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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Blogiversary BBSW!!!

Today is my 7th Blogiversary!  If I could I would have cake and share it with all of you, I love cake!  Doesn't everyone love cake?  A nice big piece of vanilla for me please!

Its hard to believe that it all started on this day back in 2003, inspired by one of my favourite designers, Jennifer Aikman-Smith who started a blog I decided to follow suit.  Here I am 7 years and over 1,400 posts later!  Over the years I've shared with you my stitching, shown you how I see this world through my camera's lens, gone through a breast cancer scare, lost 60lbs with you (now have another blog for weight loss), and gotten my 3rd degree Black Belt in Taekwon-Do.  I'm sure there are numerous other events that I've not mentioned that you've gone through with me on this blog.  I have met some absolutely amazing people and made some friends that I will have for life.

What does the future hold for this blog and its author?  Who knows, the sky is the limit!  I'll continue to share my passion for needle and thread with you, show you my world and adventures through my camera lens, and whatever else catches my fancy!

Like past years I'm holding a blogiversary draw.  Now I will warn you I am a HUGE procrastinator.  I actually still haven't mailed last year's gift yet and I'm starting to feel VERY guilty about that.  I keep meaning to throw a few more odds ands ends together to go with it... then I get busy, make excuses, etc.  So if last year's winner is reading this I hang my head in shame but I will get it to you!  What is this year's gift?  I don't know yet, something hopefully to suit the winner.  It will be stitched.

So to enter, just leave a comment.  Yup, that's it, that's all!  No rules, no having to be a follower, no hoop jumping, and you don't have to cut down tall trees wear high heels, suspenders and a bra.  I'll make the draw a week from today, Saturday September 18th.

This post also compliments this week's PhotoHunt theme beautifully its : anniversary.  I know why this theme was chosen for today, because it is a very significant anniversary in modern history. However, I don't have any pictures that suit a memorial for this day.  So I'm putting a different, lighter twist on anniversary.

Flowers : a girl always likes to get beautiful flowers from her man on their anniversary.  I was hoping to find a photo of my friend Rebbecca and her hubby, it is their wedding anniversary today but I guess I've never gotten one of the two of them together.

73 comments:

Jenn L in Chicago said...

Aw, no lumberjacks? LOL

Congrats on your blogaversary!

Barbi said...

7 years is amazing! Well done! And look at all the wonderful changes that you have made in your life in that time, and also all the wonderful things that stayed the same.
Congratulations Dani!!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your 7th blogiversary! That is truely a long time that brings with it dedication; especially sharing about your achievements and struggles of your daily life. Here is to 7+ more years!
(and please enter me into your celebratory drawing...and to make my chances of winning better, I decided that I would prance around in high heels, my bra and suspenders...lol).

Lisa

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! It's been a joy reading your blog and meeting you. I hope we can meet again and this time stitch!

Dee said...

Happy blogoversary!

Silverlotus said...

Congratulations! And here's to seven more years!

Donna said...

Congratulations! I have enjoyed sharing at least a part of your life with you!

Blu said...

Congrats on 7 years! Here's to many more~

valerie said...

Wow, 7 years? Amazing! Happy blogiversary!

Jules said...

Congrats on 7 years! What a huge accomplishment, along with all of the others you mention...

Deborah said...

Congrats on 7 years!

Bronny said...

Congratulations - WOW 7 years!! I've been there for nearly 2 of them.
I'd join you in the procrastionators club, but i'm sorta busy right now..... will take you up on that offer in a little while - OK?

Please enter me in the draw - I do have time for that - lol

I like surprises too! Happy dancing for your blogaversary !!!

Rike said...

Hi Dani,

Congrats to your Blogiversary!

I hope you share your stitching pictures at least seven more years!
I love them!
Rike

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your glogiversary. Heres to many more. Please enter me in your draw.

Rachael said...

Happy Blogoversary to you
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Happy Blogoversary to Dani
Happy Blogoversary to you!!!
Heres to another seven years

Pike said...

Congrats! I'd love to get something stitched by you :)

pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com

mollycaff said...

Happy Blogaversary!! May there be many more adventures of Dani the Road Warrior for us to enjoy!

Christine said...

Love the Lumberjack song reference!
Congratulations on your blogoversary, 7 years is a great achievement

Lonneke said...

Wow! Seven years! Congrats on your 7th blogoversary!

Hazel said...

Congrats! I'd love to enter. x

Cath said...

Happy Anniversary , I'd love to be entered please . X

riona said...

Happy anniversary ... I have been enjoying your blog for some four or five years ... I'd be delighted to be entered in your drawing.

Julie said...

Congrats on the blogoversary, 7 years if a real milestone.

ollie1976 said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Jen

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary! I've been reading it for 3 years now and I can't wait to read it for another 30 :) You are an inspiration from your breast cancer scare to your weight loss! I always have a smile after I read a new post!

Stacey in NS

Bette said...

