Normally I don't share my personal problems with you, dear readers (mine are small compared to many). I try to keep much of my internet life private and I'm not sure if its because I'm hoping for a bit of anonymity, or if I'm afraid of clogging the blog with things that you might not be interested in. However, I am starting to come round to the idea that if you care enough to follow my blog, perhaps you care about the things going on in my life too.
I started to think about this in the last several months when I came to the realization that I care quite a bit for the wonderful news or troubles that other bloggers share. For instance, this year I was over the mood delighted that Gretchen Hirsch, whose blog I have followed for a few years now, published her first book with resounding success. I am proud of Gertie's amazing accomplishments as I would be of a sister or dear friend, even though we have never met!
And I was so happy for Casey of Elegant Musings when she announced the wonderful news that she was expecting. Having a child is a life changing blessing that I will most likely never get to experience, and though I'm ok with that, I'm still genuinely thrilled when others do.
These emotional responses that I have had to near strangers' lives has made me rethink my reserve when I write to you. I think from now on I might share a bit more of myself with you as I rant and rave about patterns, sewing, vintage and whatnot.
On that note I'm going to start by thanking you all from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Through A Few Threads Loose I have encountered the most amazing people, and made friends where I never thought to find them! To those of you who email me with patterns you think I might like, thank you. It makes my day to know that you went out of your way to share with me. To those of you who email me from time to time just to say hi, it means more than you know and I love each and every email.
Mrs. Depew Vintage keeps me so busy these days that I hardly have time to breathe, let alone reply quickly to your comments and emails but please know that you, dear readers, are always on my mind. You are all an important and enriching part of my life and I'm very grateful for you.