This week’s Think Write Thursday topic is an interesting one: look out a window you don’t normally look out of and tell us what you see.
I am going to take that in an entirely different direction and see where that takes me.
Rather than a window, I am going to share my portal to my favorite neighbors and friends – the internet and my computer monitor!
- It is the place where I find out how Bonny is doing, what she is growing, and her vacation memory posts of late have been so much fun!
- Then I can look and see how Kym and Honore will inspire me – and the inspiration is always significant when you visit them!
- I check to see if dear Margene has updated her blog and make a mental note to write her a letter.
- The links at kmkat’s are always stellar and she serves things up with the perfect amount of sarcasm, which I deeply love.
- I always enjoy Doug and Boone updates from Patty, and her Facebook messages are the best, just sayin’.
- A visit to Sprite Writes is especially nice on the days she makes me think about what is beautiful in my world – thank you for making me stop and consider, Sprite!
- From there I stop by to see what new adventures Gale has in store, her photos inspire me.
- The day is never complete without a visit to Caffeine Girl, she is a fantastic knitter, and she reads such good books – but what I really love about her is her beautiful stitching.
- Then I am off to visit Bridget and her darling cats. Her knitting is amazing as well.
- The day is never complete without dear Mary. She has taught me so much about Timbered Choirs and she is warm and so welcoming. Her knitting is unreal and she shares the best glimpses into her life with Charlie and Sam.
- A new friend is Juliann, but she is a welcome addition! She eats lovely things and she quilts! Oh my! I love her stitching so much. Add to that, she is a knitter and what is not to love? I have also shared the Just Five Things journey with her – and I look forward to another chapter this spring with her!
- Then on to Wisconsin and Vicki aka Knitorious. I have been a long time lurker of Vicki, but I am happy I am no longer a lurker, but an actual commenter! She somehow does all the things – sewing, knitting, cooking, and her pictures are so lovely! I love that she shares Jun and Gin!
- PA Knit/Wit is another recent friend and a very special one because she lives in Pittsburgh, and while we have not yet met – I hope that we will one day very soon. She is not only an amazing spinner – she is an amazing pattern writer!
- Another Pennsylvania friend who is never short on inspiration is Karen – she lives in such a beautiful place and her photos that she shares are so incredible! She is also a prolific knitter and reader. No day is complete without her wise and gentle voice.
- Finally, there is dear Carole – she is the thread through whom I made most of these connections. I visit Carole for so many reasons, but mostly for her. Her voice, her images, her joie de vivre, and yes – her beverages! No one quite does weekends quite like Carole, although, I do aspire. She has inspired me to be a better blogger. She has inspired me to be a better photographer. She has inspired me to be more welcoming… she just inspires me. Every.single.day.
This is what my view is every single day. And, really… it does not get much better than this.
Want to see what everyone else wrote about for Think Write Thursday? You will find them all here. Want to join Carole and I on this journey? We would love to have you join us! You can sign up here.
Y’know . . . I share your view! And isn’t it a great one? So much to see . . . every day! (And thanks for being part of my view.) XO
What a lovely, friend-filled view you have, and I thank you for sharing it so I can appreciate everywhere your portal takes you! I visit many of the same friends and will greatly enjoy stopping by some that are new to me. I always look forward to visiting you for knitting, stitching, spinning, book recommendations, and enjoying your friendship!
My window today is similar to yours. I’ve been away from home for a week and now need my own house window of spring in TN plus the knitting internet. These knitters are indeed friends of my daily life, especially for knitting help and many other social issues. I treasure all of you. Thanks!
Yes, we absolutely do need to meet up in real life! I was hoping to run into you at the Women’s March downtown, but obviously there were just too many people there to find one person in that crowd.
What a super great view! I can see all your friends hanging out their windows, calling: “Kat! Hey Kat! So good to see you, too! ”
This post, as all yours, is a sheer delight!
Into every life, a bit of sunshine. Thanks for bringing sunshine into our lives.
Isn’t it funny how we have these important relationships all through – as you say it – the window of our computers? I just love it, and for someone who does not have a lot of people in real life that I consider friends, these friends make all the difference. (P.S. I will not tell Milo the Koodle that you said he was “darling.” He would not approve!)
What a fun and friendly view Kat! I, too, share your view, but thanks for the links which will expand my view a bit.
I think I’ll be making some new friends because of this awesome post. And your kind words about me, well, I’m all verklempt. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Friends near and far, what a special way to start your day.
Aw, thanks for the shout out!
This is a great post! I look forward to lurking on most of the same blogs and you’re inspiring me to de-lurk.
What a great post! (and thank you for the kind words). I, too, owe Carole a huge THANK YOU! for introducing me to all of these wonderful people (save Honoré – we found each other before I ever heard about Ten on Tuesday!) Getting to know you has been a bright spot in a year that’s needed a few more bright spots. I love your honesty and openness, with just the appropriate amount of snark. And your Friday links have definitely sent me down a few — most welcome! – rabbit holes.
What a lovely post! Thanks for including me
I love the way you took the prompt! Clever and fun, I get to see who you like to visit 🙂 A fantastic way to make new friends!! Lovely 🙂
I love to visit your blog because you are in my hometown, your words are insightful and inspirational. I love your knitting and your embroidery. Also your fierce sense of social justice.
Aw, that’s such a great take on the topic! I also share your view most days — but there are some things on this list that I hadn’t noticed before. Thank you!!
Even though I rarely update my blog I love looking through this window everyday to see my the updates my dear friends have posted! Who knew when we first came to this community how important it would be come to us.