A post with a difference this week as
the balloons are out ....
we have a big fat 2 ....
and there is a one enormous Thank You to be said.
Because at the end of this month my little teeny corner of bloggy space
will be exactly two years old !
I started this adventure simply as a way to keep in touch with my bestest friend
as she left to go off on her travels in her narrowboat.
Little did I know then how big a part of my life it would become.
From my first very tentative post the adventure has just got bigger and bigger
and become more and more fun as it has grown.
Without a shadow of a doubt my blog has made me stop and think
and appreciate the little tiny things in life and spend a bit less time
running around madly like a headless chicken, never stopping to draw breath.
My everyday life is very normally ordinary,
with the mundane, the dull and the sometimes downright stressful
taking its part as it does in all of our lives.
And so to have this little corner to escape to where I can share the things
I love with so many like minded friends has just been amazing.
None of the dull stuff,
just the fun stuff.
My therapy at the end of a long day.
BUT none of this would have been the same without all of you out there ...
all you gorgeous ladies who encourage and praise and share,
who join in and leave me lovely messages,
who say the kindest things,
who quietly read my blog posts week by week,
who follow me on Facebook and Instagram,
who take the trouble to get in touch and tell me of their crochet journeys
and how they have enjoyed following my patterns.
You are the best
So on my part I will try and keep doing what I am doing
- which, let's face it, isn't exactly arduous as it's what I absolutely love to do -
and as a way of saying thank you I have put together two,
very little, packages of thanks which I will be putting up as a Giveaway.
I really hope you will all take part ,
as each and every one of you have added to this journey of mine and helped
to make Just Pootling what it is today with just over 155,000 views,
coming up to nearly 600 followers on Facebook
and just over 300 followers on Instagram.
And from this too has come my Crochet with Kate corner
on the Lovecrochet.com blog that I am so ridiculously excited about I have
probably bored you all to tears with my constant banging on about it.
Right, so here they are .....
In each parcel there are a couple of beautifully soft cotton crochet facecloths,
the most delicious of hand creams to keep those pinkies in perfect crochet-working order,
a hanging wooden shaker heart
and a little spotty heart keyring.
And all you need to do is just say 'hello'
whether its here in the comments, on Facebook or Instagram.
You don't need to share or pass on or repost or like .... just say hi !
If I haven't met you already I'd love to meet you now.
Two names will be picked out of a hat on Sunday 28th June.
In the meantime maybe I should think about changing
the name of my blog to Still Pootling !