On January 5, 2010 I posted the first article on The Unbroken Thread. I was new to blogging and had just started to learn how to use Blogger. The first post took forever to organize and when I saw myself “online” I was thrilled. Of course, I thought everyone would be reading what I had to say. My darling daughters left comments so I knew the blog was “working”. Then I got my first “real comment” from someone I didn’t even know and – best of all – she liked my stitching! Wow!
I remember when my first non-family or friend subscription notification came, when Mary Corbet first mentioned me on her web site (I couldn’t stop saying “I don’t believe it! I just can’t believe that SHE noticed ME!” to my poor husband), when she asked me to guest blog for her, when my site was mentioned on other sites, when subscriptions topped 300, and readers 1700…I never imagined any of these things were possible.
It’s been a wonderful year of growth and learning. The best part of the year wasn’t doing all the embroidery, or taking photos and blogging or learning to use Word Press. The very best thing about the past year on The Unbroken Thread has been communicating with people I’ve never met. You have become very important in my life. I feel less isolated as an embroiderer. You’ve all helped create this community of people who share a passion for embroidery and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Here’s a look back at the year on The Unbroken Thread.
Looking ahead is a bit fuzzier, but there are some exciting things coming up! First, I’m progressing on the BIG project – the screen from my grandmother. I’ve chosen the kind of wool and the colors I’ll be using and I’m down to the last two choices on fabric. I have two design ideas in my head and you can be sure I’ll be asking for your opinions and feedback on those! There’s embroidery travel in the future and also an exciting educational adventure.
It’s going to be a great year!