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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND.

Yeah!  Like as in : 100,000 !  That's how many 'hits' my blog has had in about a year and a half.  That doesn't include my visits.  WHOA!  I hope I have been some serious inspiration for some of you.  I started this blog in order to let people see what I"m making - specifically, the people who had commissioned quilts or art from me.  I thought they would like to see their piece as it is created.  I never thought I would enjoy blogging so much.  (It's easy for me - I journalled daily for fifteen years...)

colors, binding, buttons included in the kit for "Snips n Snails" quilt

To celebrate ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND times being checked out, you want a piece of me?  I'll do a random draw Thursday night, and announce the winner on Friday morning.  What's the prize?  I have 1 copy of this magazine and one fabric kit (minus white fabric, batting, backing and thread).  This is the summer issue of A Needle Pulling Thread, and the kit includes buttons, binding, and precut color strips to make this quilt.  The pattern is published inside, and it features embroidery as well.


A Needle Pulling Thread, Summer 2011 pattern here

Skill Level: SUPER SIMPLE.

templates for the snails, mushrooms, dragonflies are in the magazine

All you have to do is leave a comment with your email if it's anonymous.  Tell me in the comments what keeps bringing you back here.  Is it the photos?  The art?  The fact that I am so darn funny?  haha.  Maybe you can't believe anyone would live in the prairies and so you keep coming back to see if I'm really still here?  Let me know what it is for you, and I will try to keep it up.  One comment/entry per person please.


Have a great day, and thanks again ANPT!


44 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey monika! 100 000! wow! that's incredible - but then, so is your work and your writing. no wonder we keep coming back!
(and you are darned funny, too!)
cheers!
molly

Ellie said...

My that is a lot of views isn't it? Well done and congratulations to you!!!
I love to come and see what you are creating next. I really like your work you are so artistic and inspirational. Keep it up :))

HollyM said...

Wow, that's a lot of readers! I come back because, you are a consistent poster, you live in the prairies(I've never been and the photos are interesting. I like the idea of reading Canadian blogs. Somehow I convince myself you're closer when in fact I could be in the US in about 6 hours.
Also, I love your thread paintings!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

I keep coming back to see your awesome creations. I would love to win an autographed copy of the mag since I haven't been able to find it in my area. I'd let someone else win the kit as I'm unable to use it.
Stay inspired!

Heather Lair said...

Hi Monika, I keep coming back because I love your art! Love your pictures and how you share a bit of your life with us... here's to the next hundred thousand visitors!

I know I will help you get there....

Heather in Manitoba (where is is coooold tonight).

Lori said...

well I have made my share of those hits to your blog; amazed, impressed and inspired by your fibre art. You have a real gift for translating those photos. keep it coming!

Wendy said...

100,000 is such a great milestone! I'm very happy for you :)

So many reasons to read you (generally via RSS, so I'm not even sure those are considered 'hits'!)...
1. Because you do such amazing things with thread.
2. Also because you live like 5 minutes from me.
3. We share many of the same philosophies.
4. You're practically a star... how can I not?! :)

Congratulations my friend.

beached librarian said...

I keep coming beck because I'm inspired by your work.

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

I keep coming back because of your enthusiasm. It's infectious!

Cheryl (Grandma Coco)
grandmacocosdesigns@gmail.com

upstateLisa said...

Congratulations! I just love your art! I do want to touch it! I just love the textures!

Becky said...

Congrats! All of the above ;-). It's fun to make connection through blog-land. LOVE your fiber art, love that you do free-motion, and so much more. It's fun too that we both have kids the same age, and it's fun to see life in such a northern place!

PrairiePeasant said...

One word: authenticity. :)

Faith said...

I just discovered your blog. I'm putting you into my reader because I like what I see. What particularly caught my eye was the post previous to this. It's the sort of thing I wan tot do more of and seeing how others do it, sharing enthusiasm that will keep me reading.

Sheila said...

For me it is definitely the art work , I love your work and am inspired by it and will keep coming back for more , thanks for all your wonderful posts.

Bernie said...

Monika,
Many things make me come back. I love that your journal your process so that makes it easier to learn, you are rather funny, you aren't pretentious and you are so enthusastic.
I seriously hope I'm the random draw winner. I'm taking the winter off from reno (hardly ever update my blog site but I only have like 15 followers) and am sewing like crazy.
Bernie

Anonymous said...

I love to see what new creations you come up with! Everything you do is so beautiful. Keep up the wonderful work.
Tamara

Christine L said...

Congratulations! What a Special MileStone. I have enjoyed your blog and look forward to all your inspiration. Thank you for the Giveaway...Hoping you pick me so I don't have to go find that issue..That quilt is AWESOME! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

HEY Monika; even though I am not an artist...and have no idea about thread work, I love looking at your work. You put so much into each piece and they are beautiful...love visiting your blog...

