I never imagined that blogging would open so many doors for me. Doors and windows into the lives of people, that without blogging - I would never come to know. Some days I enter the world of crochet bunny maker extraordinaire,Vivienne, at home in Ireland and see her latest creations with their hand sewn dresses and crochet cardigans, all matching so beautifully. Other times I am sitting on the porch at a ridge meadow farm in Wisconsin as the night draws in, watching the sunset with Sharon as the chickens bed down for the night. I am happy to witness life's celebrations in Vermont as Karen talks passionately about her little piece of earth. Back at Wisconsin, Sharon's daughter Anne is a self taught artist and creator who has made a huge impression on me. She is kind and intelligent and mastered the art of water colour painting with persistence, hard work and a love for the medium. I sit in her art studio with the cats and watch how she transforms a piece of paper into a botanical observation with meticulous strokes of a brush. All of these people share a passion for nature, humanity and beauty as do many of my blog readers and commenters.
Of course I am not really in the presence of the great people depicted above. It is all metaphorical. They write with such diligence and conviction that I really feel as though I am by their side.
Thank you to all my friends old and new who comment, email and snail mail me. You have all added an extra dimension to my life and enriched it more than I could ever hope.
If you would like to receive a little paper crafted something from me to celebrate my 1000th blog post then please leave a comment below to be put into the draw.
From the bottom of my heart - I thank you all 💗