Hello, and welcome to Threadquarters!
Thanks for popping by. You may have clicked over from my old blog, Sea Salt & Stitches. Or my Instagram account – which used to go by that name too. Threadquarters is my new space online to share my latest sewing adventures.
Why the change?
I have been blogging for a long time. Maybe 9 years. Throughout my blogging life I have had a few ‘name’ changes, each change reflecting a different stage in my life, both personal and sewing.
I know the traditional advice is to pick a name and stick with it for life, but sometimes you just don’t know where ‘life’ will take you! I began my blogging life as Starfishes. Don’t ask me why, I have no answer. But this was in the early days of blogging, and before I owned a sewing machine. So the blog was really more like an on-line diary of sorts. I shared little snippets of my life, trips around Northern Ireland and my latest culinary accomplishment. During this time my Mother bought me a sewing machine (which is still the one I use today) and my blog started to become more focused on sewing. I decided a blog dedicated to my sewing journey was a good idea, and Su Sew So So was born.
But there came a point where I decided that I was actually sewing a little bit better than ‘so so’, and decided I needed a revamp. This coincided nicely with my move to the coastal town of Ballyholme. I knew I would be spending a lot of time focusing on doing up my house and also becoming a mother and thought perhaps my blog may lean more towards the ‘lifestyle’ category. Thus Sea Salt and Stitches came into being. And I have loved my little blog for the last 4/5 years, although recently I haven’t been blogging very much (but that’s a whole other conversation…is Instagram the new blog?). It turns out that I’m actually not much of a ‘lifestyle’ blogger after all, and wrote very little about my house transformation.
I am a sewing addict through and through, and I really wanted my blog, and social media presence, to truly reflect that.
I decided that, although it may be risky, I needed a ‘re-brand’. There are quite a few exciting things happening over the next year, and Threadquarters.co.uk is where I’ll be sharing everything with you. I am really thrilled with all the fun sewing things I have planned and cannot wait for it all to unfold!
Please take some time to explore my new website. It’s still in it’s infancy, so there may be a few teething problems (hopefully not too many – some photos transfers from Sea Salt & Stitches are playing up a bit). I have a dedicated page for my YouTube videos, the Blog of course, and a special Collaboration page if you would like to get in touch about working together!
Let’s be Social
You can find me, as Threadquarters, across most of the usual social platforms: