Sunday, June 22, 2008

175th Blog Posting

It seems to be the norm these days to celebrate your blogiversary but my 100th posting passed me by without notice, as did blog number 150 and I have no doubt that my 200th posting will go exactly the same way.
So I have decided to be different and celebrate my 175th posting - and here it is.
What better way to celebrate than with a few (a very few!) of the photos I have posted on this blog from November 2006 to December 2007.

Firstly some of the vessels I have created:Followed by a few of the journals:And finally just a small amount of the many, many close up photographs I have taken.It also seems to be the norm to have a giveaway on a blogiversary and this one is no different :)
This is what I have been working on recently. Its not finished yet - I still have the backing and the hanging tabs to put on, hence the wonky photo, but I have made a pledge that I will blog at least once a week on a Sunday so I will show this painted quilt at the stage it is at the moment.

So if you fancy giving a good home to this quilt, just leave a comment - even if you don't normally do so, the more the merrier - and in a week or so I will get one of the hunky lads at work (well, the other one anyway) to draw the name of the lucky winner.

The first half of 2008 has been fantastic for me and there's even more to come, so this is just my small way of saying thank you for all the support, encouragement and kind words I have been given since starting this blog, and for the cynics amongst you, yes, an oversized carrot to make sure you keep tuning in. *LOL*

82 comments:

sandrastitches said...

Love your blog Lynda,your work is so inspiring! Congrats on your 175th post and would like to be entered in your giveaway regards Sandra

Carol said...

Congratulations on your 175th post, the blog and yu work just keeps getting better and better. Now onto the greedy part, count me in, I want it , I want it! I love the way the quilts are working out for you, they are a very exhiting series of works!

neki desu said...

OK, OK so this means i'll get my weekly fix every Sunday?GOOD!
And if i don't get the quilt i'll be happy with the oversized carrot :):)

neki desu

Sue said...

I'm so pleased to be able to share, though your blog, your joyful creativity and its stunning results. Please keep on keeping on, inspiring us all with your gorgeous photographs and wonderful ideas. Thank you!

Jan said...

As always your work never ceases to be fresh, innovative and aweinspiringly amazing.
This is Thanking You for your never ending support and encouragement to all us fog-ridden souls in our times of need.
I too would like to 'grasp the carrot' with both hands (sorry if that sounds rude!) and be included in the grand draw.
love Jan x

Doreen G said...

Congrats Lynda on 175 posts each one of them were so inspiring and I would also love to be in the draw for the quilt but maybe that's being greedy after the last lot of "stuff" that you sent me.
How about sending me the Hunk who draws the prize instead.

Vicki W said...

Congrats on your posting milestone - I am always so inspired by your work! It's very cool to see some of it all together here.

ANNA said...

I've always been inspired by your work and this weeks blog is just brilliant. Please enter me in your draw - I look forward to many more gorgeous creations

Wendy Coyne said...

Been reading your blog for yonks, always inspired, never bored. I think I may have met you via the real world - in Harlow maybe? Were you one of Jane and Jane's students?

Ruth said...

Congratulations on your 175th! You do such wonderful work and it will be great to get a weekly update. The quilt is lovely and the I love all the vessels together.

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Lynda - Congrats. on your 175th blogging. You posted this blog at 12.30ish I see and tis not 4.30 yet, and ten people have left messages already!! What are you trying to do.... overload the system! Look forward to getting together every Sunday. Val

AmyB said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! Your work is always so interesting -- in a good way, of course ;)

Carrie said...

I'm totally inspired by your creations and just love those vessels. If you ever decide to cross the water to NI you will have to give a class. Thanks too for offering a prize for your 175th post - easy t o pass by when you are having fun.

Susan D said...

I can only echo the sentiments of what has already been said and I'll fight Doreen over the hunk.

Guzzisue said...

gosh!! you've just made me check my stats..My first proper post was July last year..253 posts later I suspect I'm an addict and need to find more time for stitch. Thank you for the inspiration over the last year or so :)

Maggie Grey said...

Please put me in the hat, too!

Your blog is magic. It was you, Dale, Sue K and Margaret R who started me blogging and what a joy it is. Clive says I'm not allowed to go for the hunk - only just managed to talk him into the kitten!

Joanna van said...

Lynda your work is so inspiring. I often wonder how the heck did you think of that? What a lovely summary of your work. Blog land wouldn't be the same without you.
I'd love to be in your raffle.
Joanna

Jacquelines blog said...

