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Friday, December 7, 2012

Wow - 500 Blog Posts and Give-away

My quilt blogging adventures started way back on 7th October 2009.  And this is how it all started:
“Once upon a time a quilter wanted to create her own quilting blog. The couple already had a blog, a travel, adventure, town and around type of blog. Not quite the place to share quilty news and show quilt photos though. The quilter was already quite an experienced blogger but was having trouble with all the technical setting up details. Thank goodness that the husband was a bit of a techno whizz and sorted it all out for her. And now, a couple of weeks later, all the bugs have finally been ironed out. Here we are, all set and ready to go.

Wife, mother, sister and friend, I am all of these things and cherish the relationships I have. But there is one more very important label, I am a quilter, and quilting is my passion. New projects, works in progress, UFO’s (unfinished objects) I love them all. I belong to my local quilt guild and enjoy being part of the Sisterhood of Quilters”.

Like all new bloggers,  I wondered if anyone would actually be interested and read it.  (And become a follower).  My first blog received a comment from the lovely Lis in UK.  We had the privilege of meeting up with Lis and Alan during their trip to New Zealand in April 2010, and it was great to meet them both. I have also met Miche’le of By Hoki Quilts earlier this year during our South Island Odyssey trip, who served us delicious home made scones in her lovely shop while we chatted away as quilters do.

So why do we blog?  I guess it’s because we enjoy our wonderful craft of P&Q and any other handwork we like to do.  It is so nice  to reach out and connect with other readers and bloggers throughout the world.  I like to read what others are getting up to, things they have seen, and find out about where they live.  I will never be an award winning quilter – but I have been honoured to meet a couple of these talented ladies who are members of my former quilt club Pinestream Quilters.
As we are moving house (our new house is yet to be built and we are currently living in our caravan)  I intend to join the local quilt group, and hopefully make new quilting buddies in the near future.

So, I need to do something to celebrate my 500 blog anniversary, wouldn’t you say?  So how about a mystery give-away?  Leave me a comment, perhaps about how you found out about Romany Quilting, or anything else you would like to say, and I will draw out a winner.  And Happy 500th to me!

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Leeann said...

I can't remember how I found your blog, but I so enjoy reading everthing you get up to, quilting & caravanning wise. You & Robin remind me of my parents as they had a caravan for many years. My Dad passed away 17 years ago, but I like to think if he was still here, he & Mum would be enjoying caravanning around NZ.

fabriquefantastique said...

found it by way of Romany Rambler...I willbe coming to NZ again next January, 3 weeks in Hawkes Bay,a month in Nelson.... Hooray!!

Nancy J said...

I don't quite know how I found your blog, maybe when I looked at " Quilt blogs in NZ" I am almost at the magic "200" and was amazed at 4 comments on my 1st post.500, that is a real celebration, I enjoy your words of quilts, life, family and travels, and the super photos.Greetings from Jean

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Jenny
Congratulations on reaching the 500 milestone!

I found you through Kiwiquilters on line.



Katie said...

I don't remember how I found you! But I enjoy every post. I'm still hoping one day we can travel to NZ to visit with friends, family and bloggers. :-)

Gail said...

Hi Jenny,

Congrats on your milestone post (not to mention your move)!

I blog-hopped my way into finding your blog years ago when I would get up early in the morning with Ian. I bookmarked it and the rest is history.

I loved meeting up with you in Niagara Falls a few years ago.


June said...

Congratulations Jenny - and thanks for your encouragement that got me blogging - it's great to be able to keep up to date with your news now that you have moved 'up north'! All the best.

Lis said...

Many congratulations on reaching the 500 posts milestone - and all of them interesting. I love the blogging world and such amazing things can happen as a result - still remember that tasty pizza.

Bev C said...

Hello Jenny,

Congrats on 500 posts and your sale of your home. I found your blog by a comment you left elsewhere. I have a Brother and Sister living in the North Island of New Zealand. Love blogging, you learn so much from people and their cultures.

Will follow you in my Google Reader.

Happy days.

Jenny said...

Thanks you everyone for your kind comments.

So far, I have only met up with a few of my lovely followers, and fellow bloggers. Who knows when our paths will cross, please get in touch if you are passing by.