Six…

…years.  Can you believe it?  I’ve been blogging since February 18, 2005.

I’ve shared quite a bit with you all.  Raising a daughter, getting married, becoming a grandmother – with some knitting and spinning and sewing thrown in for interest. ;o)  It’s been quite a ride, thank you for letting me share it with you!  I hope to continue doing so for the foreseeable future!

I like to celebrate my blogiversary in the Hobbit fashion of giving gifts to my guests instead of receiving them.  In the past I’ve given a gift for each year of blogging but I’m thinking that I might save that for the ‘big’ years (10, 15, etc) and just give a few really nice gifts.  I hope you find these worth playing for!

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Grand Prize: A Sock Kit!  One Stitched by JessaLu bag of your choice from my Artfire shop (excluding any Spoonflower prints, sorry!), one skein of sock yarn from my stash in colors of your choice and a size 1.5 Knitpicks Circular needle.  Everything you need to knit a pair of socks!

Second Prize: One Stitched by JessaLu bag of your choice from my Artfire Shop (also excluding Spoonflower prints, sorry again!)

Third Prize: A $25 Gift Card to The Loopy Ewe!

Fourth Prize: Choice of 4oz of Spinning Fiber or a Skein of Sock Yarn from my stash (your choice of colors, you tell me your favorite and I’ll do my best!)

Other prizes to be added while the contest goes on – per my usual ‘rules’.  If we hit 100 comments, I’ll add a prize (done!).  For every 50 comments after that, I’ll add another prize!  If you tell your friends and they say you sent them, you get an extra entry so blog, tweet, facebook post, get the word out and get your friends to mention you!

Contest closes Friday 2/18 at midnight.  Winners will be drawn over the weekend and posted on Monday.  Thank you for sharing my blogiversary with me!

**Comments have been closed!** A great big thank you to everyone who left a comment!  You guys helped make today pretty awesome!  Come back on Monday to see who won – good luck to you all!



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166 thoughts on “Six…

  1. Hey, I read about your contest first on Jessica’s tooth post, so does that qualify her as sending me here and give her an extra entry? :)

    6 years! Good for you! I enjoy reading your exploits. :)
    Chris’s last post …Impossible Dream

  2. Bev Watts says:

    Well, I am new to your blog, but am working my way through the archives! As an interested person, not a stalker. I admire anyone who can keep blogging! I didn’t last a year. Congrats on 6.

  3. Congratulations, Jess!! It’s been a wonderful 6 years! I remember the first time you spun a yarn and the first bag you made, as well as your years with R and fun with Dobby! Here’s to many, many more years of stories, yarns and fun!
    margene’s last post …All is Not Lost

  4. Mazal tov! and many many more happy years of blogging, raising a lovely family, knitting, spinning and making beautiful bags.

    I first read about your six years on Margene Facebook message about it :)

  5. catherine conrad says:

    What a wonderful idea! Giving is always more blessed than receiving. Congratulations on 6 yrs of blogging. You were faithful, indeed! -Catherine

  6. Dianne says:

    Congrats on your 6th Blogiversary! That awesome Margene(Zeneedle) sent me also..because I’ve been a really bad blog-reader lately.

  7. Kassia says:

    Congratulations!! I love your bags– I bought one at Sock Summit and plan on getting another one at SS11 this summer. :)

  8. Rolene says:

    Congratulations on 6 years! I’ve been enjoying your blog for quite some time. :)

    I just read Zeneedles blog and wanted to mention that so she will get an extra chance at the drawing.

  9. Sarah L says:

    Congrats on the blogiversary!!!!! Your blog is one of my favorite to read and I am so glad you continue to post. Have a great day!

  10. Andrea L. says:

    Congratulations on six years! And may you blog 66 more years (at least : ) )

    I read about your contest on Margene’s Zeneedle, so here’s her mention.

  11. Anne says:

    Congratulations! I enjoyed discovering your blog through Zeneedle’s link. May you have many wonderful blog years ahead.

  12. Tanya says:

    Congratulations! I’m so glad I’ve gotten to know you and your beautiful bags. Wishing you the best now and always! :)

  13. LaurenM says:

    Congratulations on a full 6 years. I’ve only been with you for about a year. I loved following your wedding. Keep them coming.

  14. Joyce in NH says:

    Congratulations on six years! Margene sent me, and I’m always amazed and impressed by people who write wonderful blogs, and also stick with it. It looks like you have a great blog, and I’ll enjoy exploring it and “getting to know you”. And your bags look wonderful, too!

  15. Happy blogiversary! I’ve completely lost track of how long I’ve been blogging (and knitting, for that matter) – I think it’s been about that long myself, but it doesn’t seem possible that it’s been THAT long!
    Sarah’s last post …Huh

  16. This is awesome! Chris (from Stumbling over Chaos) sent me here. I think this year will also be my sixth. I probably should do something for it (rather than forgetting about it the way I normally do).
    Seanna Lea’s last post …Intercon

  17. Josee says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Six years already, time sure knows how to fly! Congratulations and all the best for many years to come!

