Sunday, 9 March 2008

Now we are one ...



... we should be a bit more organised, but unfortunately one year on in blogworld and I'm even more scatterbrained than usual. I could have sworn my blog birthday was today but, no, it was last week and I missed it! And for those of you who have been wondering what I look like (Samantha and Michele you may have to wait for photos to be emailed to you! ) this is for you - I think I was about one then this was taken. Who would have thought a year ago when I tentatively pressed that "publish" button and Ragged Roses was born that I would then go ahead and not commemorate it's first anniversary. I remember just how nervous I was and was literally shaking at the time. I'm so indebted to this blog and the friends that I have made this past year - Such special friends and memories.



A year recorded here for me and you - a year that has been enriched by your lovely, supportive comments and a year that has been made a lot rosier (no pun intended!) by being able to share it with so many lovely people.



A year on and I still never take any of your comments for granted and am still over the moon to find your comments and words of support - THANK YOU! This has been so much fun for me and, surprisingly, my family who are more or less use to me now walking around with a camera surgically attached to my body with one eye constantly on a photo opportunity. I have learnt to enjoy the everyday and find the extraordinary in the ordinary and have been so pleased to find that so many of you have felt the same too.



If you leave a comment on this post before next Sunday, your names will be entered for a giveway. Amongst the goodies are a vintage copy of "I Capture the Castle" (of course!) and a bag of chocolate Easter eggs to be eaten whilst reading.



One of my favourite spring time china brooches, in lieu of the bunch of flowers I would love to give you all.



Some pretty vintage buttons in spring colours mounted on a card for crafting. A vintage Easter postcard and some facsimile floral cigarette cards which could be used in collages.



Well there had to be roses somewhere, so here is a lovely little old rosey plate and pink ragged heart too.
I will be posting during the week but if you want to win the giveaway please leave a comment on this post! I've got to go and make an Egyptian costume now for Little Sister, as you do, so I best be off. Enjoy your Sunday and Happy Birthday!
xxx

69 comments:

Emma Herian said...

Well Kim, you haven't changed!

Congratulations, and thankyou for a year of a new friendship, business oppotunities and many dreams! (sorry for the poor spelling)

Here's to another fun filled year!
Emx

dottycookie said...

Happy anniversary! Mine is coming up this month too - a year seems hardly possible does it?

I love coming here, your blog is gorgeous and pretty and calming, and a treat with a cup of tea. So please keep going for another year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Your pictures are so pretty. Keep them coming for another year.

Love, Kitty_pinky_pink

kitty_pinky_pink@fsmail.net

Cowboys & Custard said...

Ragged Roses has certainly given my days a rosy glow.. it is always a real pleasure to visit you Kim and you brighten up the cloudiest days with your charm, wit and wisdom... and not forgetting your 1st Class photos.. Here's to a belated but very happy anniversary... many more to follow I hope!

Michelex

Rosanne said...

Happy Anniversary! You have a lovely blog!

Alison said...

Happy blog birthday!
Take care,
Alison x

Pretty Practicals said...

Happy Anniversary Kim. As always, the pictures are beautiful...
May the outlook be rosey for the next year too!
Best wishes, Liz

Queen Bee said...

Happy bloggy birthday Kim! Here's to many more :)

Gemma x
www.craftsbygemma.typepad.co.uk

Sian said...

Delurking to say Happy Birthday and thank you for the beautiful view into your world.

periwinkle said...

Happy Anniversary, thanks to you I,ve just started reading "Capture" and am thoroughly enjoying it.... it was borrowed from the library though so to own it would be great. Have a great day.
Lisa x

TinaTx said...

Happy blog birthday! Your blog is wonderful!

April said...

Happy Blog-day!!

What a cute baby you were.

I love your blog it is so inspiring and it was reading your which prompted me to start mine own, which is still less than a month old, so I am still taking baby steps, but I love seeing what other people have done.

Please keep your lovely, funny posts coming!

April xx

Garden girl said...

Happy Birthday Kim! I am sending you large slices of imaginary Victoria Sponge, with a nice raspberry jam in the middle. And perhaps a sprinkling of sugar across the top. Your blog is fabulous, your photos and stories inspiring and your book recommendation fantastic!!
Keep 'em coming please!xxx

driftwood said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Your blog is such a lovely place to visit, I'm really looking forward to the next year. !

Liz said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Looking forward to another year of your posts and lovely pictures (oh,, they do put mine to shame!). Liz x

Liz said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging. I have enjoyed every post and it was lovely to meet you too. X

julia said...

Happy, happy 1st birthday! Looking forward to the treats in store this year!
Julia x

Janice said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I so enjoy reading your blog. What a beautiful baby you were!!!

Janice said...

Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I so enjoy reading your blog. What a beautiful baby you were!!!

Vanessa said...

Missing my one year anniversary is the kind of thing I would do! Here's to another year!

I love reading your blog every day, it cheers me up!

mountainear said...

What's there not to like about all those lovely photographs, colours and things.

Well done, keep on blogging.

