Do you, dear readers, maintain a blog? Obviously I do, but one wonders sometimes if it is "worth" the time and energy involved. There are pictures to take and edit/resize and comments that sometimes need moderation and then there is the whole "what do I write about today" thing.
Well, I received a handwritten letter this week from a person who is not known to me. "Ann" wrote me a charming letter in which she shared her weaving story. Ann explained that she had been diagnosed with an illness and decided that she could a) feel sorry for herself or b) try something new. She decided to try handweaving and gathered up books and searched for blogs authored by weavers. Ann found my wee blog! And she shared with me that she wove a lace bookmark, which is a draft found here on my blog.
I was stunned by Ann's kindness in taking the time to pen a letter to me. I showed the letter to my husband and kids. It was so gratifying to know that I have been able to pass along a bit of what I have learned along the way - even via computer screen!
Ann's letter provided me with the resolve to do two things:
1) keep blogging about weaving
2) write more handwritten letters
Letter-writing is becoming a lost art, don't you think? While I love the convenience of email and text messaging, there is something really lovely about getting a letter in the mailbox and holding it in your hand to read it.
So long for now, friends, and happy blogging and weaving and letter-writing.