Friday, 19 February 2016

Five On Friday

Comments are now closed and no further Five On Friday posts can be linked to this post.  Winners of the giveaways will be announced in the Five On Friday post on 26 February 2016.  Thank you for your entries.

Hello!  Welcome to the First Anniversary of Five On Friday!!!!!!

I am so very excited!!!  It has been 12 months since I started the Five On Friday weekly link up party!!!

Thank you ALL for making this such a great success, more people than ever are taking part in the link up, commenting, visiting posts and doing all the fun things that a link up is all about.  Which is the point of the whole thing really isn't it.

Five On Friday originally started with just little me writing the occasional post, on a Friday, containing five things.  Then I noticed a few other people posting similar posts so I asked if anyone else would like to make it more official and join in.  I was overwhelmed with the response and we soon started little groups of people posting on a Friday and sharing their five things.

That was all great, but more people asked if they could join in, and then a few more and it got too big so I just opened it up to everyone and here we are a year later after starting the link up and it is going so well.

I really am so grateful to you all, more than you will ever know I suspect and more than I can explain to you.  This would truly be nothing without YOU!!! 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU too just for being there all year round, every day, Friday or not as well.  You really do mean so much to me, the fact that you stop by, your kindness, your own wonderful posts, everything.  I would be nothing without you.  At the risk of going all mushy you are the wind beneath my wings and my encouragement to keep blogging.

I am sorry for my first post yesterday, I hope that it hasn't sent you all running for the hills.  Please don't leave, and please don't do anything about your pins.  I will fix something up next week so that you can pin, but not the things I don't want you to, after all the onus is on me, not you.  Don't delete anything that you have already pinned!!!

Keep being wonderful, I love you all!!!

By way of sharing some thanks I am going to give away two of my crochet heart garlands to YOU! 




One will be for the people who link up a post this week.  In order to give you lots of time to take part this week I will leave the link up open until 7pm UK time on Thursday 25th February - all week effectively.  Simply by leaving your link to your Five On Friday post - that must link back to this post also - you will be taking part.  You don't need to do anything else.

The other will be for the people who go and comment on others posts.  Simply go and visit at least three of the other posts and leave a comment on those posts.  Then come back and leave me a comment telling me that you have commented and would like to take part in the giveaway.  To be fair, I will check that you have commented, but you have all week to do it.

Both draws will close at 7pm UK time on Thursday 25th February 2016.  I will then draw the winners and tell you who they are in next weeks Five On Friday post.  If you do not claim your garland by e-mailing me within 1 week I will draw again.  Open to all participants around the world.  You can take part in both draws.

Your garland will be slightly different from the one pictured, the yarn is a slightly darker shade of pink, but will include five hearts.  I may need a couple of days to get them out to you as I haven't actually made them yet which is why the photo is of a different garland!

THANK YOU  all again so very much.  The success of this venture is down to you as much as me, we are nothing without each other!  I appreciate and love you all!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Amy
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Thank you - as always! - for joining in and for going to read others posts.



If you want to grab a Five On Friday Button or get more information about how to join in the All About Five On Friday page will tell you all that you need to know.

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62 comments:

  1. Good morning to you Amy. It's 10:00 PM here in the Seattle area. I'm hardly ever up this late but was waiting for my husband to make it home from the airport so I saw your link-up come up and here I am! That is such a sweet Crochet bunting!! I appreciate those of you who can work well with their hands and create. I'm all thumbs in that department but my talents are elsewhere...Have a wonderful weekend! The link-up is what will take you to my blog not my comment link. Thanks for hosting and congratulations on a full year!!

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  2. Happy anniversary Amy. I'm happy to say I've been with you and many others since you opened it up and a few of us were allowed to join it. What great fun it has been to post 5 things and pop along and see what others share. For me blogging is about communication a two way communication. I love it and these Friday posts epitomises this. Congratulations again x

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  3. Thank you so much, Amy, for hosting Five on Friday! I have had a wonderful year participating - as often I have been able to - and learning to know many new bloggers.
    I'd love to win in your giveaway! Heart is the most perfect form and pink is the most perfect colour. :)
    Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  4. Greetings Amy and Happy Anniversary! Your heart garlands are beautiful. Thanks again for hosting such a great party each Friday. Enjoy your weekend, Pat :)

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  5. Congrats to the anniversary and thanks for your great weekly work :-)

    To tell the truth: I once started to learn English to join in a "Random 5 Friday". That made Friday always to a very especially day and I always appericated the connection with other bloggers, found some friends.
    I was very sad, as that blog were closed and disappeared from the web... but then I found here with you and Tanya from Virginia a new home for Friday-Five and my Friday was saved -

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  6. Well done to you Amy, for hosting for a whole year. Thanks to you I have established a great network of blogging friends..Here's to the next year. Barbara X

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  7. Happy Anniversary to Five on Friday! I am new here, found this with the help of lovely Sara! This is a wonderful way to widen our views of the world!