What Comes Next? said...

congratulations that is one huge number! I keep coming back 'coz I just have to check on what you are doing! (and a fascination with the prairies)

darkdreamer said...

Hi Monika - I keep coming back because I am entranced by your artwork. You're pretty quilts have inspired me to start work on my own - so on two fronts you are inspiring :) Thanks for blogging, it's a pleasure to read.

Carol-Lynne

Margaret said...

I visit because your work is young, fresh and different. You are a very talented thread-painter, and your joy in life is infections. Congratulations on 100K!

Annette said...

what a nice number 100,000
and that just the beginning, I think you have even more to share with us , with your wit and talent. You are letting us get to know you just a little through the blog and I hope one day to met you in person.
I like coming back to your sight just for a little bit of inspiration to keep me going when I decide to do something a little different maybe I'll try to do a little stitching you have have shown us
keep up the good works .... we'll be watching

Dolores said...

I love your work. I love the photos of your area and you're a Canuck. That's what keeps me coming back.

Leah said...

Wow! Great job.

Love seeing your work

Anonymous said...

Big Sis Says: Simple! You prove it can be done!

Wendy said...

The reason I keep coming back? All of the above! Love your work. You are Canadan..yay! You are funny , talented, and I sort of feel like I know you by now, so it is like staying in touch with an "old friend".

Linda Coleman said...

Congrats Monika
I keep visiting your blog to see thw fantastic photos you take and the wonderful pieces of art you make from their inspiration. Oh to be so talented

Sequana said...

I come back cause I have you in my Reader and have no choice now. HA!

Well - also cause you're work is really beautiful, and you're a great writer, eh?

Christie, Describe Happy said...

That's incredible!! Why I keep coming back.. you are 5 parts mega inspiration for me, you are 2 parts fiber lover, you are 6 parts hilarious, 3 parts geniune and honest, and 1 part surprising. I am just in awe of your work and accomplishments and just really adore you!! Love, your crazy cold weather running partner!!

Susie said...

I love your paintings. Especially the way you create your clouds. I've never tried this kind of art work before, but it's going on my list of things to do when I retire. Hopefully soon. Keep creating your work is beautiful.

Patti said...

Wow! 100,000 is a lot of people! Congrats! I keep coming back to your blog because of your talent, your infectious enthusiasm for your art, the prairies and life in general! I love that you have made this life for yourself while juggling the demands of being a wife and mother. Looking forward to the next year of creativity!

darcey said...

Congratulations! It's a great achievement and I'm proud of your canadian sensibility....it's that sensibility that keeps me coming back. Well done!
Darcey

sbsudbury said...

I love following the blogs of fellow Canucks! Your work is incredibly inspirational and you consistently and generously share your gift. No wonder you have so many viewers!

Tara said...

I came to your site because you were already my friend. So many things keep me coming back.
- Your talent is amazing.
- I'm also a prairie girl so I recognize every single picture you take and picture you create.
- Watching your journey as your art evolves is amazing.
- I've never made a quilt. Not sure if I'm inspired to start quilting, but you inspire me to create. I want to start sewing again.
Congrats on 100,000! Quite a few of those are mine!!
Hugs - Tara.

Char said...

I visit your site and just drool over your beautiful stitching pictures....I don't know if I would have the patience to do something like that....Also, wining something would be a first for me......yippee......

MyNorth said...

Inspiration! That's why I keep coming back.

Shebandowan said...

Congratulations on having "sew" many followers. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Janet

liniecat said...

Very many congratulations though Im not surprsied you have so many hits. Yours is a joy to read and I pop in and out often...........its always nice to spend time on a blog thats so friendly and interesting!

Hilda said...

That's awesome, 100,000 hits! I just recently found your blog--and have enjoyed your art and life on the prairie. Hope I win!

Cathy said...

I was a new blogger last fall. Then my blog got wiped out by my host. Now I am once again a new blogger. 100,000 posts sounds like a lot to my new eyes. I love your blog. I love the kindness.

Katherine said...

Inspiration - your blog is chock-ablock-full of beauty and creativity.

Congrats on this milestone, Monika and thanks ever so much for sharing your talents with us.

Kit Lang said...

What keeps me coming back? It's you baby, it's you! :)

Congrats on 100,000!

P.S. Don't enter me in the draw, I have more fabric than I know what to do with! :)

EPS: my word verification is "unice". And it's true! :)

Linda said...

All I can say is that you are an inspiration. Your work is wonderful.

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS ON A BEAUTIFUL BLOG!
JUST FOUND YOU+I'LL BE BACK BECAUSE I LOVE YOUR IDEAS,INSPIRATION!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

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