This blog was a tiny little thing for oh-so-long. I had a handful of readers a day, and most of them I either lived with/was related to, or worked with. I had grand expectations for everything--somehow I was going to get rich and just blog and sew the day away. I'd have a gazillion followers who would all think I was a genius. Needless to say it didn't happen that way. Blogging isn't always easy--I honestly think the hardest part is not the content, not the photographs, but the getting-your-name-out-there aspect of it all. If you're not a big self-promoter (and I am nowhere near being one) it's hard to get that traffic moving your way. After thinking long and hard of what I want from my blog, I decided I want what it already is. A little space to share and reflect, to give and get ideas, to capture moments in time that may otherwise pass, forgotten.
While no one wants to write a blog just for themselves to read, it's also not all about the number of followers (this I know is true, but I do get excited when the number goes up, and feel a little pang of aw-shucks when it goes down), but the interaction and the inspiration and the support that this aspect of the internet can give. Your comments make me grin and laugh, and puff my feathers with pride when you tell me how you loved one of my tutorials. I thank you so very much for the bits of time that you spend here.
To celebrate, I'm giving away a $25 gift certificate to Fabric.com. They carry so many makes and models of fabrics and prints it's dizzying, and their prices aren't too shabby, either. Say you don't sew, but would like to learn to knit or crochet--they've got the tools for that. Need some scrapbook embellishments? They've got those too. Need to fill your button jar? Yep, you can. Patterns? Check. Sewing machines? Yeah-huh. OK, I'll stop. You get the point.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post. You can tell me what you had for breakfast, a really good book that you read, or ideas for things you'd like to see more of here on my blog. I need a way to contact the winner so please leave your email address (you can write it as mynameATwhereverDOTcom to trick the spambots if that concerns you) or have it linked to your profile. And that's it. I'll leave it open for a week, so this will end on Monday, November 19th at 11:59 PM EST.