Tuesday, October 30, 2012

900..... thats NINE HUNDRED....

 new shelf
(loving my new shelfing!  a good friend gave me on sunday!)
900... 900 times I've posted something here.. isnt that unbelievable? What makes us spend so much time blogging.  someone should do a study on it.  I think Ive said before that it started for me years ago when a friend sent me a link to her live journal.  at first it was just looking at and reading other live journals and blogs. It was sort of like when my husband would drive us somewhere at night, and peoples lights would be on in theIr houses and I could get quick peeks inside as we drove by!  I loved doing that! 
pressie from Grace!
(loving birthday gifts received from my dear friend Gracie in nyc... 
I hope she is ok after this horrible storm struck there last night)
Then I found that I was making friends, sharing pieces of our lives and all of our creative endeavors!  Before long I became entwined in this unending series of blogs and budding friendships! "This blog leads to that one, that one to another one.. and then another..."  You know how it goes!  And I found all of these wonderful fun girls out there, who are loving the same things as I do.  I think that might be the key.. you all share my obsession!   most of my in person friends appreciate me, or at least tolerate my obsessions, but not necessarily truly understand it, or share it!   They may not understand the need to drive an hour to go buy some halloween scrap paper! lol..  but you guys do!
from lulu
(loving this birthday giftie sent to me by mu dear Lulu in Maryland... 
wondering how she fared the storm also..)
Anyways.. Blogging has added a lot of flavor to my life.  I've met people and done things that I wouldnt have done otherwise.  And, I can share all of my artsy fartsy stuff here and get lots of wonderful comments on my stuffies..  It beats dragging stuff to work to show it off.. I dont have to do that anymore.. most of them dont really care anyways!   Oh, they may like something, but there are only a couple there that really understand what goes into anything that I make. but.... you guys get it!!  I'm soooo glad for that!
spooky earrings from lulul
(loving these crrrrazzzzzyyy earrings that lulu sent too!  wearing them tomorrow!)
so anyways.. 900 posts later.. I'm still here typing away while my butt gets bigger and bigger sitting in this old chair!  LOL!! (thats the down side of blogging!!  lol)
nosey kitten
(figgys loving the new shelfing!  little nosey kitten pie!!)
and..
loving all my girlie pies!  
gotta get ready for work now friends!
thanks for all the blogging JOY!
xoxoxooxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxo


29 comments:

Sandy said...

I know.....sometimes I am amazed at the amount of posts I have done! Congrats on 900 posts, I know this last year was a hard, hard year for you and your family, but you still kept moving forward. And your fun posts about parties and weddings are a hoot! But most of all I love your holiday posts....so much Fun! Love your new shelf!!!!! I have to get my room back in order for Christmas crafts....trying to do that today. I have Whitman candy Boxes to do and a fun favorite toy tag....:)

Kim K. said...

It's been so much fun getting to know you over these past few years. I always look forward to seeing all your amazing creations and Halloween obsessions. Congratulations on 900 posts. I'm working on my 1,445 post this week. Who would have guessed my adoption blog would end up being my crafting/thrifting blog? My blogging friends "get" me. I love that. Love ya, sweetie! Don't blow away today.

suzeeez said...

Happy 900 ! It happened the same way for many of us ...my self included. Now that I've been in this blogging world for a few years myself I'm thankful that I ever ventured into it. My world is bigger, I've made friends, I've become inspired, I've been in awe of so much talent on here. It's a kind of therapy, a kind of escape into a world of people who are much like yourself. I will stay in this world ...I cherish it and cherish people like you and blogs like your that make me smile. You are a funny and very talented lady and I'm glad I'm getting to know you through your art !

chris mckinley said...

900!!! Wow!! Good for you!! Love seeing all your crafts and your family! I feel like I have blogpals all over the world!! It's so much fun! A very special group of people!

chris

pam said...

COngratulations on 900! I'm still a bit new to you, but I started blogging almost 2 years ago to have a creative outlet with a new baby around. I couldn't always sit and do projects, but I could write and like you "peek in everyone else's windows". I had the same reaction as you, finally people who GET the creative side of me! Your work is absolutely lovely and I look forward to seeing more and being inspired by it! Your shelf is awesome by the way!

My Vintage Mending said...

I am so honored to be a part of your bloggy world..You continue to inspire me everyday. Each little detail I love to see in your posts...Congratulations...smiles...Renee

Love Miss Figgy.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so glad I found you in blogland- I so "get it" and what all you think about blogging. I love all your creative ideas and always come away feeling inspired. I, too, have met some wonderful "soul sisters" out here in blogland. Blessings- xo Diana

kandeland said...

