06 November, 2010

Blessings Abound!

Back in July of 2006 I started this blog, I was prompted to do so by my son. I thought, at that time, that I didn't have much to say and wondered what I would ever post about... imagine! Here we are, nearly four and a half years and 9oo posts later, I guess there was plenty to share! Since the conception of this blog I've "met" many incredible, generous, fellow bloggers and our family has been blessed over, and over, and over again! I can never thank you enough for all of your kind comments, support, and friendship along the way. In celebration of abounding blessings and this, my 900th post, I will be hosting a small give-away to one commenter. I will have Mason draw out the lucky name on Monday, all names/comments need to be submitted by midnight Sunday. Good luck, and thanks again for dropping by The Strawberry Patch and sharing in life from my little corner of the world: quilts, projects, ideas, family, precious grandchildren, and a dachshund...one post at a time! I am deeply grateful.
Life is Good!

36 comments:

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful family. Congratulations to all of you. And extra congrats to you for the 900 post milestone. Every one has been a gem.

Charleen said...

What a beautiful family! Isn't it amazing how the years fly by? It seems like just yesterday that we were the young mothers holding our sleeping newborns. Congratulations!

Cheryl M. said...

The GK are adorable. Congrats on the new little ones. For the 900th post congrats also. I enjoy reading your blog and the spirited words of thought that you come up with. Thanks

Barbara said...

I remember when you took a break from your blog and we missed you - I am so pleased you are continuing to entertain us and make us ponder a few things now and again. Congratulations on the arrival of both the new grandbabies - the photo of the two of them lying together is just gorgeous - I love the way tiny babies move their mouths!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

You and your blog have enriched my life mightily, so right backatcha with the love! And of course I want to enter your giveaway! xx

*karendianne. said...

My gosh what a treasure! (can I get teary just because?) Whew.

Mary Lou Casada said...

Awesome - nothing to share!? I don't think so (to the praise of His glorious grace!)! I'm fairly new to the blog world, Mrs. G., but already awesomely blessed by you! Thank you!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Karen said...

Love your blog! Your family is beautiful! The pic of your 2 grandbabies is so precious! As wonderful as our kids are, grandchildren are just the best!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos of true blessings and adorable children. I am so loving the 'Eskimo kiss' of the two precious little ones.

There is nothing more beautiful than photos of babies, children, pets and family. so, I'm wondering...wouldn't that hospital let Hans hop in the bed for the group photo, too?

Trudi said...

Congratulation Mrs G! On the new arrivals, and 900 posts! Thank you for being there, with just the right words for us all :)In freindship, much love to you and yours x

Karen said...

What a wonderful family photo! Congratulations to you and yours on the new arrivals! Also, congrats on 900 posts! That is simply incredible and says a lot about you....and I hope you have many more posts to enjoy.

Karen

Barb said...

Oh what wonderful pictures of your loved ones...grandchildren are just the most precious gift from God! Enjoy every precious moment with your family, they are beautiful (yes the adult children are too)! Congratulations on post 900, I always look forward to reading your blog, fun, informative and full of inspiration!

Janet said...

Congrats on the 900 posts! That is an awesome milestone itself - but the little ones you've added to your family are more precious!

I am so glad that I found your blog. I can always count on the newest post to the "Strawberry Patch" to be a bright spot in my day! Thank you so much Mrs. G!!

Gari said...

Wow, 900 posts and a new grandbaby, too. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and about your family and quilting. Isn't it fun to have friends you have never really met and yet you begin to feel you know them?

AnnieO said...

Wow, glad to see them all in one place! How exciting to have such a wonderful family. I hope to be so lucky when my kids start marrying and having babies!

Congratulations on being a blogger for four years!

Robin said...

They are all just beautiful!! You are indeed very blessed!!!

LizA. said...

Look at all those smiling faces! What a great way to start my morning. But that picture of the two new babes --- you sure know how to melt a heart! Thank you for sharing your life and your wisdom with us.

Shasta said...

Congratulations on your 900th post. What a great family photo.

Susan said...

How wonderful! You are truly blessed. I am so happy for you all.

free indeed said...

God is so good in the blessings He bestows! We cannot complain; He has been so faithful in everything!
Congrats on the 900 post milestone as well...

scraphappy said...

What a perfectly lovely family. Congratulations on your recent additions, and on post number 900.

Carol said...

Blessings abound. I enjoy your blog posts whatever the subject!
Carol

Linda said...

Congratulations on the beautiful grandbabies and your wonderful blog, you are truly blessed!

Linda

paula, the quilter said...

What a lovely family photo! Beautiful children -- all of them!

Lindah said...

Two sweet little grandbabies --a double blessing! Great family photos. Best wishes to you all. And congratulations on your 900th post. One-at-a-time adds up. I enjoy reading your thoughtful posts.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I do believe the picture of the two babies "kissing" is about the cutest thing I've seen in a while. May God bless you all! blessings, marlene

Pat said...

Of all of the class acts in quilty blogdom, you are amongst the very classiest. You never fail to brighten my day and bring a smile. Thank you!

Darned straight I want to be included in the give-away. Is Mason open to bribes?

Andee said...

Whoot Whoot..so glad you are blogging because all your readers do enjoy it! Grandkids are adorable!

Angie said...

What a beautiful family! Congratulations on your 900th post milestone, too. :) I'm going to enter for this drawing but I NEVER win so I will be ELATED if I were to win this one (and mighty surprised too *G*)

MARCIE said...

So sweet! You are truly blessed! Those two little ones nose to nose is adorable!

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on 900 posts! You have such a beautiful family, love the picture!

mcquilt said...

La vie est vraiment bella.
Joyeux, joyeux. mc

Quiltdivajulie said...

Don't need to say much - you know maybe better than I . . . yes ~ the connections we've made are incredible and surprising and wonderful.

Your photos are priceless ~ thank you SO much for sharing them with us!

quiltmom said...

What a fabulous photo of a beautiful family- I have enjoyed reading your thoughts and stories and meeting the members of your family both new and old.
Thanks for sharing- May you continue to enjoy blogging and connecting with others who share your love of life, family and creating beautiful things.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Zlaty said...

That is a beautiful picture! Congratulations on your 900 posts! I always enjoy reading what you have to say!

lindsey said...

Congratulations....two new grandchildren how wonderful and such very sweet little faces!