Yeah I know, I only have 3 hats and no one wants to put their mouths on those weird old horns any more but the little clown still makes a slightly obnoxious noise when you twirl him. That's fun, right?
A whole year.
You might be surprised, after reading an entire year's worth of my periphrastic blowhardity, that I came into this thing a little bit...ok, a lot...kicking and screaming. That I thought I was "too private" and "too shy" for blogging. That I wouldn't have anything to say.
I know, right?
So I do feel like celebrating this occasion. Because I really have fun doing this, in spite of my initial fears and hesitation. Who knew (well, besides the thousands of bloggers all around the world who have been at this for several years)? Anyway, to thank you for actually reading it, I'm planning some special stuff for you...for the next week I'll be posting a new freebie each day for you to download, and one week from today I'll be giving away a fat quarter bundle of my At The Lake flannels (that's 18 fat quarters!).
Here's the catch: to enter the (completely random, I promise) drawing for this, you have to leave a comment on this post.
I know...most of you who read this are not the comment-types. I know this because you email me about things you read here, or even mention it when we (gasp) talk on the phone or in person. I understand...I don't expect everyone to feel compelled to say stuff (although I admit, my little heart does go pitter-patter when you do). Whether you're shy or don't feel talkative or don't like filling out stuff on-line that requires your email address, or have simply never gotten around to it...well, I admit, I can relate to just about any of those things. Really, I can. Maybe those weird little letter/number combinations you are asked to type for security purposes creep you out and you don't know why. Maybe you're still a little allergic to the internet. Maybe it hurts to type after you forgot to use an oven-mitt in your excitement to take the cookies out of the oven. It's alright. I don't hold it against you.
But for this...you've got to do it. There's free fabric at stake. Come on, it'll be fun. Say anything. Alright, almost anything (let's use our inside-voices, shall we?). And next Tuesday I'll put all your names into a hat, pull one out, and send that person a deliciously softy-soft little bundle of cute flannels.
And do keep checking back all week as I will be posting downloadable stuff you might just want to have.
Thanks for a great year, and for being part of this with me. And you realize, this means Flossie is celebrating her own blogiversary today as well. And you can be sure that she is making the most of the day.
Oh, and...if the blogiversary cake looks familiar to you, you may have just seen it before on a cute little birthday card produced by Legacy Publishing!