Saturday, December 13, 2008


It's hard to believe but today is the second anniversary here at Magpie Ima. Two years of crafty goodness, random observations, cranky rants and more. I've learned a lot since I started here. I'd like to think my writing has improved and I know my photographs have. Better yet, my observation skills have improved as I try to put my life down in words and pictures to share with all of you. And I love the connections that have been made here. This blog had brought me new friends from around the world and strengthened real-life friendships as well. I really enjoy looking for things to share, tweaking my posts to get them just so and what I really love love love are your thoughtful and witty comments, each of which makes me feel like a rock star.

So, in honor of this auspicious occasion, I'm doing a birthday giveaway. The lucky winner will receive a genuine handcrafted gift which shall remain a mystery until it arrives. Here's all you have to do to enter this thrilling contest: leave a comment letting me know which of the more than 300 posts I've published is your favorite and why. I'll randomly draw a name from the comments and inform the lucky winner on December 15th.

Thanks to all of you who make my day when you come to visit.


Mimi said...

Happy Blogoversary! I have to say, my favorite post was the knitted goodie you made your Dh for your son's Bar Mitzvah. It was beautiful!

And, I'd love to win your crafty goodness, thank you!

Ali said...

Ooh, me me me! The first favorite that came to mind was the one about your independence dilemma with the Dark Lord, because I'm a sucker for heartfelt and loving and angsty.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

I loved your entry Rain, Rain, and More Rain, about the rained-out Sukkot party. I liked the part about how you were standing in the carport so that you could look at the Sukkah, and that was as close to dwelling in it as you could come.

I really liked that post in particular--though it was very hard to choose--because every year since we moved to the mountains, our Sukkah has experienced considerable precipitation, even though we supposedly live in a semi-arid environment! Misery loves company, I suppose. Anyway, that story struck a chord with me as I looked out at my Sukkah covered in snow this year.

ElizO said...

I loved your last year's post about Yom Kippur, and your recent one about merit pay for teachers. Also, I loved following the progress of "The Monster."

RedMolly said...

One post? Can we pick some ongoing sagas instead? I loved hearing about "The Monster," and I've also loved reading about your experiences with the Dark Lord and the school system. Thought-provoking, insightful and incredibly honest.

Phyllis Sommer said...

i went back and did a little browsing.

i like this one:

mazel tov on your blogoversary!