How Pinterest Saved My Life


Yes, it’s true, Pinterest did save me!

Let me back track a little bit. For the better part of the past 25 plus years of my life I had been surrounded by the things I love, the people I care about and used to do things with on a regular basis. I had perfected my craft. My work was known throughout the Prim community in Connecticut and surrounding area.

Autumn Open House at Tessier's, Changes of Thyme

Penny rug style wall hanging. Saltbox and Willow Tree

On any given day of the week I could roam through a prim shoppe, or hang out with my prim friends who shared the same interests. We would sit outside on the porch drinking coffee and I would stitch away while my friends would work in there gardens. Winters were spent by the fireplace.

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Sitting by the brook working on a wool journal cover. I’m loving the tansy and my feet in the cold water!

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Stitching on the porch – what a view!

Weekends we would go to an outdoor flea market, plot our tag & barn sale ventures as we caroused up and down and around the winding back roads and later marvel at the treasures we had found.

It was wonderful!!!

Why on earth did I move to Florida???

Well I did, for now I am here making the best of it.

But honestly, if one more person asks me why my stuff looks so dirty. Or why I soak my stitcheries in coffee and dry them in the oven, I just may scream. Most definitely I am the odd one here.

Made me quite sad to be honest. But, I’m here, so I will make the best of it. Give it all I’ve got. I can sew. There’s a lot of things I can do. I just need to re-invent myself. Or so I thought. Long story short – it wasn’t working. I was just growing sadder and sadder.

And then one day about 3 years ago, I discovered Pinterest!

There were people out there, everywhere who had the same interests and likes as I did. I simply couldn’t believe my eyes. On a daily basis I would discover more and more people, boards and interests the same as mine were. Quickly I became inspired. It wasn’t long before I picked up my embroidery and started to stitch again. All of the ideas and inspiration out there in pin-land slowly began to lift my spirits.

The more I saw, the more I became unsettled with myself. What I was doing was not enough for me.

I was returning to life again. The walls needed paint and they got it. I was feeling happier. My sewing machine came out of hibernation. It was humming a glad tune once again.

So yes, Pinterest really did save me! It stretched me. Encouraged me. I remember when I had my first few followers. How exciting that was. My boards have grown. I now have many group boards pertaining to varied interests. At the moment of typing this, over 34,000 followers. But the best part is, I have met some fantastic friends there!

Do you have an interesting Pinterest story or experience? Please leave a comment in the comment section. What you have to share could be what someone needs to hear.

Make this a great day and be blessed, Sheila