My name is Sophie and I'm from Hungary. I didn't write you yet, even if I'm reading your blog since months. I'm not really that writing type. But I wanted to tell you, that your works inspired me sooo much, that I already made a few quilt blankets and I'm just about to learn how to crochet and make such a beautiful pillow cases, like the one with the daisy squares.
I always wanted to learn these things but I thought I still have time until I'll have my own children and make something for them. But you just gave me so much joy with your lovely pictures and posts that I felt I just want to create right now! and I'm still very excited about your new projects, I have already a lot in my head too! :)
So with all this I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU and don't be afraid of the market I'm sure that all your items will be sold in a rush! They are just fabulous!
You know sometimes when you are in doubt about blogging? When you ask yourself "Why do I do this?". When you don't have the energy to post because you are overwhelmed with finding the balance between every day life demands and your blogging passion? Because blogging is a time consuming business. It takes time to take that great photo that you proudly will post and share. It is not just snap and go. Writing a post takes effort and energy to get it right. Publishing a tutorial is tremendous work... And staying in touch can also be difficult at times. Responding, leaving trails, commenting, visiting... And so every now and then I receive a message like Sophie's and it makes me soooooo happy. All these comments and trails that you leave are the greatest feed back to say I matter in this world. This is why I do this. If my crafty journey can inspire someone to take her or his own step into her/his own crafty journey this is worth every minute, every dragging out styling supplies in the garden, all the thousands of photos filling my camera and computer just to choose a 1/10 of them to share with the world.
Thank you Sophie for writing these words. And what a perfect timing. I feel the love, I feel strong, I feel very very happy to have this little space in cyber world and to have all you wonderful crafty people around me. I might be a bit self centered for the moment but believe me, I have noticed that I now have 700 followers and I will catch up with you very soon. And Sophie from Hungary, email me your address - I would love to send you a little gift for your sweet words. You made my day.