Monday, 28 April 2008

Happy Bloggyversary to ME!


Would you believe it? I have been prattling on to you all for a WHOLE YEAR as of today - and, unfortunately for you, none of my posts have been as short as the very first one!

If you had asked me just over a year ago whether I would have a blog of my own I would have laughed - I have always felt really self-conscious whenever I have tried to write a diary or anything like that and would never have dreamt of doing it online but then I discovered the whole world of CRAFTY BLOGGING - and I was an instant convert!

I absolutely LOVE my blog and the whole blog world and am very happy to have had the chance to make friends with you all!

So I'd like to invite you to my Bloggyversary Party. The imaginary wine is open (and there is loads of it) and the imaginary buffet is set out so come over and have fun!

Now, as it's my party I can do what I like can't I? And this is the point at which I am going to be really rebellious (which is totally unlike me - I'm such a stickler for doing things right!).

My act of rebellion is this:

I have been really lucky lately to have been chosen as the PIF recipient from two blogs and had already signed up to another (I also have two PIF parcels waiting to be sent out from last year - it did say we could take up to 365 days didn't it???).

But the problem with PIF-ing is that once it has been around a bit everyone has taken part at least once and people have so many other commitments that they can't take on another pay-it-forward.

So what I am going to do is break all the rules and offer to Pay It Forward to 9 people who comment on this post - but THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PAY IT FORWARD IN TURN.

I hope this makes sense!

So leave a comment on this post and you will be in the draw for one of the nine presents that I will send out - but you do not have to pay it forward unless you really want to.

69 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

How lovely. Please include me in your draw and happy bloggyversary to YOU!

country mouse said...

Happy blogiversary!!! Here's to many many more posts!

Charlie P said...

HAPPY BLOGGYVERSARY!
The ragdoll is looking fabtastic with her hair on :)

Nanna said...

Happy Bloyersary! Hope to read many more posts!

May Britt said...

Happy blogiversary. I love visiting your blog and still will. So keep on blogging.

Sarahs Home said...

Oh I love a good party, especially the WINE !!!!! HIC .......
Happy Blogiversary to you, Happy Blogiversary to you..... and so on.... I wont subject you to the rest...LOL.... Hope you are having a Happy Monday,
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Keep up the Happy Blogging...I love your blog, and hope you have a great Bloggyversary! Love from Fran x

Carol Van Rooy said...

Happy blogversary to you... happy blogversary to you... happy, happy, happy, happy blogversary to you.

Congrats and please count me in. If it's any consolation I love the pink striped sock monkey

daldak01@yahoo.ca

Lesley said...

Happy Bloggyversary to you,
I went to the zoo,
I saw a big gorilla,
and it looked just like YOU!!!!

Ho ho ho - happy 1st year Missus! Of course you can break the rules! (especially if you pick me!).

Your mahoosive dolly is looking really rather gorgeous...another fantastic creation from the hands of Locket!

As I'm not the first one to join the party I do hope you've saved me some wine and nibbles......

lots of love Moogsmum and the Mooglets xxxxx

Simone said...

Oooohhh....controversial! Happy Bloggyversary.

Jane said...

Happy Blogversary Lucy, I have enjoyed every moment of reading your blog. Lovely party great drink and nibbles. Jane x

Marie said...

Happy Bloggyversary Mrs Locket! May there be many more years of Locket blogging in your future :)

xMx

dottydesigns said...

happy bloggtversary, and happy lots more blogging x

quiltdude said...

Happy Blooyversary!
As I have no idea what a PIF is??!!?? please don't include me in the draw. I'm still learning you know.

Looking forward to tomorrow :)
XClare

marit said...

Happy Blogiversary:-)
You certainly make Blogland an even happier place to be! Love your crafts and your writing- and may no post ever be as short as that first one:-D

Monkee Maker said...

Well, it certainly did work .... and how! Happy Blog Birthday ... try not to get too tipsy on all that wine - now you've set yourself up with EVEN MORE WORK you'll need to keep a clear head!

:)

Lucy Carlson said...

