According to Blogger, I have been blogging since 2006, but I know that when I first started, I rarely posted anything. I think that at that time I was so impressed with some really fabulous blogs that I had found, and I just felt that I didn't really have that much to say or share. Over the years, even though I still don't post as often as some, or as often as I would like, I have come to enjoy the experience more.
So...a little introduction. If you look in my sidebar, you will see that my name is Lynda. You will also see that there is no photo there. I do not like having my picture taken. So, I am represented by Flat Lynda, a virtual representation of myself. And until things change in my head, she will just have to do!
We live in Oregon...my husband and two dogs and two cats and me. We moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York 20 years ago, and I have never looked back. I love it here and feel like this has always been home to me. We have two adult daughters, both live close by, and one grandson who is 6. He is the light of our lives. Being a grandparent is the best!
When we lived back East, I was a school librarian.Since we have been living here, I have worked in public libraries, first as a children's librarian and now as a manager. We are in the middle of a building project that is taking up much of our time and energy. I just realized that I have been a librarian for over 40 years...and it's still fun!
My interests include reading, especially cozy mysteries and biographies; watching baseball; spending time with my family; exploring new places, cuddling with our furbabies, and cross-stitching.
I started this blog as a place to share my stitching, and that is still the main focus. There are many stitching blogs out there, and I love reading them and seeing the photos of everyone's beautiful work.
I know that there is so much other social media around...Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook...but the reason I still love to blog (and read others' blogs) is because I think that when you blog, you share a special part of yourself and that is really important.
Almost forgot about the prize...not 100% sure what it will be, but I can tell you that it will stitching related! So it will be a surprise prize! Everyone can enter. You don't have to become a follower to enter, just post a comment saying that you interested. The drawing will be on February 15.
Thanks to all the other bloggers who are so willing to share their creativity and their talents with the rest of us. I am looking forward to discovering lots of new blogs today and meeting lots of new friends.
And thanks to everyone who has visited here today. Please leave a comment if you have time...they are always appreciated. And I hope to see you again!