Saturday, June 29, 2013

5 Million Readers!!!!



Good grief? Who knew I had anything worth saying that anyone thought might be worth reading?

My blog registered 5,000,000 readers sometime during my 3.5 nightly hours of sleep.  I always miss out on something!

Thank you for 'going on' 7 years of never ending blogging support. I've met so many wonderful people through this process and discovered so many fun, fun blogs in return.

I still visit a minimum of 25 of your blog sites a day, so thank to you to all of you who have ever connected in any way and become my virtual, and often real life, friends.

And thanks so very much for all of the feedback and the comments that have given me an opportunity to link back to your own blogs, and websites and get to know all of you so very much better :)

5 million viewers..are you kidding me? And over 1200 new friends? AWESOME!  Not bad for a little old crazy lady who likes to babble and takes photos of chickens, cats, and quilts.

I feel a give away for some reason or other about to come on soon ;)

No wonder we had a Super Moon and Lunar Rainbow this past week. It's a strange, strange new world that we all live in.


shown above:
'Karen's Rainbow'

I hope you were all able to enjoy the Super, super moon of last Sunday night even if you didn't know that many witnessed the even more unusual 'moonbow' or lunar flare that was visible to a select few locations.  It was visible through a dear friend's window as she passed over Sunday evening, after a warrior woman's battle against one of the most horrific of all cancers. I wasn't there in California to witness it myself,  and last saw Karen in 2011 but I can still feel her ,and her rainbow, in my heart. And I bet you can, too.


Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting, with small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort quilts for a variety of charitable programs. And best of all, sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in her Liberated Quilting Challenge and make and donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!

25 comments:

maritza said...

Michel muchas felicidades por todos estos lectores que han pasado por tu blog!!!! un beso

Michele Bilyeu said...

Muchas felicidades por Maritza!!!

Bee Quilter said...

And I'm one whose probably added a hundred visits. Love your blog. Sorry I don't comment more often. Kinda lazy sometimes. But I am always glad I came here.

beth said...

Congratulations on a great blog milestone!

Brenda said...

wow!

Kathleen C said...

I'm very happy to be one of your readers and a friend, too. Did you know that I love your writing? And also the topics you write about, in addition to your projects and quilts. Thanks, Michele!

RubyNi said...

Congrats! I too check in regularly without commenting! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on our blog milestone. I have always enjoyed your site and your writing. Keep up the great work.

senstrings at Yahoo (.) com

West Michigan Quilter said...

Congratulations on your milestone! I know I don't often comment, but I love your blog and check it often. Hugs.

Carol Z said...

Wow! Congratulations. I just found your blog and know I will be back to visit.

Joyce Carter said...

WOW Michele! That is just AWESOME!! Congratulations. I really love your blog-(apparently I am not the only one LOL) and love reading about everything you are up to. Your posts are very interesting and I have learned so much from you. Thank you so much.
P.S. I am always dropping by whether you know it or not.LOL

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thanks, Bee. You're not lazy, just busy and distracted with so many choices at once! And I love it when you visit and especially when you leave a note. Big hug!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thanks, Beth! I shouldn't brag about it..but it's just that I am so amazed. So, I mean in the spirit of good fun :)

Michele Bilyeu said...

You are a dear, dear friend, indeed, Kathleen...oh a lot of commas! Getting to know you through Libquilters, all of your kindness to others, your works of charitable goodness..you are a wonderful, kindred spirit!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Oh Ruby! I love that you came out of lurk mode and left a comment. Come back again and leave more notes and I shall check to see if you have a blog right this minute and visit it if you do!!!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Senstrings...thank you!!!! I love that you left an email addy and am delighted to 'meet' you!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you SO much, Carroll. Love what you've done with your own blog and how much you give to the gals of the quilt shop. Lovely, lovely read.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you SO much, Carol! I am so glad that fate lead you might way and am looking forward to getting to know you! And if you have a blog..I'll be by in a minute!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you so much, Joyce. I do love hearing from you! The occasional stat checking tells me if I come here, they will come, and we will meet. And if I go there to where you all are..we will get to know one another and that is why I do it all. Love it when you comment so I am grateful that you did, today!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very, very impressive! Am I suprised by that staggering number? Not in the least! You have so much to say and share, we are all the richer for listening and learning. Thank you, dear Michele!

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm not at all surprised. Your blog is one of the best and so enjoyable to visit. I love your post, love to see your quilting and love you. Hugs

Michele Bilyeu said...

It is unbelievable but it is also humbling and a lot of fun to know! However, being a realist, I know they come here for the free patterns and tutorials ;)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Scrappy Quilter! Nicest person who could ever, ever have left a comment! Bless you and hope you are doing well.

Shasta Matova said...

Wow - congratulations Michele! You've certainly surpassed me and my 5 readers! Well deserved, you do have a lovely blog, and have such interesting things to share with us.

Lynne said...

Congratulations. What a wonderful achievement!