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Happy 2 Years!

I began my blogging adventure back in 2004, and this many years later I'm still having an awful lot of fun with it. It's amazing to me that so many of you will take time out of your day to visit and see what's up in this crazy family of mine, or perhaps check to see if – by some remote chance – I've posted something stitching-related. (I actually do that sometimes!)

Two years ago I made the move from my Xanga blog to this one, and to celebrate the anniversary of my "new" blog, I will once again be giving away 5 Plum Street Samplers charts to a random commenter to this post. (Deep breaths, Mom. I realize commenter isn't a real word.)

Here's the don'tcha-know:

1. Simply leave a comment under this post.
2. One entry per person, please!
3. The winner may choose 5 currently-released Plum Street Samplers charts.

Here are some examples…


The winner will be announced on Wednesday!

And speaking of charts, I have to interject a quick correction to the information for Olga: The model info states that I stitched her over 1 linen thread. Not so! (I run for the hills when I see "over one thread," bc these eyes of mine can't manage it on their own any more.)  I stitched it over 2 threads, and I'd like to thank Bonnie for asking the question, "Did you really stitch that over one thread? I'm impressed!"  Sorry to disappoint you, Bonnie. I promise I'll design something for over one thread soon, but it will have to be on 8 count fabric.

Thank you again, with all my heart, for being such kindhearted readers. Your warm comments and sweet emails mean so much, and I'm very happy to have made so many new friendships through this blog of mine.

If you decide to enter, good luck!


  • vero17

    Hello, j’habite en France, je viens souvent ici, j’adoooore votre blog!!!
    Je lui souhaite un bon anniversaire, et surtout qu’il dure encore trรจs longtemps!!!!!

  • GingerCat

    I love your blog and reading about your family’s adventures. I even enjoy the stitching related posts! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope that this continues to be fum for you in teh coming years. The girls (and Mike!) have plenty of time yet to get into mischief.

  • Liga

    Happy two-year birthday, Plum Street Samplers!!!
    I really love your blog. I came here almost a year ago because of some stitching-related article (can’t remember anymore), then subscribet to RSS and started to read all your posts. And just fell in love with your supper-happy family!
    Thanks for sharing all those sunny (and not so sunny) days with your loyal readers!

  • Marion

    I always read your Blog! I found it about a year ago!
    I’d absolutely be honoured to have more of your charts to stitch!!!!
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!!
    Take care

  • Robin Hager

    Your blog is the first thing I check online in the mornings after I check my slowly dwindling bank account!LOL!! I love to see what you all are up to, and what you are working on, designing, cooking, etc! You have a beautiful family and I wish you many more good blogging years. Much love to you!

  • Lynn in Alabama

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!!! Your blog is my absolute favorite to read. I love your designs but I also love reading about your wonderful family. I still go back to the post about buying shoes for your Mother-in-Law when I need a good laugh. Mike’s sense of humor never fails to get a laugh out of me.
    I’m so happy you posted the correction on Olga. I have wanted that chart so badly but was afraid if I stitched it over two it would be too large. My 49 year old eyes don’t handle over one very well.
    You, your designs and your family are a huge blessing to me.
    Say “hi” to Sophie for me.
    Lynn in Alabama

  • Amy

    I enjoy your blog and your designs very much Paulette! I would love to have a chance to win your drawing, so please enter my name. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait for the next story & pics… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Peggy Lee

    Happy TWO YEARS Paulette! Thank you so much for sharing your talent, and family adventures with us. You have a way of making me laugh even when I feel like a sourpuss!

  • Libbie

    Congratulations on your bloggoversary ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy reading about your family, and the many adventures, and of course your fabulous designs, but what to choose if lucky enough to win. I still have Sophie’s Sheep to do!!!!

  • Danielle

    Oh, FIVE charts!!!! OMG!!! Yes, please enter me. I always enjoy your blog. In my Google Reader if I see you have an entry, I will go to yours first before reading anyone else’s! Happy blogaversary and hope to read your posts for a long time to come.

  • Cathryn

    Happy Blogaversary! I am so grateful that you share on your blog. I always look for new entries and it’s always so interesting. I love your designs and would be thrilled to win just 1. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! Cathryn blueladie at hotmail dot com

  • Mary

    Happy Blog Anniversary to you, Paulette!! Your blog is a daily read for me and enjoy following along on your family adventures. Your designs are awesome and it would be such a treat to be included in your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Angela

    Congrats on your blogversary. Please eneter me into the draw.
    Your family’s antics certainly bring a smile to my day and every Christmnas and birthday I add some of your charts to my list so winning might save me having to do so this year.
    Keep the photos and stitching coming.

