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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

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"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2 Year Blogging Anniversary and a Giveaway!!!

This week has been fairly full on at work and on the weekend we went to Sydney to join our children all together again before our son and his girlfriend head back to Western Australia tomorrow after their Christmas break!   We enjoyed a lovely breakfast/brunch at the Q Station , Manly in Sydney on the harbour foreshore.   It was the old Quarantine Station and has now been converted to lovely accommodation and conference facilities with a beautiful dining room which overlooks the harbour.  All the old rooms are signposted and I just had to get a photo taken outside the "Former Ladies Sewing Room" - here we are after breakfast - me, daughter Ashleigh, Sam's girlfriend Nadia and Elliott's girlfriend, Andrea!

I was very fortunate to win a beautiful prize from Perri from Stitches in the Bush which arrived the other day - a gorgeous piece of quilters muslin and a very vibrant new Cosmo thread - bright red - which Leanne Beasley uses for lots of her stitchery.  Thanks so much Perri!

And I have just realised it is the 18th January today and two years ago today I started blogging!   So ... as this is some sort of a milestone of sorts .... I have decided to have a giveaway to celebrate 2 years of new friendships, creative friends and inspirational blogs!!   I haven't decided what the giveaway will be yet ... but it will be special!    If you would like to enter, please leave a comment below and if you would like to mention it on your blog (for another entry) please do so!   The winner will be drawn after midday (Australian time) on 30th January 2011!   Good luck everyone and thank you for sharing my blogging journey with me!     This is my local beach - where the idea to start blogging was created with my good friend Sylvia!


71 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 2 year blogiversary! The beach looks beautiful where you are.

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  2. Congratulations on your blogging milestone - 2 years of friendship is reason for a celebration indeed !!

    Count me in for the giveaway
    Take care

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  3. Hi Fiona

    Well done on 2 years of sharing your stories and projects.
    Thanks for sharing your journey with us all.
    Thanks for the inspiration and support.
    I look forward to seeing what this year brings.

    Regards, Sue.

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  4. Congrats on your blogging! Your local beach are must have :)
    If you post worldwide I'm in
    http://wanttocrafteverything.blogspot.com/

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  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary! And thanks so much for the giveaway! :0)

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  6. Happy Blogging Anniversary Fiona.
    Your photos of warmth and sunshine always brighten my day and I look foward to more this year xxx

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  7. glad to know that you had a nice time. Congrats on your blog anniversary...thank you so much for the surprise giveaway

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  8. Congratulations Fiona on your anniversary! Please enter me in your giveaway.
    That beach is beautiful.

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  9. Wow, the whole two years! Congratulations, Fiona!
    And I love the beach photo :)

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  10. Congrats to you Fiona on your Blogaversary~~ Friendships are so special and especially those friendships we have formed through our love of needlework~~~ Count me in on all the fun!!

    Take care and we still hold Australia in our prayers that they recover from the recent devastation... Faye

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  11. Congratulations on your two year blogaversary Fiona.
    I have enjoyed reading you and admiring all the lovely things you and your ladies make.
    That's a great picture of you and the girls.
    Would love to enter the draw please.
    Margaret

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  12. Follow your blof on my Google reader. I just had my 2nd blogaversary on the 8th. Must have been a good year and month for starting a blog.

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  13. How lovely that your family could all be together. Thank you for sharing your life with us for two years (though, unfortunately for me, I'm a relatively new comer). Please include me in your drawing; I'm sure it will be beautiful and I'd be proud to be chosen!

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  14. Congratulations on your second anniversary of the blog.
    please add or name into the drawing.

    Greetings

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  15. Happy anniversary Fiona,great site.
    cheers Sheryl
    http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

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  16. it's amazing how fast two years goes. Congratulations. Please count me in for your giveaway.

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  17. Congratulations, you have a lovely blog. I enjoy following it. Please count me in for your giveaway.

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  18. What a lovely picture of you and the girls....I have enjoyed your blog and following yur quilting. Congrats on 2 years...please enter me and of course I will post it on my blog!

