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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, January 4, 2009

I love cross stitching !!

Ever since encountering a piece my fourth grade classmate, Anne-Marie, was stitching I have been hooked. Part of me wonders if she continued to stitch or if she was just the "matchmaker". Still, an enduring match was made that opened my life to many days of fulfilling cross stitching.

Other than Anne-Marie the only other stitchers that I have ever met that I have relationships with are my BFF, Michelle, and my BFOLF (best forever online friend), Lucy. They both know how much cross stitching is a part of my life and enable me as much as possible. Thank you ladies.

Michelle and I have gone to countless Michael's, Ben Franklin's, A.C. Moore's, Spirit of Cross Stitching festivals, local and not-so-local cross stitch shops. She even gave me a dozen of cross stitch magazines before she moved which I have treasured since. Lucy and I have shared exchanges and cross stitch ideas for several years now which have encouraged many more projects and many more projects after that. It is wonderful to have friends that one can not only share life with, but also hobbies. I am very thankful for them.

In 2009 all three of us will be stitching different things, but we are all connected even though I am equidistant from both of them. Literally, they are half world's apart with me right in the middle. The love of cross stitching connects us like unbreakable thread.

Here I am able to share my love of cross stitching with all those who read my blog. I thank you for coming and spending quality time with me. Some posts will be filled with pictures, others with words of encouragement, but all posts will be filled with my gratitude to you for reading.

Lately, I have been spending my time cross stitching my Disney Neighborhood. Little by little it is coming together. When taking a break from it, an Ursula Michael's design named "Dear Santa, Letter" takes its place. I plan to stitch only the Santa stamp portion of the design as a Christmas ornament. There are so many Christmas ornaments that I wish to stitch for 2009 that it is important to start early while the drive is high.

Today, I joined the Halloween SAL blog. There are a few Halloween designs that I hope to have finished for 2009. One of the major reasons that I joined the SAL is to support other stitchers. Planning a SAL blog and keeping it going is a lot of work and I take off my hat to those who take up the challenge and make it work.

As a treat for your reading this far, here is the latest pic of my Disney Neighborhood R R. Hope that you like it.



Grateful stitches.......

3 comments:

Jeanne said...

You're doing better with your neighborhood than I am with mine :)
Where can I find the Halloween SAL?
Thanks ~ Jeanne

Cross Stitch Queen said...

The Halloween SAL'ers addy is
http://www.spookystitcherssal.blogspot.com/

Sorry for not linking it.

Lucy said...

I am very happy whit our friendship too!!! Thank you for your pretty words.
Kisses