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Congratulations Kim on your first blog anniversary! I realised I must have been blogging for around year too and when I checked the date my anniversary was yesterday! Glad I'm not the only one to miss it, but I'm not surprised, we're not very good at remembering dates in this house!
Thanks for your all the lovely pictures and posts, and introducing us all to Capture the Castle. Here's to another year of being permanently attached to the camera!
Gill x

French Knots said...

Gosh a year has gone so quickly! I really enjoy your posts and your lovely pictures.
What a sweet baby picture!

OhSoVintage said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Kim. I have just checked back and have been blogging for more or less a year too. And you are organising another fantastic give-away! Being the recipient of your last one I certainly wouldn't expect to be lucky again but someone else will be very pleased with such generosity. I always enjoy reading your posts.

simone said...

Happy first anniversary. You've have been blogging a year and I have been blogging a week. Thank you for showing your wonderful creations.

The Crafts House said...

Happy Birthday Kim
one of my favorite bloggs!
Sandra

Jessica said...

Happy anniversary! I'm so glad that you decided to start a blog because yours is one of the few that I look forward to reading :)

carla said...

My second time to visit your blog. Lovely photos. I especially enjoyed the story of Iris' painting book. About 10 years ago we lived in Windsor (due to my husband' temporary job assignment). I found a wonderful child's scrapbook at a sale in the church hall in Eton. One of my favorite things is finding old scrapbooks, school yearbooks, ledgers, etc... Your daughter having her painting book with her made it a memorable tale.

carla said...

My second time to visit your blog. Lovely photos. I especially enjoyed the story of Iris' painting book. About 10 years ago we lived in Windsor (due to my husband' temporary job assignment). I found a wonderful child's scrapbook at a sale in the church hall in Eton. One of my favorite things is finding old scrapbooks, school yearbooks, ledgers, etc... Your daughter having her painting book with her made it a memorable tale.

Brierley & Clover said...

Happy Blog Birthday! So glad you decided to press that publish button 12 months ago!

Alison Boon said...

I was directed to your blog by my friend Jackie and I am very grateful she sent me your way. I love your blog, and it always cheers me up to read your latest postings and gaze at some of the gorgeous things. I hope it carries on for another year at least. It also keeps the UK real for me here in NZ.

Greentwinsmummy said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! I cant wait to see the egyptian costume!
Would pop with complete joy if won the book (& chocs mwhahahahaa) Wishing you another year of bloggy happness x x x
GTM

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Happy Birthday Kim, you do look good for one, what a cute little baby too, wonder who that could be? I just love blogging and as you say where we go the camera follows. Before I did anything in the garden yesterday, I was going around taking snaps, I swear John was thinking, what an earth is she doing, while he was waiting for me to help him! I always enjoy coming over to your blog, if there was such a thing as a pretty blog award, you would win it! x

Rubyred said...

Hi Kim,Happy Blogiversary,I always look forward to reading your blog while I'm eating my breakfast.Such fab photos too!

Nonnie said...

Happy Blogiversay Kim! Congratulations on reaching your year of blogging. It's been lovely to read your lovely blog and get to know you. Your support during that horrible month at had at the end of last summer is something I will never forget and I would never have had that if you hadn't started writing your blog. Looking forward to your next year. x

Heidi said...

Happy, happy blogging birthday dear Kim! I don't need to win this giveaway to be a winner. I am already a winner for having met you through your blog and gained a friend. I am glad you started yours and happy for the day I found it. I look forward to visits with you here each week. I share your outlook that life is better after you start blogging. It helps you to look at things in such a different way. I really do wish you a blogging year to come that is very fulfilling!

Hugs ~
Heidi

callmemadam said...

Congratulations. I'm always impressed by people who manage to keep up a highly visual blog. That is the very same edition of I Capture the Castle which I have been reading forever. I like it because it includes the original pictures.

Isobel said...

Hi Kim,
Wishing you a Happy blogsversary and looking forward for more years of your blogging to come.
Congratulations!!
Lots of love,
Isobel. x

Linda said...

Hi Kim,
Happy Blogaversary to you!!! I hope it is OK with you if I list your blog on my blog as one of my favourites.
Cheers Linda

Carol said...

Ahh, happy bloggy birthday! You are so sweet. And thank goodness, I've found who it was who inspired me to get a copy of I Capture the Castle (I'm about a third way through). I'm loving it! Come by my post and see if you think the castle I visited lately reminds you of Cassandra's home. Not sure that I want to see the film in case it spoils it!
Keep up the fabulous blog,
Carolx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hurray!!!! Congratulations on your first year of blogging!
You have an absolutely lovely blog which is such a pleasure to visit, I'm so glad I met you through the blogging world!
Wishing you lots of love for the next year of blogging.
Love Alison x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congratulations on your first birthday Kim! I haven't been blogging for a year yet but it seems like I've known some of you lovely bloggers for years!

It's a great giveaway & I'd like to enter please!

