Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Celebrating 5 Years of "Getting Stitched on the Farm"

It's been five years of blogging here for me. I really can't believe it. Over 1,000 posts, untold number of photos, a writing journey... all things I didn't know I had in me. I started this blog on March 16, 2006. I give credit to Jane Brocket and Alicia Paulson for getting me interested in blogging. Somehow I stumbled upon their blogs and became entranced in their writing and photos. After a couple of months of reading, I decided to take the plunge and join them in the blogosphere. 

It has been a fun journey and one I plan on continuing. To celebrate the beginning of the sixth year of blogging, I've asked a bunch of friends to contribute to the party. For the next couple weeks, I'll be featuring some great giveaways, interviews, recipes, and of course more sheep and lamb photos. Check back often. And welcome to the party.

24 comments:

BaileyGirl5 said...

Happy five year anniversary! I always know I'm going to have a smile when I see you pop up in my reader :)

Sojourner Design said...

Congratulations Kristin! Yours is one of my favorite blogs. Such a wonderful blend of art, farm life, and family life.

Diane

Auntie Shan said...

HAPPY ANNIE, KRISTIN!! -- Is "5" the "Wool" one? ;-D Sorry, couldn't resist!

BTW, *THANK YOU* for being MY Inspiration for starting My "Bloog"! Tonight's will be My 251st Entry/Day straight!

Cat said...

Congrats! I am only in the 400's for blog posts, so I have a little catching up to do! May you have many, many more interesting posts!

Cat

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on a very successful and interesting blog. Raising my cup of tea to another five years, at least!

elizaduckie

Anne from MN said...

Congratulations and Thank You! I love visiting your blog and have so enjoyed your patterns and books... you inspire and make MN winters brighter!

AllisonInPhilly said...

I'm so glad that you did start your blog! Since then, I've bought a couple of your books and so enjoyed learning about what it's like to have a working farm. Here's to the next 5 years, and many more!

shelley said...

Happy Anniversary Kristen! I always enjoy visiting your blog for a read. Good mix of knitting, sheep, farming, and family life. Love your passion for colour.

Kathy said...

I love Jane and Alicia's blogs, too. I'm so glad you were inspired by them because your blog inspires me! Today's little gray lamb photo is just priceless. What an expression!

Lynn said...

congrats on your anniversary! I am glad I found you, first at the library and now here! ;-)

Helen said...

I've been reading your blog for months. I don't live on a farm. I don't know anything about sheep except what I read here. I used to knit but now I quilt. Your blog is one of my favorites and I'm not sure why! Keep up the good work!!!

Marion said...

For years, at least 3, I've been starting my day by reading your blog. I aways feel like I just visited you and the farm. Thank you.
And another thank you for a fun class last Sat. Caroline and I feel like we are now knitters who can steek.

renee said...

Gof Bless you all family members your commitment too us with your blogs shows us making things with the help of you take care renee

Susan said...

Congratulations Kristin! Thanks for inviting us! And what a sweet-faced lamb!

Caffeine Girl said...

Five years is a long time! Congratulations.

I know I enjoy following life on the farm.

Mimi said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you took the plunge 5 years ago. I've enjoyed reading about your life and work so much. Thank you for sharing!

d said...

Happy anniversary to you, and thank you for sharing your life and designs with all of us!

TheAntiquePalette said...

Congrats on hitting the big "5"!

I don't follow many blogs, a handful, and yours is one of them. Well worth the read, I look forward to it, more than the other 4, lol.

I learn neat stuff, see the wonderful place you live, kind of live with your family.....and you've amped up my knitting!

Wishing you 50 more years, at least!

Kamin said...

I love reading your escapades on the farm with The Farmer,Julia, the sheep and assorted other animals. Your creative mind is a big inspiration. Thanks for continuing and congratulations.

Heather L. said...

Congratulations!!! Thanks so much for blogging! My mom, sisters and I love your blog and the photos and stories you share.

Kathy said...

Thank you for all the entertainment! Those lamb faces, I never get tired of them!

Amanda said...

Your blog has been an inspiration and source of joy (and some tears) over the years.
Thanks, and Happy Blogiversary!
~Amanda (gr8aunt)

MicheleinMaine said...

Congratulations, Kristin! I love checking your blog and getting inspired by all the adorable sheepiness!

Beau said...

Congratulations on your 5th, Kristin! I so enjoy your blog -- all aspects. What a delight to learn a bit, laugh a bit, enjoy the beauty of your projects, your photos, your family and your farm! Thank you ever so much for sharing them!

Yours is a five star site (out of five) *****