I just adore our webring. Thank you again to Diane for starting it 16 months ago. I see we are now 143 strong including at least one man, at least five "deborahs" (or variations there of), and we come from at least four countries.
I know four ring bloggers personally (Melody, Kathy, Sarah and Joanne), meaning I've spent time with them "in person." I consider many others wonderful friends. And I'm looking forward to meeting them too.
I suppose I have readers who aren't quilters. You know, family members trolling for pictures of the kids, military friends keeping up with our lives and random people who find me when they google "bad wonder under." Site meter tells me I have an average of 149 readers a day. (!!!!) And I know most of them are quilters. I'm so thrilled that you've found me and that I've found you!
I confess I only read through the whole ring a couple of times a month. But I've been thinking about the cycles of our individuals lives and our blog life lately. Did you know that Jen had surgery this week? Gerrie sent her (loaned her, I believe) a wonderful little quiltlet with lots of healing symbols and messages. I remember when Gerrie received that quiltlet from another quilter when she was battling cancer last year. That post was so touching and I am touched again that Jen and Gerrie have connected and are continuing that amazing support.
I've also been thinking about the other commonalities we've shared on our blogs.
I think nearly all of us have expressed giddy delight over some purchase. Quite often shoes. But also fabric and other supplies and tools related to fiber art. Milk frothers. Storage containers. Dishes. Etc.
A lot of us have gotten puppies. Some of us have lost our beloved pets.
A few have even had sad endings of pregnancies.
Many of us have been sick in many different ways.
Ok, that's enough of the sad items.
We've read some good books and eatten some great meals!
We've discussed television shows with great enthusiasm.
We've created art in our studios that we are really proud of and we've had some less-than successful endeavors.
Oh my goodness, we've indulged in lots of "quizzes." So, thankfully, we all know what vacation destination we are, what coffee we are, what character from Alice in Wonderland we are, what celebrity we most resemble, what words we use most often on our blogs and what it means if purple is our favorite color.
It makes me a giggle a bit thinking of all these items. Thanks for sharing with me. I just love it!