Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thousandieth

Yes, my friends, this here post puts me into four digits.
Its a little hard to believe that my ramblings are still interesting enough to keep you coming back after one thousand posts.
But here I am, and there you are.
Leave a comment on this post, even if you have never, ever left a comment before.
I was going to do one giant give away, but there is so little time to be spared these days to pull it together. So, how about if, instead of one person winning a pile of prizes, a pile of you each win one prize?
Several of you will win a free pattern... your choice from my entire list of published designs. Call it a free stash enhancement to get you started on the new year... a thank you from me, for the time spent hanging out in my corner of the woods.

**Comments are now closed for this contest. Thank you all so much for chiming in. Your responses have been a huge encouragement!**

65 comments:

valerie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post. Wow! May you write many more. I enjoy popping in to see your great photos and new designs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 1,000 posts! I look forward to reading 1,000 more! I always look forward to reading your posts and seeing your pictures. Not to mention your beautiful needlework. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
AnneMarie

Vera said...

Hi Beth and Happy Holidays. Congrats on 1,000 posts! I, too, always enjoy looking at your beautiful pictures and reading your posts.

Vera

Patti said...

One thousand posts! WoW! Congratulations! I think that I have enjoyed each and every one :) And am looking forward to the next 1000... Each time I visit, my heart feels a little lighter!
Blessings, Patti

Joy said...

Beth, I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Your photos are always beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to seeing the children and what they are doing.

Happy Holidays and congrats!!

Dora said...

Congratulations and here's to 1,000more posts! Your beautiful nature photography and sometimes accompanying poetry is inspiring and calming. The photos and journaling of your family are precious. Your needlework designs bring much joy to this stitcher!

Paula said...

Beth, I enjoy making your sweet blog a part of my day. It is part of my "me" time. I especially enjoy your photos.
I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!
Paula

eileen said...

Beth...congratulations on 1,000....being a "jersey girl" i love peeking inside the life of someone so different than my own, yet having some of the same things in common...especially devotion to family! keep those post coming along with all the great pictures...and thank you for sharing!
Eileen

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts, that's a real achievement! I am not one to comment very often on your blog, but I really enjoy seeing all your designs, but most of all reading your posts about your beautiful children and home life.

woollylottrugs said...

WOW 1000 posts! I enjoy your blog, your puppies, your stitching and your photography!
Merry Christmas Beth!

hugs
cyndi
xo

Cath said...

Congrats on your 1000th post , and here's to many more.
Love the pictures .X

Ine M said...

Just recently found your blog, so I'll have 1000 treasures to be read.
Love it.
Congratulations and greetings from the Netherlands.

mckinney37397 said...

1000 IS A LOT OF POSTS I HAVE NEVER COMMENTED ON YOUR BLOG EVEN THOUGH I READ AND ENJOY IT

Catherine said...

Wow! That's a lot of posts! Congratulations!! I finished Sing We Merrily and an waiting on the frame to arrive! Might be starting Humility tonite!! Love your posts, pictures and designs!!

Cindy Huxtable said...

I love your blog. I follow it daily. Thanks for all your hard work

Mouse said...

well i think that yahoo has eaten my last comment ... said wow you talk more than me heheheh and just love your photos especially with the droplets and the spiders strand :) hope you have a fab christmas and a merry new year :) love mouse xxx

annie said...

Well, that's an amazing number! Way to go! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Beth! Your photograpy is wonderful! I admire your busy but "simple" life. You inspire me! Congratulations on the 1,000!! Hope there are many more! Dawn

Marilyn said...

1000 posts Woweeeeee!!!
Congrats!
I love seeing your pics, especailly of the kids. :)
The puppies, your canning advice :), and the way you use/re-use everything. It's the simple things.
Marilyn

Teresa S. said...

Not only am I still here at 1000 posts, but you are still one of my top blogs to visit :) Love the look of Sandy, OR and will be visiting Crater Lake this summer.

OK, there is one blog about a Haiti Christian maternity center that I like to watch too.

Oh, and some other stitching blogs...