  • Margaret

    lol! I didn’t even notice that over one thing on Olga. Anyway, happy blogiversary! Is it really 2 years since you moved your blog? That’s rather depressing — I feel like it just happened! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Deb Ridge

    Congratulations on your two year anniversary.
    I enjoy reading your blog. Such an uplifting blog!

  • mary

    Congratulations on 2 years! I love reading about all the latest with the family, the designs and all the yummy recipes. I would love to win 5 of those wonderful designs. They are all awesome! Thanks.

  • Jo

    Happy second blogoversary Paulette… I confess to popping by in the hopes of seeing a stitching post, but enjoy the life ones just as much ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Emilie Vangel

    congrats on 2 years of blogging!!! Love your samplers;…may you have many more years !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beth Normandin

    I have been reading your blog for about a year. It is such a joy to read about your family. And I am currently stitching Olga! Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to have all of your patterns! Thank You,Beth N. (

  • Nan

    Happy 2 years to you. Thank you for your generosity. I would love to win your patterns to stitch. Happy blogging.

  • Kim Lewis

    Paulette, I love your designs and your blog! I just purchased Olga and started stitching her last night. Will she have a companion in the future? Perhaps named Oliver? You and I also share a love of British royalty and history, I believe. Keep up the great blogging! Kim from Keller, Texas

  • Gwen Schooley

    Happy Blogging Birthday Paulette!! I’ve been stitching for 25+ years and just discovered your stitching blog this year. You manage to inspire and delight me! And your family is a hoot! Thanks for your generous opportunity to be included in the celebration! Gwen

  • Grenae Thompson

    Congratulations on this two-year milestone! Another accomplishment to be proud of. And what a generous prize! Who wouldn’t want to chose 5 of your fabulous patterns. Thanks!
    Grenae (hpsys4 at aol dot com).

  • Bonnie

    Please enter me in your giveaway. There might be 5 of your designs I don’t have already, maybe. LOL
    Love reading your blog. Its my favorite one.
    Maybe some day you’ll do one of your designs over one. HA HA.

  • Sharon

    Happy Blog Birthday Paulette! I get such a kick out of seeing your great family! You guys are always having such fun.

  • Chelsea Yates

    Congrats on the Two Years! I love reading your blog, and look forward to many more years of family and stitching photos and stories! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to everyone on the giveaway. You’re so generous, Paulette. ๐Ÿ™‚ –Chelsea

  • Dawn

    What a great give away. I have been reading your blog from the beginning and love every minute of it. You have such a great family. Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Walfrida

    Feliz Aniversรกrio!! Happy Birthday!!!
    I am a fan of your work … my recent project was a freebie from you …. I made for Machine embroidery …. and now Iยดll start by handmade …
    5 patterns is a paradise for me!!! Hope I can win!!

  • Chris

    Happy Blog Anniversary.
    Thanks for entertaining us with family stories (and the occasional stitch related stuff, too!). My favorite way to start the day-coffee and PSS. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.
    Chris in NY
    chriskramer2 at gmail dot com

  • Linda B

    Reading your blog always makes me smile and feel good. Seeing the love on all your faces in the pictures is wonderful. And your recipes are interesting, yet easy to prepare. Congrats on your blog-anniversary. And thanks for entering me in the drawing.

  • Margie

    Congratulations on your Anniversary!
    I started my blog one year ago and this is how I come to find you. I cross stitch and started reading blogs, I must say … your blog is my favorite, I have it saved under “my favorites” and read each day. I like how you change your background from time to time and seeing your family. The one posting that stands out in my mind is your mother-in-law Frieda and the snow falling on her when the sunroof was opened. I feel like I am watching Sophie grow up…what a neat child. Your girls are beautiful girls. What else do I say…you have an awesome family. To also have a husband/father so into his “girls”…well, I say you just cannot beat that. Now…your cross stitching patterns…I love many of them but your Hare freebies I just think are the neatest.
    So, long story short…keep up the great work and I can’t live without your blog.
    Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!!!!

