Tuesday, 19 February 2013

some things change - some stay the same.........

Wow 6 years ago I tried something new...
this was the first picture on my blog....
Some things change -the tree is bigger.....
Some stay the same - still dry in the background..........
Who would have thought my life would have been so affected by blogging......
I have made some wonderful friends both online and in real life....friendships in so many different countries and so many parts of Australia.........
I have tried lots more sewing things - inspired by others.....or seeing something and wanting to do it too......
Thankyou for visiting and leaving comments.............
if we didn't have the interaction it would be SOOOOOO boring.......
If your reading this and not a blogger take the plunge and start blogging.......
it's not hard.....it's a whole new amazing world.........
it doesn't matter what I share.........it is my blog........so I write what I want here...
BUT......
What do you like to see..........what silly, random, crazy, odd post have you liked........or is it one of my more sensible ones...........actually not sure that is possible...........
.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........
PS Still can't believe i've been here for 6 years.....OMG......

58 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Donna! You started just two months after I did -- it's sure been fun, hasn't it???

suzitee said...

Congratulation on your six year blog-aversary Chooky! I love reading all your posts, and have really enjoyed getting to know you a little through your blog. Here's to another six...or sixty ;)

AnitaS said...

That is already a long time. My life changed too when I discoverd blogging.
I met on the net a lot of wonderful people. And quess Donna, you are one of them.

gracie said...

Congratulations for 6 years of wonderful posts. I am so glad I decided to start blogging. I enjoy stopping by and seeing what is going on in your corner of the world....

Cattinka said...

I enjoy seeing things that are handmade.
And everything else you consider worthy showing!
KATRIN W.

julieQ said...

So glad you are here in this blogging world...love to hear what you are up to!

Satu said...

I really touched for your words,,, snif... You never know HOW MUCH you have gave me through your blog and of course through the SWAPs and SALs!!!!! THANKs for those past six... may there be another six... teen... or ty ;o) Cheers!!!

Cheryl said...

Happy six years Chooky!!!! Yours was one of the first blogs I found and have loved visiting you over the years. So thankful for your bloggy friendship!!! You are always an inspiration to us.

Lynn said...

Wow!! 6 years!! I'm so glad I made my way to your blog a long time ago. You've been so generous with your time organizing swaps and sal's that bring people from all over the world together.
When I you what we've liked, I always love the animal pictures, and I also remember your virtual trip visiting other bloggers, that was fun!
Congratulations!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary!
I like to read posts about where you live and the things that go on there. I probably will never visit Australia or many of the other places where my blogging buddies live so its fun to read about them. Also, its fun to read about different lifestyles. I enjoyed the posts when you were out with the cattle.
Mama Bear

laurajane said...

6years Chooky well done.I love all your posts dear girl.Love seeing what you're up to,with all your wonderful photos.
You have a completely different lifestyle to me,I live in a town,in the midlands of England,busy.
So keep up the good work,I've enjoyed being you friend.
Laura xx

SG said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing with us your life and great information about your country! We live so far away, and yet so close because of this little windows called blogs!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I love spending a few minutes with you each day. Congratulations on your 6 years. I haven't been so good with my blog. I ran into technical difficulties with the computer and got discouraged. I need to get organized and see if I can figure out the problem and get back to blogging myself instead of just reading others' blogs.
Make it a great day. Carline

FloS said...

Yes ! it's a fabulous adventure !! Happy blog-anniversary and Thank you very much for everything you make to get more fun in blogland !!
Florence

Denice Barker said...

Happy 6th! I found you through sidebars and Snappy Friends....I wish THAT were back again! I am grateful you allowed me into the Secret Santa Swap...that's such fun. And I love hearing about your life with the animals. I must have lived in Australia in another life because I'm drawn to it, your posts and photos warm me up.
Thanks for opening my world.

Cardygirl said...

Just love hearing whatever you have to say...and love knowing you!

