It was March 1, 2004 when I took a giant leap into Blogland. I had been reading blogs, enjoying the community and comradery of bloggers, for about 2 months before I took the leap. Four years have passed and it is startling to think of the way blogging has changed my life. Many amazing friends both near and far have come into my life as a result. I truly never expected the friendships to be so true, so strong and I never thought I'd meet so many bloggers face to face. Everything about this community amazes me…the generosity, warmth, caring, sharing can't be match anywhere by any other group.
With a Blogiversary comes a party and you're all invited! Parties mean party favors and, while I'm a little sad that I can only give out a few, we can still have a great time, don't you think? I appreciate each and everyone on of you who stop to read and comment, whether it's daily, weekly, monthly, or just once in while. I appreciate those of you who read and never comment. You do count even if you don't weight in on a post. I know you're there and I'm pleased you stop to read.
To start the party, let's do the prizes first...
You'll love knitting Miriam's new Flutter Scarf pattern (your pick of a hard copy or PDF). Miriam puts so much thought into her designs and she creates some of the best lace around. You'll also receive a skein of Lark's alpaca/soy yarn. This yarn is so soft, so beautiful and it's also hand dyed by Anne of Wooly Wonka...a total Utah package!
A skein of Sherbet, a vibrant shade of STR light weight, which just screams summer and we're all in need of a little summer, eh?
This is a very big bump of Spinderella's thrums (easy to spin!) in a mauve-y shade…with a Barebones Spindle. (Must spread the spinning bug.) Another totally Utah package!
Other goodies will also be included in the gift packages....goodies like chocolate (and more!).
Now, here's what you must do to join the party.
Last year you told me your secrets and it about blew me away…you were so open and generous and it touched me deeply. This year I'd like to hear a story. The story must be about the landscape, the place on this earth that brings you peace and joy. Is it an exotic beach, a mountain top or is it your own backyard? Maybe it's the city block you live on, or the park around the corner. Tell me where it is (not necessarily the exact spot), describe it, what it means to you, and include how often you are able to go there.
Three comments will be chosen at random for the above prizes, but I'm going to read every comment carefully and handpick the one that speaks to me, makes me want to pack my bags and head on out. That person will receive a special prize (TBA). So, get ready, get set and tell me where to go!
The contest is open until March 13th, the day before my birthday, and to celebrate that event there could be another contest and more prizes. On March 14th I'll announce the winner of this contest and we'll keep the party going.