My Second Child

Every so often my son asks me for a baby brother or sister.  I usually tell him that ship has sailed.  But one day I said I had a second child . . .my store.

And today my baby turns five years old!

I can’t say that I remember too much about the first year.  It was a whirlwind and I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.

Year two was a bit easier.  I had some great women working with me which really helped take some of the load off.

The third and fourth year had their ups and downs.  And actually proved to be the most difficult year.  Everyone says the terrible twos are the worst.  In my experience, both with my son and the store, four year olds are the worst!

But now my baby is five and heading off to kindergarten. LOL!

I want to thank all the women who work with me, who have been my rock and my cheerleaders over the years. Mary Susan, Becki, Aggie, Linda, Andrea, Nancy and Mary . . .you are the best friends anyone could ask for.  These women are always willing to help out in any way they can.  Whether it’s stitching pieces for the shop, coming into work when I can’t, or simply just being there for me when I need them. They have helped me raise my baby.  They are the best Aunties I could ever ask for!  They better stick around because I’m definitely going to need them throughout the teenage years!

And thank you to all my wonderful customers and readers of my blog.  One of my favorite things about owning The Enriched Stitch is meeting so many wonderful people every day.  Each person is unique and interesting and I feel so lucky to know you.

It has been a wonderful journey so far.  I feel like we’re just getting started.  I’ve got big plans for the future.  So watch out!  You haven’t seen anything yet!


  1. Marty Maher says:

    Besr wishes for the coming years. You are all wonderful and I am lucky to know you. Thanks for all of you.

  2. Kate Dickerson says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! Your shop is beautiful and you are one of the best I know for keeping new ideas coming to your fans, via email and your blog. It’s always a pleasure to read your posts.

    Here’s to the next five years…and beyond!

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