  • Sherre

    Happy 2 year anniversary, Paulette! The pleasure of following your blog is mine–not only do I love your designs, I also think you are an awesome gal–one with a wonderful sense of humor and loads of kindness. BTW, I am where you are on the over-1 stitching. The spirit is willing, but the eyes are weak… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kat

    Wow! May I please enter your generous drawing? Congratulations on 2 years of blogging! I look forward to reading for many more years!

  • Jan

    Happy Blogiversary to you and Plum Street Samplers! How sweet of you to host a giveaway of your wonderful patterns! No need to enter me though, since I personally own each and everyone already! lol Fan, me? You know it, have been from the beginning, back in the day…sheesh has it been THAT long????
    Seriously though, Sweetness, I love coming here and reading about that super great family of yours and seeing what you have been up to! You are one of the most super talented artists that I know, and I consider it an honor to call you friend!!
    Love, Jan

  • Jackie Lenhart

    Love your designs and your Blog. Happy 2nd. year. I just love your posts of such a wonderfully adventurous family.
    I would be honoured to win your charts. Of course my never ending stash would be happy also.

  • KarenCA

    congrats on your blog … yours is part of my must read list … you are a terrific writer and it is an enjoyable read … I also relate a lot with your daughters as I have a 16 year old daughter who is a joy to be around (most of the time!) as it appears yours are …

  • Pilar

    ยกFelicidades Paulette! Hace un aรฑo que tengo blog y desde entonces soy una seguidora diaria del tuyo. Me encantan tus bordados y tus reportajes familiares. ยกOjalรก tenga suerte en tu sorteo!

  • Carolyn

    Paulette, I love your designs and look forward to reading your blog. Yours is the first blog I check every morning just to see if you have posted anything new.
    I am getting ready to stitch “A Hare’s Christmas” and am currently working on “Paradise Lost.”

  • LauraG

    Love your designs and blog! Would love to win, but it is a precious gift just to read along for the last two years.

  • Suzie

    Congrats on 2 years! I just bought Olga on Friday, she is my next project, can’t wait!! Please include me in your drawing!

  • Theresa

    Congratulations on your years of blogging!!! I’ve enjoyed it very much!!!!! I love your designs, so of course I couldn’t pass over this awesome opportunity!!!!! Thank you soooo much for this giveaway, and may you have many more ideas to come!!!

  • beritbunny

    Congratulations on two wonderful blogging years at this site–I’ve been following for 1-1.5 years, and always so enjoy the family life you share here (and especially the accompanying witticisms! I recently got roped into playing Dominion aka a “bored” game! roflol! :D)
    I also like your beautiful designs (I think the Queen Elizabeth one–is the proper title Elizabeth I–just might be my favorite); please include me in the draw. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Melissa Gongalski

    I just love your blog. I orginally started following it for sneak peaks of new designs…but your amazing photography and sense of humor has made me a religious follower. I would love to be entered in your drawing!

  • Wendy

    Happy Bloggy Birthday, Paulette!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve been following the wonderful adventures of the Stewart family for awhile now and it’s such fun! I wish we could revisit some of those early posts and see the kids when they were even younger. =)
    Thanks for the contest!

  • Terri - TerriBoog

    Congratulations, Paulette on your blogging years. It is always fun to see what antics your family are up to – your’e all so cute! And fun to see what you’re doing stitching wise, too. I would love to add to my PSS notebook of charts. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Natalie

    What generous gal you are! I always get excited when I see your blog light up in my reader. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing your talents with us as well as your way cute family!

  • Liz Hallahan

    I love your designs and am currently stitching the Elizabeth I sampler-one of my favorite historic women. Here’s to many more years of blogging and designing!

  • Melanie

    Congrats on your 2 year mark for blogging! I have so enjoyed your blog, both the stitching posts and the life posts! Thanks for making me smile!

  • Jill

    Congrats on 2 years of blogging! I am an avid reader of your blog and thoroughly enjoy it. Unfortunately I have to admit that I have only left a couple of comments–but that can change. It was here I learned about the Archer Farms black tortilla chips with flax seed–I am totally addicted to these. They are the best!

  • Littlebit

    Aww, what a bunch of wonderful friends you have here! I’ll hold out for the give-away on the models. And lest anyone think what a rude person I am, I’m mommy dearest. I do agree with everything everyone says. I am your biggest fan! ๐Ÿ™‚ LLLLLY

  • Fabienne L

    Well I did it again with pleasure:
    ” Alles Gute zum Geburtstag” & “Joyeux Anniversaire – Longue vie ร  ton blog!”
    From a french girl from Berlin/Germany!
    All the best to your blog and many many ideas for even more such beautiful patterns!

