On Friday I received a message on my blog from the lovely Michele , who writes the delightful Mushroom Tender, to visit her at her blog as she had a surprise for me. I was so thrilled to find she had an award waiting there for me - One Lovely Blog Award!
I am so new to blogging that this was a real surprise and delight for me. Thank you Michele. She is a very talented artist and I have been following her blog for the last few months, do take a look. Her artwork is beautiful. I am a bit of a "jack of all trades" with my crafts and the one thing I cannot do is draw freehand...it is a skill I admire. The award is also to encourage us to visit more of the lovely blogs that are out there.
In accepting this award we are asked to pass it on to 15 other lovely blogs we follow. At the moment I only number a few so I am going to pass this on to all those I do follow - you know who you are - don't be shy - and also to all the lovely bloggers who have left such kind comments on my blog over the last 2 months. Please DO take the award, you all deserve it!
The one person I really do want to name is my dear Etsy and Blogger friend Mia who lives far away in Finland. I have known Mia for about a year when I had her make me a beautiful Moomin bag. As a child I read and loved the Moomin books and when I found that she made Moomin bags I had to check her out. Through my Etsy convos I was introduced to her wonderful blog and I have followed it for the last year or so. It was her who inspired me to take the leap and start writing Jane's Journal in July. So actually if I could dedicate this award to someone it would be to dear Mia......thank you :0)
I also decided to take this opportunity to have a look at my stats and in this short time I found I have had visits from the UK, Finland, USA, Canada, Germany, Japan China, Denmark, Ireland, Russia, Argentina, Japan and most recently The Netherlands! Quite a world wide audience. It still stuns me how accessible the world is now with the Internet. I really do regard my fellow bloggers as blogger buddies and I so enjoy the interaction we all have. As you know I do have a profession as a busy physiotherapist working in the NHS and my crafts and hobbies that I blog about are such a great antidote to the fast pace of my working life. It gives me a real life-balance and I truly love it.
So to EVERYONE out there, thank you for visiting me at Jane's Journal, it gives me such pleasure that in such a short time I realise that there are people out there who appear to enjoy reading what I have to write and share. Please remember - don't feel too shy to comment...it's always so lovely to hear from people. As I said in my very 1st post it really is good to realise that I am not talking to myself!
Bye for now - and thank you again Michele :0)