I can’t quite believe this, but Pendle Stitches has been running as a blog for the last 11 years. You’ve been with me through beginning a new life in Lancashire with Dave, over 3 years of our adoption journey, and welcoming Summer and Dylan to our family.
You’ve supported me through the loss of my dad and Charlie Dog, and stayed whilst I was absent as I fought for my kid’s diagnoses.
We’ve moved house, and welcomed new furballs to the family.
This summer I’ve felt change happening. I’ve watched as my children have started to grow from small peeps to the beginnings of young adults. And as they slowly take tentative steps out into the world without me.
I’m finding myself with fewer appointments at doctors and specialists, as we now only have one diagnosis left to get. It’s a formality. Just for the records. Dylan is in his final year at Primary School so I’m nearly done with school run too.
So as this year turns, and our family enters a new season, it’s time for a change for this blog.
Since the name Pendle Stitches was unapologetically appropriated by a yarn shop some years ago, I’ve been toying with the idea of changing the name of the blog every time the domain renewal came up.
I’ve come to the conclusion that if she wants the name so badly, I’m happy to relinquish it, and the domains, to her.
So this year I’m biting the bullet. You’ll already see that this blog has changed its name to Purl and Seam, to more accurately reflect the content I’ll be focussing on going forwards.
You’ll also see that as well as a new name, we’re overhauling the look and feel of the site too. It’s definitely a bit messy at the moment. But over the next few days or so it should start to tidy up a bit. Please bear with me as we make these changes.
If you use a blog aggregator such as Bloglovin, Feedly, Old Reader, etc, it is likely that you’ll need to resubscribe to the new url address (www.purlandseam.co.uk) to ensure I keep popping up in your feed.
We will have a redirect on Pendle Stitches for a while, but that will only last for a few months.
I’m so excited for this change, and grateful that Dave the Tech Elf is doing the changes for me. I’d be lost without him!