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Dear Wonderful Reader {that’s you!},

2013 June 7

I’m feeling sentimental today, and amazed at how many readers come back to Thread Riding Hood to check out what is happening.

As I go on this blogging journey I have so many hopes and dreams in tow!

My one year Blogiversary is a month away and I am in the process of coming up with a great giveaway for you guys to celebrate. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I was a year ago, and where I am headed.

Blogging is so much fun, but it is also hard work. It helps when you can see progress. I was so grateful to find out recently that my daily readers are now numbering more than everyone who visited in the entire month of February!

I love what I do (more than I ever thought I would!) But even when you are excited to “go to work” everyday you still need a break once in a while!

My family went on a trek “Up North” this past Monday to a favorite (and popular) restaurant that we love. I have a feeling it will become an annual trip for us. One day every spring that we take off during the week to slow down and think about family instead of getting caught up in “the rush”.

It reminds me of the times when my parents would let us get fries and a milkshake at McDonald’s – instead of a “proper” meal. And how I can get too caught up in parenting to remember to let my kids have “just fries and a milkshake” once in a while.

Looking back at the photos we took reminds me to stop and think about where we are headed. It makes me think more about how fast my kids are growing up and how I don’t want to miss any of it. It makes me remember that I should say “Thanks” to my husband more often. He works so hard to take care of our family.

Hopefully you enjoy hanging out with me as we journey along. Sewing is amazing, relaxing, driving and sometimes maddening! We all hate seam rippers. Cutting out patterns is the worst part of making anything. Scissors and rotary blades will slip. Bobbins run out (all too often) right before the end of a project. There will never be enough time in your day as a creative person. There will always be too many pinned projects (or works-in-progress!), and never enough that are actually done.

 I have to remind myself to remember that, and slow down. It’s normal, and it’s okay! There are others out there like me (and you!), and they abandon the housework for a more interesting project all too often too!

Thanks for hanging out to the end. I appreciate you and I love to hear what you have to say – it really makes my day! Thanks for reading, see you again soon.

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. Tambra permalink
    June 8, 2013

    Awwww….so sweet! You & your family are beautiful! Glad I found you…thanks to the crochet Croud…..:)

  2. Laura permalink
    June 9, 2013

    Sherri, this was such a beautiful piece to read and to identify with as a fellow “sewer”!! Your blog has come so far in less than one year since you’ve started and I see great things ahead! You have been my inspiration and “sewing confidence guru” and as I start my own sewing journey I wonder where it will take me. I do know that I’ll always value your friendship! Thank you! Keep up the great work that you do and being the great person that you are.

  3. mom permalink
    June 10, 2013

    Loved this – and the pictures! So neat! And we just had a “fries and ice cream night! What fun memories!

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