenwood July 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Hi! I’ve been admiring your handiwork, so thought I’d enter!
    I love greens and reds, and take my inspiration from nature – trees, shells, fossils, birds, the sea – the list goes on!
    Calming, beautiful, natural things that we take for granted everyday!


  • Reply Leanne Lunn July 1, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    I love pinks, purples and fantasy such as unicorns and fairies.

  • Reply Sandy Calico July 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I’ve been with you for 5ish years, I can’t believe Piran will be 5 soon. Congratulations on the 9 years! Your quilts are beautiful. I love sunny, citrus colours, and dragonflies and owls x

  • Reply frances hopkins July 2, 2014 at 7:33 am

    What a lovely prize!! I’d love a rainbow to be incorporated into it x

  • Reply tiddlyompompom July 2, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Oh what a lovely idea! I, too, can remember where and when I started my blog nearly 6 years ago. And I would like to say thank you to you for inspiring me to sew x

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  • Reply caroljs July 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    You should be so proud of yourself 9 years is amazing. Its really tough to choose I might need you to inspire me. Possibly mustard

  • Reply Jen aka The Mad House July 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Nine years, wow Kelly. So much of your life to look back on. I love Anna Maria Horner Fabrics. Any and all of them!

  • Reply Melissa July 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Congratulations!!! Thanks for having this amazing giveaway!:) My favorite colors are aqua, light green, red and pink. Any style/pattern you like would be fine with me!!!:)

  • Reply Snafflesmummy July 8, 2014 at 7:39 am

    What a generous prize. Happy 9 years.
    I love pinks, ourples, teal and all things floral. Love your heart motif. Amy butler and Anna Maria Horner fabrics always suck me in.

  • Reply Archie The Wonder Dog July 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Happy bloggy birthday! I love turquoise/teal/aqua – all those colours that lie between blue and green, really!

  • Reply Joanne July 8, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Congratulations on 9 years! It must be lovely to be able to look back through so many post and life changing events!
    Brilliant giveaway, I really just love any fabrics that are not sludgy colours, bright and cheerful wins every time!

  • Reply Jo welsh July 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulations on your blogging birthday I would choose pinks and purples with butterflies and fairies on it

  • Reply tiddlyompompom July 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I love blues and greens, just like the sea, obviously! What a great birthday give away x

    • Reply tiddlyompompom July 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      HA! Forgot I had already left a comment. You can tell it’s school concert season…

  • Reply Natalie Crossan July 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Love any pretty patterned fabrics 😀

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