Monday, May 12, 2008

750th Post

It's hard to believe but today is my 750th post- a diary of work , some ideas , trials and errors,my life, ( and my trials and errors there) and most of all friendships created. I thank each and everyone of you for your comments, ideas, suggestions and support. So given I have missed some land marks recently ( the Neoworx meter passed 125ooo, but the meter I actually watch the most is site meter and that is nearly up to 170,000 visits since I installed it) I am putting three of my Coral Variations up for grabs as a thank you. Simply leave a message and contact details and I will put all the names into a hat- and I will draw the lucky winner day after tomorrow ( 14 May) at 5pm eastern standard time( Australia) and contact you if you have won, so I can post you the piece.

There is a bit of movement on the house front- we think we may have found a recycled house- that is, a house that would have been pulled down, but for soem buyer like me- it will be moved here and then there is the fix-up and services to be installed, including a septic tank, perhaps a rewire, all of which costs of course. The house is just a little outside what I had hoped to pay- and I did haggle but unfortunately they did not know the time honoured tradition of sharing tea , passing the time of day and getting down to business, so Ineed to find a bit of extra funds so I don't feel quite so panicky about all this. I like the idea of recycling a house and it is the cheapest option of all things I have explored although there is more work once it is here.It is also the quickest way to get a roof over our head and get on with life. So in light of this, I am prepared to accept reasonable offers for my work - there is work on my picturetrail site and I will put some more there in the next day or two.
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36 comments:

Sue said...

I love the latest teapots piece - the lovely wafty sinuous shapes suggest steam, laden with the delicious scent of mint tea. It's beautiful.

Congratulations on maintaining such a beautiful and inspiring blog, and finding a house to recycle: good luck with the fund raising.

Guzzisue said...

wow and double wow 750 posts! 170k visits ( nearly) must admit that I find the idea of recycling a house intriging probably because I always think of houses as bricks and mortar and I assume this one isn't? or have I got it wrong?

Mt Perry Quilters said...

Hi Dijanne,
Keep up the inspirational work.
Up here in Queensland we call recycling houses, simply a house removal.Old timber queenslander houses get restumped and renovated beautifully.

Karen in Coolamon said...

Dijanne,
I have my fingers crossed for you that you manage to get the house .... I reckon you deserve a lucky break by now!
warm wishes from Karen in Coolamon (possibly to be Karen in Ballarat in the not too distant future)

Wil Opio Oguta said...

I hope you are able to get the house. Congratulations on your 750th post, you are way ahead of me:-)

Joyce said...

Congratulations on the 750th post. And good luck with the house.

Arja said...

congrats on your 750th post! I enjoy reading your blog and admire your work, manipulation of surfaces is always a fantastic journey. the Coral Variations are awesome, I couldn't resist putting my name in the hat.

Barbara said...

Congratulations! I'm sure your house will be absolutely lovely in the end. Best wishes for your future!

Anonymous said...

Love your work Dijanne, I log on every day even on dial-up which takes forever. Congrats on the 750 post. I have enjoyed you classes in the past, too

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! Those are big milestones! Not surprising as your work is absolutely beautiful!

Fulvia said...

Congratulations on finding the recycled house and best wishes on being able to finalize its acquisition! Hope it soon becomes the nest you deserve. Thanks for this blog, Dijanne.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on 750 posts!

SplendiferousFiber said...

I love your work, especially your use of color. Very inspiring!

maz in bermagui said...

your site is the first blog i check out each day, love your work. Good news about your house, i wish you the best of luck with it. The tree you posted about the other day is so beautiful! please put my name in the hat too.

Dale Anne Potter said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the 750 posts!!!
I enjoy reading your blog.

magsramsay said...

What an achievement - congratulations on 750 posts! I'm not surprised you have so many visitors as you always have something interesting to show and say.
A recycled house is new to me but what a great idea. Good luck with it. After finally moving house last August after 3 abortive attempts in 2 years I know how unbeliably stressful it is.