  18. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading your blog since Margene sent me (which she did again today) awhile ago, and 6 years is impressive!

  19. Whoo hoo! Six years and going strong. I’ve loved following you. During this time Dobby grew up and became a mom herself. I remember marching band pictures, a Prom shawl being made and Jessalu wondering if any of her gorgeous, curly locks would remain intact or if she’d rip them out in times of frustration. I remember you getting a new pooch. I also watched as you and R.R. decided to take the plunge. You are delight and I’m thankful for your blog. Cheers!

  20. My sixth years came around in December and I forgot to celebrate! Congrats, and thanks for putting together a great contest. Oh, and Margene sent me, so give her extra points!

  21. Happy Blogiversary. I came from Margene’s blog. (that’s where I found your blog originally and have been reading since that time). Your bags are beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

  22. Maggie says:

    Happy Blogiversary from a newbie. Wow this is a great place to visit! And I love your bags!! Thanks for having a contest with them as the prizes :)

  23. Diane S. says:

    Happy Blogiversary Darlin’! Congratulations on 6 wonderful years of spinning, knitting and memories! You already know I think you are the bee’s knees! :-)
    Here’s to many more great years.
    Hugs,
    Diane

  24. Referred by Zeneedle’s blog. I was not aware of your blog but have now subscribed. Happy 6th Blogiversary! Having just started my own knitting blog, I can’t imagine being at it for 6 years. Quite an accomplishment.

    Thanks for having the contest. I love to knit socks!!

  25. Renata says:

    Hi, happy 6th! That’s quite impressive. I found my way here through Margene’s blog, and plan on bookmarking your blog! (Beautiful bags, by the way.)

  26. Helen says:

    Congratulations on the blogiversary!

    I hope this comment didn’t post twice because I was having trouble earlier but I was sent from Margene’s blog!

  27. Stephanie says:

    Congrats on the milestone! I also got here via Margene (last year!), and have really enjoyed the blog. Keep it up!

  28. Beverly (db81971) says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I haven’t read you all 6 years, but maybe only 2. I love your photos! And you KNOW how much I wanna monkey bag!

    XO

  29. Happy Blog Day!

    Has it really been six years?! Holy crap… that’s a lot of socks and tax forms. Looking forward to the next six with you, sweetie.

    xo

  30. Colleen says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love your bags. I have one of your box bags, and it is my very favorite. The size is perfect – not too big and not too small – and, of course, it is beautiful and sturdy. I’ve had it for a couple of years now, and I’ve brought it everywhere (even camping). I wish you, your blog, and your business all the best!

  31. Trista says:

    Happy anniversary! It has been fun watching your blog for pictures of your lovely wedding, and of course seeing the new grandbaby! How great that you are counting your blessings and living in joy.
    Oh, and Margene sent me, so please give her another chance to win prizes!

  32. Congratulations on your six years! I have been very lax on my own, started last May. Apparently you’re more disciplined than I am, as are most people. Love your bags.

  33. (Another) Joan says:

    Happy sixth blogiversary– thank you for being so steadfast. Cookie sent me over here because she said I should tell you you’re the sh– oh, I’m sure you can guess what Cookie said! :D

  34. Dobby says:

    Congratulations on 6 years….now I here by, challenge you, to 7 more years. :-) Just to be different. oh my, Winky will be so much bigger then.

  35. Susan says:

    I’m new to your blog, but Margene from Zeneedle sent me, and it looks like a nice place to visit. I’ll probably come quite often now. Congratulations on 6 yrs. of blogging! I hope you enjoy it for many more years to come!

  36. Mary Ellen says:

    ZENEEDLE sent me to wish you a HAPPY 6th BLOGSVERSARY!
    I have been reading your blog for a few years on my own so she didn’t need to twist my arm!
    Keep up the great work!

  37. jill says:

    Congrats! Margene clued me in before I hit your page on my own. I love, love, love my new Jessalu bag and selfishly want another! I hope you enjoy your blogiversary weekend!

  38. Susan Voegtly says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Margene sent me, and I love your italic lettering on your reply space, and the photos of your wedding, and your blog. Keep blogging and thanks for sharing with us!

  39. PennyV says:

    Congratulations on 6 years. I just found your blog through Zeneedle. I have enjoyed looking through earlier posts and have added you to my favorites.

  40. Hazel says:

    I’m a new customer (knitwithcathair) and reader to your blog but I just wanted to offer congrats on your blogiversary!

  41. Okay, it’s time that I found out about this Jessalu who is so famous and shit. Cookie sent me, can you tell? Happy 6th blogversary!

  42. Heather says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I look forward to many more years (I’ve only been here for 2).

    Love the blog, love the bags. Keep up the great work.

  43. Louise Rownd says:

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Congratulations on 6 exciting years. Here’s to many more!

  44. Augh! I can’t remember if I’ve commented yet but I can’t let this go by without being sure! As an owner of a couple of your bags, I’m a big fan. And I enjoy the blog. Congratulations on your sixth anniversary!!
    Sarah R’s last post …Attention Knitters!

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