Congratulations Lynda! It so nice to see a overview from all your lovely work! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Congrats on 175 posts, lovely seeing a small snapshot of your work, the vessel bottom right makes me drool LOL
and the quilt is gorgeous. lucky recipient whoever it may be.
long may you continue to blog

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

175 blogs!! - I have some way to go yet.Look forward to the next 175 even though they usually result in a spend.
I still have to buy the Paynes grey yet.
Cheers

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh I've only just seen this blog entry and maybe I'm too late? What a great collection of work!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've been reading your blog for awhile, but obviously started after you did the containers. They are wonderful! I'm going to take some time and go back through your archives to see what other wonders I've missed!! Congrats on your 175th.

indigocarole said...

Pick me, pick me! Horrid Henry

pascale said...

Allowing us to see all your beautiful work is already a gift, Linda. Happy blog-anniversary.

sue said...

Thanks for being so insprational to me during my C&G course. I'm sure that your enthusiasm and wonderful ideas, will encourage me to keep experimenting now it's ending and I'm 'going it alone'.
Good luck for the 175 blogs!
Best wishes Sue

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Congrats on your bloggy milestone. I am very inspired by your work and the quality that you create. The vessels are my real favs.

Jo Horswill said...

What amazing photo's...it'a all beautiful, it really is.
Thanks for a great post.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynda,

How i would love to live with your quilt it is beautiful.

Judy, Tasmania, OZ.

Pat said...

I remember how excited I was when I first found your blog and have been full of admiration since. Congratulations on your 175th,

Ravenhill said...

I am just delighted to discover your wonderful blog via Sara Lechner. What a wonderful art quilt! It would be so cherished at my home! Now I am so excited to explore more of your 175 posts! Congratulations on reaching this milestone!
~Emily

Annie said...

Congratulations on your 175th blog. Love stopping by to see what you have been up to and get all inspired.

Carol said...

Hi Linda Your blog is so inspiring and and always interesting to read. I sat and read your embellishing tutorial yesterday. Congratulations on your 175th blog and keep on inspiring us all.

fulviastudio.com said...

Thank you for the "photo review"--the vessels are stunning!

Fulvia
www.fulviastudio.com

Kristin said...

Hi Lynda,

I found your post on alternative rust dyeing very interesting and just recommended it in a QuiltUniversity.com dyeing class I'm taking (in response to someone asking about rust dyeing).

I would love to be entered into the drawing for your beautiful quilt; the colors would go so well in my sewing studio!!

Waltraud said...

Thanks for your wonderful blog!
Waltraud

Needleroozer said...

I love your blog and check it frequently for new posts- one a week will be fabu! I also agree with the others that your photos and sharing of your art adventures are a gift in themselves, but I would also be happy with the big carrot hung up on a wall in my home.
LB

Gina said...

Your blog is always inspirational Lynda... count me in please!

Genie said...

Truly Inspiring, some lovely photos
Congrats for 175 Posts,
Jean

Melusine said...

I am not sure how I ended up in your blog but I have to say that it is one I enjoy and have kept in my Favourite crafters list ... and there I catch up with you once a week. Thank you for your inspirational work.

katelnorth said...

Well, I would stop by and visit anyway, but if you are giving things away, you can definitely count me in!

Fiona said...

congratulations on your 175th post and what a wonderful way to celebrate - with a review of your beautiful work (and photos).

Sandy said...

Congratulations! I'll keep commenting on your work even if I don't win the lovely quilt. You inspire me.

MargaretR said...

We all want that lovely quilt Lynda :))

Doreen K. said...

Congratulations!! Love your blog. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents. I would love to give the painted quilt a good home.

jill said...

Yes please!! I love your blog & will look forward to checking it every Sunday. Heres to the next 175.
Jill

Julie said...

Congratulations on your 175th post Lynda and on your pledge to blog every Sunday. Even more wonderful inspiration for us to look forward to! :o) You have an impressive blog and I always look forward to clicking onto your blog! Yes please, I would love to be included in the draw. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Emily Buchanan said...

Hi Linda,

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. I am a faithful reader as I love your style of art. I have my purplemissus file of inspiration at home that I draw from to create something using your techniques. Keep Blogging.
Emily

Threadspider said...

You are certainly doing something right from this level of response. I'm part of the fan club too. keep on blogging! : >)

kiwicarole said...