& years? What an accomplishment! Congratulations and here's to another 7 years!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary and also all you have accomplished in the past 7 years. As you know, I always enjoy your photos and am glad to see that you have started including them in your blog again. Can't wait to see if you hit your goal in your Run for the Cure.
Judie

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy Blogiversary! Seven years? Wow! I've only "known" you a couple, but it's been a real treat!

Melanie said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Kajsa said...

Happy bloggoversery! Here's to many more!

Kajsa said...

Happy bloggoversery! Here's to many more!

Lynn said...

Seven years, wow that's incredible!
Looking forward to many more years of stitching,SAL,photos and fun.

Erna said...

Congratulations Dani, seven years amazing..... thanks for the cake, just as I've started Weight Watchers (again....) .....
Hugs
Erna

Lelia said...

congrats on seven years! I've enjoyed reading your blog posts : )

Bekca said...

Congratulations Dani on your 7th blogaversary! That's very impressive :) Please enter me in your giveaway. Happy stitching to you.

Patti said...

Happy Blogaversary. Now I'm off to see your weight loss blog as i am on a weight loss journey of my own.
Please enter me into your giveaway.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Mary said...

Congrats on your 7th blogiversary!! I enjoy reading your blog posts! I love the cake design!
Happy Stitching!
Mary

jennilynn said...

Dani, I've enjoyed reading your blog. Congrats on all that you have accomplished in the past 7 years. I would love to get something from you so please enter me in your drawing.

Jennifer
jennilynn1973@gmail.com

Mylene said...

Happy Blogoversary, Dani!!

Meadows08 said...

Congratulations! I hadn't even heard of blogging 2 years ago, let alone 7! I'm in awe!

Count me in for your giveaway and thanks for not making us "jump through hoops!"

Carol said...

Amazing--seven years!!! I think you must hold the record, Dani--I honestly didn't even know stitching blogs existed until a couple of years ago!

It is always a pleasure to visit to visit you :)

AnnMcD said...

WOW Dani! That is a lot of blogging! Way to go! I'll get back to you on that question you emailed me!

Daffycat said...

Way to go Dani! Happy blogoversary!

drea_dear said...

Congrats on 7 years! Beautiful flowers for your photo hunt, there's something about yellow. I don't know what it is, but it just IS. And flowers (especially carnation) are always appropriate for a memorial. I'd love to be entered in your draw. :)

Von said...

You were way ahead of the blogging curve, Dani!! Congrats on 7 years!

Donna said...

Ha. I had to go back and look. I beat you by one week! I started on September 3rd. And I think I found you on the stitching bloggers ring? Maybe? I think I was around the 50th person on the list and Anna was slightly ahead of me. I've had you listed on my blog since we first able to do that.

Good times!

claudia said...

Happy Blogoversary!
I haven't been around for seven years, but for all the time I have been reading your blog it has been fun!
Thank you for sharing all that you have. You have shown me things that I otherwise might not have ever seen.
Here's to many more years blogging!

xinef said...

Congratulations at 7 years of blogging. I enjoy following your blog, seeing your wonderful stitch work, and other activities.

mbroider said...

7 years of blogging is amazing!! I love reading your blog, and i love the stitch pics you put here!!

Wishing you many more years of blogging... Pls add my name to your drawing:)

Giovanna said...

Huge congrats on your blog's anniversary! Loved the Python reference, hehe :-)

Alice said...

Happy Blogoversary! 7 years. Wow. Here's hoping for many more.

Kat said...

Congrats! That's quite a committment!

~Kat

Craftkitten said...

Congratulations on 7 years.

Sally said...

Happy Blogoversary Dani! That's a long time to be blogging :)

Lindsay said...

I remember you starting your blog and thinking I wouldn't mind having a go myself!

Congratulations on reaching such a great milestone and here's to the next 7 years

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on seven years of blogging, I hope to be reading for at least, another seven. I am also a huge procrastinator, I drive my hubby nuts LOL!!!

Siobhan said...

7 years! Wow!! Here's to another 7 more. :)

Carla said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary!

I enjoy your blog very much.

Mary in TN

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on you anniversary
Clare

Lisa said...

Gorgeous flowers! And congrats on the blogiversary!

Anonymous said...

happy blog-aversary Dani

your friend Marj

Jo said...

Happy Blogoversary Dani!

Karen said...

Congrats on 7 years! 1400 posts is definitely something to be proud of! :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Congrats on 7 great years
Love the pic of the flowers!

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your bolgiversary!!

Barbeeque4 said...

Congrats on 7 years!! Throw my name into the mix. Thx - edgar

Lillie said...

Congrads and Happy Blogiversary, Dani!

Karoline said...

Happy Blogiversary Dani

Carolyn NC said...

Woohoo - Happy Blogaversary, Dani!
Love reading your blog - here's to many more posts!

Lisa V said...

Count me in on your blogoversary draw please. Happy Blogoversary to you!!
LISA V

Wendy said...

I know, its really late, but I would still like to wish you a happy anniversary !

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogaversary! I always enjoy reading your blog. (Sorry I am late in posting, just very behind in my blog reading.)