Sunday, October 04, 2015

10 years!

Ten years ago on October 5th I wrote my very first blog post. I have grown to love the internet and would not like to live without. I am so happy I had the courage to write that first post. I have learned a lot since and have come to enjoy the wealth of inspiration you all have shared and the encouragement and caring you have sent my way. For that I am sincerely grateful. I still come here for those reasons. I am quite busy at the moment and don't have as much time as previously to write more, but I think about the blog often and think of you all and would love to share bits and pieces of this and that from my daily life.
I don't have any plans to go away, I am going to keep posting when I have something to share and I do dream of time when I would have lots of time to write and take pictures and maybe draw a bit and do more handwork.

My dog series is growing; I made yet another dog. This time she tells you to keep pushing through heavy snow... This saying probably loses a lot in translation, but let me try to tell you the meaning and then maybe you could find me a quote, that would mean something similar in English.

Snow can pile up high and instead of being that powdery stuff that is light and airy, it can pack tough and walking through it is hard work, very hard work. Life can be difficult at times too, there might be a period in life when you have to keep pushing forward no matter what. And we have a saying "eteenpäin! sanoi akka lumessa"  (forward! said granny (or old woman) in snow) and of course I had to tweak that saying towards dogs, changing the granny into a dog and find a different word for lumi (snow) so that it would rhime with the word dog...
See, it does not sound anything when being translated, but maybe you can enjoy the dog and its posture and determination...
This also applies to the blog and the next ten years, even though it can be difficult at times, I will keep going forward.
Needless to say, there is yet another dog on the way... And she has a little life lesson to tell also.

Wool and love with you all, and thank you for being here.
Lene
 My dog series inspiration

32 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary!

    Yours is one of the first blogs I started following, many years ago, and I am so happy you are continuing to post when you can. Your presence here makes the blogosphere a more interesting place. Thank you. :-)

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  2. Happy blogging anniversary! Thank you for sharing your creativity and I'm glad of your continuing presence!

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  3. Happy blogging anniversary! Thank you for sharing your creativity and I'm glad of your continuing presence!

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  4. sandra20:27

    I am so happy you had the courage to write that first post! And all the posts since. Thank-you for enriching our lives with your beautiful & sweet blog. I hope you & your family are all well. :)

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  5. .. it is always a pleasure to visit your Blog and read about your news..
    I am looking forward to many more years..
    ciao ciao from Switzerland, Christa

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  6. I always love reading your blog. I will follow you whenever you post. I to hope your family is well and the winter brings you joy and time to do fun things. I am in California and it is pouring rain. It sounds wonderful. A very unfamiliar sound and we need the rain badly.

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  7. Always enjoy seeing a new post. Congratulations on 10 years of blogging. Your writing (& knitting & embroidery) are an inspiration to me.

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  8. Hyvää blogisynttäriä/vuosipäivää! Eteenpäin!

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  9. Thank you for being here and sharing your works and life in the Arctic circle. You're blog entries are always a delight.

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  10. Thank you for being here and sharing your works and life in the Arctic circle. You're blog entries are always a delight.

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  11. No gain without pain. Your blog is a joy and inspiration to read.

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  12. I always enjoy your blogposts immensely, and I am happy to hear that you will keep blogging for anotheer ten years :) The dog is really cute, and I love his hat!

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  13. Keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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  14. "Press on regardless". That's a possible translation. Best wishes to family, dog/s, cat/s and projects.
    From Ellen in Connecticut.

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  15. I love the dogs!!

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  16. Anonymous04:13

    Congratulations! I always enjoy checking in at your blog.
    Hope it is not too cold yet.
    LisaRR

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  17. Patt07:45

    Hello and Happy Anniversary. I enjoy checking into your blog and do miss you when you are long between posts. Thanks for sharing your creative life with all of us.

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  18. Anonymous05:15

    Happy Anniversary! I so enjoy your unique and talented creativity and am glad you'll be continuing your posts. In the succinct voice of Elizabeth Zimmerman, "Onward!"
    Madeline

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  19. Thank you for including us in your view of the world. Many of us have been reading almost as long as you've been writing your choice entries -- and we will continue to do so!

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  20. congratulations :))) I wish you next 10x10 good, creative years, full of inspirations and happiness :)

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  21. Anonymous19:27

    congratulations! I always enjoy your wonderful knitting and embroidery
    thanks to you I learn twined knitting, am glad you will be continuing your posts

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  22. I am happy to see you here. I am revisiting knitting blogland after a 3-year hiatus, but I always love seeing what you post. This is the phrase I need to hear now in my life, so I will adopt it in its original form, since I cannot think of an appropriate English equivalent.

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  23. I can believe it is 10 years either ! Lovely blog, lovely handwork...keep on keeping on, Lene...

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  24. Kimi10:47

    I have learned a lot from you about knitting, embroidery and Finland! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  25. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your blog very much.

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  26. Madeline at 5:15 got there first: "Knit on with confidence and hope through all crises!" (EZ)

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  27. Anonymous22:32

    I enjoy your blog very much. Thank you for sharing your knitting and crafting !
    Catherine UK

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  28. Tagatha X23:30

    Hyvää vuosipäivää blogille! Jostain syystä hurtta hangessa viehättää enemmän kuin akka lumessa (ehkä se on se eläinrakkaus...?), taidanpa adoptoida sanonnan itselleni!

    T: Satunnainen lukija

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  31. Happy ten years! And I will keep checking in hopes of catching new posts when you have the time and inclination!

    Love the dog. I suppose a somewhat clichéd version close to your saying would be "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." I love your dog's dogged determination.

    Stay well and happy...and I want the pup in your last picture!

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  32. Anonymous18:43

    Congratulations on 10 years! I'm late in writing but want to let you know I have loved your writing on all topics, your photos, and the inspiration you have given me. As with all your work, the dogs are wonderful.

    Thank you Lene!

    annie in California

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