Tuesday, August 21, 2012
You never realize the things that will stick with you through your lifetime but one of those odd things and hobbies of mine has been cross stitch. I was in 5th grade and my homeroom teacher made us create a sampler for our moms for Mother's Day. We could even stitch during class! The boys hated it but eventually they got into it and a blessed hush fell over all of us (and I'm sure for the first time my teacher could hear herself think...poor thing was prematurely grey). I was hooked and kept stitching; I even picked it up again in college...boy, was I cool sitting in my dorm room with a hoop and floss! So within the last year, I started developing my own patterns - partly to experiment with my own ideas and stitch things I wasn't seeing and of course, make some income. What I didn't expect was how many people would stitch along and be so appreciative and just all together lovely. I get e-mails quite regularly thanking me for creating these patterns as they are to become gifts or cherish keepsakes. Frankly I'm blown away...so thank you all for your support!
I do want to call out and thank two blogs that posted my most popular pattern the past week or so, my Downton Abbey Cross Stitch Sampler
STITCHNMOMMA - she also has patterns and dyes her own Aida cloth (omg, how cool is that!). Lots of good tips - a true kindred spirit!
The Teakettle Corner - she is stitching the pattern right now! I almost fell out when I saw her cat sitting on the printed pattern and a glass of wine next to a pile of floss (that could so be my house!)
if you are stitching along, please let me know whether you want a mention or not...I love hearing from you all!
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