Well, you get the idea :0

Many wishes for a peaceful and very Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Teresa S

Heather said...

Congratulations!!

frontporchprims said...

Congrats!!!! 1000 posts is amazing. Merry Christmas.
-Steph-

LaDonna said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post!!

I love visiting your neck of the woods all the way from Virginia. Seeing your creative ideas and enjoying the photos of your family, the puppies your designs.

I love "all for an apple". I have it hanging in my family room.

Raven/Missy said...

Congratulations on your thousandth post, that is wonderful! I enjoy reading your entries even though I don't comment very often (I have a LOT of blogs in my reader so it can be difficult to comment on them all). I've enjoyed your creative ideas, your puppies, and your photos. Thank you for sharing it all with us!

Chris said...

what a beautiful post, congrats on 1000!!

nrg4vr said...

I always enjoy reading your blog, it makes my heart smile :o) Your creativity is apparent in everything you do - including all of your beautiful photos !!!
I also have a Rebel T2i - and love it!!!
Carol

Ellen said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I enjoy visiting your blog. Your photos are wonderful, wish I could take such good pictures!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs,

Tama said...

Congratulations on your thousandieth post :D

Kathy Barrick said...

Congratulations Sweet Girl! I'm so glad I get to know you through your blog. I feel like you and your family are a part of me and mine. I visit your blog each and every morning, watch your sweet kids grow, enjoy your landscapes and download each and every desktop photo you send our way. You've become such a good part of my life! Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

xoxox
Kathy

Jessica said...

Congratulations on 1,000 posts! I think I may have missed the first few hundred, but I've loved the last few hundred, even though I have never posted before. Please, keep up the lovely work!

Marjo said...

Keep it coming, I love your patterns and pictures. I just need the time to stitch it all. Love the screen savers as well.

Vickie Niggemann said...

Congratulations! Wow! Your photos are fabulous. Your blog is great, and that is why I come back every time! You are a very talented and blessed lady. Merry Christmas to all of you!

Bonnie said...

Merry Christmas Beth.
I also read your blog everyday. Love it.

Jen said...

What a delight to read thru all the posts this morning! I love how God blesses the work of your hands and uses your creativity to bless others hearts and lives. Love ya, sis...

Sherry said...

Congratulations on the posts! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Loretta said...

Congratulations.

Your photos are fantastic!

Debbie said...

Beth, you have given me so much to think about each day, and your photo's are so spectacular. Because this is your 1000,00 post, I am going to send you two of my Grandfather's photo's. I'll have Colleen go thru them and pick out some farm scenes. The Chicago Hystirical has all of his glass negatives, and a book was written called Chicago Under Glass. I know you will loves these, and I would be honored for you to have them. You Beth are very special. Merry Christmas to All at The Twist Farm.
Always, Debbie

Lelia said...

Oh my! Congrats ; )

I enjoy your photos and designs. Quite a milestone!

Margaret said...

That's a lot of posts! I'm always here reading your blog and loving it too. I love your blog, your stitching designs, and everything. Looking forward to many more posts from you.

MoonBeam said...

Congrats on 1000. Quite a milestone.

I have been checking in with you regularly for months now, but with Christmas mode in full force this week, I missed yesterday. Glad I caught up.

Merry Christmas.

Bobbi

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

Congrats on 1000 posts. I've barely made 100. I love your blog but my favorite thing is your photos. It really doesn't matter what they are of, they're always so beautiful!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wow, 1000 posts... wonderful. Congrats.

Tracey said...

What a milestone... congratulations! What a joy your blog is... I especially love it when I see pictures of your sweet children. Somedays I really miss my 2 being that age!

Tracey said...

wow, I am after another Tracey! But I am a different one, I promise. Please enter me in your giveaway, and keep the posts coming! Love reading your blog!

Louise said...

Though my stitching pile is about to topple over with wip's, I can't resist a contest. Congrats on your 1000 posts!
Happy holidays!

Kaisievic said...

