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Sunday, 24 April 2011

There's a Party and YOU are invited!

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It's My Sweet Prairie's birthday!
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Yup!  I've been one year in blogland.  What an adventure.  It's really moved me forward in my creativity.  You've all made it so worthwhile.  It's because of your feedback that I have so much courage.  I know I've said it before,  but it's true.  Reading your comments each day makes it all worthwhile.  When I go back to read my first post, I was terrified to blog!  (Who on earth would notice?)  Between here, Facebook, and the Hive, nearly 300 of you signed up to follow me.  In one year, this blog has had nearly 40,000 hits.  That is shocking, or as my boys would say, EPIC!

So this week, the blog is all for you.  I have contests, prizes, and a some challenges too.  I'm kicking things off with a song.   I know, it's kind of hokey.  I heard this on the radio the other day and I think it's perfect.  It's like a mixed tape for the one you love.  This is only one song from me to you.  I hope you enjoy!


Check back often to see what things I have up my sleeve.  In the mean time, here are my Sunday Snapshots as always.  I took these earlier in the week just 2 minutes south of the city.  I'm inspired now to spend a week just experimenting with sky and fibre.  

waiting for it...  I love the grand view & the barbed wire.

Here it comes... what's not to love!?

the same sky three minutes later.  : )

Happy Sunday!
Thanks everyone for the congratulations on the article in Saskatoon Sun.  Pretty overwhelming.  : )
~Monika

17 comments:

Lady Listopad said...

Dear Monika,

I've found your blog not so long ago. But It inspired me!.. for example to sew a bag. Your works are magnificent! Thank you for gladdening us.

Taisiya, waiting for you further posts :-).

Textile Tragic said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday--such fun to have a party for a whole week. Wow!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Happy Blog Birthday Monika :)!! I believe I have the distinction of being one of your first followers :).
Stay inspired!

elle said...

Too true! Blogging is wonderful. Glad you are blessed but I believe you may be giving more than you are getting. Thanks!

Margaret said...

Happy Blog-aversary, Monika, and blessings to you and yours for Easter, too!

Verna G said...

Congratulations Monica! Your song is a beautiful way to start Easter morning.


VGL

Prairie Peace said...

Congratulations on all of the brilliant successes you have achieved in the past year (please, the past week alone has been stellar!). I too have been inspired by you. You helped me start writing again - what a blessing! I love your blog and I don't even know how to quilt!:)
Have a beautiful day! It's going to be a good one!!
Mandy

diane said...

Happy Blogaversary! Can't wait to see what the next year brings for your creativity.

Scrappy quilter said...

Congrats on your one year in the blogging world. I for one am very happy I found you although not so long ago. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Happy Blog Birthday and Happy Easter.
Seems to me that there's a significance in both occurring on the same day.
Love the video! One of my most faves from another era :)
Your photos this morning are so beautiful. You must be twitching in anticipation of creating them with thread.
Thank you for making the start of every day so uplifting for me.
Joyce

Patti said...

Congrats Monika! Here's to many more years of fun and fantastic blogging!

Grandma Coco said...

What a great song! Not hokey at all. It brings back lots of memories. Happy blogiversary!

Bee said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Monika! Loved the song! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. Your sky photos are beautiful!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Happy Blog birthday! and here's to another wonderful year!

Gailanne said...

Monika, you say you look forward to hearing from us, but your blog is the one I look forward to reading first thing every morning! You truly are an inspiration! I feel like you've become famous in your own right over this last year, and I've got to watch the whole thing from right here!

Your sky shots are just beautiful, just like you...enJOY your anniversary and thanks for sharing with us, we LOVE being a part of your world!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your sky photo's make me smile!! I am so proud of all you have been able to accomplish and so thankful that you have taken the time to teach me things as well. My quilt binding also thanks you!! Cheers to new success!!

Jeane said...

You sky photos are truly beautiful and I particularily like the barb wire and fence posts. Those are still winter clouds, yikes! it is almost May....please bring us spring.

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