If you've been reading religiously for a while you may know that I'm a bit bah humbug about birthdays. I regularly miss them and struggle with thinking of (and then finding or making) presents that I feel are appropriate. I've always blamed it on my birthday coinciding with Christmas, and being totally overshadowed by other festivities.
But somehow, this year, I have managed to remember in advance, and on the day, today, that the 2nd of September is my blog's birthday. Yes, this day 6 years ago (my time has flown) I started a blog (Please don't feel any pressure to scour the archives to read some of the early *cringe* stuff!!). I'd read and commented on a few blogs and craft sites for a while, and I wanted to make more of a contribution to the amazing and inspiring on-line craft community. With a bit of prompting, I got going, struggling with the terminology and systems, but gradually carving out a little net space of my own.
Six years on, I am still here, although I have noticed the time and urge to blog have reduced a little this year. My life (from single bachelorette to wife and mother) has changed, as has my place in the craft community. Now I find that I don't feel the need to keep up with everything that everyone is up to on line, but I relish dipping into the inspiration pot whenever I please. It's such a huge pot. There is plenty to go around. When I feel I have something to offer, I enjoy sharing ideas and information back in return. Some of the virtual friendships that have developed, have flourished and been enhanced by snail mail swaps and real life encounters, while others have gradually drifted away. I feel lucky to have a network of friends who are only a click or two away.
So please forgive me for not offering a special blog give away to honor the event. Please just accept my thanks for reading, for commenting, and for sharing back in return.