Well, I have never entered one of these before as my blog has sadly lapsed but if you don't need a blog to enter then I'd like to play please :D I may even get it up and running again just so I can do a PIF as well :D

And HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY - I am so glad that you did :D

trashalou said...

Locket! 22 mini-quilts, a to-do list longer than that Mahoosive ragdoll (btw, hair on = way less scary) as well as a family, house and allotment to be in charge of, and you sign up for nine D.B.T.P.I.F.s!!!

Seriously, how do you find the time, enquiring minds want to know!

trashalou said...

p.s. Is it all right to have lemonade? It's just that I didn't realise there would be wine and I'm driving.

April said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I love reading your posts, you make me laugh!

Here's to many more

I'll add some imaginary cake to the imaginary buffet!

April xx

hilde said...

oh sweet rag doll! And happy blogyversary!!

anne bebbington said...

Lucy - you've taken leave of your senses - only a couple of posts ago you were saying how much you've taken on and wondering how you'd manage - now you're offering to make NINE more things - good luck - but anyway please pop my name in the hat :o)))

Thimbleanna said...

Ms. Locket -- have you lost your mind??? Don't you have enough projects with all of your miniquilts and PIFS???? You crack me up! You're such a sweetheart and I'm SO glad you're blogging -- don't stop! Happy, Happy Blogiversary -- I can't believe it's only been one year!

Kitty said...

Just popped in to say HaPpY bLoGgYvErSaRy to you!

Please, please don't include me in the draw - I've already got enough to pack up without anything else (boy, am I going to have a huuuuuuuuge clear out of my stash soon)!

Hope you and the Lockets are well. Well done on the year - here's to many more!

Take care :-) x

twiggypeasticks said...

congratulations and jubilations, you're a very generous lady !
twiggy x

Marmadaisy said...

Congratulations on making it to 1 year!

I love give aways, please make sure you pick me, ahem I mean put my name in the hat.

julia said...

Happy bloggiversary, I've just celebrated my first and I'm trying to put together a giveaway.
Put me in the hat please!
Julia x

monda-loves said...

Happy Bloggyversary Mrs Locket.
I'm raising a celebratory glass of blog wine to you as I type :o)

Monda
x

kate said...

Lovely Lucy, I so enjoy your blog, and especially love seeing your children crafting and creating right alongside. It's a bit early here in the NW United States for wine, but I'm having a nice cup of tea with you (wine later). I'd love to be part of the PIF. Kate

pink-petal-designs said...

Happy blog birthday, loving the rag doll. Please enter me.
Sarah x

periwinkle said...

Happy Blogversary Lucy, just make sure you get some sleep in between all this work you have planned
Lisa x

Stine said...
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Stine said...

Happy 1 yr blogaversary. I really enjoy reading your blog. Your latest doll is really a cutie.
Keep up the good work!

Please include my in the PIF.

Michaela said...

I've just made the cake for the party - it's a big chocolate one with maltesers (brown and white), minstrels, rolos, curly whirlies, chunks of fudge and the inevitable chocolate buttons. The candle is lit, give it a big blow and make a wish...

Yeah, Lucy, you did it all in one go! Hope your wish comes true!

Right then, who's for a big slice of cake?

dottycookie said...

Happy first year Missis! Your doll is looking lovely - I would like plaits just like that!

I never quite understood the whole PIF rule thing - I assumed that every time you signed up you were supposed to give away to 3 more people but other people haven't done it that way. I do wonder when you're going t sleep with all the things you'll be making though!

lucykate crafts... said...

happy bloggy birthday super swappy organiser!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Wow, that's a few more comments than you got for your first blog. Well done on your bloggyversary and for being different. Hugs

blueberrylane said...

Happy Blogaversary...what a lovely gesture. Who wouldn't want to own a Mrs Locket original !

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Jenny said...

Where do you get your energy from-you are on a making frenzy journey!!!!!!Good one you!!!I am so glad you are enjoying yourself and your blog is very entertaining and a great read. Happy blogiversary to you with many more to come!!!!

Jennie said...

Mahoosive doll is looking fabulous now with lovely long her hair!
Happy bloggyversay! Long may you Blog! I love your blog and would be quite bereft without it.
Clever idea about the PIF. Please include me :D Thank you!

