Saturday evening as I sat on our back porch, sipping a nice cup of tea and watching the fire in the pit I thought about what blogging has done for me :
- it has inspired me to teach myself how to knit and I'm loving it (I read on soooooo many blogs about nice knitting projects that I could'nt resist, I wanted to do nice things for myself and my family).
- i'm trying so many delicious new recipes that fantastic bloggers are posting on their blog.
- i borrowed my daughter's sewing machine and have tried my hand at a few projects and I have many more on my list... again, because of the wonderful bloggers out there that inspire me every day.
- was already living a simple organic lifestyle before blogger but every day I read new-to-me information that I did'nt know of.
- met some new friends that I would'nt have met otherwise.
- but last Winter this wonderful lady and I became friends... because of blogger. We read each other's blog every day. In May I received an email from Barb asking me if I wanted the quilt she was working on. I had commented a few times on how much I loved the color combination she was using and that I loved her new quilt, etc. So when Barb realized her first quilt was not suited for the decor of her home, she offered to give the quilt to me. Was I speechless ? dah, yes I was and still am.
As you can see from the picture above, I accepted her offer. My quilt and I were reunited on Sunday. I love it ! as most of you know - I love any shade of blue. Barb made little white french knots here and there in the quilt - making it ever so special. Barb has commented to me last week that I had to be honest when I see my quilt in person and not be afraid to tell her if I did'nt like it.
I don't like it - i LOVE it ! I will cherish it forever just as I will cherish the new friendship I have with Barb.
(Check out her blog, she is one talented lady).
I know you're wondering why I have a winter hat on, right ? see above, my number one thing that blogging has done for me. I knitted this tuque in one day. I will modify the pattern when I knit another one ''soon'' to make it slightly smaller. I have a nice earth tone yarn to knit myself a winter hat for next winter.