Sunday, March 18, 2012

So long, farewell.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehn, good night. Have I gotten you singing along with the song from Sound of Music? 

Well, my time has indeed come. I have enjoyed blogging so much, but it's time for me to stop. I wanted to see if I could do it and I did. But now, my folks will be home from Florida soon, and I will be spending more time with them. Plus, I have two grandchildren to share fun times with.

I want you to know that you are wonderful people. I never would have thought that I would be "blogging friends" with young people like Liesl and Megan and Alex or international bloggers like Lindy Lou and Diane and Mongs.

Here are some of the things I've learned from you:
  1. You are so creative. You can paint, sew, and use power tools.
  2. You are generous and share tutorials so others can make the projects you have created.
  3. You care about each other and support each other.
  4. Anything can be spray painted ~ furniture, couches, even shoes.
  5. Stripes are very popular on walls. Or maybe that's been replaced by chevron.
  6. Repurpose is a word and many of you are doing it! You're also weathering stuff.
  7. Pillows are seasonal accessories. They can be made using napkins, place mats, and old clothes.
  8. Mantels should be decorated. If you don't have a mantel, a shelf or hutch will do.
  9. Banners are necessary for every holiday. 
  10. Plates aren't just for food. They look great on a wall.
  11. Makeovers don't involve mascara and lipstick anymore.
  12. Pottery Barn and IKEA are like crack to bloggers. "Like crack to bloggers" is a popular thing to write in blogs and it means something is popular.

Goals you've given me:
  1. Take a photography class. Or at least read the manual that came with my camera. I know it's here somewhere.
  2. Learn to sew. (This has been a goal for about 45 years. It's not looking so good.)

My confessions:
  1. I'm still not sure what Expedit is but I do know how to use a cloche.
  2. I never mastered Linky following.

Thank you for all the giveaways I've been lucky enough to win.
Thank you for following me and commenting on my posts.

I will still be stalking reading blogs. (I love this feature that marks out the real words we want to use.)

Adieu, adieu, to you, and you, and you.

~Grammy Goodwill~



Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

We will miss you but I can understand your decision!
Please stop by and say Hello every once in a while or email me to let me know all is well with you!
Thanks so much for all of your visits to Debbie-Dabble and all of your very kind remarks!


Angie said...

Aww, I'll miss this and your clever posts. But at least we're related, so you can never go far. :) XO

Diann said...

I can understand wanting to stop blogging. After 3 years of doing it, believe me , I have had my moments! But, what is wonderful is you can drop back by this blog whenever you just get the urge to write something or share something. I hope to still "see" you dropping by, Your comments are always soooo appreciated!

Liesl said...

I know that song quote all too well! ;)

Just wanted to leave you a little message and let you know that you will be missed, but I support your decision 100%! It has been so lovely getting to know you in blogland and I really enjoyed reading your posts and chatting via comments and cute sweet of you to even mention me! :)

Wishing you all the best on your road ahead and know that I'm always here as a friend if you need me! Sending smiles your way always!

Liesl :)

Ginger Zuck said...

Oh Grammy, I'm so sad! I love keeping up with you, but I totally understand. You may be back before you know it. Please say hello everynow and then. I'll miss you. Love your post, it is all so true and cute and funny! Good luck, hugs and love.

Judy Bigg said...

Good luck, and hope you continue reading and enjoying.

Cory said...

It's finally time, huh? :( Well I'd say you had a very successful blog..i mean you WAY passed me with followers! haha!! But I totally understand your decision! :) Love you!

Anonymous said...

Grammy... I am very sad about this. I was going to email you today and ask where you are. Hopefully we can still keep in touch. Sad, sad, sad. Hugs ~ Mary

Audrey said...

hello Grammy ... I know I have visited your blogs before, but so glad that you stopped by Timeless Treasures to leave a nice comment so I could connect with you again.
Your blogs are so heartfelt and meaningful. I don't know you very well, but I feel a sadness in your leaving. I am sure you will be missed by many. I hope you find the happiness you are longing for.
Audrey Z.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh. No. I will miss you tons. I have really enjoyed your blog. I understand your reasons and I know that blogging takes a lot of times.

I sure hope that we can be email friends! I am glad that you will be able to spend more time with your family and wish your parents the best. Have fun with those little kiddos! Hugs and loves and go VT!

Kathy M.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Grammy, I have enjoyed visiting your blog and having you visit mine. I will miss you but I understand the demands on your time. This last post is very good and is a nice one to end your blogging days. Maybe you will miss us so much that you will return sometime. You think? Anyway, you have been a joy to know and I wish you only the best as you take care of your family. Here is a big old hug------------Shannon

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am sadden by this news. I will miss you so. You always found a way to turn a phrase and make me smile. Please continue to stop by every now and then when things slow down or you just miss your many friends as we will miss you!
Big, big hugs,

Diana Joy said...

