27 December 2010

welcome 300 followers

Greetings all,
I’m thrilled to find 300+ bloggers out there follow this little blog, welcome & thank you. I only got back into regular blogging & added a follow button this year to keep my nights occupied while my husband was away for 9 months, so glad I did!! I did an ‘about-me’ style post when I hit 200 followers, so to bring the next 100 of you up to date on who I am & what I’m about, here’s a new egocentric babble. I invite you to do a similar post, we all love interviews & sharing, especially in a new year, ‘tis a friendly blog world.
Who Am I?? I’m a housewife; married to my teenage love who is a soldier; we have 4 fabulous children – our eldest daughter is about to start high school, twin girls who are 9 & a boy who is nearly 7. I also work at Shop Handmade Canberra (a dedicated handmade shop front in the city) & do handmade markets. I’m also in the Handmade Living book, with a dozen projects!!

Where Was I 5 Years Ago (2005)?? Just moved from Sydney to live in Darwin (again) on an Army posting; a few years into my patchwork & design business; loving being a mum at home with 4 children (1 in school, 2 in preschool, 1 at home) & sewing around them. We took the children to Singapore, Kakadu & Sydney on holidays that year. I also did my first market stall.

Where Was I 10 Years Ago (2000)?? I was 25, married 3 years, living in Darwin on an Army posting; I was a pharmacologist working full time in the oil industry; our first born had a nanny. We bought our first property & I made my first proper patchwork quilt for my sister who said I should find a way of turning it into a small business. Oprah would call it an “aha moment”. I love Oprah.

Where Will I be in 5 Years (2015)?? Our future is really exciting, we’re looking at land outside Canberra to buy & build a big homestead, start a farm & let our children run free. My husband will probably be in a different job, I’ll be turning 40 & our 4th child will be starting High School!! Our simple life plan is fully solar & wind powered, living off our land & animals.

What’s the 2011 Plan?? Give our eldest space to develop her personality & be there when she needs us; daily Yoga; cut back on carbs & lose weight; keep up stock at Shop Handmade; keep my studio tidy; make patchwork quilts for my children; improve my cooking; be thoroughly prepared for my markets; balance my volunteer work better; use up my fabric & save more $$.

Random Things About Me?? I’ve been bitten by a Funnel Web Spider; I’m terrified of clowns; I love housework; I ran in the Sydney Olympic Torch Relay; I studied 3 years of psychology at Sydney Uni with no desire to be a psychologist; I love maths; I loathe reality television (I’ll watch diet, cooking & decorating though); I always wanted 4 children; I’m a great runner but terrible swimmer!!

Good & Bad of 2010?? We were burgled; we discovered where we want to live; I had my purse & mobile phone stolen in Venice; we went on a second European honeymoon; my mother’s Alzheimer’s is getting ugly; I visited my parents in Sydney a couple of extra trips this year; handsome soldier spent 9 months away; he came home safe from war; we’re not getting a new car; we saved $$!!

So that’s me in words, I love my husband & our children, we have a simple life with big plans. I'm lucky to have a lot of love in my world & don't take it for granted!!  Love Posie

PS if you want to enter some great holiday giveaways, check out the previous posts - an IKEA lifestyle book & Tangled movie tickets - all you have to do is follow this blog, leave comments at each of THOSE posts to enter each of THOSE competitions, good luck!!

24 comments:

Cate said...

So nice to 'meet' you Posie!! Congrats on 300 (OMG) followers!

I've just revamped my home exercise program - drop by my place if you want some inspiration (and please leave me some of yours...I could use it:-) - have never tried yoga though...good??

Hope you had a really great xmas
xxxCate

Sally said...

It had been a true pleasure following you in the bloggy world. Really - a great pleasure! Happy happy 2011 to you!

Kylie said...

Congratulations on 300 followers:) I think that I was one of the first of your followers way back before you even had the button:)

Thanks for the snippet into your life:)

Ruby Star said...

