Thursday, June 15, 2006

First Blog

Hi. First time blogger here and don't really know what I'm doing so any advice would be much appreciated. Just thought I'd take a look at some stitchy blogs to get inspired and suddenly ended up with a blog page. So if anyone is reading this then let me take a moment to tell you about my stitchy self!

I have been stitching for about 14 years now and was taught by my sister who has since given up stitching in preference to scrapbooking and card making. My first design was a Country Companions design called "Fireside Toast". I have since completed several different designs including themes such as Christian samplers, Christmas designs, Traditional Samplers (one done on 40 count R&R Reproductions fabric - that was a challenge) Baby Samplers. Too many to list. At the moment my WIP include a huge John William Waterhouse design of the Lady of Shallot which may take forever to stitch and another Christmas design called Polar Santa from the Designs for the Needle collection. I hope to have this completed by Christmas this year and framed to boot!

I have also stitched for the charity Love Quilts and hope to do another one as soon as I have finished Polar Santa.

My stitching recently went in decline in favour of knitting - something I have been wanting to learn for years. I have very nearly finished a Colinette cardi but have run out of wool and need to order more. Knitting seems to hurt my hands so I have returned to stitching.

Anyway that is my first ever blog so please let me know what you think.



Schokti said...

Welcome to blogging! I look forward to seeing your work. :)

Hazel said...

Thanks Christine. It may take me some time to work it all out how to put pics up etc... It'll be great fun browsing blogs and reading all the inspiring stitching stuff.