Friday, November 16, 2007

Birthday celebrations!

A year ago I decided to create a second blog which would be a place to reflect on my feelings over the changing seasons and how I celebrate those seasons in my home and garden. The year has flown by. I really feel blogging has heightened my appreciation of the passing times of the year. I have learned to look at things with even more detail than I imagined possible. It has helped to me slow down and appreciate the moment.

Blogging has also helped me to meet new friends and stay better in touch with old ones. It has given my family as well as friends a chance to peek into my garden or come up and knock on the front door.

To thank you, I am going to draw a name from those who comment on this post. With this being the autumn season, I have made an autumn fob which you can see in the photo. A fob can be used either to dress up your scissors or to hang from a purse or cell phone. The winner will receive this fob and some pretty napkins that Celebrate The Seasons! Please leave your message here before midnight on Wednesday, November 21st. I will hold the drawing on Thanksgiving Day which seems very appropriate to say how thankful I am for each of you who read my blog.


Kristen said...

Ohhhh, I get to be first! The fob is beautiful! I am so glad that you started blogging, as I would have never ventured into the blogging world had you not. I just love that we are able to talk and share little tid bits about our lives this way! You are such a special person and I love you very much! Who could ask for a better aunt?

Nancy said...

The fob is gorgeous Heidi! I love the colors you used for the beads, and the little acorn and leaf charm is just the perfect finishing touch.

I am also very grateful for the many friends I have made across the pond.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Aw honey, thank you so much! You're such a sweet heart. Happy birthday to your blog!!


Terri said...

Good morning Heidi!
I don't see this blog very often. I usually look at all your beautiful work on Needle Necessities! Thanks for reminding me this one was here.

Happy birthday!
P.S. The fob is lovely. What kind of wire/thread do you use to make it?

Teresa said...

I am also glad you started blogging. Your blog feels so cozy, you treat us all like good friends. The fob is beautiful and perfect for fall. I would be thrilled to own something you made. Thanks for the blog and the giveaway! :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Ragged Roses said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you and your blog. I love visiting. Here's to lots more posts
Kim x
PS Judi Dench was on Radio 4 the other day talking about Cranford, it sounds really good!

Mary said...

What an honor it would be to actually have a 'Heidi in Holland' original to ooh and aah over!! Please enter me in your drawing - that fob is just so beautiful - I could easily find a place to display and enjoy!

When is your B'day Heidi? Celebrate and have a wonderful time whenever.

My sister-in-law (who now lives in France) has just spent a few days in Prague and wrote me about it's beauty today. It's where I wanted to go for Christmas - can't do it this year, perhaps next! Have you visited there by chance?

I'm off to SuzAnna's this morning - cleaned out some 'stuff' and they will try to sell it for me. It's chilly but we haven't used the fireplace yet - perhaps over the weekend. Tomorrow morning is the Christmas Parade downtown and as it will be cold I might just come home and throw a few logs on and welcome another season. Enjoy the weekend there and take care.

Jeanne said...

What a lovely offering! Please include me in the drawing for your beaded fob. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll win!
Thanks so much ~
Jeanne :)

Nancy said...

Ok Heidi, I always comment, but you don't have to enter me in your drawing, I am sure I will get a fob anyway. hahahaha. This is very cute though.
Love you, Mom

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Heidi,

What a beautiful fob! I just love all of the colors you chose. I am so glad that you blog because your place is such a warm cozy place to visit :)


Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a wonderful first year of celebrating the seasons Heidi.
You take such care in finding beautiful pictures and quotes to share it has been a real pleasure to visit with you both here and at your Needle Necessities blog.


Tammy said...

Congratulations on the birthday of your second blog! I've so enjoyed seeing what your part of the world is like during each season!

Tammy in NE

Nan - said...

I would have commented even if there wasn't a possible prize. :<) I am so grateful for your blog. It is one of the treasures in my life to come over and visit you.

Anonymous said...

Your blog is always such a delight to visit, Heidi! I'm so glad that we're able to keep in touch through our blogs. If it wasn't for you, I probably would never have started mine! I have you to thank for that. Happy Birthday to CTS and I wish you many, many more. The fob is just beautiful! I'm being drawn into trying some beaded creations ... oh, if there were just more hours in the day!! Have a very good weekend, my dear friend!! ~ love & hugs, Lynda xoxo

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Happy Blogging Birthday, Heidi! Time sure flies doesn't it?