Posie congratulations on 300+ blog followers.I have to say I'm pleased that you did decide to start blogging this past year. I have enjoyed your enthusiasm for crafting and your dedication to the craft/ blog community. We all know how busy you've been so thank you for sharing your adventures with us. Happy New Year to you :)

littlebetty said...

Congrats Posie - It's great reading you. Good luck using some of your stash in 2011. It's my goal too!

Sarah B said...

So great to learn more about you Posie. I am not a fan of clowns either :) Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family x

Brenda said...

Congratulations on your 300 followers Posie! I'm totally looking forward to reading about all that is happening in your world over the next year......it all sounds very exciting!

Ryan's Halo thing is actually "Mega Blocks" it isn't Lego brand at all, though it looks like lego and fits with his other lego. His latest addition has rockets it actually shoots half way across the room so I suppose it could be classed as a toy. Ryan loves it!

P.S. He is only 10 and these kinds of toys are the only Halo things he has, there won't be any Halo XBOX or PS2 games in our house until he's a bit older!

JANE said...

A fun post, Jennie. Congrats on the big three-oh-oh! Tell us more about the Olypmic Torch Relay...J x

Handmade said...

You love housework??? Maybe you should have followed up on that psychology degree??? Nice to meet you!!

Blocks and Knocks said...

Hi! I'm number 299 haha Congratulations on 300 wow go girl! I'd love to hear more about your running. Do you enter races? How did you start?

Glad to have found your blog
Xx

beck said...

Great post Jennie, I loved reading all about you, your plans and well, everything!! Congrats on having so many loyal followers, I bet it won't be long before you are up to 400. Hope you are enjoying the holidays, and yes, I'm totally freaked out by clowns! xo

Blocks and Knocks said...

Oops teach me not to do my sums! There you are well over 300 and rising nicely! Either way I'm very glad to be here. You have a wonderful blog xx

Thea said...

Wow, being bitten by a funnel web, what was that like? I love this post and finding out stuff like that. Congratulations on 300! Here's too many, many more. x

The Clip Cafe said...

Great post so nice to learn more about you!! Best wishes for you and your family in 2011 with all your plans.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Enjoy these last days of 2010, sweet Posie xxxx

Mystica said...

Love the post and congratulations!

Anne said...

Love checking your blog and it got me a great Xmas present. Having a son in the Air Force who got posted to Canberra 3 weeks before Xmas meant that I could casually suggest that he try to pick a book for me and tada! got it for Xmas. I can't wait to visit him next year and see the shop too!!
Cheers for the New Year
Anne

The Moerks said...

Clowns really freak me out too! Lovely post. Glad to read you are so grounded and seemingly sensible LOL. I am glad I found your blog and a glimpse into Posie world.

Corrie said...

I love it! love your good and bad of 2010 but wish sick mummies didn't have to happen :(

have a great new years!

we love the posie family

Corrie;)

Tania said...

I screeched to a halt at the funnel web thing. There were a few deep breaths before being able to move on. Those long-term plans sound - absolutely - the bees knees.

designed to a T said...

Jennie you are one of the main bloggers on my list of 'have to read'. You brighten my day, although I'm not so sure now with the 'I love housework' bit??? Congrats on 300+ and many more. And thank you for some more insight into you. You are a very open and warm personalility and I think that's fantastic...Terese

Jacinta said...

I'm glad to have met you! Here's to lots more bloggy interactions and fun in the new year! I loved this post. So interesting to read where people have come from, where they are now and where they are heading!
xo MODELmumma

Tania McCartney said...

Darling girl, feel like I've known you forever and know even more about you now! Am inspired to do one of these on my blog. Post-Christmas kisses. Txx

Seaweed and Raine said...

Congrats on reaching 300 follwers!It's been thoroughly enjoyable following your adventures and reading your update... I feel like I know you a little better now :)
I have visited the shop handmade website - have yet to visit the store. I only dream of one day having a product that people would want to spend their hard earned cash on! :)