As the year is starting to wind down and we’re right upon Thanksgiving here in the U.S. I just have to spill my guts a little bit. I usually don’t do holiday posts, but I’ve been feeling compelled to say somethings and what better time than the holiday season? 2012 has been a very big year for me. I can’t believe how marvelously my shop is doing – all thanks to you, my wonderful readers and partners in sewing crimes! You have no idea how much it means to me that you read my blog and purchase items from my shop (and yes, I’m tearing up just a little bit thinking about it too). Thank you so much! My life is so enriched by the community I feel here and I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you that and wish you all a very happy holiday season ahead with much joy and hope and love! You are all true kindred spirits and I can only hope that I get to meet each and every one of you one day.

This brings me to gratitude point #2 which is to say, that I owe so much to my man. I don’t talk about him enough, but Shawn (my husband) is my right hand man. If it weren’t for him I would not be able to have done any of the things I’ve done in the past few years. He’s worked a full-time crummy job for a really long time and he’s done it not only to keep us afloat but, to give me a little push in the direction of my dreams. He truly believes in me and he puts up with my antics and craziness and still, he even loves me. This year, we both decided that he should go back to school, which he started this fall. Yet, he still works his crummy job part-time whilst cramming in school full-time. He’s had a pretty rough go this first semester back, but all in all, he’s done some pretty incredible stuff all the while helping keep me, my small business and my spirits afloat. He totally deserves a coat! A huge chunk of gratitude and my heart go out to him this year – gosh I love him so! Gush, gush!

May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving (if indeed, you celebrate and if not, a very Merry Holiday season ahead)! Health, happiness and the opportunity to be surrounded by those you love be yours!


  • robinD - Sunni, what a lovely post and nice to get a peek into your inner world. You have clearly worked very, very hard for your success. Good for you!! I always get inspiration from your website – not just the content, but the creative graphics and overall design. Keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • gail - Such a lovely and inspiring post, Sunni. You have given so much to our community; you are truly appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Awwwh, what a sweet post. A supportive partner means everything. I’d be a hot mess without mine. Kudos on making it work! Beautiful photos, by the way.ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle New - Congratulation on a successful year! I wish you many more to come. I’m also feeling extremely blessed and fortunate lately. Lucky, even. It’s wonderful isn’t it? I can’t help but think that 2013 will be even better!! Happy holidays 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tilly - Awww… Sunni! I have something in my eye! (sob) How lovely. Have a very happy thanksgiving xxReplyCancel

  • Marie F. - It is a lovely post. I discovered your blog, and this amazing community of sewing bloggers last spring. And I find it really amazing all the informations that is shared, all the help that is giving. I am really grateful for all the time that you and other bloggers take to write those blogs. It is so inspiring, and I would not have been able to learn to sew ( and made all those lovely garnements) without all the help and the inspiration that I found here and there. I wish you a lovely thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • maria - Lovely words. There is always someone special in the background that provides our steadiness and our energy to try and go for it! Enjoy your day… m.ReplyCancel

  • VictoriaR - Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and life. I hope you continue to have success and write to all of us out here in cyberspace. You and other bloggers all inspire me to do better things. It is never a bad thing to spill your guts with gratitude!ReplyCancel

  • zilredloh - Awwww! Happy Thanksgiving to you too Sunni!

    And can I just thank you for having such a lovely store full of all the wonderful notions we seamstresses love. 🙂 I love shopping your shop and I continue to be in love with all of the luscious ribbons.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Happy Thanksgiving to you too! LOVE the pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • Anna - The pictures for this post are amazing really!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - You are just so cute! Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Your blog is one of my favorites – so it makes me really pleased that you have a store I can shop to show you how much I appreciate you too. Thanks for sharing some personal bits with us;-)ReplyCancel

  • Anna - It’s nice to take a moment and reflect on the good. Fabulous photos, particularly the middle one!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - Thanks so much for passing on your smile, your beautiful words make your happiness and gratitude infectious!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Happy Thanksgiving to you! I love the gushy gratitude, and I’m so glad you and your husband have had a great year!ReplyCancel

  • Ginger - Sunni, have a very happy Thanksgiving! I’m so glad you have such a great partner, and I hope that things get better and better for you two over the next few months and years!ReplyCancel

  • Mainelydad - Happy Thanksgiving! Love your blog and all the support you provide to the sewing community.ReplyCancel

  • Stillsewing - Happy Holidays (This is what you call them in the US???)

    Good to take time out to appreciate the good things we have in life and they are usually not financial.
    Love your blog it is very interesting and helpful, please keep it up but don’t push yourself too hard!!! One thing at a time.ReplyCancel

  • Marianna Sew2Pro - What a wonderful post; I bet there’s isn’t a dry eye in the house, as they say 🙂

    Thank you for your great, very instructive posts and support for others’ through your blogroll. Glad to know more about you and to be reminded that behind success, there’s some seriously hard work going on and sometimes also support from somebody very special.

    Have a lovely break!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Aw man, I got all teary reading this post ^___^ You’re such a lovely couple, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s grateful for your wonderful shop and this blog 🙂 Thank you for sharing – I love happy stories! XOReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - This is such a lovely post. My boyfriend has helped me also in so many ways. He strengthens me in ways that I really appreciate. (Right now he is in the other room designing my business card for me:) It helps to have someone that supports the crazy things that you choose to do in your life.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Wirth - Such a sweet post Sunni- you guys are so cute together. I am so glad that your shop is doing well and you and your hubby are able to achieve your dreams together. I am grateful for you and this wonderful sewing community that we are all fortunate enough to be part of!
    Happy Holidays Gal!!ReplyCancel