Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why I love blogging

There are a million and one reasons to love blogging, the blogging experience is probably different for each and every one of us.  I started five years and nine months ago.  My Mum had just passed away and I needed some distraction, something new to make me forget the pain of loss.  Little did I know at the time what a huge part of my life it would become and what a lifeline.  I can say without a hint of exaggeration that stitching and blogging have seen me through some of the toughest times of my life.

The number one reason that I love blogging is the connections I've made, the friendships that have been built with people all over the world.  Without blogging I wouldn't have had an amazing day in Bath on Monday.  I got to meet up with Vicki - if you don't know her blog you really must check it out here.

Here we are at the end of our day in Bath, looking rather windswept, but I think, happy!  We had a brilliant day exploring some of the sites of Bath, but I think my favourite bit of the day was sitting in the sunshine in the park at the end of the day just chatting and getting to know Vicki better, she really is an amazing person and I'm so happy that we got to meet for real.

Vicki also presented me with some lovely gifts a roll of some of her hand dyed fabrics - these really are beautiful, and such great quality too.  Vicki sells her fabric on etsy here if you'd like to get your hands on some for yourself.
The lovely card and the other bundle of fabric were handed to me by Vicki from another blogging friend Kim.  Kim sent them over with Vicki when she found out we were going to be able to meet.  Wow, well I'm sure you can imagine how blown away I was to receive such generous gifts.  But by far the greatest gift of all from these ladies is the wonderful gift of friendship. 


Terri Stegmiller said...

Oh oh oh!!! How fun for both of you.

KimP said...

Still jealous that Vicki got to be there without me! I love to see Vicki outdoors - that rarely happens!

Vicki W said...

It was a fabulous day and I really appreciate you taking the day off to meet me! It's a wonderful treat to meet my blogging friends! Thank you for everything.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a lovely day! I've just had a quick trip over to Viki's lovely blog and will be back there for a better look.

Anita said...

I've yet to meet any of my blogging friends, maybe someday. How fortunate that you were able to though. :)