My first blog post was 6 years ago. It took me a week to figure out how and what to do but I stuck to it and finally accomplished a blog post. I had been following and reading blogs for some time and knew that I wanted to join in. There were people I reached out to with questions and they were kind and encouraging. People like Faye Riggesbee, Mouse, and Vonna to name just a few who took the time to respond. How excited I was to have people follow me! and comment on my blog! Along the way friendships developed and also some followers left. The numbers are nice, but they are not important because the person who stops by now and again to comment is just as nice as the one who is a constant. Then there are those who have left blogging or do not post often at all. Of course there are so many reasons and it is their choice but I do miss them......following their interesting lives and beautiful crafts. I started my blog to document my work and to keep a diary of sorts. I have learned from many and have been able to share my work with people who care. I joined in many give always, held a few of my own and many swaps.....most all were successful with just a couple not so. To have a designer compliment my work has been like a gold star. It has been a wonderful experience and I will continue for time to come. Now, The Brother Alan reads and even has commented and posted...how fun is that. One day the phone rang and it was Annette calling to introduce herself and chat. So, today I say thank you to all who have been around with me for these years and welcome to all who a new to my blog. You certainly are friends that I am lucky to have.