I will miss your posts. I find you interesting, and fun to read. Take care and maybe you'll post does take time: I know. Hugs, Diana

Jacqueline said...

So nice to get to know you! Enjoy your break from blogging and if you decide to come back ( as so many do) that is fun too! That is what I love about blogging - it is up to you to decide just what you want it to be.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Grammy...I am so behind that I just now read this. I will truly miss you. I know what you mean about needing to move on. I have considered stopping many times. I wonder if I could do it or if I would be pulled back in. Your priorities are definitely straight. Good luck with your parents and your grandchildren. Sounds like life is good for you. Enjoy!

my thrifty closet said...

oh no..I am so sad to see you leave Patricia. You made the right decision to spend time with your family. It has been a fun and sweet time knowing you, although we have never met I feel as if I connected with you so well. You are funny, kind and has such a beautiful heart. If you ever start blogging again please come over and say Hi! to me!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm so glad you left one of your sweet comments on my blog, so I could pop by. I'm late on this news. I'm sorry to see you stop, but glad I'll still see your smiling face from time to time in blogland. Enjoy your family, and do what you have to do.
Many Blessings,

Sharon said...

I just stopped by for a visit...and I'm sad! You are one of the sweetest bloggers out there...and I was just getting to know you! I know you will enjoy the time with the family though!
Please stop by now and again to say Hi! I miss you already!

Debbiedoo's said...

You take good care of yourself and hope to see you again. Blogging is wonderful, however it sure does take a lot of time up. Enjoy your family. XO

Controlling My Chaos said...

Expedit is a brand of cubby type shelving sold at IKEA. Enjoy your family and leave blogging behind you without guilt. You can always pick it back up if you find you miss it too much.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh sweetie, I will miss your blog! I've so enjoyed reading your posts...BUT I completely understand you decision to stop. I hope you LOVE whatever life has next for you!!

And don't be a stranger!!

Jo's This and That said...

Miss you! Joann

Alex Butts said...

You are an amazing blogger and will be missed in the blog world, but do I understand this commitment and what it can take away from in the real world so much. You accomplished so much here and I know your loved ones will be so happy to have you with them all the time. Best,


Sam @ The Junk House said...

This was such a sweet post - just like the comments you always leave for me! Enjoy the time with your family! Don't forget to stop by once in a while to say hi!

Lyosha said...

I'll miss you so much! I already do! but everything is up to you. May be some day you will come back!
I loved the things you learned from blogging, witty and fun as you always did.

thank you so much for your birthday wishes! it was soo sweet and nice. You know, it's usual for me to read 'happy birthday' from someone lives a half of world behind and has two grand children.

Good luck with everything

Scarlett said...

awww nooo!! I hope you come back some time to visit us all, you will be missed hun. Wishing you all the very best. Big love Scarlett x

Jann Olson said...

It has been fun getting to know you a bit. I always appreciated your sweet comments. Enjoy life and if you decide to return, you know where to find us. lol! You will be missed!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh my goodness what a shame but I do so understand. My current mantra is Blog less and Live more! I am honoured that you gave ma a special mention my friend if if it is only number 3 that applies! I do hope that you will keep up with your blog reading as I always appreciate your lovely comments. Take Care and have a lovely Easter. xx

Nezzy said...

Hey darlin' I'm not sure if your still checkin' this but I just wanted to drop by and wish you a marvelous Easter!

God bless ya sweetie!!! :o)

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

This breaks my heart! I will miss you so much!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Grammy, didn't want a special holiday like Easter to go by without wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter. Hope you are enjoying your time away from blogging but we miss you. In case you get the crafting bug again, come back for a show and tell. Fondly, Shannon

Kaye Swain said...

Our grandkids are definitely a high priority. Have a lovely time with them!

Cristina Garay said...

First time visiting and you're announcing your farewell?! That's not fair! :( Great Post! Enjoy your family!

Deanne said...

Thank you for visiting me!

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

Oh my goodness, I am just discovering this! I was wondering about you and kept saying I'd better come see what you were up to, but then I got sick, and didn't get here until today.

I'll miss your posts but I understand that family is a priority!

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Love, Jeanine

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love hearing from you! Hope you are relaxing and enjoying life!
Big hugs to you!

Debby said...

You'll be missed. COme back every now and then for a visit......and maybe to start blogging again. Have fun this summer with your loved ones.

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, just when I started following you too! :D

I do understand though. Blogging takes alot of time (I struggle with the balance of blogging & life all the time.) Take care & hopefully we'll see you around!

BrynnCody said...

This has been a great way to keep in touch with a Woodrow friend. I'll miss reading your stuff and wish you nothing but the best :)