I've tried not to be too focused on numbers when it comes to followers. The number of followers a site has doesn't always reflect the talent contained on the blog. I've seen some absolutely amazing blogs that don't have many followers. Also, I think it can sometimes stifle creativity to know that lots of people will be looking at your work. You may try to do what you think others will like, rather than going out on a limb and trying new things (I've been nervous putting some of my quilts or posts out there).
Having said that, I must admit I'm pretty chuffed that there's 500 of you following my little blog. Hopefully a bunch of you wont 'unfollow' now and put it below 500 again (that would be a little embarrassing)! Thanks to everyone who comments, adds photos to my flickr group, buys my patterns, emails me, visits here regularly and even those who visit once in a blue moon and just have a look around.You are the reason I continue to blog and write patterns. This blog is a great way to journal my quilting and occational family events, but I don't think I'd do it as regularly if no one came to visit.
So to celebrate and say 'thankyou' I'm having a quilt pattern sale. Half price on all of my pdf patterns for the next 48 hours. Just head to my downloadable patterns page. Cheers! Sale finished - thanks.
I'm off to the Darling Harbour Quilt and Craft Fair in the morning. Are you going? Can't wait!