Six years ago today I opened the doors of The Enriched Stitch. What a wild ride it has been!
I will never forget that first day. I had no idea what I was doing. I was a deer in headlights. I thought I had figured out how to use the POS system…well enough. Until Mary Susan’s husband came in to buy her a gift card for her birthday. Needless to say, I had no idea how to do it.
Then Mary Susan walked in with her daughter while her husband was there. Kinda blew his cover. Lol! Mary Susan thoroughly embarrassed her daughter when she said to me, “You and I are going to be great friends!” Who knew that six years later she’d be my right hand.
The last six years have had their ups and downs…but mostly ups. Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about the great friends that I have made throughout the industry. I will always have that fan girl aspect when it comes to the designers. I still can’t believe that Amanda Lawford, Kelly Clark and Melissa Prince are some of my most dear friends in the world. Crazy!
When I opened the shop, Aggie was my only employee…my Saturday girl. I was still teaching Zumba at the time and would race in after class on Saturday mornings. The family grew from there. Nancy, Aggie, Becki, Mary Susan, Linda, Andrea, Mary and Kim, I couldn’t do what I do without you. You are all so unbelievably talented. You keep me sane. Your support means everything to me. I can’t wait to see who joins this wacky family next!
I can’t thank my customers enough for supporting me over the years. You inspire my creativity, make me laugh and so much more.
I have so many wonderful things planned for the years ahead. Yes…I plan that far ahead. This is the needlepoint world after all!
If you’re in the area, stop by the shop today for a glass of champagne and celebrate with us. Our anniversary sale is going on. All in stock canvases are 30% off. If you missed that blog, you can check it out here.
We also have the Kathy Schenkel trunk show till next Thursday.
Stay tuned…lots more to come! I’m not done yet! And yes…I do sleep if you’re all wondering that. Lol!