CORRRRR...blimey and THRICE!!! You will never guess what!!! This is my 1500th blog post!!!! WOW!!!! That's one serious amount of yakking isn't it? When I first started my blog I had nooo idea that it would lead to some amazing opportunities, that I would meet so many lovely peeps, make some lifelong friends and turn it into the thing that has kept me sane during somewhat darker days when real life was a bit too tough to give my full attention to. I have been blogging for over 5 years... when I first started I blogged sporadically because I was working full time shift work as a Train Driver.
Then the bad thing happened and I didn't have the full time shift work anymore... and for a while I stayed in my Room of Stash, licking my wounds, feeling ever so sorry for myself and basically letting life slip me by. But, apart from Grim and Alf (of course) the one thing that kept me perky was my crafting. I meet a lot of peeps who have started crafting because of illness or sadness. It is the universal thing that links us all together because even if you didn't start because of illness or sadness, I just know you will have suffered some of those things during your crafty time and I am pretty sure that crafting is the thing that kept you sane. It sure kept me sane... and being able to come to my blog and waffle on alarmingly about things that weren't too heavy, that weren't too hard to talk about gave me the bit of ooomph I needed to get through those dark days. I think the act of writing all about how I made something, of something daft that I have done, that little something ever so slightly mental that I might have said... well, it is the lighter side of life and I could focus on that rather than on how much pain I was in, how sad I was feeling. Yes folks, I am at the conclusion that blogging is actually like therapy. I have re-read some of the posts I did around that time and I actually found myself laughing... here's a classic post that I must have written whilst under the influence of very strong meds.... (nowt new there then lol)
Anyways.... enough waffling from me... the post is punctuated with some pics of a demo tag I did a couple of weeks ago at Birds in the Barn... not had a chance to show you the photo's of what I made yet... I can't believe that this time last week I was getting all set up in preparation for my tellybox shows... where did this week go??? And that means that it is now Wednesday and I need to get some stuff done before the weekend so I shall say... as ever... thanks for looking (and for you support over the years, your comments mean a very lot to me) and TTFN!