Jennie said...

'lovely long her hair'!!!! ....
I think I might need to go to bed.

Gina said...

Happy Bloggyversary Lucy. I'm so glad I found you this year and even happier to have actually met you for real!
Gina xx

Rachael Rabbit said...

Congratulations for reaching the 1 year mark ;-)

quinn said...

Congratulations on your Bloggyversary! And many more!

(And I'd love to be included in your drawing...what a nice thought)

Leanne said...

Congrats on the 1 year. Keep it up you have brought a smile to my face on so many occasions.... you have connected me with England again so well done. By the way the party is great even if it is only virtual.

Lina said...

Congratulations Lucy - here's to many more years of blogging! Keep up the good work friend!

Blossom said...

Happy happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!

Lissa Jane said...

Happy Blogiversary to you Lucypoo..

9 more gifts to add to that growing list??? I am giggling at you! I have 6 things to make in two weeks and I am stressing OUT BIG TIME! let alone a bazillion mini quilts and 9 gifts ++ the rest you got on your list!
I love the doll its so cute!

Tina said...

Happy 1st Blog Birthday to you - glad you are enjoying your time in blogland - I certainly enjoy reading about your antics. Happy stitching Tina.

Beth said...

Happy Blogiversary to you Lucy!!!

I hope we keep reading about you and your "Lockets" for many years to come :)

est said...

happy bloggiversary to you lucy!! yaya!!!me! me!!!!pickme!! lol :)

Rachelmp said...

Happy bloggyversary to you Lucy! I've enjoyed reading every single post. Enjoy the party x Rachel

Kitsch n Zinc said...

I think I may be too late for the wine and buffet but happy bloggyversary!

Mahoosive is looking lovely! Did she have my share of cake, she looks a bit more stuffed than the other day....hahahaha *gets coat*

Lynette Anderson said...

My goodness Lucy you do know how to set our hearts a flutter....a gift from you...that would be special..thank you for your generosity. Your blog is always inspirational and i love seeing what the little lockets are up to.

eileen said...

Lucy, I've loved your blog from the first minute I read it. Your Locket household has stolen many hearts! C
Happy Bloggyversary to you, one day late.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary. Love to go in your draw.

Vanessa said...

I'm coming up to my 1 year anniversary, does'nt time fly when your having fun!

The rebel in you is good!

vanessa x

Lucy @ attic24 said...

Happy happy happy birthday to your bloglett, and congratulations to you on creating such a lovely inspirational place for us to visit....just wish I'd found you sooner!
pleeeeeeease enter me into your birthday draw, promise I won't drink all the wine at your party, oh and don't let me trough all your nibbles.
xx

AnnieB said...

happy blogoversary Lucy - and what a lovely blog you run!

(don't you have enough on your plate without sedning PIFs to 9 people????)

Two Crofters said...

have i missed all the cake?

here's to another year in blog land - looking forward to reading about all the many, many things you will get up to (where do you find the time!!!)
t x

Katy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Isn't this blog land a great place?!
Count me in for the draw!!!

Sal said...

I love the doll...and have had some of your wine already to celebrate ;-)

Barbara/Ring-a-Rosie said...

Happy Bloggyversary Again!!
Lovely to see you today - you mad thing!! That list is scarey - I don't think you'll be coming out for a while!!
Take care, Barbara X

upstateLisa said...

congratulations!!! a year goes by awfully quickly, doesn't it? I look forward to reading more from you!

Claudia said...

Happy bloggyversary. I think you did a great thing starting your blog. It's funny and interesting and full of nice things. I loved the rag doll in the pink dress and her hair is looking great too. I can't wait to see her finished.

sbonetsue said...

Congrats and how time does fly. It is so nice of you to share the love with us. Please throw my name in the hat.

nicolette said...

Happy bloggaversary Lucy! Mine is next week, so we are from the same ‘draft’! Hope to read many more of your cheerful and fun posts!

Kaz said...

Good grief!! you have 68 comments?!!! Blimey, thats amazing!!

Happy Blogversary! It was mine in March but it passed me by!

I would love to be included in the draw to win some of your gorgeoussewingness please.

The dolly is looking great!