Yes, I can't believe 900 posts! We are neck and neck...I think I'm on 905! Crazy that we've been doing this so long. And I'm SO LUCKY to have met you through blogging! How's the weather there? Out schools were closed today and it seems pretty decent out...might get out later to shop or something. Have a great day! xo nat

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing all of those 900 posts with us. Your blog is always a fun one to read.

Susie said...

Viv, I think we all want to connect with others. I have met some of the sweetest people ever while blogging. Just keep it going..Smiles to you, Susie

Shirley Hatfield said...

The rate I'm going, my 900th post will be on my deathbed...lol! When I first started I thought you had to post everyday...and I tried. But I do better when it's once a week. Congratulations! I think I've read almost all of your posts in the last year...I giggle over your "pies!" Love it! =D

catiean said...

oh viv
I love your shelving and your figgy and prezzies too!! I have missed blogging so much and I know it is that connecting with others and sharing bits of ourselves.
Especially when those around us might just 'put up with' our craziness!! The sweeties that really get us can't help but enjoy along with us!!

catiean said...

OH Happy belated BIRTHDAY and many many more on channel 4! ha

Cindy said...

Congrats on your 900! I have always loved to see inside people's home and hear how they do things - organize, cook, garden, craft - and now I can. It would be better to be able to go into each house and get the real picture, but I don't think that's very practical. LOL! So blogging is a good second best!

Theresa said...

I love blogging and ALL of my friends that I have met here:) So happy to know you dear friend! BIG HUGS and congrats on 900 posts!

ImagiMeri said...

Congratulations pretty lady. I'm awfully glad you have all the wondrous things to do and say that you have mentioned. I consider it a great honor to count you among my best blog friends.

Lots of love,
Meri

Susan said...

Way to go, Gal. That's a lot of posts. Blogging has changed over the years, but I still dig it. No one gets the comments we used to, but the ones we get now are from friends and folks that really get the blogging experience. Take care and keep on typing.

RetroSandie said...

Congrats on your 900th Viv! That's awesome! You always have great pix filled with goodies, too! Isn't it great to have more shelving to put stuff on???!!! And I know just what you mean about bloggy friends understanding our crazy needs. That is a joy - plus inspiration (for me) from so many talented, creative people out there!
Hugs, Sandie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Congrats on 900. Blogland is a wonderful little world and is full of friends that get the crazy things we do and collect. Thank goodness for friends like that...

Kai said...

And YOU, lil' Vivvy-pie, are such a treasure to so very many of us in Bloggyland! Congratulations on 900 posts! AHHHHHH-MAZING! LOVE YOU!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW !!! Congrat's on 900 posts!
A little "amen" to your comment about the "real" friendship made because of blogging!
Warmly,
deb

Sandy Camarda said...

Happy 900th post! Looks like Lulu spoiled you :) I love your pea pots and pumpkin cans!!! I always get inspired from your blog! I just made those needle-felted creatures that your friend made at the cottage. No I have to go buy cans. Anyway, I'm sure glad the storm wasn't to bad near us! Hugs!Sandy

P.S Can you get-together with Nat and I Nov 9-11 or 23rd-25th for Christmas?? E-mail me your response.

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Viv,

It is you that has created much blogging joy for all of us that come to see you! Congrats on the 900th post!!! Love the new shelves and I see that you have filled them already.
Hugs,
Tammy

Lisa said...

I get so much joy from reading your blog and seeing all your fun stuff! I can totally relate to driving around to look in windows - or just going to open houses on the weekends. I love to see how other people live.
You do so much to keep us bloggy pals connected, with your swaps, all the blogs in your sidebar and just being the fun loving person you are Viv!

A Little Creation said...

Exactly Viv! You expressed what I feel perfectly. My friends and co-workers don't craft that much and don't get it. Congrats on 900 post, Thanks for letting me peek in your windows. haha
Chris =]

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I would love to play in that lovely studio...and love your cat!

Anonymous said...

For me, entries and comments: 1,848--and that doesn't count me talking to you! I don't know how much longer I'll stay on LJ. It's slowly dying.

Love all your Halloween stuff!

bojojoti

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Fran said...

CONGRATS!!! 900 Posts! I love reading all your post. Sometimes I get behind but I go back and read some that I miss. Love seeing everything you create, your family, Figgy & Frannie and everything on your blog. :-)
Hugs
Frannie (not your kitty...OH Now she is somewhat like me though.LOL!)