Well, here we are at post number 300. And it's just over two years since I first started blogging on 10th March 2008. When I pressed the 'Publish Post' button on that first offering I had no idea if I was writing a personal diary that would be read only by myself, or if I would be starting something that would become huge. I'm glad to say that neither of those things happened!
Through blogging I've met a large number of people, some of whom have become good friends. Luckily, not too many of you comment on any one of my posts, as I've discovered that I'm not too good at keeping up with replying! But those comments are hugely enjoyed and appreciated, and it's great to be able to talk to Christopher about my friends in America, Australia, Tasmania (I know it's not really a different country, but it sounds so exotic), Hawaii (ditto), Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and, of course, the UK.
I've taken part in swaps, and BOMs, and I'm taking part in my first virtual bee. I've been lucky enough to discover some wonderfully generous people who are happy to share their designs. I've learnt a lot, enjoyed being able to share what I've made or places I've visited, and look forward to continuing blogging and getting to know you even better.
I still haven't decided what to put in my prize package, so I hope that Jo in Tas will be able to wait until I make up my mind. Yes, Jo's the winner. So if you let me have your address Jo, that will push me into getting my act together. Thank you to everyone who commented, I wish that you could all have won, but c'est la vie.
Now, if you haven't stopped reading now that I've announced the winner!!! I'm after some help. I've decided that I need a new, top of the range(ish) machine. Sewing has become such a huge part of my life in retirement that it seems daft not to have a really good machine and thankfully DH agrees. So, if anyone has a recommendation, or a decommendation (if that's a word, and the spellchecker doesn't think it is, but you know what I mean) please let me know.