Yesterday I looked at my viewer stats and was shocked to see that I had a huge amount of visitors - I couldn't figure out what was going on until I noticed that Amanda Soule posted about my portrait of her yesterday! (Holy Cow, Amanda - you have an astronomical amount of people reading your blog every day! Yikes! Thankyou for the wonderful post!!!)
It's true that I found Amanda's blog when I googled "clotheslines" last summer. Her photos and stories remind me so much of myself when I was young mother in the 70's and 80's. My friends and I didn't have the net back then of course, and we depended on the telephone, playgroups, and our weekly craft group to stay connected with each other. Or, we talked over the fence and out at the clothesline. How sweet that I found Amanda at an on-line clothesline. Clotheslines, telephone lines, on line...how fortunate we are to have all these modes of connecting and sharing inspiration, passions and creativity!