Friday, July 15, 2016

Nine years ago

Today is the 9th anniversary of my little blog. This is the first picture I ever posted. I actually finished those pillowcases and they are around here - somewhere - in a box.

Blogging has changed a lot over the years. There are so many commercial blogs around now. Mine is not - it's just my little corner of the world. Many people have moved away from blogging and hang around Facebook and Instagram instead. I visit both of those too - nothing wrong with that, just sayin.

A lot has happened over the last nine years. My boys are all out of school and living on their own. My baby is married and living in New York. We sold the house we had lived in for 24 years. Moved to Houston (never would have dreamed that would happen) and we just moved back to East Texas - currently living in an apartment. When I started this blog we had only lived in two houses Next month we move into #4. Will this one be the last? (I should at least have new projects for awhile!)

I've made friends from this little blog. Some are on-line friends but some are real life friends and I treasure them all.

I've often wondered if I have anything worth sharing - I don't know, but I know I would have missed many opportunities without this blog. There are things I wouldn't have thought to take pictures of, people I would have never met, places I might never have visited. 
It hasn't always been easy. There have been times when life got tough and I retreated into myself and stayed away from the blog for long periods, but if I take in the whole picture, life is good.

If you are new to my blog - welcome, I hope you come back again soon.
If you have been around for awhile - thanks for sticking with me.

I am blessed.


Terry said...

I love every post. Your projects and stitching and decor are so good and so inspiring! I made one of my dearest real life friends ever!

Robin in Virginia said...

I whole-heartedly agree with Terry minus meeting in real life. Tina, your blogs are like visiting over coffee/tea with a friend. I enjoy seeing your pictures and peeking into your life. Enjoy your weekend!

Daffycat said...

Happy blogoversary, Tina! I have read your blog so long I don't remember when, it's like you were always a part of my life. We started blogging the same year but my date is November 1st. We've been at it too long to stop now, lol!

pbrenner said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm so glad you haven't 'gone commercial' on your blog - I'm very disappointed in so many that have. I love to see your stitching, it inspires me, though I don't get nearly as many projects done as you do, lol. I hope you find/get a house you like and get settled in quickly ... moving stinks :-(


Julie said...

I love your blog too. Congratulations on keeping at it for so long. I need to get back to mine after a long hiatus.