March 20 2006 I began this foray into blogging and am still awed by the fact that I'm still going. I'm in even more awe that I actually have readers and followers. There are people who are interested in my mumblings - who knew? There are people who leave comments and that totally blows me away. For you to take time out of your busy lives to chat with me means more than any of you can ever know. A few people who read and leave comments have turned into friends, a blessing I could never have hoped for when I first started into this.
You all listen to my rants, laugh (or at least pretend to) at my silly stories, and give me a much-appreciated support system for what I do. For a person who works alone it means so much to have all of you cheering me on and at times giving me constructive criticism that is also appreciated.
(For those who might be interested you can read my very first post HERE)
I read on one of the blogs about growing pumpkins as an indoor vine so I thought I'd give it a try just for the fun of it. I planted 5 seeds and they've all sprouted (yay for my non-green thumb!!). Now to see what will happen.
- THESE are a really cute Easter project!
- THESE would be sweet decorations for Easter.
- THIS caught my eye - from the standpoint of being a stash buster but also with the thought that making it longer would create a great draft dodger. Might have to do some figuring to change the pattern directions to something we're used to.
- Further on stash busting, THIS also caught my eye. As did THIS.
Today's quote..."Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. Rumors are started by haters, carried by fools, and believed by idiots"
Just love the stash busting scarf pattern--you do find the neatest stuff!! Thanks so much for all your time researching these wonderful links for us--I just love your blog--hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Aww, thank you Julierose! I'm so glad you like my mumblings. It's people like you that make me want to keep going with it.Delete
Happy Blogiversary! You started about 7 months before me. I can't imagine not blogging. I do it to motivate myself and track my makes. It's a good diary.ReplyDelete
I can't imagine it either and you're so right that it works for motivation and also as a 'diary' of what I've created over the years. I started it as a way to keep our boys updated on what I was doing and nobody is more surprised than me that I actually have readers!Delete
Congratulations! Your blog is a treat to read, and your quilting work is always beautiful. I also look forward to see what Resident Chef turns up with. The quotes make me think on things that refresh my spirit.ReplyDelete
Thank you May - sometimes I really wonder what I'm going to find to mumble about but somehow something always seems to come up.Delete
That's quite a track record! Happy blogiversary and Spring equinox.ReplyDelete
Thanks Boud. The fact that today is the spring equinox coincidentally falling on the blogiversary is pretty special. Roll on spring!!Delete
I wish there were another 24 hours of time in the day so I could do some of the projects on those links that you supply.ReplyDelete
ha ha - me too!!!Delete
Sherry of createology: Hello MA. I read and commented on your very first blog. Congratulations for continuing to blog. I love your mumblings and the wonderful creations you share. You are definitely an ARTIST my friend. Thank you for blogging and sharing links and so much more. Today’s quote is a really good one.ReplyDelete
I saw it - thank you Sherry. I think blogging is second nature to me after all these years. I love the connection with people that has developed, something I couldn't have begun to imagine when I started out.Delete
Happy Blogiversary to you, lovely Mary Ann! Wow, you've been delighting all of our lives since 2006! I don't remember when I happened upon your lovely place but am delighted I did. Your amazing landscapes, your crocheting and knitting, your amazing crazy patchwork pretties, indeed all the pretties you imagine have wowed us all through the years. Oh, and then there is the very deep hole of links that we all, like the white rabbit, scurry down to investigate and not return for a very long time. And ... of course at the bottom of every post there is always a fabulous quote to make us think and chew upon. Yep, so, so happy I happened upon funny, clever, wonderful you and your delightful blog all those years ago. I do hope Resident Chef is out in the kitchen baking a celebratory dinner...and perhaps a cake??!! Here's to you, lovely Mary Anne. I am raising my cup of tea, in a pretty, fine bone china, tea cup of course, in congratulations. XxReplyDelete
awww, thank you Kim. I don't remember when we discovered each other or how it came about, but I'm oh so glad we did. Alas, no cake and no celebratory dinner though.Delete
Congratulations on such an accomplished Blogiversary. I didn't discover blogging until 2010. It was perfect timing as I was getting ready to retire. I feel lucky I found your blog. I enJOY it SO much.ReplyDelete
Also, congrats on your new baby pumpkins. It will be interesting to see where the vines go.
Thank you Joy. I'm looking forward to seeing what the pumpkins do too. I figure I'll enjoy them until it's time to plant them outside and then I'll put them on the bank behind our building and see what they do over the summer.Delete
Happy Blogversary. I have met so many wonderful people online and wish that I could meet each and everyone of them in person.ReplyDelete
I feel the same way Jackie. Just think of the fun we'd have if only we could do that.Delete
Happy Blogoversary!!! It is quite an accomplishment to stick with something for such a long time as you have. You've got a couple of years on me, but I feel as you do about sharing and having followers that have become friends. I never had a true penpal growing up, though I did correspond with a cousin by mail, but I knew her. There is something special about being able to share creative interests with others that keeps me doing it and I hope that you keep with it too. And good luck with your pumpkin vine - I think I saw that somewhere recently too and thought it a good idea.ReplyDelete
I had a few penpals when I was a teenager and one I'm still in contact with. I really miss getting 'real' letters in the mail though. Computers make everything immediate and the cost of postage has made it even more attractive for most. Gone are the days of being able to do RAOKs which I truly miss doing. Blogging, to me, feels like writing letters.Delete
Congratulations on your blog's anniversary! I feel exactly the same as you as regards it being a support system and also how wonderful it has been to make friends. I have been lucky enough to meet one or two people who follow me in real life and they are every bit as wonderful as I knew they would be!! Glad you don't plan to stop any time soon! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
When I originally started blogging I tried to blog every day and over the years I seem to have settled into a 3x per week schedule which I'm comfortable with. Every day just became too much and it was a chore to keep up. Blogging friends are great!Delete
Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary, time fly's by so fast, my neighbor to the north, thank-you for the links the bunnies are so adorable I wish I knew how to knit and crochet, the links you gave us are fun to view.ReplyDelete
Blogland has so many amazing people to share our lives with and get good advice from.
I am looking forward to seeing your pumpkins growing, you are cold like us here in Minnesota, we still have a few feet of snow on the ground.
Have a great day
Thank you Catherine! I can't get over how much the pumpkins have grown already. Might not serve any further purpose than having fun seeing something green and growing after such a long winter. Snow will be awhile leaving here too.Delete
Congrats on your blogaversary (I wonder how many ways we all can think of to spell that?) I'm so glad you're going to keep on mumbling and creating. I love that you do a variety of things, Mary Anne. There is always something to inspire.ReplyDelete
Blogversary, blogaversary, blogiversary - I've seen them all. I choose to use blogiversary simply because of the nod to the word 'anniversary' which uses the 'i'.Delete
As for me doing a variety of things - put it down to short attentian span and getting bored with doing any one thing.
How wonderful for us that you've lasted this long... with many more years to come! So keep on mumbling, we love you, your creations, and your sharing!ReplyDelete
I plan to keep on mumbling for as long as I can....thank you!Delete