16 November, 2014

A Finish, A Day With The Girls, Austin and A Giveaway!

A finish to share with you. It's one of Gail Pan's designs called Little Blue House. The thread I used was Cottage Garden Thread "Mill Rose" so it's a Little Peach House!
 We had a wonderful day with the Mill Rosie Friends yesterday. I'll share some more of that tomorrow.
 Austin headed off this morning for the second day of a driving course. His mate Will's dad was doing the drop off.
We laughed when Tom and Will turned up in their army vehicle. This is how Will gets to practice his manual driving.
Why am I having a giveaway?
MacDonald's Patch is 5 years old today!

On the 16th November, 2009 this is what I wrote:

Welcome to our Patch!

Hi Everyone. I've decided to join the blogging world. It may take me a while to get the hang of all this blogging business but hopefully I will conquer it!

Wasn't very exciting, was it!
I think I improved a great deal as I went along.
This is my 608th post (never thought I could write so much!), I have 194 followers (maybe I'll get to 200) 
and had 134,513 page views.

Anyway, I guess you'd like to know what the prize is.
Yes, I am giving away my Little Peach House.
You don't have to be a follower to enter, although I'd love to get to 200 and anyone can enter. 
Just make sure you aren't a no-reply blogger.

My giveaway finishes next Sunday, 23rd November, at 8.42pm AEST. That's the time I published my first post.

Good luck everyone!

39 comments:

Maddy said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on all your successful posts...has been interesting reading.

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on reaching such a momentous 5 years of blogging, I enjoy getting on my lap top and seeing what you've been up to :)
Love the group shot of all the Mill Rosie girls and like you will be posting more pictures of the day over the next week as I took quite a few yesterday :) Barb.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've been enjoying the posts of you gals all gathered (seen on some other's blogs too). Oh, I would love to try and drive that vehicle - I drove a lot of farm machinery, so when it came to driving manual for testing - was a breaze. Congratulations on your blogaversary and hope there are many more.

Elyte said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. I still marvel at all the new opportunities that blogging has presented to us over the years. I would be happy to give your stitchery a new home.

Karen S said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and well done! Isn't it interesting to look back even a couple of years too see what was going on then?
Hope you had a great time at your get together yesterday and had lots of fun.
Love the transport for your son.

creations.1 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! A special milestone and what better way than to share a giveaway with all your bloggy friends.

shez said...

congrats my lovely friend and i for one are glad you joined the blogging world,good luck to Austin,there is heaps going on at your place with the boys,and i would be honoured to be entered in your giveaway as little peach house is so cute,enjoy your sunday my friend.xx

Yvonne W said...

Congratulations on 5 years of blogging. What a lovely giveaway-- the house embroidery is very cute.

Lisa V said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time with the Mill Rosie girls, the photos I have seen on the other ladies blogs are great and you always enjoying yourselves so much. Cant wait to see your post tomorrow with extra news of it.
Congrats on the 5 years of blogging, I would love to be entered for a chance to win your lovely peach house.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Daisy Jayne said...

Congrats....

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Congratulations, I have enjoyed your posts, thanks for sharing. you are so kind.

O'faigh said...

Congratulations Christine, on five years of blogging.Quite a Milestone. Had a great day out yesterday with the Mill Rose Girlies. Kind Regards, O;faigh

retdairyqueen said...

Yes I think you have come a long way in five years Congratulations
One day Iam going to come to a Millrosie gathering They look like so much fun

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congrats on your five years really enjoy reading your blog,,,,bet you lad the best day yesterday...love the lift xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Huge congratulations on your five years. Hugs

marina said...

Happy blogaversary Christine!!
your little stitchery is so pretty. I love the mill rose thread, it stitches up so beautifully.
such a great day yesterday.
now that army vehicle is one safe way to travel. Are you getting one for Austin?

Cheryl said...

Christine how gorgeous is your Gail Pan wallhanging and so lovely of you to give it away. A big congratulations on your wonderful blogging milestone

Simone Harding said...

Congrats Christine. Your posts have been inspiring.
Happy 5th anniversary.

Susan said...

Congratulations Christine. Love visiting your blog and keeping up with your creations and family.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Congrats to 5 years of blogging! Your Little Peach House is beautiful, I'd love to win it! It's always such an inspiration to visit your blog!

barbara woods said...

congrats on 5 years, i follow by gfc

Melody said...

Congratulations on five fabulous years. I' so glad you have a blog, after all it is how I met you.

mac said...

Congratulations on your five year blogaversary. Always enjoy catching up with you and your family.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your first post...sounded a bit like mine Lol! Big hugs and congratulations for 5 years. I am so very glad to be a part of your blogging journey lovely lady xx Looks like FUN was the order of the day at Millrose.

Baa. xxx said...

Congratulations on five years! Always interesting to read the comings and goings on your blog. Fun!

Fiona said...

that's an intimidating vehicle to learn to manual drive in!!! haha...
love your peach house... mill rose is such a pretty colour... and happy birthday to you and your blog...
Hugz

Sharmayne said...

Looks like a lovely little stitchery and happy 5th blog anniversary!!! 194 followers is amazing Christine, I hope one day to get to meet you in person
Have a wonderful day!

Sharmayne said...

Looks like heaps of fun!!!

Cheryll said...

Congrats Christine... and I'm so pleased you started blogging... otherwise I wouldn't have met you!
I would LoVe to be in your giveaway!

Mrs Shepo said...

Congratulations Christine, on your five year blog anniversary ... always enjoy following you and your familys expeditions ... thanks for a chance to win your
Gail Pan, Your Little Peach House. Cheers XX

Anthea said...

I'm loving all the MillRose pics around the blogs - yours included Christine!

Congrats on your blogging milestone, I think we all started off a bit daggy but got more confident & newsy... I love to see your work, your family & Miss Molly. I'd love to be in the giveaway, thanks for such a pretty chance!

Dasha said...

Oh my! You are giving away that gorgeous little stitchery?? How privileged is the person who might pick that up.
Congrats on your blogaversary. That is a great milestone. My first blog post wasn't any better than yours. LOL We all live and learn, and have to earn our wings don't we. :-)

JudiH said...

Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary. Love the little stitchery that you are giing away.

Kim said...

Congratulations on 5 years blogging. It was a fun day last Saturday looking forward to the next one.

Maria said...

Congratulations Christine on a wonderful milestone :-)

nicolesender said...

Congratulations for 5 years! What an accomplishment! Love your Little Peach House.

linny said...

My goodness,5 years, what a great milestone. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful stitchery.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Sue G Johnson said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging. The stitchery is lovely and the border fabric is just perfect!

Maria said...

Congratulations Christine. I have really enjoyed reading your posts, getting to know you and your family as well as swapping with you