Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It was one year ago today that I began my Twyla on Tuesday posts. Can't believe time flies so quickly. I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you and you have enriched my life more than I can say.

I truly appreciate everyone who reads our blog and all those who leave us such sweet and thoughtful comments.

I decided to put together a little give away to show my appreciation. Some of my hand knitted dishcloths, a vintage tea towel, a Fire King creamer, a set of spreaders, one of my crochet mushrooms and a few other items that you see in this picture.

I will also add another gift so that you can have a surprise!

I have changed up my usual pastel color scheme for these more dramatic tones. Do you like them? Pastels are still my favorite, but it was fun working with the darker colors for a change. Just leave a comment on this post to be entered in the give away and I will announce the winner next Tuesday.

I am continuing my virtual walk and I have now gone 53 1/2 miles! It is getting easier for me to walk and I am enjoying it much more also. I started out walking half an hour a day and now I walk 1 hour a day! Sunday I walked for 2! I feel that I am getting stronger and have picked up my pace. I just know that exercise is so important and I must do this for my health.

I thought you might enjoy seeing my progress. Here I am starting out at 1 and have walked to Collins, Mo at 2. I'll have to resist the urge to stop at Smith's to eat one of the best pork tenderloin sandwiches in the world! Besides, it wouldn't hurt to drop a few pounds along the way also!
Thanks for sticking with me the past year and I so look forward to continuing our friendships for the next year!
Wishing you much happiness! Twyla


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! I for one am glad I started blogging and that I met you and lindsey. You are both so sweet and I love reading your blogs. I do enjoy Barbie wednesday's too......I like pastels and bright colors so I can't really choose, it's too hard......I will say, I love your mushrooms!!!! I have never seen anything like that before. Too cute. Have a nice evening...hugs, Jennifer

Christy said...

oh those things are cute!

marble rose said...

Your blog is just so lovely, I really never thought blogging would mean so much to me either. What a great give away too - how do we enter!!???


Holly said...

Good morning, Twyla! ♥ What a bright, cheery give away! Please enter me. Thanks! That berry towel caught my eye right away! I think many of us like pastels AND brights.

Yours is one of the first "girl" blogs that I found and I'm so glad *you've* stuck with us! ☺

good job on the walking! I've always meant to ask you if you've ever gone over to Laura and Almanzo's house? (By car!)

Florence and Mary said...

Such a heartfelt post... I love visiting you very much and love reading your posts.

I've just started a walking campaign for myself! I now come into work armed with my flats so that I can walk home from the station of an evening rather than call my mum to collect me! I've only been at it a week and last night the walk up the hill felt that bit easier.

Victoria xx

Stacey said...

Twyla, I'm so proud of you for walking more and more! It's so good for you. Keep it up. Your virtual walk is a fun way to visualize your progress.

Your give away is adorable. :) Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I enjoy your posts very much!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats! I love your blog and your giveaway looks like fun! I'm proud of you for your walk! I hope I can do this too someday. It's such a wonderful idea to stay motivated! Keep up the good work...I love you both!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
I have really enjoyed meeting you through your blog. Congratulations on your anniversary. I would love to enter your great giveaway.
Well done with the walking too. I enjoyed seeing your progress on the map.
Best Wishes


Hi Twyla,
Congrat's on your 1 Year of Twyla on Tuesdays.
53+miles is great...have you figured out when you'll be at my house?!
Of course I'd LOVE to win your giveaway!!!! and it is fun to add some of the Bright tones in the summer...seems to make things "happier".
JB and I went for our 2 mile walk this AM!!!
Talk to you soon.
Deb :)

Brenda said...

Busy girl! I just found you recently. But I like the sound of two crazy crafters! I'm alone in my craziness. Blogging is such fun. You meet so many folks that otherwise you'd never hear of.

Jenn Bontrager said...

I look forward to every Tuesday logging on and reading your posts. We have such similar taste and I too live in MO. Congratulations on your anniversary and I look forward to more Twyla on Tuesdays!
Jenn Bontrager

Julie said...

I like the deeper colors, although pastels are my fav. The deeper ones go so nicely with the fiesta spreaders! Thanks for having a fun upbeat blog that I can smile thru on Tues. and Wed.! You guys are darling. Julie

TattingChic said...

Hi Twyla! I have enjoyed your "Twyla on Tuesdays" I never told you this, but I had a friend in high school named Twyla. It's such an unusual name. I like it.

That is lovely giveaway you have put together!! Love it! Those spreaders are darling and that little spoon with the teacup is ADORABLE!

Yes, that is too cute! How nice for someone to be able to win some of your crafted items, too! I love your little mushroom! Gosh, I sure hope that someone is ME! LOL! :)


Isn't it amazing how fast a year anniversary comes on our blogs? It brings us milestones to celebrate and wonder at doesn't it? Congrats on your efforts Twyla as they bring us joy and humor which we all need. You too Lindsey!
do you ever make sweaters for your fur babies?
Lisa & Alfie

*Noelle* said...

hi! congrats on one year:) your give-away items are so sweet! love the teapot spoon and spreaders especially:) i'd love to be entered! i'm not into pastels much for decorating; i like bright lively colors!

noelle :)

LBP said...

