Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Welcome To The Party!

A warm welcome to new visitors...and one to my many regular readers as well! I started this blog November 1st, 2007 with this awkward post. I blog to share my love of cross stitch and my general joy of life. From that first post with no comments to five years later of having 1300 subscribers is unbelievable. I never once dreamed I'd have so many beloved friends from ever corner of the globe. Blogging is truly an incredibly important part of my life. We've shared our ups and downs, had arguments (not many,) given advice, cheered our victories and mourned each other's losses. I'm terribly grateful for every single visitor here. 

Vicki over at 2 Bags Full had the wonderful idea to throw this Grow Your Blog party. While I am not hurting for readers I remember the excitement of that first comment:

1 comment:
Rachael said...
Hello Daffycat and welcome to the world of Blogging ;0)

I remember the thrill of that first "Google Follower" Mine was Patti.

I remember the fun of hosting my first giveaway and then coming up with a silly way of choosing the winner.

Yes, I remember just starting off, thinking no one would ever care a whit what I had to say. I learned early on that the more blogs I visited and left comments on the faster my own blog grew. To make friends you gotta BE a friend! Go make friends! Visit some blogs. Leave comments so people can find their way back to your blog. This Grow Your Blog party is an awesome way to start. 

to see Vicki's Grow Your Blog guest list. 

Now for some more good stuff...

I promised a giveaway right? I'm offering this treasure box I made last year. If you would like to be included in the giveaway leave a comment on this post. This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere...no hoops to jump ~ except for the comment!

I will put the names in my "hat" and draw a winner on February 1st as the Grow Your Blog party instructions indicated.

Hmmmmmm, the box looks empty...I just might have to fill it with something for the winner!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let's Party!

Just about the time I'm wishing I had a new idea for a giveaway...I find out Vicki over at 2 Bags Full is hosting a Grow Your Blog party coming up on January 19th. If you would like the chance to attract more readers, visitors and followers to your blog why not join the party? Visit the Grow Your Blog post and leave a comment to enter and have your blog featured at the party. Hurry...Vicki must have time to add your blog so she needs your link before January 15, 2013. There are quite a few blogs already participating and many of us are going to host giveaways to enter! We all LOVE giveaways!

Then we can visit Vicki's blog again on January 19, 2013 to start making the rounds. We will find new blogs to visit, make new friends, enter some giveaways and maybe even attract some new readers to our own blog. This sounds like loads of fun and Vicki is really clever for thinking of it! 

Watch for my special post on January 19th to read a little about me and my blog and enter to win my giveaway prize for the party. Just for fun...if you sign up to join Vicki's party leave a comment here (tell me so!) and you will receive an extra entry in my giveaway! Vicki has 286 comments for people wanting to join. Can we add to that number? Come on ~ the more the merrier!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Friday, January 11, 2013

January ORT Report

It's our first New Moon of 2013! I hope everyone got lots more stitching in than I did! I've been soooo busy I haven't had a minute to myself in weeks. What I wouldn't give for one day with nothing to do except what I wanted to do. Just ONE day. I will steal one somewhere...

That's it. You are correct. ONE LITTLE ORT. And a loooong one at that. I did a total of 12 stitches in the last moon cycle. HOW FREAKIN' SAD IS THAT? 

This little girl is the culprit stealing all my time. We brought Molly home on Christmas Eve. It was supposed to snow like crazy on Christmas day. "Near Blizzard Conditions" the weather people warned! "Any unneeded travel is highly discouraged!" Like good citizens we cancelled our Christmas plans, went and got Molly early and stayed home. It never snowed. Not a single flake. Oh well! It was a nice Christmas even though we missed seeing our loved ones.

Don't let this cute, kissable snout fool you. She only looks like a Border Collie puppy. This is really an alligator in disguise. ALL TEETH! Snap! Bite! Ouch, Molly!

We are house training. This is one smart puppy. She started using her bells to ask to go out after just a day or so. Over and over and over. She loves to go out! Never mind that it is cold or that we JUST came in from outside. Right about the time I scold, "Molly, no...you just went out!" She pees on the floor. Puppies!

I do believe she will have brown eyes. She lost the cute pink dots on her nose leather. Her ears perk up pretty high but I can't tell if they will ever go completely up. I would think they would be up by now if they were going to. I like floppy ears. 

Puppies are fun. They zoom around with all the energy of a thousand dogs then crash and sleep like the dead. They also play in their water dish, drag the rugs around, bite your shoes-couch-carpet-table..."Molly, no, no, no, NO!" I'm worn out.

I think I will steal two days.

The next New Moon is February 10, 2013! Hopefully I will find a bit of time to put a few ORTs in my jar! I am not sure if there will be a TUSAL giveaway this next year but if there is...those TUSALers leaving a comment with a link to their ORT report on this post will receive an extra entry. Thank you so much for playing along!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!