I also wanted to thank you very much for your kind expression of sympthy that you extended to me and my family during the recent passing of our dear "Granny". You are so kind...thank you so much...I really appreciate it!

Love to You!

diane said...

Ok, ladies, this has to be mine!!! Please come back and delete your posts!!! LOL LOL I ADORE it, as you know, I am the biggest fan of acorns AND all things autumn! Because of your blog, I have come to appreciate the seasons more, actually, I have become more AWARE of them and therefore, more appreciative! Thanks for doing that! Love ya!

Anonymous said...


Your fob is beautiful - your blog is beautiful - and so are you. You have a lovely way of making a home for you and your husband. I look forward every day to reading your blog. The world would be less bright without it and you....

Linda in VA

Lis said...

Heidi, your blog is truly beautiful :) I am enjoying reading it after coming over from Jenny's blog. I look forward to coming back when I have more time.

TeresaB said...

I discovered this blog from you stitching blog and I so enjoy seeing the seasons through your eyes. Not to mention the beautiful pictures. Hope you have another lovely year of blogging and watching the seasons change.

The fob is fabulous! Don't you just love the colors of autumn?

Wild Rose said...

Hello Heidi,

What a beautiful giveaway...I am so glad that I passed through this evening, because now I will be entered in your draw.

Blogging has been a wonderful experience for me ~ I've met so many lovely people and made some good friends. I recently started a second blog, although it has not really got established yet ~ I wanted to be able to write about more personal things than I want to include in my business blog.

Have a great weekend.

Marie x

Anonymous said...

Okay Heidi,
When you first started this blogging stuff I thought it was silly. Now you, Mom, and Kristy have gotten me into the crafting bug with my knitting project. I am determined to finish this sweater even if it doesn't fit me. It may become a gift. We'll see. I am afraid it may be longer and skinnier than me. Ha! Ha!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

That is Fob-u-lous!!!! Simply fob-u-lous!!! I love the fob, can you tell? So pretty and the little acorn on the end is perfect!

Heidi, thank you so much for always leaving such wonderful comments for me. You really are a sweetheart! How is Dagi doing? How is your week? Hope all is great for you. Doogs is feeling better...getting back his little springy step.

Congrats to you for having such a wonderful blog and for always being a faithful visitor!

love ya!

Kathy said...

Ohhh Heidi your FOB is so beautiful! The picture I am sure doesn't bring it justice! Wanted to share that I love reading your blogs, it is exciting to see everything you make! I look forward to seeing what is next!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Heidi!
I would love to be entered in your drawing for the fob! It is beautiful!

The Tattered Nest said...

What a beautiful fob! I am so glad I found your are inspiring.

yellowfarmhouse said...

OOOOOH - that fob is beautiful and I would love to be added to you giveaway and have a wonderful treasure handmade by you.

Your post is very appropriate for my right now. Life has been pretty crazy for a several months and hubby and I were just talking about slowing things down a bit.

hugs - Karen

Susan M said...

Happy Blog Birthday Heidi! I love the background music (Little House on the Prairie). I can remember all the episodes.


Andylynne said...

Happy Blogging Birthday,your Fob is beautiful. Have a great day, and have fun!

Helen said...

Yet another lovely blog I've found. At this rate, I'll hardly ever be offline.LOL That is such a gorgeous fob. Just love that tiny acorn. It's such a perfect little Autumn treasure.

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PauleM said...

You're a terrible teaser, dear Heidi!
I had the occasion to know your blogs when I stitched Mari-Ros Gros from Anne-Valerie, and today, after reading your post about Cranford,(that we still don't have in France) I found myself ordering from Amazon two books from E. Gaskell (in english, that's how they are the better!!). That's why I want to wish you a Happy Blog's Birthday, because I'm so grateful to you to enlight my days (and maybe more, to your mom for her kind support... I envy your writings on four hands!!). Hugs from Paule (from France).

Rhonda in OK said...

Hello Heidi and thanks for inviting me to enter.
Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving in Holland.

And happy birthday to your blog, I just love blogs!