I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. We are celebrating seven years this weekend since I opened the doors of The Enriched Stitch. It’s been a wild ride over the last seven years and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. Well . . .maybe a few minutes of it. LOL!
Opening the shop is one of the best things I’ve ever done.I have met so many great people over the years and am amazed every day by my customers and staff. We have become a wonderful community throughout the years. We’ve been through so much together, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
This isn’t the only reason I feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world. You’ve probably noticed over the last few months I haven’t been around much. (I hope you’ve missed me! LOL!) I was diagnosed with breast cancer in early January. I’ll skip to the end before you freak out. I am cancer free and just found out that I won’t need chemo!!!!!!!
It has been a roller coaster ride since that first day. Some good days, a lot of bad days . . .but I’m through all that now. I still need to do radiation in a month , so you might not see me around the shop very much then. But I’m back in the saddle and ready to get things rolling again. I never thought when I painted the breast cancer heart last summer that it would have the meaning it does to me now. Funny how life turns out.
I initially painted this for my dear friend, Melissa Prince, who went through this 25 years ago. I couldn’t have gotten through this without her, all the women at the shop and my wonderful family. You’ve heard every detail. . .seen me cry (which never happens in front of anyone) . . .listened to my fears and anxiety and helped me every step of the way. You all mean the world to me! I know the roller coaster hasn’t come to a complete stop yet, but for now things are looking up.
So . . .we’re having a party! We’d be celebrating the anniversary of the store this weekend anyway, but I have so much more to celebrate. So, if you’re in the area, stop by the shop tomorrow, March 16th (even though the anniversary is really on St. Patrick’s Day). We’re gonna have free giveaways, special deals and discounts and most importantly . . . A LOT OF FUN!