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I have collected incredible amounts of cross stitch magazines in my over 30+ years of cross stitching. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and cross stitch. In May 2011 I decided to make my dream of sharing my love of needlecrafts a reality and started the online shop, The Stitcher's Market along with hubby. My biggest hope is to pass on my love of stitching to my children. Let's face it, some one has to inherit all my stash. I am shy, but I truly appreciate everyone's comments and friendship. I am glad to help anyone who needs any stitching information. I love to have giveaways and share other bloggers giveaways, so please stop by often. Enjoy your stay!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!

It has been a while since I have come to blog, but today I come to say that I am alive and well. Life has gotten in the way of my blogging and just now I have been able to get started again.

This afternoon was dedicated to my going through countless cross stitch magazines in hopes of picking out many of my 2008 projects. So far there are a few which I hope to start and finish in 2008.

Still, no matter how many patterns and magazines I have, I still purchase more and that makes it a bit harder to choose which ones to stitch. On New Year's Day, one of the LNS' near me will have a sale and I will be there looking to see what to purchase. It is very exciting for me because our stitching community has gone years without an LNS.

I am sure that some of you are wondering how my stitching is going. Unfortunately, I made a stitching error on Provence Sampler and had to unpick many of the letters (let's face it, about 13 letters had to be unpicked). So, that project is going very slowly. I did manage to finish a NOEL for Christmas, but I did not sew it into anything, so it stays "unfinished" until I decide if it will be for a pillow or bellpull.

On the crochet front, I crocheted a beautiful brown toned scarf for the holidays. I wear it with pride. Like I have often mentioned here, crocheting for me is much faster and I happen to love seeing all of the progressing labor. In one weekend I can crochet a scarf, whereas it takes me months or years to finish a cross stitch picture.

I want to wish all of you a wonderful and happy 2008.

May your stitches be plentiful.......