There were all the stats - where you live, how long you've been quilting - but then there were your comments. And the comments were wonderful. I had an awful week last week and was feeling quite down in the dumps. Then I read the survey results and all your comments about finding your way to my little Dining Room Empire. You guys... you made me cry. And you fortified me for the next steps forward.
Thank-you, thank you so much. Not just for your comments, but for continuing to come back here to read these little bits of my life. I really do hope to inspire as many people as I can, whether that's with a fancy finished quilt or the reality of sewing with three little kids at my feet. And I get to do this while fuelling my own creative passions for sewing and writing. And you like it. (Pardon my Sally Field moment.)
So here are some of the fun stats about you, my awesome readers.
It is good to know that the overwhelming majority of your are sewers and quilters. I know you'll never get bored with my quilts. Well, unless I start showing nothing but plain patchwork.
I guess this means you like when I post about sewing and creating with my kids? Actually, there were a number of comments that you do. But if so many of you have kids in your life, then this is good content that I will continue to add.
Half of you have blogs! That's awesome. I try to get around and visit my readers when I get through comments. If I've not been to visit you before, know that I'm not being rude. Just busy. (Oh, and I will tell you that this blog will likely never be on Facebook. I keep that for family and close friends only.) But I do love Instagram and Twitter, so if you are on there, please find me. I try not to duplicate content between here and there, so it is another snippet of my life. Possibly, just maybe, a more sarcastic one. My handle on both is @cheryl_arkison (with capitals on Twitter, without on Instagram).
Again, thank you for participating. I really appreciate it. I promised a giveaway thank you treat or two. I will be drawing names from all the comments and contacting folks in the next few days.
And let me be clear: I am not going anywhere. I love this space and I love sharing with you. But a redesign and freshen up is in order. Consider it a makeover, I've had the same haircut for years and it is time for an upgrade. Your information bolstered my spirit and is informing the makeover. And I promise, nothing too crazy!