Sunday, December 25, 2011

Message in a Bottle

When I first started this blog in January two years ago, I felt horribly self-conscious. The internet is, like, massive. It's vast. It's huge. There are thousands of blogs, and possibly millions of websites and there I was, typing away on the keyboard of my rickety laptop, wondering if anyone was ever going to read anything I wrote. I mean, read it voluntarily and not because they were obliged to do so by the bonds of blood. Writing anything at all on the internet was like putting a message in a bottle and sending it off across the waves. You might watch it bobbing around for a bit but you have no idea if anyone will ever read what's inside.

Two years, several dozen blankets, quite a few patterns, a yarnpire, mermaids, the Bayeux Tapestry and a couple of dishcloths later, I feel like I'm not whispering in a large room,  I'm talking to a very nice and kind group of people - that includes you. Yes, it does. Thank you very much for reading.

So Christmas greetings to everyone who celebrates, and I hope that those who don't are enjoying the calm of a quiet day. Special greetings to you if you've spent the day alone or are lonely: a virtual hug to bridge the vastness of the cyber-ocean.
I'm glad this bottle washed up on your shore.

15 comments:

claudia said...

Merry Christmas to you, dear! I'm from Brazil, and my english is not that good. But I laugh a lot, reading your post!! I had make a blanket with your pattern (Kitty-Cat Baby Afghan), and i'm using your 'projext page'. All that i have to say to you is a huge thank you for all your kindness and generosity!! Have you a great New Year!!!
Kisses,

Claudia, São Paulo - Brazil

P.S.: Your husband also makes me laugh a lot!!!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Frohe Weihnachten!

Ev said...

Merry Christmas to you from Kelowna, BC in Canada. It IS something like a message in a bottle - great analogy! I've enjoyed reading your blog this past year... please don't stop writing. This interwebs thingy is a lovely way of being in touch with people you'll probably never meet in this lifetime. It's been lovely getting to know you and your family just a little bit.

"Petunia Pill" said...

Beautifully stated! Merry Christmas! I LOVE the way the internet has connected me with new friends far and wide. What an amazing tool! Looking forward to sharing this small portion of the path that lies ahead with you! Annette

Erica said...

Merry Christmas from central Arkansas, USA! I love reading your blog; your insights and sense of humor are always fun to read. Thank you for that =).

Paul & Carla said...

Ah, dear Gingerbread Lady, what a sweet post! I am so glad to be at the shore when your bottles wash up and I stay enthralled by the messages inside. Please give my holiday best to your good Gingerbread Husband, the Yarnpires and Friends, Lady Mermaid, and your always interesting and fun Irish Gingerbread Family! What a pleasure it is to be acquainted with you...

Sara said...

You have a lovely way with words and express yourself beautifully (and amusingly). I always look forward to your posts.
Happy Boxing Day
Best wishes
Sara

Elisabetta said...

Merry Christmas from Rome! I really like reading your blog and watching your woolly creations... You are so inspirational! I am looking forward for another year of Gingerbread blogging!

Liz said...

Greetings of the season and may you have a great new year. Looking forward to more ripping yarns and laugh out loud blog entries.

Liz

MissMary said...

It was inescapable. I had to listen to "Message in a Bottle" by The Police after a glance at this post's title. Happy thought!

P.S. For once, google is prompting me with an intelligible word! I think the word for 2012 for you is BRAVE. YAY you!

Betsy said...

Merry Christmas a few days late from Washington State USA. I love reading your blog and like a few others have said, it's wonderful having friiends all over the world. You can never have too many friends.

Have a wonderful new year!

Betsy
Http://Betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com

GirlAnachronismE said...

Merry Christmas from yorkshire. I hope you had a great day!

crymson said...

hope you had a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year!

Sweet Seahorse said...

The internet is a wonderful thing isn't it?! I love to be able to get inspiration and feedback from people who share my interests from all corners of the globe.

I just hope that people enjoy reading my blog posts too. It is a bit like writing a book a page at a time and hoping that the previous page is interesting enough to encourage the reader to come back to read the next page.

xXx Helen

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I love reading your blog. Your humor is the best. Thank you! I'm glad this bottle washed up on my shore, it was worth the wait. :o)