Can it really be one year ago that I started this blogging journey?? My, how the time has just flown by!! I can still remember my husband Jeff asking me if I wanted to start my own blog, and my response to that question!!! I had several, as a matter of fact! "Why would I want to have a blog? What would I write about? Who would read it???" And then the biggest obstacle in my mind was that I just didn't know HOW!!! I was afraid to step out and try something that seemed scary and unfamiliar.....after all, what if I FAILED???? Jeff patiently listened to my fears and hesitations, and reminded me that I had LOVED writing in school, was a creative and interesting person and that even if only my family read it, it would be a great way to challenge myself to grow!! Finally, he told me to JUST HAVE FUN, BE YOURSELF, and WRITE ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE !! Great Advice!!! And guess what??? I HAVE!!!
Originally, I figured that my family members and some close friends would begin to follow, because they wanted to encourage me, and initially, that is what happened. Then I began to follow other blogs and met so many amazing women who shared personal stories, wonderful pictures and tremendous talents and I have been so encouraged and blessed by them. I have learned many things this past year about myself, but also about all the special women out there, women who are passionate and creative, who are generous and loving, who are strong and gentle, who are funny and kind!!! Women like you, who are reading this post!!!
On this one year Anniversary, I want to say Thank You for impacting my life with yours....for offering friendship, kindness, encouragement, and prayers, and most of all for BEING YOU!!!
My Giveaway gift is very special to me as it really symbolizes all that I am trying to express from my heart!! What better way to do that than to give a PRIMITIVE HEART!!!
This heart is made from a well-loved pattern called "TATTERED HEARTS" by my friend Chris, better known as WALNUT RIDGE PRIMITIVES, and is a very special design that I have loved making!! The heart is quite large, measuring in at 15" H x 6" W and is mounted on an old textile bobbin, embellished with lot of rusty pins, an old skeleton key, MOP buttons, and 2 vintage doily pieces. One is hand stitched to the back, and then all wrapped with old store string. I love the simplicity of it and feel it will grace any home with a beautiful reminder of how important love is!!
To enter, please leave a comment on THIS POST, sharing something special about blogging! You do not have to be a follower (but are kindly invited to) and you do not have to post this on your sidebar (but if you would like to, that would be fine as well). The deadline for entering will be 10:00 PM (Pacific Time) Sunday Oct. 24th, and the winner will be chosen Monday, Oct. 25th.
Good luck to each one who enters and thank you again for taking part in this special time!!
Blessings Dear Friends~~