Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Happy Birthday Southern Matriarch
Wow, SIX years! I would have never believed when I first posted on May 14, 2008, that six years later I would still be here. I will admit those first years the posting was more prolific. Life is just plain busy, what can I say? There were no grandchildren then and two of our four kids still lived here. Now everyone is scattered from hither to yon, so I spend a lot of time in the car. Or stitching trying to keep up with these 3.5 grandchildren. What else can I say?
FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR! What is that? That is the number of items I have made in the past six years. That is a LOT! That number doesn't include this year. That is one thing blogging has done for me, it has allowed me to keep a log of the things I make. Granted some of those 424 were multiples of small items like table favors for chapter classes etc, but still 424 is pretty impressive to me. I need these reminders when I feel like I don't get anything done. I probably have almost that many UFO's as well.
Part of what keeps Southern Matriarch going is the emails, the questions and the comments. I love answering your questions and I want to do more tutorials. I love the emails that ask "are you okay" when this page has gone quiet too long or "I enjoy your blog". I love the comments that you leave, though comments don't seem to be as frequent on any blog as they used to be. Not sure why that is. There has also been the chance to mentor other stitchers who found my little place on the web. That is ALWAYS a thrill. It is a real charge to get photos back of the garments others have made with my help.
I have met some incredible people through this simple format. So many people walk up and introduce themselves when I attend classes, workshops and stitching events. I even have had people come to my front door to introduce themselves. It is always a pleasure.
This blog also brought me the opportunity to be published a few times. Though I will admit to feeling a little like the kiss of death, both publications have ceased publication or will soon after I had designs published. I would like to believe that its not me but a girl wonders. A thrill none the less.
Thank you for your faithfulness to Southern Matriarch. If there are things you would like to see me cover besides my most perfect and beautiful grandchildren let me know. Happy stitching.