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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Ten Things for a Tenth Blogaversary


It's my Tenth Blogaversary!  How the time flies.  Unfortunately I couldn't find a photo of me aged 10.  I was still in Primary School and had a very nice teacher but apparently we didn't do any Summer trips.  Or if we did, there is no photographic evidence.  So we have a Happy Frog instead.  He is a Lord a'Leaping from Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas sampler.

So, here are the stats:

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10 years
1082 posts
674 followers
21,157 comments
1,326,785 pageviews
WOW

I thought it would be fun to do a Ten Things Tag for my Tenth Blogaversary.  I'll type the list out at the end and include a Mr. Linky if you want to join in on your Blog.

1.    The tenth project you completed:

Flowers by Sue Cook.
From Cross Stitch Collection June 1994
Stitched on 14 count aida.

This was a series of four designed by Sue Cook.  I stitched all four of them and display them together in Spring or Summer.


2.    The tenth blog post you made - Dark Alphabet Progress

Dark Alphabet by A Note of Friendship
stitched over 1 on 28 count evenweave

I was working on my Dark Alphabet, which I did complete and display every Halloween.

3.    The tenth blog in your blog roll (or your reader or however you follow blogs)

The tenth blog in my sidebar is currently The Spinster Stitcher.  Dear Coni, never fails to make me smile although I miss little Stewie and his smoking jacket.  Warning - the blog can be quite hard-hitting as she waits for her kidney transplant.
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The tenth blog is my Feedly Reader is currently Life Outside the Washing Basket.  Roni (hey that rhymes with Coni!) is a newer blog for me but I'm enjoying her Lockdown SAL and her entries for my various SALs and Hops.


4.    A designer you have stitched more than ten designs


I was hoping to find one that I had stitched exactly ten designs from and I did.  If you include Round Robin excerpts.  I do like the style of this designer, it's quite distinctive and they make beautiful ornaments.  One day I will stitch an entire sampler from The Sweetheart Tree!

5.    A project that took/is taking more than ten years to complete


I've been gradually adding my older WIPs to my WIPocalypse list and this year it's the turn of my Ernie Bishop NOEL letters.  I only have the hardanger to do now.  These are actually over 20 years in the making - 2 x 10

6.    A design on the theme of "ten"

JBW - Ten Lords A-Leaping
12 Days of Christmas

It has to be the Tenth Day of Christmas from my favourite Christmas theme - the 12 Days of Christmas


7.    The tenth colour on your current project.  Do you use this colour a lot?

My current project is Bothy Thread's 12 Days of Christmas (told you that I enjoy that theme!) and the tenth colour on my shade card is White.  Yes, I use White quite a lot, almost every project has some white in it.  Black is probably the only colour I have used more than White.  In my People's Choice post for April, you can see a project which is almost completely stitched in White.

Here's my Bothy Thread's design at the moment:

stitched on 32 count blue-grey linen

The plan is to finish that block this month as it was called for WIPGO.


8.    Your tenth WIP for WIPocalypse, WIPGO or whatever list you make


My tenth WIPcalypse project is the Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas designs.  I am stitching one per month.

My tenth WIPGO project is Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow, I completed one block last month and have another to do at some point this year.  I would love to have three or four blocks stitched by the end of the year.

stitched over 1 on 25 count Cassia Rose from Chromatic Alchemy



9.    Your tenth finish this year (or last year if you haven't finished ten so far this year)


Miss Witchy Mouse was my tenth finish, she is on the left with the bat motif on her side.


10.    How has your stitching style changed in the last ten years?

Looking back to 2011, I completed 77 things!  Many of them smalls.  I made a lot of cards and small gifts for other people.  Now I tend to stitch for myself and focus on much larger projects.  My big finish for 2011 was this one:

Mirabilia - Bluebeard's Mermaid

And I'm currently stitching a Mirabilia, so I guess my tastes haven't changed that much at all!

Fairy Idyll - stitched on 32 count Vineyard Murano from Crafty Kitten

Here are the questions so you can copy and paste if you want to join in:

1.    The tenth project you completed
2.    The tenth blog post you made
3.    The tenth blog in your blog roll (or your reader or however you follow blogs)
4.    A designer you have stitched more than ten designs
5.    A project that took/is taking more than ten years to complete
6.    A design on the theme of "ten"
7.    The tenth colour on your current project.  Do you use this colour a lot?
8.    Your tenth WIP for WIPocalypse, WIPGO or whatever list you make
9.    Your tenth finish this year (or last year if you haven't finished ten so far this year)
10.    How has your stitching style changed in the last ten years?

And here is the Linky so we can all come and visit:

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Finally, a very Happy Birthday to my Blogaversary Twin - Susan Yellow Flower Meadow!  Hope you had a happy, stitchy day.




24 comments:

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

Hmm, I have not added myself yet as I am not sure I can answer all those questions...may take some thought...I am not quite the record keeper you are. Getting better at it.

Barb said...

Congratulations Jo!!! You have made a wonderful contribution to the blogging community. Thanks for all you do and for sharing your amazing stitching!

butterfly said...

Lovely stitching Jo,
I do enjoy looking at all your stitching , and love your larger ones, new and past .Have a lovely weekend .

Kay said...

Congratulations on your first ten years. x

Clare-Aimetu said...

What a great way to celebrate 10 years of blogging - you've certainly added to my blogland fun, thank you Jo, happy blogging!!

Shami Immanuel said...

Congrats. You have so much details in your hand. Lovely projects and stitching.

A Patchwork of Crafts said...

OK given it a go but not a patch on your answers. Perhaps when I reach my tenth bloggaversary I will have better ones.

Linda said...

Awesome post Jo.

Linda

Quilting Tangent said...

Happy Blog Anniversity, love seeing your projects.

Cathy said...

Interesting prompts! I don't think I could answer even half of them!

Sheryl said...

Congrats Jo on your tenth blog anniversary and showing us so many interesting and varied designs.

Kaisievic said...

Congratulations, Jo, your blogging is so inspirational and I would have to say that you have been the blogger/stitcher who has had the biggest influence on my blogging/stitching life. So, thank you and ten cheers for Serendipitious Stitching and the Gorgeous Jo, long may you reign over blogland. P.S. What a fun way to celebrate your 10th Blogaversary!

An Arizona Stitcher I said...

Congrats on your 10 years of blogging! I like the layout you used. I'm missing so many pictures in the early years of my blog that I'm not sure I could do it. Here's to 10 more!

Leonore Winterer said...

Wow, ten years! That's a long time of blogging, and you're still going so strong. I just linked up, those were some fun trips down memory lane to take!

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Jo,
Congratulations on ten years of blogging!
Love the post! Not sure I can answer many of these questions, but you’ve got me thinking!
(Although I’m not really back to blogging just yet.)
Well done Jo for 10 fun filled years and I hope there will be many more!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

jocondine said...

Joyeux bloganniversaire ! Congrats, such a great post. Very interesting list I have "worked" on as it will be my tenth year too. Hope I'll found a nice idea for next December. Thanks for your generous blogging. xxx

Mini said...

Congrats on 10 years of blogging!!
I know how it is difficult to maintain a blog ...
I loved reading answers to the ten questions .
To many more years..

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I enjoyed reading your questions and answers, Jo. Though I haven't been blogging ten years, I was able to answer all but one of your questions. Here's to another ten years for you.

Carol said...

Happy 10th blogging anniversary, Jo! You certainly are a prolific stitcher and cheerleader for all in the blogging/stitching community! Here's to 10 more stitch-filled years! ♥

Susan said...

Belated blogiversary greetings. I really enjoyed your ten things list.

Tiffstitch said...

Congrats on 10 years! Amazing projects and how surprising there were so many 12 Days. :)

Annie said...

Congrats! 10 years is a great achievement:D I really enjoyed seing all that stitching. Maybe I'll join in as an excuse to go down memory lane and read some of my old blog posts... even though I don't think I can answer all the questions.

Annie said...

I've joined in! Now I'm off to read the other blogs who took part:D
Congrats again, and can't wait to see what you'll stitch in the future:D

Rahenna said...

Wow, ten years! Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work at keeping the stitching community here on Blogger connected. :) I've added my link too! I enjoyed the interesting and unique questions!