Hello, my name is Amanda and I love cross stitching.
I finally took the plunge and created this blog to chronicle my cross stitching journey. I have read several fellow stitchers' blogs and decided it would be fun and interesting. This way I can look back on all my old projects and remember how I felt about them at the time.
A few other things I love...my husband of 4 years and our 4 pets (2 dogs and 2 cats)! I have been stitching for 8 years now. I started off stitching really small projects and have progress to full coverage pieces.
A few of my favorite designers are Mirabilia / Nora Corbett, Heaven & Earth Designs, and Joan Elliott Designs. There are several others, but I can't remember them right now. :)
In stitching, I am what some call a "Divine Disciplined Diva" meaning I start and finish one project at a time. I briefly tried the rotation type of stitching where I had several projects going at once and would rotate them on a schedule; however, it gave me anxiety and I felt I was not getting anywhere on any of the them.
My current project is called Summer Queen by Mirabilia. I started her around August or September of 2010. I put her away for all of 2011 while I tried the rotation thing. Then on December 26, 2011, I decided I would finish working on her. Here is a recent WIP (Work In Progress) picture.
All I need to add to her is a head and lots of beads. I am hoping to have her finished by the end of April so that I have time to take her to the framer and back so that I can hang her for the entire season of Summer. Wish me luck!
Well that is really all I have for now. Thank you for joining me on my journey. I think it will be a great ride!