Christine M said...

Congratulations on 6 years of blogging. Don't you make the best friends in blogland!

Janice said...

Congratulations on your milestone. I for one am pleased you started blogging, as you have brought so many likeminded people together.

Fiona said...

Blogging is a wonderful world and thanks to you I got going too.... as you say people become friends.. adn I think this is what I enjoy - reading about what is going on at a friends place..
Hugz

Michelle said...

Six years - congratulations that is wonderful! I agree with everything you wrote and what I love the most about blogging is how inspiring everyone is!
Michelle.

Sue SA said...

Love your photos of the farm/garden/environment in which you live and especially that you tell us about the realities of farming. Love your show and tell - which is why I started blogging. And live for your blogging IT knowledge, as this blogging thing has been like parenting...it doenst come with a manual!

Little Chicken said...

Gee I think your best blogs were the ones when Little Chicken hacked your blog late last year. Little Chicken was so clever & creative ����

Congratulations Don-Don. You are a very clever, talented, friendly & loving big sister .... It's easy to love you & spend time with you .... That's why people love following your blog

..………………………… you .... are ...., addicted .... To ..... Dot .... Dot .... Dots .... Though ������

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willywagtail said...

Six years is a loong time and you are still going strong! I come here to see what is going on in your region of this lovely country and because I enjoy your sense of humour. Just be who you are. It is plenty good enough. Cherrie

Amanda said...

Congratulations on the 6 years. Hope things settle down for you on the heat front.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Happy Bloggaversary :o) reading your sisters comment above, yes that was very funny :o) here's to another 6 years. hugs

Too many eggs said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary

do you have any idea, just how many lives you have touched.....

your fabulous, caring personality just shines through your blog that's why Chookyblue is soooo addictive

Terry said...

Congratulations! Six years is pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing your life with us...I always enjoy it! :0)

shez said...

congrats chooky and there are so many of us bloggers out there that have you to thank that they are now bloggers and i am one of them,so thankyou very much my friend as you have opened up a whole new world for me and i have made the most amazing friends.You know the post that i will always remember on your blog is the one about curlypops,i love your farm pics,have a great day chooky.xx

Salley said...

6 Years. . . . Wow! your energy and "niceness" inspire me
Congrats Chooky. I love all your posts . . but especially the farm stuff . . . and family. Reminds me of distant days....and being a.n.o.t.h.e.r.... d.o.t. person, I was drawn to you!

Yvonne W said...

Congratulations on 6 years of blogging-- and thank you for helping me join the blogging world just over 1 year ago.

Sharyn T said...

Congrats Chooky. Although new to blog land myself, I have enjoyed seeing your photos of country life as well as your creations. Sharyn:)

Marilyn said...

I got sent to your blog quite early in my blogging time, to learn some "how to's", and I think lots of others have too. I love reading any of your posts, love hearing about life on the land, and love your humour. Keep going.

Noela said...

I first got to know you through the Sal blog. I love to read about your quilting but also things that happen in your life, funny or sad. I feel I have gained a new friend. So congratulations on 6 years of blogging. Hugs....

Valda Mason said...

Congratulations on your wonderful blog, so happy to have found you. Love reading all your activities and you have been so helpful to so many, now you are organising quilts that will bring much happiness. Well Done. Nana on the Farm

Deb R said...

Happy Anniversay Donna!!!! I love reading your blog, and your adventures. At times Im lucky to be in them too xxx

Fiona said...

I love popping by to see what you have been up to. Having been brought up on a farm your photos take me back in time. Thanks for sharing the past 6 years. Fee x

DAWNIE said...

