Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fun Stats & Giveaway Announcement :-)

In a month I will celebrate a year of blogging - I started my Blogger account before that, but I remember blogging seriously in September of 2010 with a photo record of our camping trip to Kahneeta, an Indian reservation resort in the high desert of Oregon.

This is my 170th post.
35,765 Pageviews since I began.
I've had visitors from 89 countries on planet Earth. (I don't know how many from outer space) :-)

I have 149 "Members" but I call them "Friends". :-)

When I have 150 Friends, I will have a "Giveaway".  I'll post a photo of it when I announce it. :-)

My all-time most popular post was when I gave instructions on how to make my "Scandinavian Crochet Heart Ornament".  That page has been visited 361 times.

But what I did not know, was how many fellow bloggers and visitors to my blog that I would call real friends.  And that, my dear people, has been the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow.

Kate from A Garden Bell, Pammy Sue from Scotty's Place, Lucy from InTheSky, Suz from Suz Place, Jane from Jane's Journal, Clicky Needles, Koralee from Bluebird Notes, Emma from Silver Pebble, Shanti from Wires & Yarns, Helen Phillips, Melissa from Random Thoughts.. , Meredith from Mereknits, Dorothy from Hooks and Grannies, Robin from MyNestofYarnandButtons, Ursula from Apricot Corner, Saskia from Crafty Valley, Erica from Erica's Hook and Yarn, Rachael from Clever Cheshire Cats, Laura Jane from Needles, Pins and Baking Tins, Sam from Not Your Grams AfghanBaxters Rest, Nicole from Nicole and the Bee, Vicki from Turkey FeathersHappy Elastic, Anne at Copperbeechcrafts, FarmChick from It's a Small Town Life, Manda from Manda's Challenges and so many more! Many of my regular commenters don't have blogs but I recognize them and think of them as friends.

I especially want to say *T*H*A*N*K* * *Y*O*U*!*!*!* to those fellow bloggers who have added my blog URL to their list of favorites.  It means a lot to me.


  1. Aww isn't it fabulous, i have thouroughly enjoyed your journey, loved seeing your corner of the Earth ;) and sharing with you your many trips and family visits long may you continue take care my special lovely xxx

  2. Congratulations on reaching your milestone. I enjoy reading your blog although I don't always leave a comment, I love seeing your pretty photos and hearing about your life's journey. Take care. Heather

  3. It's amazing how the internet can connect people from all around the world. I love reading your blog, seeing the lovely photos of your home, garden, the area in which you live and your wonderful family - thank you for sharing with us. Love Joanna xx

  4. As I've said before Teresa I'm sure we'll all turn up one day for a cup of tea!

    Pleasure getting to know you, I count you as a friend too.

    CN x!

  5. Teresa, how exciting to have so many folowers and mostly so many wonderful friends. Thanks for including me in that bunch because I feel the same way. Also a big thanks for your wonderful words, you always make me smile.
    Happy weekend,

  6. That swimming pool looks inviting - I miss swimming. I have always enjoyed Oregon and miss being able to drive up the coast into the Redwoods.

    Hello, I'm Doris. I found your blog through Pammy Sue and thought I'd join and be part of your group of followers.

    Have a wonderful weekend :-)


  7. Wow, I hope I can live up to your blogging prowess! I love checking in with you, and knowing that you check in with me! I am throughly enjoying my online friendship with u too!! Cindy x

  8. WOWza------ numero uno.....he-he...
    Ok, did I tell you I just jumped right at my computer screen and into that blue, crystal clear blue pool. I feel do much better now that I've cooled off.

    Way to go on one year. I'm right there at this time too and hitting my second. Hasn't it just changed your life for all the better. I now think of you all more than my friends down the street. Big hugs to all.... oh, I just noticed... big congrat on the 150.....

    Great Sweet Sunday Wishes,

  9. Hey never mind a Give away! Let's have a get together at your place! :) x

  10. Congratulations Teresa!
    Isn't it fun knowing that visitors from so many nations have become part of your world? I LOVE it!
    Ahhh! Kah-nee-ta! Home of some of my 'best' teenage sunburns and the yummiest Indian fry bread ever:)
    Love visiting your part of the world--happy continued blogging always!

  11. Hi Teresa, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog since you first started it ....I knew nothing about your neck of the woods, but now I do, and as I have said before you are lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I don't have a blog, but still regard you as a 'friend' too. Especially since you put me onto those wonderful hooks! I hope your non-bloggy friends can join in the give-away too.
    Enjoy the weekend,

  12. Blogging is such a great way to connect with people and learn about each others lives. I love it and glad to hear that you do too. Keep up your great work!!!

  13. Congrats on reaching 150 followers!!Wow!! Must be a good feeling.

  14. I always love to come over and see your blog posts, Teresa. Well done on getting your blog established so quickly too! I just love your photos, the things you write about and seeing what you've been up to! Have a great weekend and I look forward to my next visit!
    Helen x

  15. Teresa it is no wonder that your blog has been so sucessful and you have so many friends. You come across on your blog as a lovely,kind and caring lady. Your blog is full of so many interesting things and you have such a lovely a style of writing. I look forward to reading your posts and am touched that you mentioned me amongst your friends- thankyou. Anne x

  16. Gosh Teresa, you have been so busy with your posts.Well done you. I always love visiting you here and I have so enjoyed getting to know you this year. You are most certainly a great blogging friend and I so enjoy our "chats" across the pond. Blogging makes this big world of ours a lot smaller and closer.Here's to many more years to come.
    Hugs from England, Jane x

  17. You are soooo sweet..isn't this blogging world amazing! I would be sooo sad if I could not visit you all. Thank you for your sweet blog and your lovely posts....your family is so darling. Hugs and you know I will be back to visit soon. xoxoxo

  18. Congratulations how did we all manage without the www hey?
    So many lovely friends made, people we would never have met or chatted with with out
    HURRAY for blogging, WWW and all those great friends
    Hugs xx

  19. Awww! You're so sweet! Please know that you have greatly enriched my life as well. Your genuine kind heart is why we all love you :)

  20. Congrats on your blog-o-versay! We all love coming here and reading and seeing your beautiful pictures.

    I tried to steal that picture of your son's VW van, but it wouldn't let me. Hmpf! I wanted to put it on my desktop and dream about having one of my own. If you get a minute, could you send it to me on email? pammysue8(at)gmail(dot)com.

  21. Is the picture from an Indian reservation resort? I lived in Coos Bay in 1977 and keep wanting to return... beautiful!


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