Come on in! Come on in! You look like you've been celebrating already! Does that mean that you set out at the beginning, at Lizzie's place?
Welcome to my stop on the Celebrating Blog Friendships Blog Hop. D'you know, for once I hardly know where to start? I get a bit lost for words when I think about what this last year has brought. We have a saying round here: we talk about "taking a punt" on something. Well, last year - thanks to Shimelle's class - I took a punt on blogging, and - thanks to all of you - it's been one of the best things I've ever done. Never in a month of scrapbooking Sundays did I imagine that there were so many amazing, talented, wonderful women out there. All ready to share and connect and listen and laugh.
I'm hoping to meet one or two of you in person soon; but even if many of you remain friends across the ocean - well, what friends! Months ago now I wrote a post about a skirt of my mum's, a special one I was hoping to pass on to my daughter. One of you said "Well I hope she knows we'll be checking up on her to see if she looks after it" and that has stayed with me since. Because it says it all. We're in this for the long haul. And what a lovely thought that is!
But of course there will always be room for one more. The door here is always open and the coffee machine never sleeps. Make yourself at home and wish Blogging For Scrapbookers a Happy Birthday by saying hello. Here's a giveaway to tempt you. It's a little felt hand sewn birthday banner, small enough to wrap around a card and put in the post - just leave a comment and I'll put your name in the draw.
But wait - before you go, don't forget to pick up the letter E
and take it with you. Collect a letter at each stop on the hop, put them in order from Lizzie's onwards, end up at Jo's and have a go at a Grand Prize! Now, with thanks to Lizzie and Jo for their magnificent party planning, I'm sending you on your way. Next stop is Rachel - have a good one! And if you get lost along the way, you can turn round and head back to Lizzie's and she'll put you right.
Blog Friends - A Toast To Many More Years..