Friday, January 2, 2009

Craft Room "After" Pics AND One Year Blogoversary Giveaway

The week before Thanksgiving, I started painting my craft room. I'm not sure what drives me to start a big job like that right before the holidays, but it's not the first time I've done it, so there must be some related reason.

I can now report that I'm finished. The painting went relatively fast considering the amount of stuff I was working around. But it was that stuff that made the job last well over a month. A freshly painted room stirs up the organizing side of me and so I did. And, before my next flurry of a project puts that stuff back on every available flat surface, I photographed it so I could remember that once upon a time...







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One year ago today, I started this little blog o' mine. I pretty much just jumped in without really knowing where it would lead. One year later I can say that it was a good idea. I've met many new and interesting people, made friends and experienced things that I wouldn't have otherwise. And I've had a lot of FUN, thanks to all of you!

So, to celebrate these good things and to thank you for making it so, I'm going to have a drawing next Saturday, January 10th, for this embroidered dishtowel that I've whipped up for the occasion.

The embroidery patterns are ones from Sublime Stitching (I love their patterns) called Sushi Bar. I chose it for my blogoversary giveaway because of the Lucky Cat...Meneki Neko, Japanese "beckoning cat". A Meneki Neko is said to bring in good luck and visitors by beckoning "Please come in. You are welcome!"


To enter your name in the drawing, just leave me a comment, on this post or any post, between now and next Saturday (1-10-09) at noon CST. All comments will be entered. Be sure there is a way for me to contact you if I should draw your name:)

Thanks for celebrating my one*year*of*blogging with me--you're the reason it's a celebration!

Marilyn

15 comments:

John said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I, too, am very happy that you started your blog! Hope your holidays were happy, and best of luck in '09.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Sweetness...

I'm feeling BLUE,

not "moody,"

but am PAINTING my living room BLUE this week..

bring the rollers!

lol

Congrats on your blogaversary!!!

You have been such a treasure! Thank you for the friendship you've blessed me with in 08! May we continue to cross paths in 09. XOXO

Shonna said...

Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoyed looking at your before and after pictures; you did a great job. Good luck in the new year and I look forward to seeing your creations for the year.

3rdEyeMuse said...

WOW! Your craft room looks amazing! ... all that goodness *sighs* someday. :)

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! thank you for your generous and happy spirit ... and for offering such a FABULOUS giveaway - who couldn't use a lucky cat?!?

(fingers crossed)

Tina said...

Hi Marilyn, your craft room is lookin good! I bet you are lovin it! Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary! I'm glad you're doin it :o).

Doris said...

Way to go on the room redo! and that cat towel is way too cute!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on your 1st year of blogging. I love your craft room. The colors are so pretty. Perfect place for an inspired crafter!

cindy said...

Congrats on one year. The craft room turned out gorgeous! Glad to have gotten to "know" ya! :D

c

Shawn said...

Marilyn your room is beautiful!! I love the colors you have chosen so pretty! Love the towel too it's too cute!

connie said...

I just stumbled on your blog. I set up a blog a couple of days ago so this is the beginning for me. Congrats on your first year. I loved your quote " I need to make something or I might just go crazy!" that is me too. I for the first time ever have a room to create. I hope someday mine can be so organized. I enjoyed your blog.

Sabii Wabii said...

IT"S DONE! Yeah! Just in time for the New year. Good for you! I feel the same about the blog world. I too have been in this almost a year...Next week I think. I better check, I too way planning a blog giveaway.
Looking forward to this next year to see all the wonderful projects come out of that room. Make sure to take pictures of the first creative scurry.
Blessings to you Marilyn,
Terisa

connie said...

Thank you Marilyn for the kind words. You are my first and only follower :-).

Heartinmyhand said...

Congrats on your one year. Love your colors in your room redo. It looks great. The cat towel is very cute. My daughter was in Japan for 6mons she would love it.

Clevelandgirlie said...

Beautiful craft room - colorful, well organize AND, Bontiful!!!! Lots of great stuff to create with in there.

purplepaint said...

Wow! You are so orgnaized! I won't even post a picture of my artroom...... :) Marva