Tuesday, March 15, 2011

One Year of Blogging

Hard to believe I've been blogging for a year today!  While mine will never be one of the widely read and hugely followed blogs, it's been a great experience for me so far and I look forward to recording my finds and creations in the future.  It's been a lot of fun to go back through my posts and see what I was up to for the past year, but I think the best part of having a blog is getting to know others in blogland. 

A big thank you to those of you (all eleven!) who follow my humble little musings and to the others who stop by on a fairly regular basis. The date kind of snuck up on me, but I'd like to do a little giveaway at some point soon as that seems to be the way to celebrate blogging milestones.  I'll try to post a giveaway by the end of the month, so stay tuned!

In addition to working full time for the next few weeks (yes, I'm supposed to be retired) I'm working on lots of things right now - creating an art journal in Teresa McFayden's Windows To My World on-line class, still trying to finish Silver Bella projects, working on a basket for Kari Ramstrom's May Basket Swap and tags for a Secret Garden tag swap at The Rat's Pajama's, and creating and collecting for an Easter swap with my blog friend Terry in California.  My mom asked me to make a collage using a darling Valentine she received when she was six, so I'm getting everything together for that.  As if that wasn't enough, I have friends coming over for the next two weekends to craft - something I'm really looking forward to.  I'll be posting more about some of these things in the next few weeks.

No new acquisitons or creations to celebrate a year of junquing and crafting but a blog post needs pics, so here are a few from my craft room.
My ribbon rack - minus a few rolls that fell off when the DH was pounding
on things on his workbench on the other side of the wall.  The rack is a
 chicken incubator or feeder (something chicken-related) that I bought
at a Junk Market sale in Minnesota several years ago.

My inspiration board.  Notice Don Henley at the top.  Major inspiration.

One of my bookcases with mixed media materials and junque I like.

The pretty accessory holder my sister-in-law made.  Too bad it's
so loaded with craft supplies that you can't really see it.  It's lovely.
My great grandmother's hutch that my mom gave me last year.
LOVE IT!  It's packed with supplies and fun things.
So that's a little view of where I create.  Don't forget to check back later this month for a giveaway!


  1. ohh i luv that hutch.... congrats on one year!

  2. Happy anniversary!
    I'm in that tag swap too - haven't yet started on my tags though. I'm sure it's going to be a great swap.
    I'm also taking Christy's class - are you totally loving it?

  3. Happy blogaversary! I haven't been keeping up with my blogging friends as well as usual, bad me. But I am glad to catch up with you! Are you excited about Silver Bella? I'm doing Teresa's journaling class, too (except I haven't begun it yet)! I am not coming to OK as expected in April, so we will have to make a different plan to get together and go antiquing/thrifting -- maybe sometime this summer! Your craft stuff is so wonderfully organized -- I'm envious!

  4. Hi Terri,

    Congratulations! I hope you did something nice to celebrate! It sounds like you've got lots of wonderful projects keeping you busy...

    My trees are back to looking "regular" again! Oh well, waiting for the roses to pop next! I hope yours managed to bloom despite the crazy weather!

    Coleen xx

  5. Congratulations on reaching this first anniversary...and happy year ahead!

  6. Happy Anniversary!! AND...congratulations on being the winner of my March Giveaway!!! I need to get in touch with you!!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like Heather is trying to reach you for a blog win! I met her at Silver Bella. Small world.

    I love going back through my blog comments and pages. It is my journal for sure.

    Big hugs my friend!

  8. Congrats on one year.....being widely read isn't so important....milestones on personal growth are such neat things to discover. I love my 'blogland' friends.