Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Happy Birthday!

…to this blog! Yep, mere-et-filles turns seven today.

I guess blog years are like dog years because it seems like this space is my contemporary, not a crazy kid or moody teenager, but a friend. It gives me freedom when I need it, then nudges me with just enough guilt when I neglect it for too long. Gathering and then documenting my thoughts to share here helps bring order to the chaos and often leaves me with a different perspective. I like to think it's honest, kind, patient, inspirational and (on very good days) pretty, too!

Much about me and my life has changed since that first post. I'm so very grateful that this blog has been a part of it … along with all of you. I remember how excited I was the first time someone left a comment here. It still thrills me that people I've never met in real life read what I write and take the time to let me know. I consider y'all friends for sure. (and I hope to meet at least a few of you in real life … someday!)

To help say "thank you", I have a lovely skein of yarn to give away. It's not quite as old as the blog, but close. I acquired it in the summer of 2009 when the first Sock Summit happened (do y'all remember all the craziness that event sparked?) I was much into sock knitting then and Sophie's Toes (of the very talented Emily Parsons) was my favorite Etsy shop. Emily won the Indie Dyer competition with her Just a Small Gathering of Friends (you can read the color story here; of course I love the Harry Potter reference!)  I didn't get to attend the event in person, but I stalked her shop and was happy to get a skein. Over the years I've imagined a few projects for it, but none seemed worthy enough… until now.

I can't think of any better way to celebrate all this blog has brought me than to share this special skein with one of you. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (please be sure I know your contact information; blogger isn't good about helping me track you down!) I'll choose the winner at random on March 1st.

I look forward to sharing the next seven (and more?!) years here…with all of you. Thanks so much for being part of my journey!

16 comments:

  1. Pretty, pretty! And, happy birthday.

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  2. Congratulations to you and Happy Birthday to your blog! =Over the years I've found many, many friendships through the blog and have met many people face to face. Blogging is a wonderful way to share parts of our lives and to create new friendships with people we could never know. I'm happy to have found you (through Kym) and look forward to learning more about you and your life.

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  3. I am only a recent reader: well done and many congratulations on turning seven! In a world where blogs come and go, this is a real achievement. Wishing you many happy years to come :).

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  4. happy birthday! I've enjoyed reading your blog for the last few years and wish you many more birthdays to come.

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  5. Congrats on 7 years! i have been reading it for about 4 of those and really enjoy it.

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  6. Congratulations! I know what you mean, I am always pleased when I realize people have been reading!

    In case I win (as if!), my e-mail address is: thekittyknitterATverizonDOTnet

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  7. Happy Blog Birthday! Your blog posts are always pretty!

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  8. what a great way to celebrate-happy blog birthday.

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  9. Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog and being inspired by your creativity and optimism!

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  10. Congrats on 7 years! I'm glad we've found each other!

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  11. Wow, seven years. Feels like much longer if I'm being honest. I'm glad you have this space and that you share it.

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  12. Congratulations Mary! So happy to have found you and become friends. Here's to another 7 wonderful years! xo

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  13. That's great....happy birthday, and many more

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  14. Lucky Seven. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Although I live in New York, you and Sara were very helpful when my daughter was stranded in Atlanta, almost 3 years ago. I have a son the same age as Sara, so please wish her congratulations on her upcoming graduation and on her next adventure.

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  15. Happy 7th Birthday! I have so enjoyed your blog for several years now and look forward many more Mary. Thank You for your inspiration and positive outlook on life!!

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  16. Congratulations Mary! So glad I stumbled upon your blog via Ravelry. I drool over your projects! You are very inspiring! Thanks for taking the time to blog and share!

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