Two years









My blog is two years old today. 

So I made this to celebrate and to say thank you for all the your support and encouragement:

it’s a vintage embroidered tray cloth with an applique pig on it, in case you’re wondering.

with wording inspired by this fantastic Roald Dahl poem.

I know it’s unusual. But, I like it and hope someone else does too!








If that someone happens to be you please leave me a comment and we’ll see who gets to keep it.

And thanks again. Really.



30 Responses to “Two years”

  1. bigbucketgirl Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    My daughter loves it, loves it, LOVES it! and is very glad you didn’t embroider the ending!


  2. trashalou Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t know the ending but will have to go find it out now! Knowing Roald Dahl I fear for the pig….

  3. Nanette Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Happy anniversary. This is darling. The pig is so cute. I love the chicken tea cozy too! You are so inspiring.

  4. Lyn Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Just realised I left comment on blog below-no hope for me really!
    As I said before, about two minutes ago actually.
    I blame you Janet for the reason I started my own blog and the chance to ‘talk’ to all these lovely blogging friends so, THANK YOU!

  5. Chris Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    This is lovely – would never of thought of adding an appliqued pig but it works!
    Chris x

  6. hazeljoy Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    happy co-blogbirthday jane xx

  7. Karambar Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    As this is my son’s favourite writer and as your blog is part of my favourite ones, I have to leave a message ! You are regularly read in French Guiana, Sth America, in case you don’t know where your words travel on the planet !
    Very happy anniversary.

  8. Joanna Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    you text stiching looks way better than mine! happy blog birthday

  9. sally Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Piggy power! Just the thing to encourage you when contemplating another piece of cake! Happy day ! Love Sal x

  10. Dad Says:
    April 1st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Congratulations on two years blogging Janet.
    The poem is brilliant.


  11. Michele C Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 1:01 am

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and love your embroidery designs and applique. I still mean to make up the scotty dog (?) that was in the UK sewing magazine earlier this year. I think it will look great with some wool plaid that I have. — Michele

  12. Claire Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Happy Blogiversary Janet, two years that’s really something to celebrate. Alot of posts, typing, creating and sharing with everyone.
    Thankyou, you were the inspiration that got me started on my own little crafty journey and I am having so much fun. Which ‘little piggy’ is on the doiley? The one that stayed home and had elevenses using this quirky & cute tray cloth!

  13. Kim G Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Cute, cute, cute! I love it and congrats on your 2 year old blog.

  14. norma Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I think it is quite lovely~ Congratulations on your 2 years!!!

  15. Ali Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Oh blog-twin, you have made me realize I have forgotten my blog’s anniversary. Thank goodness someone is on the ball. You clever pig you! Happy third year of blogging!

  16. hedwig, Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 7:54 am

    What a marvelous idea !
    Happy blog anniversery, I follow it for about 1
    year and enjoy it very much !
    So many things sound so familiar with kids and
    animals but you are far more creative !
    Have to look up the poem though…

  17. Pat Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations on your blog. You do it with grace and lots of talent.
    The tray embroidery looks to pretty to really use. Tea would stain it, and so would I.

  18. wonderwoman Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    congrats on your blogoversary! your little pig is very cute.

  19. Karambar Says:
    April 2nd, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks for the link to Roald Dahl website. My son needs english lessons because I confess he reads the books in french !
    And thanks for your big and wonderfully clever blog ! (you won’t eat your readers at the end of the story, will you ?)

  20. Tif Says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 4:53 am

    two years eh! what an achievement…well done Janet, it’s been a real treat from day one to know you and your creativity…here’s to another two years
    Tif x

  21. melissa Says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 6:57 am

    congratulations on your blog-birthday! i really enjoy checking in here for regular doses of inspiration. love the little pig, too! xx

  22. ginny Says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Happy 2 blogging years Janet.. quite an achievement. Happy Easter too.
    Ginny x

  23. michelle Says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Happy belated blogiversary!! Hope you had cake to celebrate.

    Michelle x

  24. Stephie Says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I think I have a lot in common with Pig, always wondering what life’s about. But unlike clever pig I haven’t got the answer yet – except to enjoy creativity! Here’s to your next year of creative quilting and blogging!

    Thanks for sharing, best wishes Stephie

  25. sherry Says:
    April 3rd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary! Love the embroidered tray cloth especially the cute little applique pig.

  26. monica Says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 9:19 am

    that is so cute!

    Happy blogiversary and here’s a big cheers to many many more!!

  27. margie Says:
    April 4th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    and that little pig went wee wee wee all the way to my place…
    happy blogging love your work and stories..

  28. Amymo Says:
    April 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Aw, it’s like Wilbur pig, a beauty as usual! Happy Birthday blog, I’m a quiet but avid reader! Keep it coming, love the recent postings about your workroom, inspired me to look at my own plain workspace and jazz it up a bit, love to you and yours xx

  29. scottishquilter Says:
    April 5th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Janet, got the handouts here Ok, thanks so much. This really made me smile after a dreadful 10 days, so it would be superb to have it for always ( hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t know it, as my brother would say!)

  30. Ulla Says:
    April 5th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Delurking to say Congrats and to tell you how much I enjoy your blog…

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