I really love having a blog. It is a way for me to share my kids and my thoughts and my projects with my family and friends and others who read.
Last week I logged on to find that 100 people are following my blog. The next day, there were 101. It's funny to me that 100 people want to stay updated with what I have to say. I realize that there are blogs with hundreds, thousands of followers and countless other readers. So I know I'm small potatoes, but 101 is still a big number to me.
So please take this Christmas giveaway as a thank you.
I took one of these ruffle trees to a craft show, thinking that no one would want it, but figured it would add some color to the display. I might have gotten more comments on that than anything else on the table.
Last week I posted these pics on my facebook page. Immediately people wanted to know if they were for sale.
And I don't mind selling the ones I have already made, but I can't take orders for them now. I didn't realize they would be a big hit. But I will make them throughout the coming year and will be stocked up for next Christmas.
Saying "no" to making more right now is my Christmas gift to myself. And a pretty hard one to give, if I'm going to be honest.
So since I have these on hand (minus the candy cane stripe), I'm going to give one to a reader. Well, to a commenter.
If you want a chance at a tree, just leave a comment on this post. You don't have to be a follower. You don't have to like me on facebook. You don't even have to say anything meaningful in your comment. Just a "hi" or a "Merry Christmas" or anything that's on your mind.
I surely would be bummed if you all stopped following or stopped reading. But I would keep going. Because this page is a scrapbook of my life. And like with paper scrapbooks, we put photos and memories of things that make us happy. Our scrapbooks might not tell all the tales, because we want to be able to look through them and smile. So you know that there are ups and downs at this house, but I'm only taking pictures of the good things. And looking back at what I hope is a long list of comments will be a good thing for me.
And hopefully winning a tree will be a good thing for you!