  • Ralee

    I do love your blog and your designs. I’m stitching Olga now–not over one–I wasn’t brave or clear sighted enough so I thought I was cheating–glad to know I am simply doing the right thing! Please be so kind as to enter me in the drawing–and pick me, too.

  • connie adrian

    Congrats on two years of entertaining the masses!! I read your blog every day. Your family is awesome, your designs are awesome, and your blog is awesome. Can you tell I’m a big fan? LOL!
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent, your family, your recipes and your wonderful humor with us.

  • Judith Poulos

    Really??!! We get to choose FIVE charts??!! OH PLEASEenter me in this most generous giveaway. I love reading your blog about stitching, your family life and your winderful recipes! Congrats to you!

  • Nina

    Happy Anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚ How many fantastic designs from you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for celebrating with us this great anniversary, wish you many many more!
    Good luck to everybody ๐Ÿ™‚
    from Hungary

  • Paula Wiggins

    Ok, I have to enter this one! You must already know I love your patterns or I wouldn’t be here. I think there is probably 5 that I don’t already own so please do enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

  • Kathleen

    Many Happy Wishes!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the draw and stitch away on these summer days with Plum Street Samplers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Teresa S

    Happy Blogoversary! I am still trying to find just the right fabric for Paradise Lost-it is a bigger design than I had anticipated, but oh so lovely! Please enter me in your drawing.

  • Cheryl S.

    I absolutely love your blog! I read it every day! I would love to win the charts–I have so many of them on my wish list! Thanks for the chance.

  • Leslie

    Since coming across your blog, I have enjoyed reading about your family and seeing your designs come to life. It puts a smile on my face and reminds me that my family is just as crazy as others. I have a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 14. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

  • Valerie

    Happy Blogiversary Paulette! I love reading your blog and all about your family’s antics! Your samplers are fabulous and I really enjoy stitching them!

  • Nancy Dwinell

    Oh my goodness! Happy anniversary! I love your designs and your blog. Thanks for the chance, Nancy in NY

  • Rosalie Colby

    You are such an inspiration to so many of us in so many ways, family, cooking, stitching, designing, goofing off, etc. Every time I visit you create a smile across my face!!!!!

  • Julie Forslev

    Happy two years anniversary!! I love reading about both your familly and your stitching. Thank you!

  • Allyson Disney

    I love reading your blog, you all have such lovely adventures!
    Here’s to many more years….

  • frostyjr77

    Congratulations on your two years of blogging…I’ve been following you a little over a year and just love it and your designs. I just love the Hare’s… Many more years of designing and blogging ๐Ÿ™‚
    Karen in PA

  • Jolene

    Cheers to you on your Terrific Two!!!!! I love reading your “journal” on family life and stitching. You have such a zest for all things fun in life!!! I would love to be entered in you Terrific Two giveaway. Thanks you. Smiles….

  • Melissa A

    Congrats on two years! I love reading your blog and hearing all the goings on with your family. I especially like the “bored” games because that is exactly what I think about them too!

  • Jo Ann

    wow, what a great give-away.Please enter me too-I may get lucky with this one. Love you log and all your patterns.

  • Denise in MD

    Happy 2 yr anniversary! Love reading the blog as well and your designs are great…already have a few but wouldn’t mind adding more to my stash! Please enter me as well!

  • Tedra Raden

    Hi Paulette – please enter me in your drawing – I would love a chance to win some of your charts!
    Tedra – Phoenix, AZ

  • Karen

    Congrats on your 2year anniversary! I first stitched Coffin Buzz and have enjoyed your designs ever since. Reading your blog brings a smile to my face.

  • Marjorie

    Congrats on the two years! I have a few (or more) of your patterns waiting to be stitched already but could always use some more…I especially love, love, love Olga–so please enter me in your giveaway!

  • Michelle

    Congrats on two years here – I love your blog and always zip right over to see your new posts. Plus, I’m trying to figure out how to take beautiful photos like you do! I’d love to enter the drawing – so generous of you!!

  • Pam A

    Congrats on the Blogaversary! I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your new designs. Thanks for entering me for a chance.

  • Sherry Tanner

    Congrats on 2 years. I enjoy reading about your family and the stitchy stuff. Love your patterns. Have a great 3rd year. Sherry Tanner

  • Sylvia Stecker

    What a generous give away – I am a faithful reader, I just don’t usually leave comments. I love you designs and would love to be entered.

