This post will mean very little to you if this is your first stop at Stamping Ground, but read it anyway - it's mostly all about me, and how you're never too old to be grateful for any sort of inspiration!This beautiful card from Anne (Liverpool Lou)
So yesterday was the WOYWW first anniversary. Loads of participating bloggers asked if I'd ever dreamed that WOYWW would become such a big thing. No. Didn't consider it, didn't forecast anything for it at all. If I did give it any thought, it would have been along the lines of 'aha, a chance to show off', because that's who I am. But I'm also a middle aged hormonal woman with a memory problem and to be honest, I can't remember any motive other than typing a blog being slightly less crazy than talking aloud to yourself.
This beautiful card from Jane at Milliesmarvels
I did not anticipate or understand the swell of friendliness and serious participation that WOYWW would produce; indeed by January, I thought it would probably die it's own death because it might get boring. It was Angie (Shozzy) who told me about the anniversary, and she too suggested that I mark it with a challenge of some sort. So I thought about it for all of five minutes and came up with AC- Anniversary Challenge - the idea that, as we all celebrate our work spaces once a week, so we should make something to adorn it -practical or not, and to include the blessedly stupid, useless acronym. I thought that a handful of people would participate- after all, my mantra is 'it's meant to be fun' and the last thing that WOYWW should do is induce any sort of stress.This beautiful card from Twiglet and Wipso
Sisters Crafty Creations
So yesterday was a total shocker for me. It was unspeakably lovely. Humbling. Over 90 Anniversary Challenge projects, all of which took precious time and supplies to conceive and make, and all to mark a habit born of a whim. You will never, ever understand how overwhelmed I was to find that you had bothered. I cried. Not big gulping snotters, but goodness, some very dignified and arty silvery tears sliding prettily and silently....you get it. I'm humbled by your generosity of spirit - whether you made an AC project or not, whether yesterday was your first or 52nd WOYWW; your part in the whole is incredible.
And all the lovely messages and plaudits have been very flattering, and indeed, my head is super ginormous today....but you need to remember - I may have started it, but the whole thing is sustained by all of you. Ahem. Speech: WOYWW belongs to the people of WOYWW! We all get a little bit of promotion out of it and the rest is time and good humour. And that comes across the internet waves loud and clear. Thanks for sharing. Do it again. And again!