"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Friday, September 6, 2013

A week of celebrating my 5th Blogversary!!


It's been 5 years since I began the 'Jenny of Elefantz' blog - can you believe it?!!

At that time I was still learning about stitching and quilting and applique and piecing.
It's been a wild and exciting ride since that first blog post, but I wouldn't change a thing!

You know when someone celebrates a big milestone and you just want to give them the sweetest gift?
Well, I thought through this long and hard because I want to give *you* a gift. After all, I wouldn't be here writin' and stitchin' five years down the track without your very sweet selves!
Thinking of what *I* love best - a bouquet of roses - it seemed a perfect gift to give every one of you.

Back in 2010 I shared a six month BOM. It was gorgeous. It even featured my own original poem, 'The Rose'. 
It was called Shabby Roses 'Bouquet'.

Starting on Monday September 9th, and running through to Saturday 15th, I am going to share one free block of Bouquet *every* day!

It will only be available for a short time, so be sure to drop by the blog every day next week, from Monday to Saturday to download a free block each day!

It's also important that we have a giveaway to celebrate, but I'll announce that on Monday when I share the first block of Shabby Roses 'Bouquet'.

Bless your friends and share the news! I'm sure many of them would love to stitch this quilt with you. 

So until Monday, have a blessed and refreshing weekend,
hugs
Jenny
xx


31 comments:

Esperanza✿⊱╮ said...

Blog Happy Birthday Jenny!
I will be careful as always!
Thank you for celebrating with your followers!!
.;@@@;
\|/ Bouquet Shabby Roses for you!!

Fiona said...

happy bloggy birthday... I did make this one before and it is one of my favourites.... it hangs in the guest bedroom!
Hugz

margaret said...

congrats on 5 years of blogging, how I love to read your blogs and the new magazine I have just downloaded and you have left me with so much to think about and ponder on having read your opening piece, you give such wonderful advice thank you Jennie

Terri in BC said...

Congratulations on celebrating 5 years of blogging. I have yet to tackle one of your projects, but once I get a few more ufos done, I would love to try some of your Shabby Roses designs!

Lesley Olivieri said...

I think your site gives everyone a chance to do something achievable, inexpensive and very "NOW". Not all embroiderers can afford one use only patterns. Thanks for the latest magazine the content is great and much appreciated especially your foreword.
Lesley

Christine M said...

I'm so glad you did start it Jenny. I really love reading your blog.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Big congrats Jenny. What a blessing you are to us all and such a generous soul. Here's too many more wonderful and inspiring posts and designs from your creative fingertips...big hugs xx

CieAngel said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing such a beautiful quilt with us.

Marian said...

Congratulations.
I discover your blog a few months ago. I like it very much, specially your tips and so on. And now I'm so happy that you share the beautiful patterns next week. Thank you so much. (By the way, I'm not so good in English but I'm practizing with the blogs in English wich I read, forgive me when I write things wrong)
Greetings,
Marian

Edi said...

Congratulations, Jenny on 5 exciting years. Wishing you so many more.
Thank you for such a wonderful, sweet gift.

Jusmom1 said...

Oh my goodness, Jenny, how beautiful! I haven't been with you that long and can't WAIT to see more than a peek! Thank you so much!

By the way, I'm having a 1 year anniversary giveaway on my blog, so pop in and comment for a chance to win. I'm enclosing a link for you.

http://uggabearcottage.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-blogiversary-giveaway.html

Feel free to remove the link if you prefer it not to be there.
Take care,

Lin

kim leavens said...

Happy 5th Blogiversay!! You and your blog are beautiful!! Such a sweet gift, Thank you. Looking forward to next week. :)

Magela Montequin said...

Felicidades en su aniversario, y gracias por su gran generosidad, cariños

prsd4tim2 said...

Congratulations on 5 great years! Thanks for blessing the rest of us with your wonderful talent!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Wow 5 years!! Congrats. I love your blog!

Capi said...

Thank you for blogging and for writing your ezine. You inspire me in so many ways. Blessings on your continued journey. Hugs.

Christina said...

Congrats!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern.

cq4fun said...

Happy anniversary, Jenny. May there be many multiples of five! Were you part of Gum Tree Girls first? I know Fiona was, and I'm thinking that's where I first became aware of you. I look forward to next week, of course. You are always gifting your readers!

Chris said...

Congratulations, Jenny! I found you in your early blog days and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
Chris

Joyce Carter said...

Congratulations, Jenny, on five beautiful years. I found your blog a few years ago and I have loved it ever since. Your work is sooo beautiful. You are an amazing person and so generous with your designs. I appreciate all that you do for us.I really love your blog. I always look forward to all your post. I hope to be here many, many more years to come. Thank you and Bless You, Dear Lady.

Wanda said...

Even though I haven't known you the full five years, I am so glad to call you friend for the time I have known you. Congratulations on your "blogaversary" and many more years. Thank you for all you do on and off the blog.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Rosi said...

Vaya la perseverancia, entrega y constancia es premiada con el reconocimiento de muchas personas a través de tus bellas labores, muchas felicidades por estos primeros cinco años. Dios te bendiga.

Saludos.

Lesley UK said...

thank you for your wonderful inspiation. Blessings

Tess said...

Congratulations Jenny! Even though I comment rarely, I've been reading your blog since you started, and have collected most of your published patterns through my magazine subscriptions. (Though with three kids and four house moves over the last five years, most of them are still on my to do list!!)
Well done on the wonderful blog, I really enjoy it. Best wishes, Tess

Alice said...

Happy 5th Jenny-
Thanks for all your inspiration over the years. Can't wait for the next 5.

Tammy said...

Happy Blogaversary to you my dear Jenny. I look forward to celebrateing many many more Blogaversarys with you here. You have a beautiful and generous giving soul. We are all so blessed to have you in our lives. And are extremly blessed that you choose to share your talent and creations with all of us in Blogdom. Did you ever think that one day you would be selling your creative patterns aroudn the globe? Congrats to you. Hugs from the USA.

Timecard24 said...

That sounds so nice to have the patterns for a week. What fun it will be to make the quilt top and also some wall hangings for family gifts.

Allie said...

Egads we're getting old, lol!! I can't believe it's been five years!!! Yours is one of the first blogs I found and I just knew you were a kindred from the start. Look how far you've come, dear one!!!!

Mel Mey said...

5 years and I only discovered this blog a few months ago I have a lot of catching up to do.....Thank you for your wonderful patterns and gifts

Hugzzz

Lady Di of Glencoe said...

Hi zjenny
Congratulations and Hsppoy Birthday Elefantz Blog!!! I read he blog with relish, enjoy your emails and newsletter and especially wait in anticipation for the delivery of Elefantz shone ! What a joy to share family news, accept your generosity in your Freebies and engage my heart, mind and hands in creating some of the delightful projects you create. A lovely way for me to celebrate my 'me' time

Lady Di of Glencoe said...

Lol Said too much b4 I couldn't add my name & email
Thankyou and Bless you Jenny for sharing do much of yourself
Diane
keltiakottage@gmail.com