Monday, 1 February 2010

QCI Blog One Year Maggie B

The last 12 months have just flown by and it's hard for me to believe that the QCI blog will be celebrating it's first anniversary this month.

We'll also be reaching another goal very soon, the 150th post!
To celebrate, we are giving away this beautiful pottery heart pendant from Henriot Bijoux.

It measures 1 3/4", has a delicate off-white crackled surface and is suspended from a black velvet ribbon.

Signed HB Henriot Quimper France, it comes in its presentation box complete with certificate of authenticity.
Thanks to Brittany Byways for donating this beautiful prize.

To participate in the giveaway and be our winner, just leave a comment on the 150th post. The winners name will be randomly selected on the last day of February.

FYI this post is #145.

For Outdoor Wednesday this week over at Susan's blog A Southern Daydreamer some photographs of February's Guest Blogger, Carolyn's, recent trip to Costa Rica. Once you've finished dreaming about your next tropical vacation head over to Susan's for more dreamy outdoor shots.

Since my first post on the 10th February 2009 our guest bloggers have shared with us their collections, anecdotes, travel stories and much more more. I've enjoyed myself too, popping in from time to time with stories of my own.

So, on behalf of all our visitors who's numbers are growing, (we regularly receive 400 visits each week) I would like to thank:
Trisha (twice), Gay (twice), Susan, Adela, Judy (also twice), Sarah, Melissa, Cerelle, and now Carol for making the blog the great success that it has become.

Click on the highlighted bloggers name for a taster of her blog.

On behalf of the bloggers I'll also thank our visitors because to quote another blogger friend of mine "Nothing would get done around here if it wasn't for the visitors!"

But we can't afford to rest on our laurels and so once again I'm sending out the call to all members of the QCI, please email me if you would like to join our merry band of bloggers.
It isn't hard to blog, if you can write an email you can blog.
Just email me at: for details and don't forget to come back for our 150th blog and our 1 year Blogaversary giveaway.


  1. It is looking downright tropical over here today. It brightened up my gray, cold day here in British Columbia.

  2. Congratulations Maggie, on your successful year as our blogging Queen! I can hardly believe it has been a year already, and I have read so many intersting things and learned so much by reading them. Thank you for your expert direction of our blog! You are Royal, indeed.

  3. Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog and have learned some very interesting things about Quimper.

    Love the tropical pictures, especially the waterfalls.

    ~ Tracy

  4. Maggie, these outdoor photos are beutiful! laurie

  5. Lovely post, and what a fabulous gift you are sharing. It would be a pleasure to wear such a beautiful necklace - and then share the stories of Quimper when people ask its origin.

    Congratulations on your anniversary post Maggie - what a splendid job you have done with the blog.

    Hugs - Mary

  6. Longue vie au blog qui permet de rendre vivant le club entre les 2 journaux papiers... Et bravo a tous les membres qui ecrivent des articles interessants chaque mois !

  7. Congratulations on your milestone post!