  • Marsha

    Wow, in 2004 I didn’t know blogs existed. I love your blog and I like your charts and I hope to be the winner. Here’s to many more years of blogging.

  • Caroline Hauffe

    Happy two years to you! I adore your designs and would love to be entered in your draw. Your blog is always a favourite of mine and I have enjoyed watching your girls grow up. Sophie is the same age as my little girl.

  • Claudia

    Congrats on your 2nd year of blogging (at this blog.) I’d love to be entered for a giveaway of your wonderful designs! I have to say, I really do love your designs. They’re fun to stitch, and always produce such beautiful results!
    Thank you

  • Ranae

    I love your blog and your designs are even better.
    I sure hope I win, fingers and toes crossed here in Illinois

  • Melissa

    Congrats on 2 yrs. of this blog! I would love to win 5 of your designs, they are all so beautiful!

  • Ine M.

    Congratulations Paulette.
    Already 105 comments…that shows how popular you are [or your designs ;-)]
    greetings from the Netherlands
    Ine M

  • Jill

    Congrats on two years! Love reading about your adventures & especially love your bunny family patterns! (

  • Carol O

    I love reading your blog. Please enter me in the drawing for your charts. I have enjoyed stitching the ones I have already purchased. You are so talented!

  • Paula

    I just discovered your blog!! Congratulations on 2 years. The giveaway is awesome, your designs are great!

  • Frances Seng

    I love your blog and your mom’s. You guys inspire me. I’m currently working on Paradise Lost and enjoying every stitch of it.

  • Rcscg

    Happy 2-year Blogaversary and many more! I enjoy reading about your family’s adventures and your lovely stitching. Thanks for the incredibly generous contest. My husband is just like Mike- a big kid LOL

  • Sandy

    I enjoy your blog so much and hope you continue for many more years. Please include me in your give-a-way. Have a great week.

  • Betty

    Oh no, not a link to your old blog. Now I have to read even more lovely/funny/heartwarming/sweet stories about your crazy husband and beautiful girls. (Or should I say beautiful husband and crazy girls?)
    Please keep on writing, ’cause I really love reading this blog. It somehow feels like I “know” you and your family, and it sure feels good.

  • Leigh D.

    Congrats on the years of blogging! I have enjoyed reading about your family, and your stitching. I also have to say I love all your photos!

  • connie

    Would love a chance to win a chart. I love your blog. I check it everyday. It is always so fun to see what you are up to. Your pictures are wonderful. You should publish a book of your pictures. I have Olga order from my local shop and can hardly wait till she comes. To fun. Keeping my fingers crossed. Oh and Happy Anniversary.

  • Dora

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love your blog and always leave with a smile. Your designs make me smile, too!! I’d love to be entered in your generous giveaway. Thank you

  • Barb Brainard

    Congrats Paulette on two fabulous years of blogging! I adore your family! Thanks for sharing.
    What a generous give-away! WOW! Of course, I want them all!

  • DonnaTN

    Congratulations on 2 years here! I love reading about your family and seeing all your photos whether they are stitch related or not! Please include me in your drawing. I would love more of your designs!

  • Marianne

    Wow two years on typepad!! It’s been a lot of fun reading all the adventures and getting the wonderful sneak peeks! Please enter me as I know I enjoy your designs and your blog!

  • Delfi

    Congrats! I enjoy reading about your wonderful family. you truly have a way with photos and words. Having a houseful of hams doesn’t hurt either.;)

  • Patti Gagliardi

    Congratulations on your blogaversary! Not sure if that is a real word, but it sounded fun ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I enjoy your blog so much and it always makes me smile. I have two sons and I love to see what it is like living with daughters! So fun! They actually like to pose for the camera rather than run from it ๐Ÿ™‚
    Blessings, Patti

  • Laurey

    Happy 2 years! Love to read about all of your family antics. I have 3 boys so it is fun to read about the girls. Thanks for taking time to blog. Laurey

  • Jen Bailey

    Congratulations on two years of blogging! I’ve been reading almost all of that time and I have to tell you how much I enjoy your fun stories and how much I have felt for your family in the hard times. Keep up the good work (and the great patterns too). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ellie

    Hi Paula just cannot believe it has been 2 years seems like yesterday lol see what happens when you are having fun.
    Keep up this great site, I just love it and all the news about your lovely family.
    Please do keep designing as your charts are just wonderful, have just received the quaker months and love them, thanks for all the wonderful news.
    Take care hugs Ellie55-Scotland UK.

