I took the plunge on 3rd July 2009 to start up a blog....the idea was to write it to record life here at Sewing by Annie's [a bit like a diary] and along the way to put a few smiles on the faces of the folk who just might stumble on my blog.
So what has changed since then?........
- I still aim to record a little of what is going on here but I now have 169 followers and many of those drop in regularly to leave wonderful comments. Many of then I would now call friends although only a very few of them I have actually met in person.
- Back then I just had 800 or so customers that visited me for sewing alterations etc and now I have over 1090 and my sewing business has gone from strength to strength.....I love it.
- Towards the end of summer 2009 I found a very special blog called Stamping Ground...it was written by, 'The Queen of snoop', Julia and she had started up a group of crafting bloggers who on Wednesday every week were taking pictures of their crafting spaces and 'exposing all' on their blogs. I took the plunge and joined in the fun and have been completely hooked ever since. There are some really talented, creative people out there and the world seems a much smaller place to be.
- Early 2010 I joined a group started by the wonderful Fi over at MarmaladeRose. Fi encouraged us all to spend 20 minutes of our day crafting of some sort. It could be sewing, knitting, crocheting etc and, I know I spend my days sewing for work, I started also putting aside at least 20 minutes for creative crafting for fun. Of course there have been the odd days when I haven't managed it but mostly I still do at least 20 minutes every day and still love it.
- In Jan 2010 Twiglet [my much older sister :-) ] and I were encouraged to open up our blog shop and since then we have been given a lot of positive encouragement in filling the shelves with wonderful crafty creations [we have even sold some of it too :-) ].
- I now have 2 wonderful little granddaughters and have another granddaughter and 2 grandsons on the way.....I feel very proud to say we are filling our little bit of the world with lovely young people.