Monday, March 19, 2012

A Little Look Back.......

 


I have been cleaning old photos off my computer and look what I found!  This is a picture of the very first card I posted way back in Sept. 2009! I started this blog, not knowing if anyone would ever read it, but thinking I would do this thing even if it was just for me.  For months nobody visited except for my dear sister the "Enabler", but I ploughed forward each and every chance I got to post.  I can't remember much about this card but it sure looks like I was really into this Swiss dot folder!  Also my picture taking skills were seriously lacking.  Still are, although I now have a much better camera and set up to work with.  I had my desk set up in the laundry room and it looks like I propped the card on the washer and snapped the picture.  When I found this picture, I had to smile.  It is my beginning.....my starting point....we all have them and hopefully I have moved forward from this humble little owl sitting on all that Swiss dot embossing. 

Since I snapped this picture many things have happened in my life.  I now have a whole room to call mine...I'm retired and can play all day long if I want...I've been on a couple of design teams and have learned so very much from other design team members.  I have watched my grandchildren mature and become teenagers.  Life is good.

So what about you, do you remember your first card?  Do you remember your first commenter?  Slow down and have a little look back at your beginnings...  Now lets look forward.  I embrace each and every day.  I look forward to reading your comments and visiting my blogging buddies.  I have made so many new friends since I started and I love to visit.  If you are standing in the wings, thinking about starting a blog, I encourage you to jump in and get your feet wet!  It opens up a whole new world and I don't think you will ever regret it.  We all have to start somewhere.

Well this is it for me.  Just a little walk down memory lane before I turn and face this glorious day.
I hope your day is filled with sunshine and happiness!   

11 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Glenda. What a lovely story and I think if we were all to look back we would get a surprise. As you said you have to start somewhere and from there you progress. My eldest Daughter has just started her blog and thinks no one is interested in her work. You can see her Mother's day card on my blog. Can you tell how proud I am. LOL. Hugs Rita xxxxx

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Yes, we or I have come a long way too.... I know what you mean when I look back sometimes I just shake my head and say to myself what was I thinkin'. But not you, even in the begining you had a special touch... And Now you are the "FLOWER QUEEN"!!!!!

Olga said...

what a neat story~! Like you I never dreamed anyone would look and read what little ole me posted, think I'll go back and look. I love the card, cute image!

marsha said...

Glenda, thanks so much for sharing your card "beginnings"! I love hearing personal stories. I started in 2006 around Christmas when my friend had me help her with cards for a ministry at church. I tell her it's all her "fault"! I must say you've come a long way from the swiss dots, LOL!
Hugs,
Marsha

The Other Patti Sue said...

I can't remember my first post.... hmmm have to take a look! Blogging is such a blessing! All of the sweet friends and talent out there have been a huge blessing in my life! Great post!

Dee in N.H. said...

What a fun look back! Thanks for sharing it with us! I'm one who is still on the fence about starting my own blog....

Starla said...

I love your memory lane story!! I'll have to see what my first post was. I think I'd see more growth if I actually went back to my first card I posted on SCS. YIKES! haha

I hope you kept this picture on your computer to remind you just what a wonderful journey it has been!!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Glenda, we all have humble beginnings! It is so much fun to look back and nice to have a room dedicated to crafting! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Lovely memories and realisation of how we progress ! Thanks for sharing Glenda.....
love and hugs
chris richards
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Nan G said...

I have a blog-a-versary coming up...hmm think I'll do a walk down memory lane to celebrate it! Thanks for sharing yours Glenda! He's such a cute owl!

Leslie Miller said...

Yes, your style has changed but it's still a cute card even after all this time. These days nobody makes flowers like you do, and you give everything such a sense of grace and femininity. I remember my first blog post. I had serious doubts as to whether anyone would ever look at my blog. So much has happened since then. Thank you for reminding me of all the good times.

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