Wednesday, March 3, 2010

just a small portion to celebrate



Well, I must say, I have been completely overwhelmed by the response to my challenge in the last blog post! I am sure that reaching 100 followers was much too easy a challenge, and now I'm going to have to give my gorgeous journal away to one of you by the end of this month! Drat and double drat! (I really love you all to bits, really, I do!)

To celebrate the 100 followers milestone, 2 years of blogging, and the stickability to last the distance, I thought I should treat myself to just a very tiny slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Now it could be argued that the slice is actually, much larger than what it looks in the photo, but because the food police, (and you know who I mean, don't you Nathalie!!) are likely to see this, I had to try and camouflage the size by photographing it at a very strange angle indeed! LOL

Anyway, now that I'm giving away my journal, to some very lucky follower, I thought I should set about making another one to take its place, (so that I can get attached to the new one, and make parting a truly joyous occasion). I found this, a piece of stitching I started last year, and never finished. I think it will make the best embellishment in my new journal.

I might just have to show you when it's finished.




I am slowly working my way through your lovely comments, and I hope to visit everyone's blogs too, but if you don't hear from me, it's because you have a no-reply setting on your comments, and no email on your blogs. Which means, if I can't contact you, you will need to keep checking back here on a regular basis right thru March to see who has won the gifts.

Here's to my friends, may the rest of your week be full of happiness! (and small slices of carrot cake! LOL)

Carole :D

22 comments:

bad penny said...

ummmm lovely cake !
Thanks for yor email.
I am interested in your tutorials -will you be doing some on Blogger ?

Bunty said...

You enjoy your cake - you deserve it! It looks gorgeous.

Love the stitching you are going to incorporate into your new journal - it's lovely.

Barbara :)

Doreen G said...

My week is great--I have today booked my cruise around New Zealand for November.
I will now have to count sleeps--not sheep.

*jean* said...

your cake looks great but that plate!!! beautiful!

Janet Ghio said...

I love carrot cake! It looks really good!!

Threadhead said...

Have your cake and eat it too! In your blog anniversary I want to say thanks! for sharing faithfully with us all over the world!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Carole, ROFLing (and jiggling as I do so!). I am the last to point fingers at you! hahahha This morning I polished off bacon, eggs and grits. Notice eggs was plural, not singular. Alas, there is no cake in my house, but that is probably a GOOD thing!

Nancy said...

Echoing the comment above... I noticed the dessert plate right off! Even before the yummy cake. And that piece of stitchery is pretty.. nice addition to your new journal.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

while the cake looks delicious I am also smitten by that gorgeous plate AND lovely table covering!

you know how to celebrate!
AND lucky for us create lovely journals too!
oxo

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Beautiful stitching.

LittleRed said...

That teensy weensy little piece of cake looks delicious.....and of course I love that Blossom Time pattern....pretty!

Linda said...

I dooooooo love carrot cake! The plate is gorgeous...just makes it all that much better!

Meggie said...

Oh Carole, I have the teacup and saucer to match your plate! I suppose the plate from my set got broken way back when my mother was young.
I used to make 2 Carrot cakes with Cream cheese frosting every day, when we had a coffee shop. Consequently, I don't eat Carrot Cake any more.

Annette said...

Okay, the cake looks yummy, I'm rather more impressed with the plate tho'. sorry.. very nice pattern.

Sorry about the spider, didn't mean to frighten you.. He's harmless..

Not sure how to add my email addy to blog, but will work it out. In the meantime here it is.. annette.sibson@bigpond.com

thanks for replying.. love your work..
hugs

La Dolce Vita said...

with a little extra time on my hands, I finally found your lovely blog! congrats on your anni and getting your followers to 100 woohoo! lovely work too and of course now I have found you I will check in regularly!!

La Dolce Vita said...

ps...and how lovely is it that we are in the same issue of Sew???

Diana said...

Carol, all I can say at the moment is a) how do you find the time to do all you do and b) can we have the recipe for that scrummy looking cake please?!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Glenys says:

Congratulations Carole on 2 years of blogging. I have to let you in on the secret that I have been a secret follower of your blogs for about 12 months now. So you can count me in on the "over 100". I couldn't believe that there was someone else in NZ that had named their cat Wednesday. I did once send you an email because my old computer somehow wouldn't allow me to blog. Hence the secret following, or should I say silent follower. I love your blogs and even better the fact that you are a Kiwi. Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,

I don't have a blog. But my email is glevin@xtra.co.nz

Cheers Glenys

CTStudios said...

We have only one life to live, and I must say, that limiting the size of a piece of Carrot Cake is totally uncalled for. Yes, it can make us fat, but, for the joy it brings, compare it to a wonderful sunrise. Would you miss that?

Dianne said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!...such lovely photos of the beach...ah, it is still very wintery here in the U.S. but hope spring is around the corner!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog . That sewing room looks like mine keep up the great work ....