Monday, 23 July 2007

50


I noticed the other day that this would be my 50th post and these flowers are to share with you to say "thank you". I was very hesitant about starting this blog back in March, lacking in confidence in lots of ways and I remember literally shaking when I wrote my first post. But this has been so much fun! I had no idea what I was letting myself in for - you ladies are lovely, kind, supportive, generous and inspiring - so again "Thank you".
It's quite something to check your emails and find messages from all over the world. Reading everyone's blogs has been so interesting, finding out snippets of each other's lives has been fascinating - we're not that different are we, no matter where we happen to be sitting on this globe?


I've written before about how writing this blog has made me see things differently, to appreciate everything around me and as a result I am a generally happier person too. I have found a renewed confidence in my crafting and that's all down to your support and encouragement. I am still amazed that these posts are being read and at your lovely comments. I love the way we all pick up on different things on each others posts to comment on and the way I try and build little pictures of you all in my mind based on what's been written.
As a thank you I would like to offer one of you some goodies - so there'll be a giveway (yippee I've always wanted to host a giveaway). Just leave a comment this week and all your names will be put into a hat next Monday. I will say now that I have no idea what I'm giving away (if the summer holidays go really badly it may be a daughter) all I can say is I will try my best to send the goodies off before the end of the summer holidays. So there you go, leave a comment - you never know what you might end up with!


Thanks again x

64 comments:

Liz said...

Congratulations on 50. I love reading blogs and leaving the occassional comment, but have not plucked up the courage to write my own. Everyone I read seems to lead more interesting lives than me!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Congratulations on 50 posts! Blogging really is satisfying isn't it! And you are so right-the best bit is being in contact with people from all over the world, and finding that we are all interested in much the same things! xx
P.S will this rain ever stop...

Alison said...

Congratulations Kim! I hope we get another 50 amazingly pretty posts.
Take care,
Alison x

Dana said...

Happy 50th :))) Here's to many more !


Dana
d07@goldingers.com

gebah said...

count me as one of the "fraidy cats" too...lol

here's to 50 more!!!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! Here's to the next 50 :)

Thimbleanna said...

Is it only 50? It seems like you've been here forever! Oh -- and the flowers are beautiful! ;-)

sarah said...

happy 50th post, i love reading your blog and look forward to the next 50. Sarah x

Wild Rose said...

Many congratulations Kin and thank you for the beautiful flowers!

Marie x

Mirre said...

Congratulations on 50 posts!
Hope there will be many more to come!

French Knots said...

Wow 50 already, congratulations on having such an enjoyable blog to read, always accompanied by lovely photos.
Please don't send a daughter my way as I have more than enough trouble with the one I've got!

buttercup & roses said...

*Congratulations on your 50th post*
Glad you had the courage to start your blog...I always like too come and have a little peek!!
Keep up the good work!
Jennifer.

Ali said...

I'm quite scared to comment if it means I may gain an extra child! Tell you what, if that's the prize and I win allow me to send you a couple of little somethings in return... ;)

Congratulations on 50! And here's to many more.

picperfic said...

I love those Stargazer Lilies but the perfume kills my head! Your photos and words are lovely and entertaining...oh and if I will I don't really need another daughter, thanks all the same! ;^)

Raindrops said...

Congratulation Kim. I often wonder if I will ever reach 50. Love reading your blog Tricia

Kimberley said...

Huzzah, grats on 50!

I for one am glad that you took the plunge and began your blogging adventure, as I so enjoy sharing a bit of your world :)

Kimberley

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog,and I live in Michigan. Keep up the good work. Terry
terrym@gommc.com

Gayla said...

I know what you mean about seeing things in a different way. This blogging has done the same for me, and I love the difference it has made. I adore reading your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Kim!! This blogging thing is really just so amazing isn't it?! I love you blog and I am so glad to have "met" you. You have a wonderful way of writing and I always look forward to your posts. Blogging has certainly made me look at things a little bit closer and also has really opened my eyes to what it is like to live in other countries than my own... I LOVE that!!

