This weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving.  We feasted on turkey, ham, sweet potatoes – and this gorgeous scenery! My in-laws live near this river and every year we take a walk (or climb for the kids!) to see the salmon making their way upstream. And to see the changing colours of the leaves. Makes me glad that I live in a climate with four seasons.

I was also reminded to be thankful because this blog reached two social media milestones. The Thread Riding Hood Facebook page now has over 2000 likes, and Instagram has reached more than 1000 followers! I am so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing group of creative sewers, and humbling to have this many people excited to see what I do on a regular basis.

Thank you so much for following along!

I took some time yesterday to pull out some stash and make two giveaway bundles that I will be giving away to try to say “Thanks!” Make sure you are following along, I will be posting how you can win the bundles on Instagram and Facebook, Wednesday October 14, 2015. (Hint: It is made up of 6 solid fat quarters + 6 matching fat eighths + a cute surprise!)

In other news, I am also really excited to be going to my first blogger conference this weekend! Yippeeeee! I am going with a friend (Joanna from Nesting Story) to find out all I can about how to make this blog better and I cannot wait! We are going to be at the Blissdom Canada conference starting this Thursday. If you follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the giveaway information, you can also see some of what I’m up to.

For all of you in the Toronto area, I cannot forget to mention that you should all be going to Creativ Festival this coming weekend! It took me a while to decide which to choose when I realized both Creativ and Blissdom were the same weekend. Thankfully I know I will be at the Spring Creativ Festival, so I will see you there instead. Say “Hi” to my sponsors for me! Lots of them will be there in person – so stash away, stash away, stash away all! (Is it too early to make a Christmas reference?!)