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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!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A few things to share

Inside of crocheted sweater


Front of crocheted sweater
Finally, a picture of one of the sweaters that I crocheted for my daughter. I have not tried it on her, but when I do, I will certainly post pictures. (I heard that.... you will see them before she reaches the age of 21 years old....LOL). Yes, I know I am stingy with the pics. I shall do better, I promise.
Now, I pose the question of the day:

Have you ever purchased a magazine just for one chart that you just had to have?

Today I did that. Not because there was a chart that I just had to have but because there was an alphabet within a chart that I just could not do without. Mind you there were a lot of things that I did not like about the whole design, but the alphabet and the border did me in.
I also picked up a VOGUE knitting magazine because I loved the scarves and the awesome stitches that I had never seen before. Thing about knitting is that if you use the right yarn / thread, the items look so rich and wonderful. Use the wrong yarn and they don't look as sharp as the magazine shows them to be. You know what I mean.
Those were my two purchases for the month so far. I don't believe there will be more because I don't feel that I deserve to shop if I am not stitching. The guilt is overwhelming, so I have to stitch something. Need to show willpower.... Well, I have also asked my mom to pick up a few European magazines for me while she is there. So, technically, there are more purchases to come. So, I guess I don't feel overwhelming guilt, but I do have to stitch something in order to rationalize my stashing.
It was a beautiful day here and the first true time that I decided to go out to the porch and soak in some sun. Just leaving the bed was a treat. The sun beaming down on my face felt good and I enjoyed spending the time with my daughter outside. Hope that my good luck continues with this recovery and I can enjoy Spring.
That is about it for today. She is sleeping in her bassinett. I may get to stitch something yet.
Good stitching to all....

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