  • jennifer

    I love your blog and read (and re-read) every post! Thank you for sharing your life and your wonderful stitchery with us! Please enter me in your giveaway! thanks! jennifer

  • Ellie

    Hi Paulette sorry called you Paula in my post did not notice until it was posted ooooops!! sorry, daughter being married on Sunday too much in this old brain.
    Ellie 55 Scotland – UK x

  • Jeannine520

    What a great giveaway, please count me in! Happy two year anniversary Paulette. I love reading your blog and of course, your designs are fantastic.

  • Lillian Carol Ridenbaugh

    Please enter me in your drawing…..I have been reading your blog for awhile now and I so enjoy it…….you have a lovely family. Congrats on your two year anniversary. I wish you many more!
    Lillian Carol

  • Charlene Danka

    Happy 2 years of blogging…time flies doesn’t it! I enjoy keeping up with your family’s adventures and love your stitching charts. Thanks so much for the chance to win them. A happy reader–Charlene D

  • Karen Bowman

    Hello! I would love to enter your contest! Love your blog in fact I was wondering if I could be your next door neighbor, I would even play Mike’s favorite bored games! LOL! Thanks again for the chance, and thanks for the great recipes, stitching and all the wonderful things you share. Karen B

  • Linda Klinedinst

    Happy Birthday Plum Stree Samplers
    I dearly love to read your Blog – especially about your Family – they are so funny – and I dearly love your Photos too.
    Of course and as always I dearly love to read about what you are stitching or designing or both.
    Please enter me in your drawing. I love your patterns.
    Thank you
    Take care & Happy Stitching
    Hugs ๐Ÿ™‚ from Stormy Northern Indiana
    Linda K, Railroad

  • Linda Root

    Congrats on your milestone! I love visiting your blog and I love your designs! Thank you for sharin your family, your receipes and your designs. Oh, and your lovely photography too. Here’s raising my iced tea to many more years of Plum Street Samplers! Thanks! Linda in CO

  • Connie

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I love your designs and reading your blog.
    P.S. More doggie pictures would be nice, please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ellen Chester

    Hi Paulette.
    Congrats on the milestone!!
    Although I’m bad about not regularly posting comments, I’m another who so enjoys reading your posts. With you, we’ve shared your joys and sorrows.
    Your family is so amazing–what a great time you all have together. Several of my fondest blog memories are when Sophie dressed herself up (years ago) to fight off some kind of bug (think she was even wearing goggles)and Mike and his crazy antics. (I’ve decided on second thought I can’t limit that to just one or two.)
    It has been great to see you blossom as a designer. I’d love to win some of your wonderful designs.
    Keep up the wonderful work with your family, designs, and your blog.

  • Reba Scott

    Happy Blogversary!! I must say I have really enjoyed reading about you and your family’s happenings for the last year or so. I hope you keep it up!

  • Suzanne

    I always look forward to reading your blog and seeing the adventures you and your family have. Congratulations on blogging for 2 years!
    Please enter me into your draw.

  • Kati

    Congrats on two years at the “new” blog! Please enter me in your draw.
    Thank you for the chance to win and for such a generous prize!

  • Faye Riggsbee

    Paulette, Needless to say, I am a HUGE fan of yours and all the Plum Street Samplers! Your words on your blog inspire me and also make me laugh…I just love following your girls through their fun activities and special times. Congrats on doing such a great job blogging and may you have many more years of designing those great PSS charts! Always, Faye

  • Delania

    I have only been following your blog for about 6 months – wish I had found it sooner!! Loved reading about you and your family and of course stitching.

  • Denise Crawford

    Congrats on your two year anniversary with the new blog. I love seeing what you and your family are up to. I also love your designs and have several in my stash. My current favorite is Olga – she is a must have for my stash!! Please enter me in your drawing. Thank you. Denise in La.

  • Catherine

    Whoo-hoo!! Two years!! Congrats!! I love your blog – it’s so fun to read of all your adventures.
    I’d love a chance to add more of your patterns to my collection!

  • Barbara

    Oh I have to toss my name in and sit here with my fingers and toes crossed! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve enjoyed reading your blog, even though I don’t often leave comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anita Maynor

    Congratulations on 2 years!!
    Your blog lifts my spirits and makes me smile!!
    Although my stitching time seems to dwindle I would love to get inspired with some new patterns!