Heather xoxo

meggie said...

Congratulations for your 50th post.
Your blog is lovely, as are the beautiful things you make.
And thankyou for the flowers, they are just perfect.

Isobel said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I can't wait for the next 50, 100... :)
Take care. x

Lallee said...

Congratulations on your 50! I look forward to many more wonderful posts. Oh, I hope you have a bad week.....I've never had a daughter of my own ;-)

mollycupcakes said...

Wow 50 posts, I look forward to reading the next 50.
Enjoy the summer hols and yeay! a giveaway.
I love goodies lol

The gerbras are just beautiful are they from your garden? I'd love to grow some of them. I'm gren with envy ;)

Catherine x

COLLS GARDEN said...

Kim, I know the feeling of wanting to give away a daughter-lol. Thankfully, both mine are old enough now so that they know the feeling themselves. Isn't it amazing how we all don't need another one. Congrats on your 50th, I think I've still a bit of a way to go.
Coll :-}

Victoria May Plum said...

Congratulations, here's to many more lovely posts! The flowers are beautiful
Victoria x

Heidijayhawk said...

thanks for blogging! can't wait to see what is to come!

Samantha said...

Hi Lim,
well done on reaching your 50 posts.

Here's to many more!

x

Tracy said...

Happy 50th! Looking forward to many, many more posts! I've been reading you here for a little bit now, and love coming to visit! I'll soon be celebrating my own one year blogging anniversary...and I well remember feeling as you did, shaking whilst writing my first post! Shaking, nervous, exited...But it's all be great all along. And I wish the same joy to you! The flowers are wonderful--thank you! :o)

Nan - said...

Beautiful, beautiful flowers. What is behind the first bouquet? Is that cloth or wallpaper? I so enjoy your blog.

cd&m said...

Your 50th post and there we are just starting out. Well done and congratulations. Thanks for the beautiful flowers.

Clare said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! Beautiful flower pictures. :)

dottycookie said...

Congratulations on 50 posts! I always like to come here and see there's a new one to read. I can almost smell the lilies today.

Should I be lucky enough to win, please don't send a daughter - I have 2 of my own that are already driving me batty!

Lynda said...

Congratulations on your 50th post, Kim! I felt very much like you did when I started my blog but it has been one of the most positive things I've ever done. I hope you'll keep writing and creating and sharing with us for 500+ more! ♥

Karen said...

Here's to the next 50 posts!
Thankyou for all the lovely, pretty things you show us and the happy atmosphere you conjure up. I've said it before but it bears repeating: this site is guaranteed to lift the spirits!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I thought you were telling us you were turning 50! I was going to bake a cake but not now :)
You are a great blogger and have a very fresh feeling happy blog! Thank you!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Congratulations on your 50th post! I thought I was alone with these feelings... I am so overjoyed with just how wonderful and kind all of you are...simply delightful. This is my first visit to your beautiful blog, and I will be visiting again! I will be adding you to my favorites if that is ok.... I know a lovely thing when I see one..

Smiles..

Beverly

Trudi M said...

I couldn't say it better about blogging. It's been so positive for me also. Your picture is beautiful. Kim you are one of my fav. blogging friends. Smile

Michaela said...

Two days into the summer holidays and I'll swap you a daughter for a son! Congratulations on being 50!

Janice said...

Wow! 50! I have enyoyed reading every one of them!!! I look forward to the next 50.

kate said...

I'm just glad that you decided to start blogging. You have a special knack for making the world seem a much better place. I love your flower pictures and I very much enjoy your sense of humour.

Good going on reaching 50 posts!!

carolyn said...

Many congratulations on your 50th post, here's to the 100th!

Sew Recycled! said...

Well done Kim!
50! Gosh, time flys - meeting fellow bloggers is a great part too! Hope to see you over the hols, when it is hot and sunny and the children are running through our vast Lavander filled Sussex Downs! Oh dream on!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congrats on 50 posts - Im glad you decided to start a blog as I've so enjoyed reading it since I too discovered Blogland!

