So here are just a few online people who helped and inspired me when I first started browsing this wonderful stitching community. Four Firsts:
- Florence was the first blogger who shifted me from blog-reader towards blog-writer. She had written about a dilema she was having, and in the reply comments everybody was very positive and agreeable, and this moved me to write a comment and thus become a blogger myself. You see, I thought that the other comments weren't helping her out. They were very kind and complimentary and that definitely has a huge part to play in supporting one another. But she writes such interesting and informative posts, she deserved to receive some help herself. And then I was worried I might be in the minority and I might be overstepping my rights to comment, but Florence replied with such appreciation. She even used my suggestion in her completed item! It was a revelation! I was able to be of true help to somebody in a crafty/sewing way that I can never do in my real life ( I have NO stitching/crafty friends at all)
- gMarie was the first person to start following my blog and ever since then she has shared supportive comments and inspired my pattern choices and given me fabric ideas.
- Debi is the first blogger of whom I asked for information and she was VERY forthcoming with detailed information for me, and so I am SEW GRATEFUL to her generosity, her experience and her blog writing.
- Karen is the first fellow blog-writer who has ever sent me something real in the post, and I am grateful for how interesting and diverse her posts are, especially with the frequency with which she writes them!