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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Blogiversary!!!

Why I started blogging
by Mel
I had a couple of family members that would blog about their families so they could share with friends and family that lived away. Great idea, but all my family and friends live in the same town I live in.
Then I had a close sister-in-law announce that they were moving several states away and my parents accepted a church mission call to Argentina. YAY! Now I had a reason to begin a blog! (Yes, of course I would rather them stay in town!)
So my little family blog began. Pretty soon I was posting more about my passions (quilting, diet coke, etc.) and great online finds than about my family so I though I would get my own place and keep my family blog just for family info.
Thus Mel's Own Place came to be.
WOW! Who knew that in just ONE YEAR I would find such great friends from all over the world, inspiration everywhere, and creative sharing from all over! Many swaps, giveaways, wins, challenges, quilt-alongs, tutorials, and photo groups later I'm still surprised as ever at the generosity and friendship my little computer has found for me!
tHaNK yOU!!
I'm not sure what the next couple of days will bring as far as what's to be given and such, but there will be several posts, each of which will have an item(s) you can win. I have at least 8 sets of gifties, so there will be at least 8 posts between now and Saturday at 10:00pm (US Mountain Standard Time)
I love to share great things I find while wandering around this great Land of Blog so there will be links to you to check out too! Hey, if you have a link you'd like mentioned during my little party, email it to me!
This post's giveaway:
Items can be purchased at www.sewsweetquilts.net
Star Thread and Embroidery Scissors
To qualify for the thread and scissors, leave a comment on THIS post.
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MORE Givaways around the web!
Trisha of TLC Stitches is having a Birthday Giveaway today!! haPpY BiRThdAY!!
Tina from Quilting for Enjoyment is having a giveaway for her blog's anniversary!! You have until September 2nd to enter a *beautiful* trapunto mini quilt.

46 comments:

Christine said...

Well I sure am glad you started blogging, otherwise we would not have met.

cheers
Christine

tooznie said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Robyn said...

Me too!!
I'm so glad you started blogging and here we all are :D
Have a wonderful blogoversary Mel!!
Friendship hugs,
Robyn xx

Jenny said...

I too am glad you started blogging! I don't follow alot of blogs but at the Missouri Star Quilt Co you are one of our favorites! Congrats Mel and thank you for doing the giveaways...I will probably enter each one, as I love a good giveaway!

Pat said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary...you have a really great blog and I always enjoy reading it!

Michele said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Melody said...

Happy Bloggaversary Mel! What a nice giveaway! I enjoy reading your blog, it's a happy place! :-)

Terry said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the giveaway! I love those little scissors! :0)

Carol said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary! Blogland truly is a wonderful place! Gosh those scissors are cute!

Cynthia said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and found it interesting how you started this one. I bet your parents in Argentiana read this blog as well, at least I know your mom does. Your dad probably does occasionally when he has some time...That thresd is my favorite and the little embroidery scissors are so cute! Happy Bloggiversary!!!

annemarie said...

Congrats to you - lovely party.

onlymehere said...

I kind or started out the same way with a family blog and now I have my sewing blog. I've been awfully busy so I haven't been sewing too much but what I have sewn is for Christmas so I can't blog it! I enjoy your blog very much and I'm glad you started one! Cindy

carole ann said...

Well congratulations Mel, love checking in to see what you are up to and get inspired. Keep up the good work.
Another Diet Coke girl

Stacey said...

Congrats...your blog is wonderful and you are an incredibley sweet person. :)

Kim said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! It's been wonderful reading your blog and being inspired. Thanks! I look forward to the next year of blogging!

Rochelle said...

I love the inspriation from your blog. Hopefully you have many more years.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

it seems as if I have known and enjoyed your blog forever!! Happy blogoversary Mel!!

OsageBluffquilter said...

I like you started blogging to keep family involved. At first the husband wasn't impressed. Now he's my best proof reader. The icing on the cake was the other day, the 30 year old son came driving fast up the drive way and said "Mom get your camera, I have blog material."

I stay in touch with a brother in California and our daughter in Oklakoma City.

Congratulation on yur anniversary

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary. I truly enjoy your blog.

free indeed said...

Happy Blogday to you! I thought I was a follower but I don't see it on my list, but I do have a shortcut on my desktop to favored places to visit from time to time to keep up on what's going on. Great first prize...we all need thread and scissors!

Kathy said...

Happy First Blogiversary! And many more.

I love giveaways. Please include me in yours. They are so much fun and a wonderful way to discover more blogs. :)

Kathy
katkiley@aol.com

Anita said...

Happy blogiversary! I haven't tried this thread but it looks like it is great thread. thanks!

Carrie P. said...

One year. I am glad you starting blogging. Your blog has been fun to read and you are so talented.
I hope your family and friends have enjoyed your blog as much as we have. Happy Anniversary!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Mel, what fun. Let the party begin. Happy blogiversary!!

Rita said...

Happy blogiversary!

larry7pokey said...

Thank you for the anniversary giveaway! One can never have too many pairs of scissors! and yours are so-o cute! : } pokey

belinda said...

I told you I would be here and so HERE I AM....Congrads on one year of lovely blogging from a lovely lady. Who knew all the wonderful people we would meet through blogland!!!

Trisha said...

I can't believe it has only been a year! You seem like you have been doing this forever. Congrats and thanks for the mention.

baglady said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary...you have a really great blog......I always enjoy reading it!

jabeybaby said...

Those scissors are too cute!

Tina said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading it and the freindship we have formed.
Hugs,
Tina

dotti white said...

Happy Blogiversary again! I am so glad that you started blogging and now it makes sense to me why you called it "Mel's Own Place." It is a great place, indeed!!!

Susan said...

Congrats on your anniversary!

Micki said...

Time is flying by quickly. I felt the way you did when my year's anniversary came.
Congrats!
Micki

La mamma curiosa said...

you're so inspiring... thanks alot!! and congratulations for your 1-year blogging!!

Nancy said...

Congrats on one year.... Love reading your posts...

Joyce said...

Great giveaway. Love the scissors!

Dawn said...

Holy Cow Mel!! I have lots of comments to make...see what happens whens when life gets in the way of blogging! haha Happy blogiversary!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your "blog journey". I'm in the early stages of my "blog adventure." Those scissors are just gorgeous, would look wonderful in my sewing kit!!!

Regards,

Mama Spark said...

Congrats and isn't blogland fun??

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

What a great party...thanks for sharing!

Hugs,

Elaine in SLO,CA

luv2quilt2 said...

Congratulations! Isn't this a fun world?

Denise :) said...

I'm enjoying tooling around your blog! What fun, what fun! :)

arlette said...

Congratulations in your blogiversary!

Loralynn said...

Congrats on your blogaversary! Those scissors are the cutest I've ever seen!

Fiesta said...

congratulations. I hope you keep posting for many , many more wonderful years.