  • Deborah

    I have been reading your blog for over a year and love it. I loved doing Olga so much that I gifted her to someone on my blog. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks

  • Amy

    Happy Blogoversary!!! I really enjoy reading your blog and stitching/collecting your wonderful patterns!!!

  • glenda bobbitt

    Thanks for the blog giveaway and I would be so pleased to win, in fact I would jump for joy! Thanks for sharing your world with me and others and always spreading your joy with us.

  • Pirjo

    Congrats, Paulette! Please enter me, I’d love to get some of your charts.
    Pirjo from Finland

  • Gen

    Happy two years birthday! I love reading you blog and have been reading it for… well, I just can’t remember, at least one year! lol Hope it will last… forever! :))
    Please, please, enter me in your giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Have a nice week!
    Gen =^_^=

  • Pat Matejcek

    Happy Blog Birthday. I would love a chance at your giveaway. I love reading your families adventures. Thanks Pat Matejcek

  • Julie Cowdin

    Congratulations on 2 years!!! Tried a local Daddy Cakes upon your recommendation & now I have a new addiction!!
    Thanks for sharing your family with us!
    Julie Cowdin

  • Vanessa

    I follow your blog quite faithfully, and I love your work. Please enter me in your drawing, and good luck to all.

  • Anna S.

    Happy blogiversary, Paulette! Thank you for sharing your life with us in such a witty way! I so enjoy reading your posts and so hate it when you’ve been too busy to write!
    Please enter me in the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚
    Smiles all the way from sunny Norway!

  • Lisa Maguire

    What a generous offer to celebrate your blog anniversary. Thanks for sharing your adventures.
    Lisa (

  • Coni

    Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo! You, your stitching, your family, and your blog are such a profound joy to behold that I could just weep with big fat salty tears of delight.
    Hyperbole…it’s my thing.
    Happy anniversary to you!

  • Katie

    Yay for your blogiversary! Yours was one of the first cross stitch blogs I stumbled upon, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to see your designs and get to know the designer behind them.
    Have a super day!

  • DJ

    Congratulations on your second year! I have always enjoyed reading your blog! I love your sense of humor, and I feel like I know your family from the stories you share. Thanks for the give away, even if it goes to someone else. I enjoy your patterns!! *hugs* DJ

  • Cari

    Two years – congratulations! Your blog is always a treat to visit. Your wit and humor and your gift of story telling is delightful.
    FIVE charts, whoohoo! I already got ’em picked out.
    Thanks so much for having such a generous giveaway
    Happy 2nd anniversary!

  • Pam Hoerner

    Love your new charts … especially Olga! Great pics of your senior on your blog too. A beauty! Would love to win and be able to choose 5 great charts…thanks for the chance. You always make it fun to read your blog. pj

  • Joanie

    Hi! Happy Anniversary! Please enter me in your giveaway. Your blog is the first I look for and I love your samplers! Thanks for letting me peek into your life. (BTW, my BIL & his family live in Papillion…and my neice graduated from U of Nebraska at Lincoln). Small world!

  • Anne R

    Happy anniversary!
    I love reading your blog – although I’m usually a little behind on my reading… So, I’ll throw in a Happy 4th as well – since I didn’t realize the 4th had already passed a loooong time ago… <3

  • Sylvia Shenk

    Happy second blogoversary. I love your work. I am waiting for Olga to come in the mail anyday now.
    Keep putting out those great charts.

  • Sadie

    Congratulations on reaching your 2 year bogiversary ๐Ÿ™‚
    Here’s to many, many more.
    Please count me for your draw.
    Thank you x

  • Heike

    Oh two years? Wonderful. I read your blog very often and like your family. you have so many wonderful ideas. I hope you write all the next years, then I come to your blog and visit you.
    I wish you all the best!!!
    Heike (Germany)

  • Anja

    Congratulations !!! I love to visit your blog and I looove to read about your family. Please, donยดt stop.
    Liebe GrรผรŸe aus Deutschland von
    Anja (

  • Donna Bennett

    Congrats on 2 wonderful years of seeing your girls grow into beautiful young women! I’ve got 2 young men now btw, so getting to do girl stuff is nile. I’m so glad to hear about the error, I did try over 1, but had to quit, it’s too hard to remove those tiny stitches, so I’m just gonna stitch Olga whom I adore!

