It took me forever to name my blog (and business if I ever decide to launch one). It all really does begin with a stitch in my life. My roots are in stitching. Cross-stitch, crochet, knit, sewing, quilting, embroidery…
The first stitches I ever did as a child were cross-stitch.
My Mom was really into needlepoint at the time and I wanted to do something like it. I was quickly unsatisfied with the yarn stitching boards and stamped projects little kids are usually given and I think my first real counted “project” was a bookmark? Or maybe the MOM magnet with some ducks that still hangs on her refrigerator.
I still love love cross-stitch, though I haven’t done many projects lately.
The last one I finished was a sunflower coaster for one Mom’s husband’s kids.
…and I’m still slogging through cross-stitching on a Tunisian crochet afghan. It’s taking forever but only because I’m picky about how the back looks.
I was bad and bought one yesterday though. Logan saw it and had a little bit of a fan boy moment with it — he’s really in to steampunk right now.
I’m going to hate myself for the 58 shades of browns this thing has but I do love how it looks!
Guess I’ll start this one when I start to go cross-eyed from my 22-ct HAED I’m gearing up to start. No worries, that one is actually on my white board of doom! I’m being good and sticking to it! ….somehow. 😛