I'm trying something new. I'm wondering if keeping a blog will help me work on projects faster as I share my progress with friends, family, and complete strangers.... Hi complete strangers!
A little about me:
I've been cross stitching for as long as my mother would trust me with a sharp instrument, the needle. As near as I can tell that was probably back around the age of 9. She taught me how to cross stitch and her father taught her how to needlepoint, so it's a family affair.
I worked at Michaels Arts & Crafts for four years... very dangerous, I don't recommend it for any crafters, the employee discount was good though. I started working there because of the discount and I loved cross stitch and painting. I swore to stay out of the scrap booking and beading/jewelry making section.
>Umm... that didn't work. I found a horrible book... okay, it's a wonderful book, but it has cost me so much money with projects. I loved the idea of creating pictures with beads and quickly tried the samples. There was one type of stitching I liked the most: Peyote with wonderful little beads called delicas.
After my foray into beading I found something amazing, in my mind at least. In one of the catalogs I saw an ad for a company that sold jump rings so you could make your own chain maille! Now I am a major fantasy buff so this was very exciting for me, and the end product looked amazing. Now, I'm not talking armor, even though I have a pattern or two for that, I'm talking about necklaces, bracelets & earrings. Very very cool!
When I was younger, probably closer to the 10 year old stage, my next door neighbor taught me how to crochet, I remembered how to chain, but that was about it. Michaels has book teaching you how to crochet, so again with my discount a book was purchased and... if you can believe this... with the same crochet hook and yarn my neighbor originally taught me with and gave to me I retaught myself how to crochet. And yes... I still have them.
So that's enough about me for now. Did I mention I'm long winded? :)
So I don't claim I'll be the most consistent blogger... it'll probably be a little sporadic. But it's my blog, I can do what I want.
So thanks for stopping by and bear with me as I am new to blogging and will hopefully make this more my own as time wears on.