  • Linda Huson

    Happy Blogaversary!! I love reading your blog and thank you for letting me (all of us) share a part of your life….
    I would be over the moon if I could win 5 of your charts! And already know (I think) which I’d pick!
    Linda in VA

  • Cathy L

    Love your blog. I visit often. You have a lovely family and I like your designs, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Barbara Sturtz

    Your daughters are absolutely beautiful and your blog is a real treat to read…Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Yvonne Snellings

    Happy Blog-o-versary! LOL! I love to check in and see what the family is doing and of course, what you are designing. Keep it up – you’re doing fine and making this lady happy with it all!

  • Joanne Denton

    I absolutely love your blog! Congrats on two years! Please add my name to the draw.

  • april taylor

    Happy Blog Birthday !! I love reading your blog and stitching your designs! I would love to win new chart to stitch up !

  • Lori

    Congratulations! I do enjoy your posts and think your photography is wonderful. I found you through your Jane Austin charts….I would love to be entered in your drawing! Thanks!

  • Constantina H

    I love visiting your blog. You have such a beautiful family, it is fun to read about them and your photography just adds to the enjoyment. Your designs, well what can I say, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all.
    Please may I enter the draw, I hope I am not too late, if I am well never mind, it has given me the chance to leave you this message.
    Sending you many wishes, Constantina x

  • Jeanne B

    Two years of blogging! I’m impressed but not as impressed as I am with your designs. Each new one is better than the last. Keep it up!

  • 476756077

    Congratulations on your two years. I absolutely reading your blog to see what your family is doing. By the way, you are an excellent photographer. Those pictures of your daughter look so professional. I would love to win one of your patterns.

  • Nattygann

    I try one more time to post a comment, it was impossible on monday !?
    I’m from the west of France, nice to read you all the time, and see your stitching beautiful things.
    Congratulations to your 2nd year blog.
    Nice to try to win maybe… France.

  • Michele

    I love your blog and your family. Thank you for sharing them with us. Your three girls are just so lovely. lease enter me in your drawing.

  • Veronica

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your lovely pictures. I’d love to enter for the draw. Thank you!

  • Cynthia

    Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Always enjoy reading your blog, especially your tongue in cheek comments on family life. Yes, I can relate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marjo

    I enjoy your blog so much. It seems you have such fun with your kids and husband. I enjoy stitching your designs as well. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks so much.

  • Susan Cavanaugh

    2 Years and I’ve been reading them all. Your blog and your photos are favorites. Happy Blogiversary and please enter me in the contest to win five, yes five of your amazing charts. I can’t wait to see Sophie on video with my name!

  • Sarah

    Congrats on two year of blogging! I always enjoy checking out what your family is doing and what new designs you’re coming up with!

  • CarolG

    Oh Wow! I have been so busy at work that this is the first chance I have had to see this contest…hopefully I’m not too late. Thank you!

  • Suzanne Garber

    I LOVE your blog AND your designs. Your daughter is beautiful! I also have a ‘senior’ daughter this year, I keep asking “where did the time go?”

  • Judy Brooks

    I also have been reading your blog for about a year and really enjoy hearing about your family and new charts! But, you’ve made my day ’cause I ordered ‘Olga’ and corresponding material and threads – after ordering heard it was 1 over 1 -made me very doubtful about finishing this piece – but, now, YEA!! Please enter me in your drawing. Judy B

  • Julie

    Paulette, you are too generous, once again! Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. I adore your designs, so of course I must enter!

  • Vivian

    Congratulations to you on this milestone. I’ve been a fan of your designs for a while and was so happy to discover your blog about a year ago. I feel like I’ve gotten to know you, your wonderful family, and have had a good chuckle now and then, along with a few tears at times. Thank you for sharing your creativity, your laughter and your sense of humour.

  • Rebecca Lake

    I read your blog all the time and really enjoy seeing all your new patterns. I would love to be added to your blog anniversary drawing. Thanks.
    Rebecca in IA

  • Reina Lynn Magedman

    I love reading your blog!! Congrats! on 2 yrs of blogging.
    I am currently stitching 3 WIP….don’t we all have a few?
    “US SAM -Pler” by Mosey ‘n’Me {almost done}, “Bird in Hand” by Blackbird Designs, “Home is Best Sampler” by M Designs the houses.
    I would love to be selected to win any of your designs…please enter me in your drawing.
    Thanx bunches. reinaknits ~reina~

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