:-)
Jayne

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Happy First Birthday to your lovely Blog Kim!
(What a cutie your were! - thanks for sharing the photo!)
Niki x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Happy First Birthday to your lovely Blog Kim!
(What a cutie your were! - thanks for sharing the photo!)
Niki x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh PLEASE, Oh PLEASE, Oh ME, Oh ME, Oh ME ME ME, Oh PLEASE, Oh PLEASE, pick ME!!!! I have this notebook where I make notes of things bloggers have said that I want to remember and I'm not kidding, I have more than once written "I Capture the Castle" to remind me to get that book that Kim loves SO much!!! I can't believe it's only been a year for your very lovely blog, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And may we have many, many more years from you!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so glad you started your blog! I know my life has been enriched by visiting here. I Capture the Castle is now one of my favorite books and one I will recommend over and over. Thanks Kim!

Primrose Hill said...

Hi Kim!

Congratulations on a year of blogging, I must catch up with all your latest posts!

Looking forward to the next year of posts!

L x

Sea Angels said...

Have a lovely week Kim...and I for one am so pleased you pushed that button.
Warm Hugs
Lynn xx

Maxine said...

Happy blogging anniversary! I always look forward to reading your posts so here's to the next year!

Ruth Ann said...

I want to wish you a very happy blogday! You started something big for me - even though I don't even remember how I originally found you! Your's was the very first blog that I read and you were my first purchase from Etsy. I still have those lovely raggy balls hanging around and your tea cozy is used alost daily. I now have my own blog and my own etsy shop - and it's All Your Fault. Have a fabulous day!

Isabelle said...

Don't have time to read all 50 comments (50! Wow!) but happy belated blogbirthday from me too. Your blog is always very uplifting and pretty. And I must say you look very cute.

twiggypeasticks said...

Well done on your first anniversary, I really enjoy reading your blog, it's so pretty.
Twiggy x

Curlew Country said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Kim. I'm so glad you pressed the button last year, I've enjoyed reading all your beautiful posts so much!
Steph x who's had to turn out a clown and a knight costume this week - good luck with the Eygptian!

meggie said...

Your blog is one of the nicest around! Congratulations on your anniversary- even if you missed it!
Keep giving us beauty in your pics, & your words.
Hugsxx

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Happy happy blogivesary to you!! What a pleasure it has been to visit your blog. Here's a toast to another wonderful year!!!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Goodness me... you have had a lot of visitors since I was here last!
I am not at all surprised though.. who could resist your special giveaway?
I forgot to add that your photo is just how I imagined you!! Smiling and very pretty!

Michelex

Elizabeth said...

Happy blogiversary, my one year will be coming up at the end of April - where does the time go? Love reading your blog and looking at the beautiful photos. Here's to the next year.

Tracy said...

Happy Blogiversary, Kim! Looking forward to years more :o) Coming here is always a splendid treat...and without our blogs we might not ever have met! Here's to more...((BIG HUGS))

lizzie Pickering said...

Happy one year blogging anniversary!
I have only recently found your blog and i love it. You are very talented and i love looking at your photos with a cuppa tea!
Keep up the good work!
Lizzie xxx

mollycupcakes said...

Happy anniversary Kim, it's been a wonderful journey with you this past year. You have shared so many lovely days outs, birthdays and crafty moments.
Thank you for brightening up my days.
Your one of my everyday reads and I have a break with a coffee and get stuck into your post. The photos are always so gorgeous.
Looking forward to the next year ahead.

Big hugs.

Catherine x

Katherines Dream said...

Hello Kim,
It has been so lovely to meet you and I am really glad that you did push that publish button!
It is so nice to see your name in my In box.....we are lucky that we have all found some very nice people out there...the world can look a bit glum somtimes and just going into blogland can brighten our day!
Carol xx

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary, Kim! What a DARLING baby you were! And I'm positive you're a stunning woman today! =)
hugs!

Jennie said...

Aww look at that lovely picture of you!
I was very hesitant at starting a blog, but I am really glad I did so because I have already met some wonderfully lovely people, who's blogs I probably would never have seen.
Congratulations on your year of blogging. Long may you blog!! :D

Patty said...

Congrats!!!!..looking forward to many more days of sunshine your blog brings.

elliebelle said...

Hi Your pictures are lovely and you have brightened up, what was a dreary day. Here's to another year.

Rowan said...

Congratulations on your blog's first birthday. I hope it will carry on for many more of them, it is such an enjoyable blog to read and full of attractive pictures too. I'm looking forward to many more pleasurable visits.

Jackie M said...

Well, thank you dear Kim, I would love to leave a comment. Happy Blogaversary and thank you for giving so many of us so much pleasure, you and your blog are obviously very special to many people. Love Jackie Mx

Raindrops said...

Happy anniversary. Love reading your posts and looking at all your lovely pictures even if I don't always comment. Tricai

Lynda said...

Happy birthday to your dear blog, Kim! I love my visits here and am so happy to have found you here. You look just adorable in your baby picture too! Have a wonderful weekend! ~ hugs, Lynda xox