Congrats Lynda! And WOW! I mean who wouldn't like to own this amazing quilt? Love to drop in for a visit to be inpired! Thanks for sharing your creative art work! Carole

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous pics and I was very interested in the Rust Dyeing in your previous entry. I will keep my fingers crossed to win the quilted piece as they say here in Aus "you gotta be in it to win it! haha!
Britt West Aus :D

TracyB said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work (but then you knew that already) :) Would LOVE to see this piece up close!!!
Congrats on hitting 175 posts!!!

blackbearcabin said...

wow...175 posts....hurrah for you! I found you thru the ALQS swap, and have enjoyed peeking in from time to time to enjoy your work. I would be honored to have this gem in my home :)
and heres to many many more creative moments!
cheers~
lisajo

Collectincat said...

I just came by to see what dyeing you wwere up to and found this chance to maybe win one of your pieces of work up close and personal. Please put my name in the hat!!!
Love those vessels and have to get into those archives to see how you did that.

quitecontrary1977 said...

I love your work! what a talent! look forward to many more posts!

Micki said...

Wow, you've had so many comments that I doubt mine will be noticed ;-)
Happy blogaversary! I am so happy to be a part of your blogging world and look forward to whatever you do in the future.

Judi S said...

You have a wonderful blog. thanks for the tutorials and the downloads on using foils.

Marloes said...

Congratulations on your 175th post! Yhank you for being so inspirational every time, I love to see every time what you have to show. Marloes

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Congratulations on your blog, and thanks for offering such a great give-away. The sneak peek is very intriguing!

michelle said...

your work is beautiful and inspiring! thank you for sharing... and i am happy to hear we will be seeing even more!

anne bebbington said...

This is lovely it just looks like burnished leather

Judy Rys said...

Love your work - thanks for sharing it with us.

sandra wyman said...

Thanks for such a stimulating and generous blog; and yes, even at no 62 I'd still like to be included in the draw! In any case I look forward to the next 175!

hippopip said...

Well done 175 inspiring blogss,I love the quilt The insert looks as if it was inspired by Charles Mackintosh

The Idaho Beauty said...

Now THAT'S a sneaky way to see how many people are paying attention! This is such a different piece, I'd love to give it a home...

Sheila in Idaho

elaine said...

Congrats! I love the colors in the quilt!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Jan said...

Hello Purple Missus! congratulations on your 175th post and here's hoping you have another 175 before you know it, and many more after that. I have sent a number of people over to your blog to see what cool new stuff you are making. Very inspirational and always interesting. Thanks for your generous sharing.
Jan

Jacq said...

Your vessels are wonderful, I love all the textures. Congratulations on all your postings.

BELINDA said...

Hi So sorry to comment when theres a give away but I just found your blog and I wanted to say your fabric rusting is so cool, must give it a go. Congrats on 175 postings I am almost at 50 so please drop by for my give away. Belinda

Jackie said...

I hope I am able to post such lovely original pictures when I get to 175.(If) Congratulations on both the blog and the work.

Wil Opio Oguta said...

I love to read your blog! Congratulations on your 175th post and keep on going.

gaby said...

Congratulations! I love, love the vessels you've created!

Debbi Baker said...

Oh my goodness - I hope I'm not to olte to throw my hat in the ring!! I love your blog and it is very unusual for me to not have been "by" this week (too many extras staying in my house!!). Seriously though Lynda - you are an incredible artist, an awesome blogger and great fun too! I look forward to reading every one of the next 175 posts (at least)!

Greensleeves said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love the colour palette, most elegant. I wandered on your blog via Carrie's blog, and could only say: wow! love all the textures and colours, a feast for eyes!

AbbyKat said...

Hi Linda just catching up with my blog reading. Congratulations on your 175th anniversary. I get a great deal of pleasure readng your blog as it always interesting and you never fail to inspire me to 'give it a go'.

Kim said...

Who wouldn't jump at a chance to win this? Your blog is always a lively source of info and inspiration, no carrot needed!

TextileAddict said...

What you achieve with your experiments is so inspirational. I love reading your blog to follow what you are doing. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all.

gilby said...

Lovely to see a larger selection of your vessels,also the photographs of you rust experiments are stunning.

Angelcat said...

Congratulations Lynda, I always love to visit your blog, there is always something inspirational to see, here's to the next 175 posts!

mekakene said...

Congrats! You inspire me, keep on going! :)

Clevelandgirlie said...

Your work is truly an inspiration and aren't blogs a great motivation? They challenge us, keep us progressing and the encouragement we receive from others is the prize.
If I'm not too late -- please add my name to the drawing for this stunning piece of your art.

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