Saturday, September 24, 2011

Four Score and Seven Years Ago....

No, wait - that's another story!

THREE YEARS ago, I began my blogging adventures.  It started out with DS, DD, and BF Tami reading.  For many entries, I got anywhere from 0-2 comments each day.  I actually started this blog to let the kids and our friends know how our bathroom remodeling was going.  My friend Tami, and DD, both said, "you should start putting your paper crafts on your blog". 

Once I began posting cards, my very first 'real' reader was someone in the blogging world that is very 'famous' now - Theresa Momber, who designs for Gina K. Designs.  Theresa is very busy these days, but I still feel that I can go to her anytime with questions, and she's always there. She encouraged me to enter my very first challenge, and I can still remember my hand shaking when I submitted to the first one!  Feels rather silly now, but it was pretty frightening to jump in with both feet!

The rest is history....blogging is something that I do for fun.  I have been blessed with so many on-line friends!  It's crazy, the deep friendships that I have built with some of you!  I feel like I could land almost anyplace and find someone to crash with for a night, or craft with for a day.  Some of you I actually have met in real life, and it's been delightful!

Shirley, one of the best friends that I've ever known, and I, have so much fun at this little hobby of ours!  She was devastated when TAC hung up their wings, and is now giving A-Muse a try, so I'm looking forward to some 'amusing' stamping adventures in the near future!  (Beginning today, actually, as she is on her way over with some new stamps!)

Anyway, I guess I'm trying to just say thank you to all of you who have been such great readers and friends. I've enjoyed getting to know you, reading about your families, laughing with you, crying with you, and drooling over your beautiful creations!!!

Thanks for a great 3 years!

The winner of today's blog candy was chosen by "Random Wayne dot Org"!  I'm home alone, so I called Shirley's DH and asked for one number between 1 and 41.  His choice was 27.  Comment #27 was left by Jerusha! 

Congratulations Jerusha!  Drop me an email, and let me know where you would like to spend $26 shopping on-line!

Hugs to all,
Patti J.

19 comments:

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

It is wonderful as you say, all our wonderful crafting friends :O) Congrats Jerusha!

THERESA said...

Congrats Jerusha, do enjoy!!!
Blogging sure is a world on it's own, with people who really care, have seen that happen so many times.........:))
Congrats again on yout 3rd blagaversary, here's to many, many more!!
lotsa luv

STAMPING SAM said...

You can add getting another friend and her daughter in the blogging world! I remember your reading your blog and being so impressed. Even thinking, "I couldn't do that!" Look at me now! Thanks Patti and congrats on your 3 years!

ps: we're not getting older, we're getting better!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Patti It was wonderful reading about your blogging adventure-- I share your thoughts that bloggers are amazing friends!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Blogaversary Patti! So glad your DD and friend talked you into sharing your creations with us! x

Betty Benton said...

Hoping your have many more happy years of blogging and crafting and having fun with friends and family!

Netty said...

Loving your blogging dialogue, which made me smile, especially how nerve wracking it was making your first posts. Even now I get nervous. You are a special lady Patti and love seeing your great makes.
Congratulations to Jerusha. x

Bonnie Weiss said...

Congrats Patti on your 3rd blogaversary and here's wishing you many more to come!

Mau xx said...

hi Patti, just back from holiday break and catching up.Congratulations on your 3rd blogaversary. I love to call by, your news is always as good as your creations. you are a real blessing to us.
Hugs mau xx

Auntie Em said...

What a lovely post. And I have to say I feel the same way about finding friends from all over the world. It's so amazing. (You are welcome to crash here and play in my scrappy space if you are ever passing through my town!)
Your work is so pretty and artistic Patti that it wasn't a fluke she asked you to submit, Theresa saw talent!
Congrats on your three year blogaversary and here's to many more! :)

Lorie said...

Rusha...ya! Congrats on your anniversary Patti!

Rufus said...

Awwww. what nice things to say! I feel the same and I'm just a reader, not a blogger. (not from lack of "badgering! LOL) Anyhow thanks for the chance and congrats to your winner! Congrats on 3 years...on to the next 3!
R/

The Other Patti Sue said...

I totally agree with you Patti! There is a true bond amongst us crazy paper crafting bloggers! It's been wonderful getting to know you and many others!

Chelsea said...

Hope you had fun with Shirley. I love following your blog. Congrats on th blogversary!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!I am so glad I have found you and glad we are friends.

Iris said...

Lovely story! So true. Happy blogaversery!

Rachel said...

Cool! I like how you shared why you started blogging in the first place. Glad your friend encouraged you to post your crafty things!

Amanda Mertz said...

Happy 3 year blogaversary!! I'm so glad we "met" through this adventure we call papercrafts!

Melanie said...

Congrats on three years Patti! BIG hugs! :)