Saturday, September 29, 2012


This is my 200th post! I can hardly believe it. I started blogging just over a year ago. Looking back at those early posts, I feel like I've come a long way...especially from that first posting the day after the remnants of Hurricane Isabel hit our area. The highlight (if you want to call it that) was my photo of a dead raccoon!

I have two people to thank for getting me a bit more up to snuff in the blogging world. One is Lesley Riley, my coach and mentor, who said that I needed to get back to blogging on a very regular basis. The other, is the woman I like to call the Blogging Qu(d)een. That is none other than Jennifer. She kindly answered my often simple and sometimes bizarre technical questions. She gently reminded me about blogging etiquette. And she has continued to be a cheer leader and frequent commenter on this blog. Thanks Jennifer for all your help.

 To celebrate getting this far on my blogging journey, I am offering a little gift. It is a Peace Flag. It was one of my sample flags from the Flags for Peace Project. I hand painted the background cotton fabric, hand printed the flag and added some hand painted details. The flag is ready for hanging with a little sleeve at the top (that was hand stitched). The size of the flag is 7" x 10". For those of you new to this blog, the symbol on the flag is a hamsa (sometimes called a Hand of Fatima). It's a protective symbol. This particular hamsa has great meaning for me as it was one I designed for a good friend, who recently passed away. You can read more about it here.

To win this special little flag, all you have to do is leave a comment at this post. I will be doing a drawing for the winner on Sunday, October 14th.

Thanks to all who have been following along. I've enjoyed your comments, observations and encouragement. It's wonderful to make new friends and to share what is closest to our!

Now back to the studio to do some more printing....


  1. Congratulations on your 200th post! I still have a long way to go to match that. I hope your blog will bring you many joys and success, Julie.

  2. Awww shucks Julie. I've had fun helping and have truly enjoyed watching the blog evolve. Congratulations on the 200th post!

    Rather than add my name to the drawing, I'm wondering if you'd care to trade peace flags? One of my discharged, slightly frayed ones {a second set hung on our deck and aren't as frazzled as those that hang out front} for one of your gorgeous hamsas? Just a thought.

    1. Hi there--you deserve all the kudos! Thanks for your help. I'd be happy to do a trade. I'm in the process of doing that with Mary Jane. I'm making up some extra sets now. Do you have a particular color flag that you'd like? The flags I'm doing will be similar to the ones I flew on Sept 21 ie won't have all the extra painted details. Let me know.

  3. My goodness! How did I miss this? Congratulations on your 200th post! This flag is lovely, and whoever wins it will be very lucky, indeed. Please enter my name in the drawing.


    1. Certainly, Angela! Glad to put your name in the drawing.