Friday, August 1, 2014

6 years and 700 posts later.... and a giveaway!

Six years ago today I wrote my first post at ellyn's place, never dreaming anyone other than my mom & a few close friends would ever read it! At that time I was making pillows for Leigh Anne, daughter #1, to take to college! If you read my last post, you know that now I am doing the same thing for Ally. In between, we got Steve off to college (one more semester and he is done!) Round three of college freshman year is about to happen here. On Tuesday, I will have three adult children (when Ally turns 18) Amazing how far we have come in six years.

Along the way I have gathered more than 500 followers... thanks to all of you for reading along! I've met lots of fellow bloggers (and by "met" I mean gotten to know online.), participated in blog hops and giveaways and learned oh so much!

As luck would have it, this is also post number 700!  What are the odds? 6 years and 700 posts on the same day. Calls for a giveaway I think. I just made up this sweet sew uptown wallet....

It was a fun little wallet to make! The pleats on the front make for a surprisingly roomy inside. Also there's a zipper pocket for your cash... and the zipper was easy to put in! Really, it was.

 Would you like to be the owner of this little bag? Leave me a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner on Monday, August 4th. Are you a blog follower? Leave a second comment for a second chance to win! And thanks so much for following. If you are a "no-reply blogger" please leave your email address in the comments.
Happy August everyone!

36 comments:

Betsy said...

Congratulations! I so wish I could sew a zipper

Betsy said...

I follow on bloglovin

Maria said...

Congratulations my blogging friend on your 700 posts and 6 yrs of blogging.
Was only trying to work out how long I have followed you. Must be about 4 1/2 years ...
Would love to win that cute zipper purse thank you Ellyn.

handmadeby EvaRose said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! It takes some commitment to make 700 projects.

Lovely zipper wallet too- the pleats are very clever.

handmadeby EvaRose said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! It takes some commitment to make 700 projects.

Lovely zipper wallet too- the pleats are very clever.

maureen said...

I am terrified of zippers! Never got the hang of them in home-ec (many, many years ago) and haven't had the courage to try again. You make it sound so easy though- maybe I should give it another try?
Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa said...

Congrats on 6 years & 700 posts!!!

Melissa Graham said...

So exciting...6 Years and 700 Posts. It's funny when we start blogging we think no one will want to read what we post, then to look just how far we can go. Congrats and wishes for another 6 years and 700 posts!!

melsdaisypatch at gmail dot com

Melissa Graham said...

I am a follower on GFC

melsdaisypatch at gmail dot com

tpott said...

It's amazing how quickly they grow up. My son is 15 I'm enjoying, just spending time with him this summer. I know in a few short years we'll be taking him to college. I miss him already. Congratulations on your milestones!!! ;->

tpott said...

I'm a follower through Bloglovin. ;->

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congratulations! yes. I would love this please. Going on vacay in 20 days. Would come in very handy. :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I am a follower. :) You know that already. My blog anniversary is coming up in September. 6 years too, I think. I'll need to do a giveaway. It's been a while since I've done that.

Pick me please. :)

Trae Flesher said...

Happy blogversary! I would love to win this fun wallet! TraeChicDesigns(at) hotmail(dot) com

Trae Flesher said...

I follow with google :)

Leah said...

Gratz on 700 posts! I have read quite a few of them. :)

Leah said...

I am a happy follower and look forward to 700 more posts.

Marti Taylor said...

Congratulations! I've really enjoyed reading your 'teaching kids to sew' series, it has given me the inspiration to teach my 5 year old to sew.

Marti Taylor said...

I follow with GFC, thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

500++ followers, 6 years, 700 posts! Awesome numbers - well done!!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am a fellow blogger and follower :) Happy day to you from England!

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barbara woods said...

congrats i am a blogger from the usa , georgia

Gill said...

Congratulations on your huge milestone!!

Gill said...

I'm a GFC follower frm England !!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the duo anniversaries!

Debbie said...

yup I follow via bloglovin...

OhioLori said...

Congratulations on great Milestone!! Looove your lil' handy wallet..and in my fave colors! lol You did Awesome job...am sooo not very good at zippers..workin on em...sigh...

Sherry said...

Love the fabric and the wallet!

Sherry said...

I have been following your blog for the last 2 years and you have inspired me on my own sewing!

Patchwork Mummy said...

Wow 6 years! Congratulations on 700 posts :-).

Kathy Davis said...

Congratulations on your success. Many more years to you! Thanks for celebrating with us.
Kathy Davis

Jules said...

Thanks you for keeping up with this blog! I tried to keep one and I lasted 3 months! Congrats!

Jules said...

Also i follow you via bloglovin :)

Material Girl said...

I follow your blog n Feedly! Congratulations-6 years is a lot of blogging. Thanks!

Material Girl said...

I love this wallet. Looks great!