Hi Twyla! I enjoy your Twyla's on Tuesday's post so much that its one of the first blogs I check! I would love to be in your giveaway! But even if I don't win them I would love to know where you found those spreaders!! My neice (19) has started a collection of Fiestaware and those would be perfect for her!



Heidi Ann said...

Hi Twyla! Congratulations on your Twyla on Tuesdays anniversary! I just love your blog, and I never tire of hearing about what you and Lindsey are up to!

Happy @ Home said...

You are so cute with your virtual walk. Good for you for sticking to it and I am impressed with 2 hours!! I feel good when I get a half hour in.
Congratulations on your anniversary. It has been a bright spot in my days to come and visit you and Lindsey. This blogging community is wonderful, isn't it?
How nice of you to have a giveaway and such beautiful items too.

annemarie said...

Congrats on your anniversary - your giveaway is wonderful. I have been following your blog for quite sometime and really enjoy all the Barbies. I really love the virtual walk idea - must give serious thought to that idea!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Woo Hooo! That is awesome :) Way to go on your one year, AND on your walking! You have inspired me, you know - I started walking a few weeks ago after reading your blog about it :)

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Oh, and if I had to pick... pastel? But the bolder colors are a nice change, aren't they? Every once in a while I have to tell myself "no more faded colors!" and will do a piece in red and black :)

creative breathing said...

Tomorrow Twyla, I am going to begin walking to your house! My husband promises me a trip to Branson next year; so it should take me about that long! Your inspirational words and spirit for kindness have been such a blessing to me as I come to my first year. I look forward to our next year! Elizabeth

Sherry said...

I love the new colors of your dish towels!! I can't believe it has been a year already since you started your Tuesday posting. I love reading your blog and seeing all of the neat things you and Lindsey find! Your a wonderful person and I'm glad to call you my friend Twyla!

Have a great walk!!

(I don't have a any mushrooms yet, so I really think I need one! May be I'll win or else maybe I'll get some under my fairy tree!)

Michelle said...

Yay for your 100th post! I enjoy reading your blog and love to crochet too!
My favorite thing in the giveaway is that cute little flower that's pink, white, and pale yellow! It's precious!

KatCollects said...

Happy One Year anniversary! I love reading Twyla on Tuesdays! And wow, great job on the walking, I am so proud of you. I really like the new bright colors on your dishcloths. You know I am a fan of everything you make, and love your talent! Hope you are having a good week.

Linda Lou said...

Twyla - congratulations on your one year anniversary...it has been a pleasure getting to know you! Good for you for keeping up on your working - I am trying to walk more myself...I get lazy! Please enter me in your fun giveaway.

Kathy M said...

I've enjoyed reading about you and Lindsey - I still have my Barbies in storage and hope this summer to take them out and see my old friends! I love the brights - red has always been my favorite! But, I do admit to loving the 30's fabrics! Thanks for sharing tidbits of your lives with us!

Knitlee said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! How sweet you are to stop over at my blog! Love those colors you did the dish cloths in. Great job on the walking!

tammyCA said...

Congrats on your blogging anniversary! I love and collect Barbie and enjoy very much your sharing yours. I even have a few Barbie books found at flea markets. Your giveaway looks wonderful! I have the matching Fiesta ware kitchen magnets and miniatures (actually they are tablecloth holders but I display them on my kitchen shelf with my real size Fiesta). Well, everything in the photo would fit right into my kitchen. :). Now if I had a blog I could put up my pics of the diorama I once made that made it into the old Barbie magazine.

Jewels said...

I have just started blogging earlier this year, but feel like I have met hundreds of "friends" along the way - Barb over at Oodles and Oodles pointed me your way - Congratulations on your anniversary! Jewels

Shelley said...

Congrats on your blog anniversary. Please,enter me in your "Give Away". You are offering some wonderful things...


A Collector At Heart said...

Thank you so much for all your kind words of support and encouragement!
Thank you for embracing me into the blogging world!
Thank you for having sent me Kathy!
She has been a God send! Really!
Count me in on your one year anniversary give away! There is nothing better than hand made from the heart treasures!

Anonymous said...

Count me in! Just got back from the trip, so i will write more later. Congratulations!
Blessings, Sarita

Pearl said...

Hi Twyla...
Congratulations on one year of Awesome T-on-T posts!

~cheers 'n tosses confetti~

Just love seeing all of those cheerful 'n bright colors... makes me smile! And, I'm so excited about your successful walking trip to see Deb! You GO girl... YAY!!
Such a nice give~away, too... please toss my name into the magic hat for a chance to win! Thanks ♥

~hugs 'n prayers~

kathy said...