Just think how many people you have also met in person that you didnt evern know existed over the last 6 years since the world of blogging and you have brought so many people together too, so friendly, and always welcoming. congrats on just being you

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

6 years.....Happy Blogiversary darling girl....you are a treasure and such an inspiration, your were the first weirdo (well we thought you were...LOL) who made a comment on Club Quilt Blog....then you started SSCS and the rule was you had to have a blog, so that is when I started...you are one of my closest mates and luv ya heaps...could not imagine my life without the gorgeous weirdo in it...xxxx

Susie said...

well done Chooky! Blogging is fantastic and sounds like you have made it so much for better for a lot of us. Thank you.

jodie said...

happy blog birthday to you....... doesn't time fly!

suz said...

I enjoy it all...I find your life there fascinating (I'm in New England), your stories about family and friends are wonderful to read the work you do organizing the Secret Santa program is very generous. Thanks for everything.

Jenny said...

Happy 6th Chooky. Thank you for all the effort you have put into making this such a great place to visit. I love your photos, most of l love the way you have bought us all together in some way, the SAL, the SSCS GDITC and the warm friendly country hospitality I have experienced twice now. I am passionate about the aussie bush but you take the best photos of it. I think the photo that made me laugh the most was the mud boy/ alien. The other that was special to me was the one we took together because of the effort you out into climbing that gum tree to show off our quilts. PS Love your stitching too.

Leanne said...

It's amazing I think I have been reading you for nearly that long. The fact that we have met is testament that it is a wonderful past time. Looking forward to another 6 years.

Anita said...

Happy Bloggaversary!!
If it wasn't for our blogs we would have never met......
Thank you so much for your friendship xx

Jenny said...

Happy days Chooky I hope all is well with you and you enjoy many more blogaversariesXX

Grethe said...

WOW,congratulations for 6 years of blogging,Donna! LUCKY US,all over the world, following life on your farm as well as SAL+SSCS+how to blog info and your own quilt world:))

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Chooky I'm so pleased as well that I started blogging...it is a life changing thing for me and given me a taste of the world while caring for JoJo! And I'm so pleased to have met you and the rest of the gals in Sydney....see you in Nundle woooohoooo....

Jewells said...

I too love redaing other blogs and try to keep up with my own... sometimes I blog a few times a week, but other times it is a couple of times a month... however I still LOVE blogs! They are inspiring!

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

Wow 6 years!.. You Are AmazInG.!!...look how many people you infect ..whoops I mean ..inspire. I remember first meeting you in Nundle and you were .. THE famous Chooky blue..guru of bloggland... (I had no idea what a blog was!)...But Cardy was impressed. Now you have inspired me and I love you for it....I love doing ...dots... too...but maybe not as many as you!!!!
Xx Lea

Janelle Noack said...

Hi, I have just found your blog. But I would like to know if you received the two quilts I sent up to Hatched and Patched about 10 days ago. - An Everyday Angels and a small panel quilt. Please respond so I know if ou got them or not, regards, Janelle Noack

Cathy said...

Congrats on 6 years Chooky, I love reading your blog, inspirational and wonderful to learn a bit more about country life! xo

DAWNIE said...

Not sure why i cannot reply to your last post... But weather here too has been aweful, what is going on with ozezones!!!

Anthea said...

Well Done Chooky on your blogging years. Your blog is a friendly, interesting and inspiring place to visit, not to mention entertaining too... I love it. x

Connie said...

Hi Chooky, It's been ages since I've stopped in with a comment, but wanted you to know that I still read your posts. I don't comment as much anymore, I don't know if very many bloggers do, time seems to slip by, and then a lot of blogs have word verif., but anyway, wanted to pop in today and just say a Sunday morning (here) hello to you. Connie

Caroline said...

I met wonderful new friend by blogging. Every year I try to fly to my friend I met through blogging in Seattle. And met wonderful quilters over there as well. My new friend Emma I met in september she lives in the same town as I'm, but was new and looking for quilters. We much fun now. It's amazing how life can change.

Wendy said...

Yay for six years! I myself love to blog and am so happy to have met such lovely people from all over the world. Blogging helps you meet those of like minds as well as to give you inspiration.

Berglind said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary :)