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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Of Petals and Wool: On the first day

How could I have forgotten my own poor blog's birthday.. Ho, yhi,yhi... What a bad blog mother I've been... There's no excuse. My blog was one year and two months old on Sunday.
On Monday August 2nd, 2010 after much groaning and kicking, my little blog Of Petals and Wool was born as naked as a new born baby and feeling pretty small and alone in this big world of Blogger.

Sorry little blog, I'll make it up to you by having a give away but don't worry I won't give you away. Just give me a couple of days to sort this out.

This was the birth announcement and like Genesis, the subsequent posts were named accordingly, The Second Day, The Third Day etc.


Today my blog was born. I finally just did it, Thanks Deb. Finding a name was a bit of a challenge but with persistence I came up with a name that was available on blogspot. Of Petals and Wool is about two of my passions, oh, I have many more passions than I have time to indulge but for the sake of a name it will suffice. My flower gardens with its millions of petals and my rug hooking are the main ones at the moment.

At the present, I'm only getting familiar with navigating my new blog and hopefully I will be more comfortable as I discover its little secrets.

It's almost time to go check on my new born bull calf and feed the other calves and do my barn chores.


  1. Oh Julia,Much like the birth of a blog Today I couldn't get on your blog today til now. Blogger awww!
    Julia, I love your blog and I want to tell you how much your comments to me helped when I first began to blog you were such a inspiration and so encouraging. I love your cows Love you and your fellow hookers and most of all thank you for being you.And Oh Canada my neighbor hugs Cheri

  2. Happy Blog Birthday. Time flies doesn't it. Isn't it amazing how blogging changes your life.
    My clown name is Petals. So I love the name of your blog.

  3. I have had my blog for seveal years & seen all the changes that Blogger makes.... not all too pretty!! I hope I get the hang of it soon!!
    So glad to visit your blog....

  4. I have so enjoyed your blog...so full of humor! You share such wonderful rugs and let us in on a slice of life on a dairy farm. Plus, I really appreciate all the kind words you leave on my blog! Happy Blog Anniversary!

  5. I am so glad you started blogging when you did. Congratulations on your first year anniversary!!
    I have enjoyed your blogging and your humor and your life. You have inspired me with your comments.
    I have been so blessed and I consider you a friend. You have listened and encouraged.
    So for me, I am so thankful you decided to live out loud and start a blog.
    So Thank you so much,

  6. Happy blog Anniversary Julia. I so enjoy the insight you offer us into your farm life, as well as gardening and rug hooking. Keep up the good work.

  7. Well Happy Birthday little Wool and Petal Cute Blog!
    It's a treat to come and visit. I'm uplifted and inspired by it.

    Hugs for your week!

  8. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I enjoyed reading the reason you chose your blogs name. Isn't it one year and two months though?

  9. Happy belated! Your humble little blog isn't so humble or little anymore is it? Reflecting on the friends made via this 'humble vehicle' is such a blessing...

    *I need to clear up some confusion. Although I wish it were true, I am not a grandmother yet. My post picture shows my 16 year old photographer daughter with her subject. The link to Erin's blog shows the pictures that she took of a new baby in the home school group! Just thought I'd better straighten that out. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  10. Happy Blog Birthday Julia!! Keep those posts coming!!

  11. Happy 'Blog Birthday'! the things I'm learning through blogging---I'll pay more attention to time. I live most of my days in 'kyrotime', that means suspended time in creativity. Thank you Julia for all the kind, positive comments that you give to my posts, I really enjoy reading your blog. You're so funny, with an infectious humor the way you explain everyday life, I find myself laughing out loud :-O

  12. Julia,
    I have been so behind on leaving comments lately! I'm glad I finally got here today! Congratulations on your blogs anniversary! Hasn't it been a learning experience and much fun along the way! I love the glimpses into your life on the farm and all the pics of the sweet baby and your family! It's so uplifting to come here and get the scoop!
    I want to thank-you too for being such a loyal commenter on my blog as well! You are the best!
    Here's to another year of good blogging and great friendships!
    Cathy G

  13. Congrats honey on your one year of happy blogging. It has been so much fun reading your post and trying to figure out how you do all that you do. hahaha
    Now your taking the time for a giveaway. See what I mean always busy.
    I won't enter it since I don't do the rugs like all my friends but I am envious of you that do.
    Glad you are enjoying your blogging and we are enjoying you