Happy Birthday to Sketchbook Squirrel, One today! Yes, it really has been one year since I started blogging and I cannot quite believe how my little spot has taken off. Started as a bit of fun to get me over the boredom of recovering from an operation, Squirrel has become part of everyday life.
To begin with, I thought that sharing the trials and tribulations of my progress throught the SBA Botanical Painting Diploma would be of little interest to the wider world, I was a bit wrong there. At this point, just over 9000 of you have tuned in to see what I have been getting up to.
Of course, as well as the painting side of things, absolutely everything has had a mention here. Patchwork, architecture, gardening, knitting, books I read, photos, the antics of 'husband' just about anything has been included. It has been a busy year, and now that we have had the first one, roll on the next!
Many thanks to all of you who have been by for a fleeting glimpse, a daily coffee break peek and those of you who have stumbled upon me whilst looking for ironing boards! Special thanks must of course go to those of you who have been with me since the very beginning, Renata with the first comment, Jess who became my first follower, Vicki who always has a kind word, Claire and many more of you out there, thank you for your continued support.
I promised cake, here is my Mum's, 'Most Excellent Chocolate Cake' with Dad's homemade Blackberry jam and cream, yummy! As you can see, the celebrations got going a little earlier, but I couldn't wait!