Saturday, 24 January 2009

Here Goes Nothing...

Am I late getting on the bandwagon? Probably, but better late than never! I have no idea how this is going to turn out, it will probably turn into a completely rambling thing that no one will ever want to read.

Anyhoo, here's my first post. I'm sitting here drinking wine and watching Your Country Needs You - Saturday night chez moi is a riot of entertainment. I spent the afternoon stitching at a new project, which I got from Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. It's supposed to look like this:

and at the moment, it actually looks like this:

So you can see I have a bit of work to do! But it's fun, and I love the bright colours. And who knows, maybe I will "stitch myself slim"! Don't know how I'll turn it into the suggested cushion, yet.

I have to blame the lovely ladies (and gentleman) at the I-Love-Cross-Stitch Yahoo Group. I lurk heavily on that board - maybe now I've actually entered the blogosphere, I'll even start to post more often - and their gorgeous work has really inspired me. Before I started reading the messages, I enjoyed my stitching, since I joined, I've become obsessed. I've even started buying magazines - originally because it was coming up to Christmas and I wanted to make some cards, and now because I love some of their patterns. I've bought a stock of 14 count aida (in two colours so far - white and navy!), and am starting to build my stash of DMC threads. I'm hooked!

So, I think that's enough for my first post. I just hope somebody reads it... It'd be nice to know I've done OK.