Because she isn't a blog reader or writer I found myself trying to explain the sense of community, the sharing of inspiration and the friendships. I tried hard to make blogland sound like the wonderful place it is for me and tried not to make it sound like Internet dating.
The other day Bren was doing an interview for The Weekly Times about our farm when for some reason he mentioned this blog. Before you knew it, the journalist had set up a time to interview me for a Foxs Lane article to run next to the Daylesford Organics one.
While she found it difficult to understand that I often repurpose bed linen and tea towels to make clothes for my kids, she loved the idea of crafters making a difference with charity work and aid relief. She also loved the concept of 120 women from all over the world making and swapping pin cushions and teaching each other new skills and sharing patterns.
Bren had his photos taken out in the paddock with a couple of chooks and these are the pics he took of the photographer doing mine.
After the girls were in bed last night I had the brilliant idea to crochet up one of Kirsty's granny shrugs to wear in the photo, but didn't quite get it finished in time. Instead it is sitting on my lap being worked on.
I am always nervous before I read articles about us and what we do here and this time is no exception but it feels more personal. Daylesford Organics is our business and we are used to talking about it in a public forum but Foxs Lane is my baby. It is filled with my thoughts, my projects and...well me.
Wish me luck.
And while I'm on the personal, I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to answer the eight questions on their blogs. Its been great learning more about you guys, and so interesting to see how different our answers are to the same questions.
If you'd like to answer the eight on your blog, pop your link in here and off you go.
I hope your Monday is a funday.