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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!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sorry it has been soooooooo long

But, I am back to blog again. HI EVERYBODY!!!!!!

Lately I have been crocheting lots of scarves and have not cross stitched much at all. Last week I went to a shop that was selling its yarn to the bare walls and I picked up quite a few skeins along with a book of more than 60 crochet stitches.

As for cross stitching, I still do love it and hope to start cross stitching a bit more.

Today I remembered my Isa Vautier heart finish and really missed cross stitching. A few days ago, I purchased another Disney Cross Stitch magazine for my collection. Of course I am still hoping to get some of those stitched.

More than anything I have been purchasing cross stitch items and looking at them. I have been reading cross stitch blogs .... Ohhhhing and ahhhhhing .... noting which ones I like and making plans to puchase them. Still, my greatest hope is to sttich from my stash. I do have lots of stash that I would like to complete.

After reading and seeing lots of finished cross stitched items, I have decided to try my hand at a biscornu. I am halfway done with it and will post it soon.

A cross stitch related item that has me a bit upset is that the craft shops that I frequent have discontinued carrying the DMC Variegated threads. It seems that DMC will not be producing the Variegated threads and have replaced them with the Variations. I do like some of the Variations, but they are not the same as the Variegated. Why is it that the things I like best are always discontinued at some point. So, I am now on a mission to collect as many of the Variegated threads as I can..... especially my favorite colors.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep stitching.