This is my 500th blog post!
Since I first began what Chez would call "this little experiment" about two years ago, I've met some of the most wonderful people. I've laughed and cried at what people have shared. I've grown as a quilter and as a reader! Blogging has enriched my life immeasurably, and I've enjoyed it more than I can say.
How else would I have ever met the Mistress of Leehaven? How else would I have had the opportunity to laugh at Ozzie's antics? How else would I have acquired a delicious pile of kimono scraps from a friend across the globe? Would I ever have actually thought, much said out loud (as I often now do), "Life Is Good!" And then there's Anne, who somehow knows the right thing to say at the right time, and my dear little friend from Oz, and so many others.
I put a counter on my blog three months into it, and as of today, it shows 56,300 visits. Unbelievable. And another device, put on more recently, indicates that visitors have come from -- are you ready for this, because I wasn't -- 77 countries!
Today I celebrate my 2+ years in bloggerville and my 500th post, I celebrate the lovely connections I've made, the support I've received during these past difficult two months, and everything else about blogging.
Tomorrow this celebration will be cemented by a giveaway, something I'd planned to do before Life Got In The Way late in May. Stay tuned!