Monday, July 03, 2006

A Face and A Name and a Voice

This photo has nothing to do with the post. But just like the lady I am talking about, I hate a post with out pictures. This was taken earlier this spring behind my house.

Now for the meat of this post. WhenI entered the blogosphere and swap world, I had no idea where it would lead. I had started reading and being inspired by all the creativity represented. I saw all the people as superhuman and so much better at what they did than I was. Then I began to open my heart and really study the blog writing, leaving comments, asking questions in the swap arena, basically opening my life and inviting these people in. In doing this, I discovered wonderful people who simply have a passion for creating and a generous heart for sharing a small part of themselves.

I have found this community to be supportive, inspiring, tolerant, generous, and almost any other words you can add to that list.

Saturday, my Abby was playing ball in Covington, GA and I remembered that a swap partner and blog writer has a store there. So during a long midday break, we found Katie Cannon and Co. in downtown Covington. Katie is the author of the Katies knit knat blog (see my sidebar) and I wondered what she might be like in person. We stroll into the store and although I had been on her website I was blown away by the array of really wonderful items. Then, when I introduced myself as Teresa from Maggie Grace, all insecurity about meeting a stranger was gone. Katie is warm and friendly, open and engaging, informative and generous. I spent several minutes with her, I spent a little money on yarn (there will be more), mostly I was encouraged by the welcome she gave us. We have quite a lot in common and I can see me going back regularly.
She has a wonderful array of yarns, some beautiful gift ideas, and a welcoming area for sitting and stitching.

If you haven't already, take a look at her blog, and drop her a line.

If you out in blogland are ever in the Athens Georgia area, let me know, I would love to meet you.

Katie, a huge thanks to you for your hospitality. Your store is absolutely adorable and I look forward to visiting again.

Happy 4th everyone. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday. Have a beautiful day.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Hi Teresa, Megan here - just received your lovely swap package in the mail and wanted to say a great big thank you because it is beautiful and a huge lot more than I was ever expecting! I will be making good use of it - red and blue are some of my favourite colour combinations.

Happy to help relieve you of too much material anytime ;-)