11th Blogiversary

Eleven years ago today I began this blog1. Back then it had a different name (Reflections in the Pond), dealt with a different subject, was hosted at a different URL, and used a different blogging platform (Movable Type). But, even after all those changes, this is essentially still the same blog. The majority of my posts from over the years can still be found in the archive, although some of them were migrated over to my other website.


Life was a bit different eleven years ago: I had just got engaged; I lived in London, ON; I worked at EB Games; I didn’t knit, crochet or sew; I played a lot of video games. So much of that would change. We didn’t actually get married for a couple of years, but we were soon to moved to Toronto, where I eventually ended up doing research and analysis for a large telecom company. We had a son a few years after that, and then I became a stay-at-home mom and took up knitting and a few other crafts. Somewhere in there, this blog migrated from being about my life to being about my crafts.

Enchanted Dreamer by Mirabillia - Completed in 2003 and made into a pillow

Enchanted Dreamer by Mirabillia – Completed in 2003 and made into a pillow

I’m actually surprised that this is my 11th blogiversary. I thought it had been only 10 years. And, to be honest, I wanted to use this occasion as sort of demarcation line to step things up a bit around here. But, it seems I’m a year ahead (or behind?) of myself. And, I’m also mired in everything that goes along with moving from one city to another. So, my blogiversary giveaway will be delayed for two months, until September 21st or there about. Also, come this fall, you will see some different types of posts. I’ll be doing some reviews, talking about techniques, and a few other surprises.

Egyptian Sampler by Teresa Wentzler - Started in 2003, and still not done!

Egyptian Sampler by Teresa Wentzler – Started in 2003, and still not done!

Hopefully you will all still enjoy my posts. I’m going to continue to share my stitching and other projects. With luck, I will have even more to share once my lovely new craft room is set up.

I actually started writing posts in November 2002, but they were off-line and added to the blog only after it was set-up online.

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12 Responses to 11th Blogiversary

  1. Bonnie says:

    Congrats on 11 years!
    looking forward to these new posts in the fall… sound realling interesting!

  2. Christie says:

    Happy Blogiversary, Heather! What fun to read about the evolution of this blog. I can’t wait to see what you’ve planned for fall. I hope you will post photos of the new craft room! Best wishes on your move. 🙂

  3. Gracie says:

    Yes, I was following you when it was Reflections in the Pond….still enjoy your blog. Happy blogiversary.

  4. Dani says:

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!

  5. Annie says:

    Congrats! Your blog is always fun to look at. Looking forward to your new directions!

  6. Marcy says:

    Wow! 11 years … that’s wonderful. Happy Blogoversary!

  7. Judith says:

    congrats to your Blogiversary

  8. Susan says:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary and thanks for sharing photos of your finished pieces.

  9. Linda S. says:

    Happy 11 years Heather.


  10. Blu says:

    Congrats on 11 years!

  11. Anna says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m just a month behind you (August 2003), but I have maintained the name, and the place, and (sometimes unfortunately) the pace. I look forward to seeing what’s ahead for you!

  12. Joanne P says:

    Congratulations on 11 years of blogging! That’s some record, I am impressed. Now I feel the need to go and read some of the early years.

    Please make the draw on the 17th September, last time I entered a draw on my Birthday I won LOL