Nonnie said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. I really enjoy reading your lovely blog. Looking forward to the next 50!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

50 posts! WOW! I just started this month. I'll get there.... Congratulations! I feel the same about the blogging giving you confidence and lots of support from all the wonderful people. Such wonderful inspiration, too!

Kitty

Clare said...

Hi Kim, congratulations! The photos of the gorgeous flowers are wonderful enough, so a giveaway is a bonus! Clare x

Chookyblue said...

congrats..it is exciting to make 50 posts........please count me in.........

Anonymous said...

50 posts, Excellent! I enjoy reading your blog and the pictures are lovely. What you said is true, we are not so different, no matter what part of the world we come from.
Have a great day!
Carole W. in Louisiana

Miss Eagle said...

I enjoy reading your beautiful blog. And, if the summer does go badley and all things turn to mildew in England, I will take a daughter. Send her off to the Land of Oz with a postage stamp on each eyelid and the nice lady in the white van from Australia Post will deliver her to me. :-}

Blessings and bliss

OhSoVintage said...

Congratulations on your 50th post and thankyou for entertaining us with so many interesting ones. I always enjoy reading yours. No thanks to the daughter give away though - I've done that, been there etc. etc. and now have peaceful summer holidays!

Isabelle said...

I've been away and am just catching up on blogreading. What wonderful pictures, and yes, I so agree about blogging. The only thing is... it's very time-consuming reading all the wonderful blogs there are around. In fact, not reading all of them at all - I keep finding more. Help!

Suzie Sews said...

Congratulations, you have a wounderful blog, I enjoy it so much, here's to the next 50!
Suzie Sews

She'sSewPretty said...

Kim, I miss having a girl at home...go ahead and send me a daughter! LOL I have loved every single one of your blog posts! I'm so glad we have become blog friends!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Congratulations on your *5oth* post!
You have a lovely blog, so I'm looking forward to your next 50!
Love Alison x

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Kim, I will try that for my sunburn!! There are 2 more Ardingly's this year, so you may be able to make one yet! x

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I know just how you feel, I started in Feb and have loved every minute of blogging. I thought it would a simple business tool, but it has gone so far beyond that, blogging and talking to my blogger friends has become a big part of my life!

And aren't giveaways fun? I'd take the daughter, if that is the prize, but I might have to trade you an unhousebroken puppy for her.

Rowan said...

I was surprised that you've only done 50 posts,thought you'd been blogging forever. Congratulations anyway! Those pink lilies are beautiful, they are my daughters' favourite flowers.

Louise said...

Well done Kim on 50 great posts. I love your pretty images and your lovely words - and of course all the special gorgeous things you make! Looking forward to much more. I would be happy to have your daughter if you'll have the one screaming in my ear at the moment!! Ahh there is nothing like a bored, tired 5 year old!

Heidi said...

A big congratulations on your 50th post Kim! I really enjoy my 'visits' with you and also hearing from you through your comments on my own blog. I feel I have gotten to know you in the last few months and look forward to that continueing. You have a beautiful home and garden and are a wonderful mom! You have me excited about celebrating my first blogs (NeedleNecessities) birthday next month.

weirdbunny said...

Your so funny ! Oh look I'm your 60th comment on this post !!!!
Gentlytiptoe was saying to me of you the other day that your house looks so wonderful all all your picures, I agreed - love Julia x

Bev C said...

Congratulations on your 50th post. Have you given yourself a little present?? You have got to reward yourself. Love the pictures. Love from Australia.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love Gerber Daisies! Congrats on 50!

Kate said...

Congatulations on your 50th post. I just found your blog today and I think your photographs are lovely. I'm looking forward to coming back for another look.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Kim

I'm back to tell you that I have nominated you for the Blogger Reflection Award. Congratulations! See my blog for more details.

Marie x