"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Giveaway Goodies & Journal Cheer

To celebrate my first year of blogging and  my 100th post, I am preparing a giveaway!

Blogging is an exciting way for me to explore the creative pursuits that interest me. But the truth of the matter is that it would not be worth continuing were it not for you.

You inform, inspire, amuse, challenge, and encourage, me.
You touch my heart.
And I thank you.

I went souvenir shopping in Sandy, OR, and
found this mug and a tea towel
I thought you might like.
And this is the  dishcloth I knit on the
way back from Newport a week ago.
Every comment you make on my posts from now until
September 30, 2012,
will give you a chance to win these
items and a few other things I will put in the
box to cushion the cup :)

I wish I could send each of you a special package
as an expression of my admiration of and appreciation for you!

Were it not for Kate's Challenge I might not have put
the wonderful journal my friend gave me to use.
And had I not started blogging I might never have
met Kate through her blog.
It is a great exercise for me to recognize the many reasons
I regularly have to feel cheerful,
and the following pages show the entries I
made this last week.

Do you have a comment begging to be typed?

I hope so!

xxx from Gracie


  1. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and your 100th post! I'm glad you found my blog and that we've become real-time friends! Count me in on your giveaway! I need to do one too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Many congratulations on your first anniversary and also your 100th post. I am not wanting to be included in the giveaway, as you have already been so generous, but, as always, I love reading your blog and the reasons that you have to be cheerful :)
    Here's to another 100 posts! x x x

  3. Congrats Gracie on your 100 post. I am always happy to see what you have been up to and all your reasons to be cheerful. I am really happy that you are trying your hand at knitting, that is something I have been wanting to learn also. Good luck! I would love to be enter in your giveaway. What a lovely gift! Shari.

  4. Hooray for your blog reaching the one year mark and your 100th post. One thing I think we are all grateful for is your lovely friendship. Don't let those double pointed needles scare you, once you get the hang of it you will look like a master knitter.

  5. Good morning Gracie. I love to come and see your cheerful posts. Put my name in the pot, and congratulations on your first great year of blogging!

  6. Congratulations on reaching one year of blogging and your 100th post, Gracie! It's lovely to see your cheerful posts :)
    Wishing you a happy new week.
    Helen x

  7. Congratulations on your first year of blogging and 100 posts - heres to the next year and the next 100!!

    I would love to be entered into your giveaway please - what a lovely prize!


  8. Congrats on a year and 100 posts! I too have come across some wonderful people since I started blogging.

  9. Love your giveaway! Thanks for hosting, Gracie. Happy day to you! So excited that you have been blogging a year. Time goes by quickly. Blogging is such a blessing. Glad to include you among my blogging friends. :-)

  10. Congratulations Gracie...do you know I have never thought of counting my blog posts..will go do so and see how many I'm up to!

    My eldest daughter got me writing a 'gratitude journal' some years ago now..logging '5 things to be thankful for' each evening. Some times it is easy sometimes not so. Enjoy reading yours, make me think :) God Bless

  11. Congratulations Gracie on your year of blogging. I too have made many friends through blogging. I would love to be entered into your anniversary give away. Love Anne x

  12. congratulations on your 100th post and thank you so much for embracing the challenge of Reasons to be Cheerful! xxxxx


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