    Thank you Amy for hosting ♥

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  8. Well done Amy on your First anniversary and such a cute garland. See you again soon
    Caz xx

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  9. Congratulations on a year of Five on Friday - it has been wonderful hasn't it? Thank you so much for all you do and for the wonderful community of bloggers you have built up over the year. I'm sure we are all having great fun and finding lots of interesting things along the way:)

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  10. Congratulations on your first anniversary lovely! It is a complete success because of you and the hard work that you put into it. All we have to do is post and visit each other. Thank you Amy for everything. I will do my commenting later, we are in Belfast until later today. Have a lovely weekend xxx

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  11. Congratulations Amy, I'm quite new to 5OF but I have to say I enjoy my visits to all the blogs, the posts are so varied and great to read. Well done on your first year.
    Jill

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  12. Wow! A whole year? Part of me thinks "is that all?" as it seems that "Five on Friday" has been part of my Friday read forever, and that surely is a sign of something that's meant to be :-) xx

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  13. Congratulations on your first anniversary of Five on Friday - what a milestone! Your heart bunting give away is real cute, and pink is real pretty, one of my favourite colours. And like Jill above, I enjoy the variety of posts I visit.

    Diana

    Diana

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  14. Congratulations Amy! It's been great fun hasn't it! Hears to many more link ups on a Friday, it certainly has kept me thinking to find something to write about. Have fun xx

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  15. Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. It really sets me thinking each week as to what I am going to do for my Five On Friday and broadens the subjects I take photos of. I have posted and also commented on several of the link-ups so would love to be included in your giveaway. xx

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  16. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary of Five on Friday! X

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  17. Congratulations, Amy. It's always a joy to take part- thank you! X

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  18. Congratulations Amy on your first anniversary and many thanks for hosting. I am sorry I haven't been around for awhile I am busy looking after my family. My daughter is in hospital right now so I am hoping for a birth announcement really soon.

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  19. Happy Anniversary Amy. I have really enjoyed reading the Five on Friday and look forward to another year! I hope I have made the links correctly as it would be great to join in, but please let me know if I need to do anything else. Thanks. Have a good weekend.

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  20. Well done for one year of Five on Friday. It is lots of fun visiting the other sites. That's a cute heart garland.

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  21. Congratulations, Happy Birthday Five on Friday!

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  22. HUGE Congratulations to you Amy!!!! I know how much this Five on Friday [Six on Saturday ;)] means to you. It's become a great link up party that I always enjoy and I love to see others' "fives" as well!!!! You've created something really special ... just like you!!!!
    Wendy xox
    (extra exclamation points !!!! in celebration !!!!)

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  23. Congratulations on your Five on Friday anniversary, it doesn't seem to have been going for one whole year.

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  24. Well done on your anniversary. (I got it right this week!)
    I've been and commented on a few of the links. I don't know how many because I wasn't counting. Some of them I'd have visited anyway (because that's how I knew about Five on Friday) but I think I've done enough to have three extra!

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  25. Thank you to you Amy. You blog is a hub of warmth and generosity and your Five on Friday has led me to some wonderful blogs. I hope to post a Five later but we have visitors, so it might be a late one. Sam x

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  26. Congrats and happy 1st birthday to Five on Friday! Have a lovely weekend x

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  27. Congratulations Amy! You've certainly put in a tremendous effort to make Five on Friday a super success!
    Well done and i'm sure it will continue to bring in many more participants and give you much joy!

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  28. Happy anniversary, always enjoy Five on Friday.

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  29. Hi Amy, wow that is so fantastic about you party. I remember when I first started participating in it! I'm so happy it has become successful for you! I will come and join you again soon. Take care and have a nice weekend.
    Julie xo

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  30. A whole year, that's brilliant Amy, thank you so much for setting it up. I've visited several other links today, I always like to have a look and see who has joined in. I shall pop a post up later. CJ xx

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  31. Congratulations on your anniversary! It's a nice, easy topic to blog about at the end of the week - the perfect thing, really. I had been sharing in Friday Fragments, something similar, but that seems to have fizzled out a bit. Glad I found you! Your crafts are lovely and your heart garland is so pretty. Your sincere words are very touching. Thank you for starting this!

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  32. Congrats on your one year anniversary Amy and thanks for hosting such a great link-up.

