Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's my Party!

FogCity Dweller is...
Sit back, relax and join me in a piece of cake...mmmmm, cake!

I never thought when I started this blog 5 years ago...that many people would read it. It was a way to really chronicle my dating adventures...being a single girl in a crazy city and allow me to look back on it. And looking back on it...I was a crazy serial dater. Wow...seriously...I was nuts!

Now, there are more stitching stories than dating stories. You hear a lot about me, my city adventures and the ups and downs of my relationship with *the boy*. And *a lot* about stitching! I am thankful for the friendships that I have made through this little blog with folks from all around the world. Thank you to everyone for stopping by my little part of blogland and sharing in the good times and the bad. I can never feel lonely knowing I have so many friends and readers out there who care and offer me support. This was not what I thought the outcome of my blogging efforts would be but I am glad. I'm also happy to stumble upon new to me blogs and meet new readers. Please don't be shy to comment! I hope to make more friendships in the
blogging years to come.

I've got party favors to distribute! I'm a little delayed though...remember I said I would be late to my own party? Yea. I wanted to have things finished so I can show you what the party favors would be but uh, I'm late. On May 1st, I will do a draw for two party favor packages. The grand prize will be a stitched gift from me with a few goodies I'll come up with during stash diving. The runner up prize will be the pattern and remains of the kit I used to make the item for the grand prize plus other little goodies(no stitched gift). If you like surprises, you can sign up now by commenting on this post. Be sure you actually say you are signing up for party favors because I don't want to be guessing. You don't need to do anything special...no posting on your blog. All I ask is that you become a follower if you aren't already and that you put your email in your comment if you don't have one in your profile. Easy Peasy!

For those who don't like surprises, I may put up a sneak peek over the weekend...provided I get my act together!

Thank you for celebrating me turning five! Who da thunk it?!

Until next time...

38 comments:

Carol R said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'm so glad we 'met' and have become friends so ... enjoy your birthday and the cake and oh yeh pop me into your draw please - I'm always up for party favours!
[[[Hugs]]]

KarenV said...

Happy Birthday, Fog City Dweller! It's been lovely to get to know you through your blog :)

I'd love to be entered into the draw - does following you through my Google Reader count? (Being primarily on WP, I don't do the Blogger following thing).

MrsB said...

Happy Birthday!

The cake looks delicious!

Mylene said...

Happy Birthday Fog City Dweller!! That cake looks yummy...enjoy!

I love surprises and would like to join in the draw. Thanks.

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday Valerie!

That cake looks yummy. I would love to enter your draw please.

Margaret said...

Wow! 5 years! I discovered your blog much later than that. lol! I'd love to enter your drawing. Happy anniversary! You're so sweet to have party favors.

Sadie said...

Happy Blog Birthday Valerie :-)

Please count me into the draw for party favours :-)

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your 5th Blog BDay!

I've got to go back and check some of those older posts! :)

I'm a follower!

pam1228 said...

Happy 5th Birthday! I wish I had found you blog in the beginning, but I am certainly loving it now. I would love to enter for some party favors and maybe a piece of that yummy cake. Thanks for the chance.
Pam

Carol said...

Wow! Five years of blogging! You must have been one of the first to blog about cross stitch. I'm only at one year so I guess for a change, I am "younger" than you, Valerie!! If only that were true in real life :)

Anyway, "Congratulations!" I'm so happy to share your cake and I also love surprise party favors!

mbroider said...

Happy 5th bloggy birthday!! I am a recent follower - the recent spate of sunshine and beautiful blogger awards brought me to you...

I love your blog from the title, to your stitchy progresses and your *boy* posts too. Even i "hate" getting up early, LOL, so i can relate:D

I would love to take part in your party favours pls, and thanks for the offer!!

Catherine said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! Yummy looking cake!

I'd love a chance to be surprised!

Joanne said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

The cake looks delicious. Still finishing mine from last weekend.

I just started reading you a couple of months ago and wish I have been here from the beginning.

Please enter me into the drawing, would love to see the goodies that come from stash diving.

Joanne

Julie said...

Happy 5th blogoversary, the cake looks very yummy. I'm relatively new to your blog so wont put my name in for the favours, good luck to all who do though

Barbeeque4 said...

Happy 5th Birthday!! I love party favours!! Throw my name into the draw.

edgar

Laura said...

Happy blogoversary, Valerie. Your blog is always one of my favorites to read. I would love to win some party favors--but I also want some of that cake. LOL!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary :)

Ranae said...

Happy 5th Blogoversary!! Valerie!
and many many more.
I hate to be a party pooper, so please enter me in the draw for your party favors.

Katrina said...

Oh happy anniversary! I love your blog :-).

Count me in on the party favors, hope I win.

Shelleen said...

Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading your blog and am a follower. Please add me in the party favors :-)

Danielle said...

Happy blog birthday, Valerie! I always enjoy reading your blog. Here's to five more years. I would love to be entered for the party favors.

Daffycat said...

Wow five? That is freakin' awesome!!! Happy blogoversary, Valerie! Enter me in the draw please.

K-G Knitter said...

I've only recently found you, but you're already bookmarked on my delicious! Congrats on 5 years of blogging goodness!!!! It's an accomplishment you can be really proud of. I would love to be entered in your surprise give away.

Theresa said...

Happy blogaversary!!! Five years!!! Wow!!! No that's a commitment!!!

I'm definitely in for your party!!!!! Please include me in your draw~~

Thank you!!!!!

Xangles said...

Happy Bloggoversary, Valerie! It's been a pleasure to have you as a cyberfriend. Please include me in your draw - I'd love to win1

Missy Ann said...

Happy 5th b-day Fog City blog!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Been reading for a long time!

Cheryl said...

Happy 5th Birthday! I enjoy reading your blog. I do follow it through my google reader.
Would love to put my name in the bag for the favors :)

VALIE said...

Oh, the cake, the cake ! It looks so good...
Happy birthday, then, from a recent reader.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday dear FogCity Dweller,
Happy Birthday to You!

I am so grateful that we have met - both via blogland and at NiaH. And glad that I could make it to your party! I would love to sign up for a party favor, for it would be a treat to come home with one :)
Take care and here is for many more years of blogging!

staci said...

Happy Birthday!!! 5 years, wow, what an accomplishment!

I'd love a chance at some party favors, how fun :)

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your big anniversary and glad you are with us. Wish I had some of that cake right now!! Keep me in the drawing please, I am a follower of course!

Blu said...

Woohoo! 5 years! Way to go!

Add me into the draw.

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to you!! :) And yes, I'll take a cup of coffee to go with that cake. ;) Here's to another 5!

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Cindy F. said...

Happy 5th and congratulations!! That's so awesome:) I've not been able to visit in a while, but happy to see you're celebrating such an awesome day:)

..and yes! would love to be included in your party favors. Fun idea:)

Pumpkin said...

You've been blogging for five years? WOW! Congratulations :o)

Yes, please enter me in your party favor giveaway! I'm already a party follower ;o) LOL!

Michele said...

Hi Fog City Dweller
I really enjoy reading your blog. I have a question and was wondering if you would be kind to contact me at m01ms at msn dot com.
Thanks
Michele