Evy said...

Congratulations on the 750!

I'l keep my fingers crossed for the house deal. Things will work out, I'm sure. You have worked so hard for the things you believe in.. they simply have to.

jill said...

Love reading your blog & have been inspired by the pomegranites. Hope the UK is not too far away for the names in the hat.

monique 78 said...

Waou ! 750 posts, I'm far from that !
Ikeep my fingers crossed for you, hoping you'll have this recycled house. I love reading your blog and I feel as if I were in Australia looking at your work and listening to your stories though France is a bit far!

Ruth said...

Congratulations! I've just recently found your blog and your work is beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful eye candy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I've enjoyed reading your blog.

Joanne S said...

750. I will be reading every day until we reach 1001. You inspire me.

Not a lucky person, I will still take a chance on the hat.

The recycled house sounds perfect. I will think only the best thoughts to help you get there.

ann vanherle said...

het zal je deugd doen om door zoveel mensen gesteund te worden. Duim voor je huis

carrie said...

What an interesting idea - recycled house. Hope it works out well for you.

Congratulations on all those blog posts - I love coming here.

I think I like the teapots even more than the pomegranates

Brenda said...

Feeling at ease at home is essential to your well-being even if you are a "textile itinerant" so I hope your situation resolves itself in a happy way. You have been an inspiration since my earliest foray into quilting so I'd love have a Dijanne work in my modest quilt art collection.

Paddy's Daughter said...

I hope you are successful in organising and purchasing your new house - it is a great way of getting a home with character and history without having to start from scratch. I guess it will also help you feel more settled and ready to start again after recent difficulties. I love your blog, the fabrics you are dyeing and your work - it is all inspirational and yours is one of the blogs to which I subscribe, so I don't miss any of your posts! Sue McB

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 750th post, wow!! I love to read your blog and love your work. Keep it up, it is really inspiring!
Marloes
http://textielverfenderest.web-log.nl/

fifiquilter said...

Congratulations and here's to the next 750. It's a difficult task to remain so thoughtful and a source of continued inspiration to others, but you manage it beautifully with every post. Thank you.

Paula said...

I don't know how you do this! Such beautiful work and you NEVER cease to amaze me !!!!!!

750 posts is something to remark about. Wow. I truly enjoy the visual feast ..... a daily treat.

TracyB said...

Just LOVE your work, I visit your site quite often to see what beautiful things you're up to with your hand dyeing and all that tedious stitching in your pieces, just GORGEOUS!! Congrats on 750 posts!! (I'm looking forward to hitting my first 100) :)

Jeannie said...

Congratulations on 750 posts! Your artwork is amazing and you always surprise me with new creations. I hope the recycled house comes your way and you are happy, healthy, and creative in it. Cheers.

Judy Sall said...

Dijanne, I love your work and I am not surprised at the tremendous number of hits on your blogspot. You are truly an inspiration to me and obviously others! Best of luck on the recycled house!

Rosie in Nowra Hill said...

Hope you get the house sorted, sounds like a very good solution.
Your work is truly inspirational, :)

Gerda said...

Hi Dijanne, Congratulations, I read your blog consantly, and you are totally inspiring. Hope to catch up with you in Braidwood at the end of the month. Would encourage people to attend your workshops, we had a wonderful time last year, what a great opportunity. Best of luck for the house. regards Gerda.

Anonymous said...

Dijanne,

I truly love this piece of stitchery you have for your 750th post; but I do however love all your stitchery.

aykayem said...

oops ... looks like I am not only "up too late, as usual" but also now too late (as usual) ... lol
oh well ... I still enjoy reading your wonderful and interesting blog, even if it usually takes a day or 5 (or even a few weeks sometimes) to get around to actually reading what you have posted since I last looked.
(and yes I am subscribed to it via an e-mail feed ... but it still sometimes takes some time before I have time to read all the e-mails ... sigh)
Andrea,
disorganised in Dunlop (a suburb of Canberra, Australia)