A thousand posts - what an accomplishment! I love reading your blog although I don't always have time to comment. Please count me in your giveaway. I would love to win one of your designs.

Merry Christmas and God Bless, Kaye xoxox

P.S. I think that my brain is permanently set to blog as well.
P.P.S. I will post about your giveaway on my blog, too.
K

lynda said...

Wow...1000 posts! That's amazing! I always enjoy reading what you have to say. Thanks for sharing so much of your life with all of your readers.

Donna G. said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures, thoughts and beautiful patterns. I always enjoy checking in on your blog.

Lizzy Pizzy said...

No time for blogs in my world for the last couple of days - but today I have my own celebration - the start of two whole weeks of hols, yeay!!
So the celebration of your 1000th blog post yesterday is a really fine reason to affirm not only your amazing creative abilities, but your kind and generous heart. You are a special person and I join with the others commenting here to say thankyou for sharing snippets of your world with us. I look forward to the next 1000 posts!!!
BTW - first thing that came to mind when I saw your pics today... Sigourney has gorillas in the mist - Beth has chicken's in the mist (equally inspiring - LOL). Am now also waiting with anticipation at the prospect of more puppy pics in the near future :)
Have a blessed and joyful Christmas Beth and family
Liz x

Theresa said...

Congratulations Beth on your 1000th post...way to go!!! :0)

Deborah said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! I look forward to next 1000. Have a wonderful holiday!

Trish Mears said...

1000 posts...wow! I love your blog and your designs!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 1,000 posts. I enjoy your blog. Your cakes are amazing that you make for your children - always love when it's their birthdays.

Wishing you and your family happy holidays from Pennsylvania.
Diane

Anonymous said...

congrads! I love your corner of earth!! I read you daily I adore your family and your dogs and your pictures and your cam pictures and your beavers and the tree you planted when you moved there and your chickens and and and!!!
You are a joy to read Thank You!!
Have a wonderful holiday.
Thanks for the chance
Darlene N
Mi

Diana said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! I enjoy hearing about your family's life. I look forward to many more posts

marly said...

1000?? Holy macaroni. You are a lucky girl, even without posts and followers. Happy children, devoted husband, a beautiful home, magnificent views, puppies and good dirt! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

Beth, you are always great with posting. Of course the ones with your kiddies are precious.

I love your designs and have stitched two this year so how could I resist this lovely giveaway? Congrats on your 1000th post!

Merry Christmas to you & your family!

Peggy Lee said...

Well how did I miss this post yesterday? I really enjoy your blog and you take such beautiful pictures!

You are a very talented designer and I'm thrilled a the chance to win one of your designs!
Thank you!

Merry Christmas...

Lillian Carol said...

Wow! Congratulations and happy holidays too. I really enjoy your blog and your great designs so keep 'em coming!

Mary said...

Congratulations! I truly admire those of you who have the discipline to blog - and I'm so grateful for your sharing as well. Thank goodness for Google Reader to I can always know when my favorites post.

Have a wonderfeul holiday season.

Mary in MN

m_kaeding@hotmail.com

Patty C. said...

1,000 Posts - Not surprising - Beautiful family, lovely home, great patterns ....You have a lot to post about !!! Congrats on such a wonderful milestone :)
Please include me in the Giveaway - you're patterns are inspiring!

Juels said...

Congratulations! I enjoyed the pictures from the post above this one. Thank you!

JoJo said...

Beth, like so many others, I enjoy reading your daily musings and love your photography. Watching your children grow and the life you and Matt have made as a family is a joy.

I would like to email you with some questions regarding photography, your choice of camera, etc. Seeing what you've accomplished, I'd love to get a camera and document my own life.

JoJo

Belinda said...

Dear Beth,

I am thankful for your blog because it is inspiring, beautiful, and thoughtful. I will be returning to New Zealand to live in about one month's time and will follow you from there. I am loving your patterns. I am currently working on your Victorian pincushion. Merry Christmas to your family. Belinda

Anonymous said...

Hi Beth,
Congratulations! Your blog is always refreshing and inspirational. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas,
Dorothy