If you were like me I thought "how on earth do i compete with so so many well established blogs out there?"
The answer; yes a resounding yes, I was not entering a competition (that's the old sports player in me) but a warm and welcoming family. Blogging and it's interactions, are now a large component in my life and I am thankful for each of you.
Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar. I nervously reached out with an invitation to host a party in their honor when they were coming to the Kane County Flea market in Illinois. Imagine the screaming when I opened Jaithan's response....."Yes, we would love to..........."
Two years on these dear men are wonderful friends with a special place in my heart. We have shared much. Deep in my soul I know they are the lifelong brothers I always wanted and I treasure them immensely. Could this have happened without blogging?
This world I joined has been life changing. What a privilege meeting many of you; the talented people whose words and ideas have inspired me.Deep bonds have formed with many others that I hope to meet someday
I am a better person, designer; landscape and interiors, possess a keener eye for those bits begging to be re-purposed, even becoming a newly re-ignited crafter (thought that was long over) and striving for honing any skill i possess as a writer and hopefully.........an emerging photographer. Certainly my new SLR camera will solve all my issues............once I learn to use it!
donated to Marija's family by Patricia of PVE blog
And then there was Marija of Holding Court, my new BFF. The joy of meeting this brilliant and funny individual behind the blog which resulted in instant magic, we were "forever soul sisters"
Anyone who reads my blog knows about the car accident which took Marija's life and left me scarred emotionally
My local friends, family and precious clients reached out. The blogging community had lost one of our own and rallied to Marija's husband, family and to me.
note; a memorial blog called Holding Forth has been created for Marija's children. We would love to hear your story of interaction with Marija.
But since I rarely responded to those gestures of kindness at the time,(too buried deep within) I remain truly
And now for the giving............
As most of you are aware another "one of ours" remains in need. Valorie and Alberto of Visual Vamp
- Alberto was not allowed to take a commercial flight, he needed a Medi-Vac
- The Medi-Vac must be paid in full, up front
- The hospital had to be paid in full in order to secure a release
Art for a Heart
Decor to Adore, she is guiding me on how to host this endeavor.
I have a feeling Carla will be in demand, don't you love this?!!
Art by Karena........can't wait to see what she chooses!
Third: I will be donating a beloved antiquity, a French playing card from the late 1700's lovingly framed and matted, can't wait to show you!
Together we are strong. And......I detect a pattern here, do you? Bloggers and readers of blogs all belong to this amazing community and we will know where to turn should the need arise.
Thankfully, to all those that visit, comment and extend your hand in friendship, loving you all
PS; By accident I deleted all my fav blogger reader list. If your blog is missing, still re-building