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  19. Happy 2nd Bloggiversary Fiona, and here's to many more! Isn't it a blast? :^) I've love a chance at your give-away... thanks!

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  20. I love your blog.It is very interesting.I love to read your articles.:)
    You were my 50th follower a few month ago and because of this event I announced my happiness giveaway.:)
    Now I would like to take part in yours.:
    Firstly,I congratulate you.:)
    I hope I will have luck in your game.:)I am sure your presents will be wonderful.:)
    The drawing will be on my younger daughter's birthday.:)
    And I put your giveaway on mu blog.:)
    Greetings from Serbia.:)

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  21. Congratulations on your blogoversary, Fiona.
    I really enjoy visiting.
    Please enter me in your giveaway

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  22. Happy Blogoversary, there is always something lovely to see when i visit here

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  23. Lovely pictures of your girls! Sounds like a fun outing with your family.

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  24. I'd love to be entered. THANKS!

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  25. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. Please enter me in your drawing. I posted about your drawing here on my blog:
    http://peacefulthreads.blogspot.com/2011/01/2-year-blogging-anniversary.html
    and also put a link in my right side bar so more people can join in the fun.

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  26. Happy 2nd anniversary, Fiona! You named your blog perfectly. I enjoy it every time you post...the photos you take, the wips and finishes you share, the quilting and the stitching. Your litte corner of the world is a peaceful place to visit :) I will post on my blog.
    hugs,
    babs

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  27. Congratulations on two years. I love to see the pictures. What a beatiful spot of earth.
    Please enter me in your drawing.

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  28. Hello Fiona,
    I'd love to enter your blog give-away. I haven't been blogging for very long, but I do enjoy it; however, I have been stitching for over 25 years and for charity for about 2 1/2 years-I love it.
    Thanks.
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com

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  29. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I always love seeing what you are creating.

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  30. Thanks for a chance to win. Congratulations on 2 year Blogiversary. Hope there will be many to come - Hugs Nat
    PS: Sue's World sent me

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  31. Congrats on 2 years blogging.
    Its always nice to see fellow Aussie's blogs, your beach looks very nice. We live closer to the river here in WA.
    I would love to enter your giveaway, pls include me.
    Thanks
    LISA V

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  32. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I always enjoy reading your blog. I too have a son in WA - he was here for Christmas which was great. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway! Meredith

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  33. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! Count me in for your giveaway~

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  34. Congrats on 2 years! I have enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for letting me have a chance on your giveaway!

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  35. happy blog birthday Fiona.........so does that mean Sylvia has a birthday now too.........blogging is such fun and you get to meet some lovely people all over the world.......just like you..........

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  36. Fiona can it really be two years - I so enjoy checking out your blog - thanks for the inspiration and the chance to be in the giveaway..

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  37. Congratulations Fiona on a really inspirational blog. I regularly stop by Peaceful Threads. Thanks for the chance to win a surprise. Heather B.

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  38. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I'm really glad I found your blog and I love checking in and seeing all your lovely works.
    Please add my name to your giveaway and thanks for the opportunity.

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  39. Hi Fiona...what a great pic of you and the gals outside that Sewing Room sign, never seen one of those before!!! Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary....and what a beautiful place on your beach where you decided to blog!!! I'm going to do a post later on and mention your giveaway, will let you know when I have got it all together...Dzintra♥x

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  40. Congrats on your bloggiversary! I would love to enter your giveaway. I have enjoyed following your blog and seeing all the beautiful things you have created with needle and thread.

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  41. Fiona, congrats on your 2nd. blogversary mine is coming up in Feb. better put my thinking cap on please count me in ...thanks!
    Hugz

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  42. Hi Fiona. I thought I had best be in the draw too and start thinking about the fact that it must be my Blogiversary soon too! I have posted about your giveaway too. Thanks for coming up yesterday. It was lovely to see you.

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  43. Congratulations on your 2nd year of blogging! Isn't it fun meeting people from all over the world through the blogging world? I love it!

    The beach is GORGEOUS!!