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  33. Congratulations Amy for celebrating one whole year of hosting your meme. Mosaic Monday started out the same, the previous host making collages and others wanting to create them and connect.
    It's a big job as host, particularly trying to visit many, or all of the participants and you do it with such grace and enthusiasm.
    I would love to win one of your crocheted heart projects and such an appropriate gift of love for a giveaway.

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  34. Congratulations, Amy, on your first anniversary! I remember how hard you worked to set FoF up and look at you now! XX

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  35. Congratulations on your anniversary. I haven't blogged for such a long time, but reading yours has inspired me to give it another go. Well done on hosting such a great post.

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  36. Hi again, Amy. Sorry I had to add my link up again because there was something missing when I wrote my URL on the first one. Thanks. X

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  37. Congrats Amy On FoF's first anniversary...I am linking for the first time!
    x

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  38. Very many congratulations Amy on your first year of Five on Friday. Looking forward to some time later to look at other posts and also to take a long awaited look at your shop! Take care xx

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  39. Congratulations Amy. I really enjoy the Five on Friday posts, writing them and reading them. Thank you so very much for what you do and for your linkup which has introduced me to many a new blog friend. xo

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  40. I've not got around to a Five on Friday for a few weeks but always enjoy taking part as obviously so many others do too. Can't believe it's been a whole year... Brilliant! Love the garland x

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  41. Congratulations! I absolutely love this garland :-) Have a great weekend!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  42. Congratulations Amy! I'm so glad that I've been able to join in Five on Friday this year. Thanks for your commitment to hosting the linkup and your hard work in visiting each participant and leaving a comment.

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  43. Congratulations on your Five on Friday anniversary. When I was blogging I loved doing Five on Friday and it seems to be growing. Love your heart garland. Joan Jepson.

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  44. Happy Anniversary Amy and thank you for hosting it's something to look forward to at the end of the week. Have a great weekend. :) xx

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  45. I really enjoy all the F.o.F. posts. It was such a simple and effective idea and has really taken off. Brilliant you! x

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  46. Thanks so much for the opportunity dear Amy, I have joined you for the first time today :-).
    Good luck with your shop too, it can be so much fun!
    Lots of love from Mirjam.

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  47. congratulations Amy. I am so glad you started this = it has intro'd me to many other bloggers and interesting things, sadly I am not that organised again, so have shared 5 Leek recipes in readiness for St David's Day. I love the crochet, who ever wins it will adore it, if that happened to be me, it would adorn something special in my home. Thank you once again.

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  48. Ive put a post up of five pictures of my fabric lavender ravioli but I can't get to my PC to change the blog to show your link sorry
    Lynn

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  49. Hi Amy, congrats on a successful project of 5 on Friday! You've done very well with that! Good job!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  50. The hearts are so sweet - I would love a chance to win them! I have visited several sites - and will probably add many many more before the evening is through.

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  51. Happy Anniversary, Amy! Five on Friday is a lovely link up and I'm happy I've joined in as much as I could. I do enjoy getting around to the other participants and have found some new blogs to read along the way. Thank you for hosting!

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  52. Hi Amy. I love participating in your Five on Friday and I have commented on many of the ones that join in. Such a wonderful way to make new friends. Thanks for having this meme for us to enjoy.

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  53. You are amazing Amy, look how many people are joining in! Congrats on a great way to spread blogging love.
    Meredith

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  54. Congrats & happy FoF anniversary, lovely Amy! You really do make this bloggy world of ours a better place, and here's to many more years ahead. Hugs, xx

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  55. Happy Anniversary Amy :) I do enjoy your 5 on Friday posts even though I don't always join in. It's nice to find some new blogs to read as well as seeing what other bloggers are up to

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  56. Happy Anniversary and thank you for organising this weekly party for us. I always enjoy hopping around and meeting the participants, whether or not I join in myself. You are a star. I am working my way through this week's posts and have commented on at least three of them - I would love to win some of your beautiful bunting. Take care. x

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  57. Happy Anniversary dearest Amy!! I'm late, but I did finally get a post done and linked up. I've also visited other wonderful blogging and linking friends. ;) I couldn't pass up a chance to still link on such a festive 5 on Fri occasion. Plus, a giveaway!! Bonus!! Lol thanks so much for taking the time to do this link. It's so fun!!
    Blessings dear sweet Friend. xoxo

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  58. Happy anniversary to Five on Friday what a huge success it is too, well done Amy!

    Angela

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  59. Happy Five on Friday anniversary Amy. Is it really only a year? I haven't been able to link up every week but it's been great fun when I have, and I have found lots of lovely people through you. Well done and Thank You, Amy!

    Barbara xx

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