28 June 2011

a flowery thank you...

Flowers for you!

Yes...all of you!


one year ago, I stumbled into this blog saying...

wait, what???
it’s live right away?
no practicing allowed??

365 days and 165 posts later…
Stitchfork’s blog is one year old!

a little history...
A few years ago I was on a quest for an original/unique
name for my monogramming and embroidery.
I had lists of possible names everywhere, and
asked countless people for their opinions.


When everyone's eyes started to glaze over, or they veered off in another direction at the sight of those lists - I knew it was time to choose a name that reflected me.

Stitchfork - not found in the dictionary

Stitchfork - not found in the extensive search through government business and trademark/copyright records

Stitchfork - nothing in Google searches other than a now defunct heavy metal rock band in Atlanta, Georgia

Stitch - well, that part is obvious

Fork - reference to my previous profession
as an RD, registered dietitian.
And 'fork in the road' - to choose another path.

Stitchfork Designs -- done!


So flowers for you because…
You stop by to read and say hi
You make me laugh
You make me cry


And my world is a much bigger
and brighter place because of you!



I can’t thank you enough!



Oh, and that rock band in Atlanta...

one of the guys in the band must have seen my website.
I found this posted on his My Space page...



His comment - "Stitchfork, it's not what you think"

Wonder if he needs anything monogrammed.....

Rock On!


20 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Congratulations. I love the "it's not what you think" bit. You should put that up in your banner - very funny.

Alexis said...

The blog world has been a better place since you joined! You write the best posts, funniest and thoughtful comments and your creations are just phenomenal. I am honored to have you as my friend.
And thanks for the flowers:)
xo,
Alexis

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, congratulations, Cathy! Happy blogaversary! : ) I think we should be thanking you for starting your blog. I am in awe every time I see one of your posts on my blog roll and click in to see what beautiful thing you've created this time. Your own business logo is great. I love the different colors and fonts; it really shows off what the business is all about.

Pat said...

Happy Anniversary! Loved how you chose your name. It is amazing the friends you discover when blogging...

Warmest Regards, Pat

Barbara F. said...

Congratulations, Cathy! Interesting to learn that you are an RD! Name makes perfect sense to me. I always enjoy my visits. Love the pace and beautiful embroidery. Blessings, xo

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You totally rock...so glad I met you. Congrats on your first year!

Ridgely's Radar said...

One year of fabulous posts, wonderful monograms and so much personality - I feel lucky to follow you! Congratulations - rock on (as said in a previous comment)!!

Susan T said...

As an owner of an original Stitchfork piece I am so happy to wish you a happy blog birthday. Your designs, sense of humour, and all round good egg - ness are a constant delight. So very pleased to have met you.
Sue xxx

Custom Comforts said...

Congratulations!!! You do the most beautiful work! Everything you do is just lovely beyond words.
Cindy

The Buzz Blog said...

Happy Birthday, Stitchfork! We're so glad you made the leap and took that fork in the road - you make our world brighter one stitch at a time!
xxoo
Carolyn

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Happy 1 year!! I love how you formed your name! Take care, Caroline

quintessence said...

Congratulations Cathy!! It's been a pleasure reading your fun posts, admiring your beautiful work and getting to know you here and on twitter. Rock on indeed!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Happy Blogiversary Cathy! Congrats on one year, I hope there will be many more!!

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

Happy Anniversary!! I always wondered what the fork reference was about - LOVE it, it makes perfect sense. You are very talented and I'm glad I know you :)
Julie

La Dolfina said...

Congrats Cathy!
You and are blog are wonderful and I love having your wit and creative genius in blogland!
Now go out and celebrate...
wish I could take you to lunch where we could sneak in our own customized linen napkins :)

xo

SuzyMcQ said...

A BIG congrats to the best and most creative monogrammer out there! Here's to many, many more!

Tricia Rose said...

So that's where your name comes from, love it! Happy first brilliant year~

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Love the backstory...congrats! Happy "birthday!"

pretty pink tulips said...

Oopss....I've been on the lam. So sorry I missed the BIG DAY! Happy Blogiversary! You have been, from the beginning, one of my every day favorites. Your stitching talent, your wit and now your photographs bring me back day in and day out.

Keep stitching and blogging, my friend!!!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

aka - "Pink Martini" said...

Always wondered. :) I have always wondered too, how do you take orders? I have something in mind for a friend.