    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. I am a new follower to your blog. :)

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  44. Congratulations on keeping going with your lovely blog for two years. I am looking forward to seeing what beautiful projects you and Sylvia are creating for the next stitching day.

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  45. Congratulations, on your 2nd blogversary!
    Great to hear that you received your giveaway also!
    Happy stitching, P

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  46. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I'm still thinking about starting! If it's ok to enter if you don't have a blog I'd love to enter for your giveaway plese!

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  47. congratulations on your 2nd year of blogging. I have met so many wonderful people through my blog and blogs I read. I can travel around the world in my PJs. I just love it here..

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  48. Congratulations on your 2nd blogaversary! I like to win one of your lovely gifts. Thank you for counting me in!
    Happy stitching, Cisca

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  49. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging

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  50. Happy Blogoversary, Fiona. Congrats on 2 years. I just finished my first and I am excited to keep on blogging. I would love to be entered into your drawing and I will post to my blog for another entry.
    Thanks so much.

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  51. Happy Blogoversary Fiona. It's amazing how quickly two years goes by, isn't it? I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

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  52. Fiona--what fun--please count me in and I'm
    posting on my blog--Little Bird Designs
    (paclight53.blogspot.com)

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  53. Okay - just checked back to see if I commented - please count me in for your draw! Thanks!

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  54. Hello Fiona! Congratulations on 2 years! I love your quilting and beautiful embroidery. Please enter me in your draw. I included your draw on my blog: http://dollsmusings.blogspot.com/

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  55. Congrats on your 2 year blogaversary! My first is coming up soon. Lovely prizes you're offering for your give away.

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  56. Wow-2 years blogging already! The time speeds by. Please enter me in your giveaway drawing. I have posted about in on my sidebar on my blog.

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  57. Congratulations, Fiona! I too am having a 2nd Blogoversary and giveaway! Please be sure and visit!! I would truly be honored to be counted one of your stitching friends and friends online. Thanks for the entry, excited to be a part of it!

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  58. Congratulations on your second blogaversary!! And many more.

    I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Especially since it will include something that you have stitched. And it is gorgeous.

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  59. Fiona,
    I have just become a follower of your blog!! I love all of your finishes!! Congrads on 2 blogging years!!
    Please enter my name in your giveaway!!!

    Ellen S

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  60. Lovely blog Fiona! And you and I share a picture on our sidebar. :) Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks for the chance, and congrats on 2 years blogging!

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  61. Congratulations on 2 years! I would love to be entered in your contest and will post a message on my site. May the best woman win! LOL

    I lived in Perth for a few years...LOVE Australia!

    Peggy H.
    http://memoriesgardendesigns.blogspot.com/

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  62. Hi again Fiona! Seems we have similar work backgrounds, got my paralegal degree while working in a law office. Congrats on your 2 yrs, looks beautiful where you are:)

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  63. wooo hooo 2 years and counting... Congratulations. I just love all of the smiles in the photo.
    Be always in stitches.

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  64. Beautiful family, thanks for sharing the pics. I would love to be in your giveaway and I'll be back to visit.

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  65. Congratulations on reaching your two-year milestone!!

    Please enter me in your giveaway, and I am definitely going to be a devoted follower of your delightful blog.

    Happy Stitchin'
    Terri

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  66. Congrats on your blogging anniversary! I would love to be entered in the drawing. Thank you so much!

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  67. Congratulations on your anniversary. I have just started my blogging journey and am hopeful that I ,too, will someday be celebrating the two year (or even one year) mark! Please enter me into your drawing and I am definitely adding this to my blog for another chance.

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  68. Just found you gorgeous blog - congratulations on your anniversary! Your photos ar ebeautiful - I could look at your "local beach" (oh, how I envy that!) all day long!

    I've just signed on as a follower so I don't miss a thing.

    Please enter me in your giveaway - thank you!

    Mary in MN

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  69. Congratulations on the blog-birthday, and I would like to register for the game.

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  70. As a new follower I would love a chance to win that beautiful scissors fob. Congratulations on 2 years.

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