Yipppee It's my birthday. Well actually it's my blogs birthday. This day last year I finally took the plunge and started my first post. I had wanted to set up a blog for a long time but I had always thought that I was too boring and would have nothing to write. You may even think that I was right in thinking that now!! But I've come to love my everything about my blog and writing about the silly little things in my life that make me extraordinarily happy, like sewing and knitting and crochet. I know that I have a tendency to babble and ramble at times and I am so very grateful to everybody who has stuck with me and shared all my ups and downs.
The first time that I realised that I had a follower, Grammy Braxton I really appreciate you being brave enough to put your name first on that list, my little old heart skipped a beat. I ran down the stairs screaming the news at the top of my voice to anybody that would listen. The thought that somebody had any interest in what I was writing absolutely thrilled me. And that feeling never changed. Each and every time a comment is posted or a new follower joins up, I literally feel like jumping for joy. I really must thank all of you for sticking with me and taking time out to leave your lovely encouraging messages on my little blog.
With the start of my blog, my interest in photography also grew. I only have my phone to take photos at the moment but I think that some of them have turned out okay. Today I'm posting some of my favourite pictures of the past year. The result of the hundreds of pictures that I have taken over these months has led to a realisation that it's probably going to be my next big hobby!! I've been hinting at the Hubby that the perfect present for my birthday would be a Coolpix and when I say hinting I mean that I've torn the page out of the Argos catalogue and stuck it to the fridge and told him "I want that". He's not that good with subtle hints!! poor fella.
I have learned so much from this land of blog! I've learned that there are many more people out there with the same interests and likes as me. I never thought that I would have so much in common with people that were strangers to me but felt like friends as soon as I began reading their blogs. And indeed I have made many good friends along the way too even if I have nor probably ever will have the chance to sit down and have a natter over a nice cup of tea. It just doesn't seem to matter. The mutual respect, interests and support that crafting bloggers show to each other is astounding. And that is the main reason for me looking forward to logging on again and seeing what my favourite bloggers are up to.
You have all taught me a lot too. From hexie square sewing to how to knit a baby nappy, it's all been here at my finger tips. And you all inspire me so much. You are creative in ways that I could only dare to imagine, whether it's been a unusual knitting pattern, a wallpapered cupboard or beautifully written post. I simply love it all and love you all for being out there in blogland too and being my virtual friends.
And last but not least, my fav picture of the whole year. This may not be the best photograph in the world, it being quite dark, but it is most definitely my most favourite of all. I mean it's not like it's something that you see every day of the week now is it!!
PS I thought that I would have reached 100 posts today but that was a serious miscalculation on my part! hoping to make that milestone this month though. Along with some sort of giveaway. I would love to have something handmade for the giveaway so I just need a little more time for that.