A few days ago I received a delightful email form Kim asking if I would like to be a part of an Around The World Blog Hop.... well why not indeed I thought!
Firstly Thank You Kim from Wisdom with Needle and Thread blog for thinking of me and naturally knowing I love to join in on things!
Kim answered some great questions so I thought I would have a go...
1. What am I working on?
Now well... this is a tricky question I think! hmmm OK! I am almost finished working on my next partners stitch for the Round Robin. Sorry it is a secret until my partner receives it.. so I cannot share how I am getting on. I mentioned its a tricky question as technically I am 'working' on several projects! ha ha Pictures? Sure everyone likes to see pictures!
Working on these...
A Blue Ribbon Design called "Find Your Happy Place"...
I really love everything about this design, the words makes so much sense to me! Lovely words like the ones I singled out :)
Sure I have other things I am working on but this is the one at the top of my list!
2. How has stitching helped me?
I thought this a rather interesting question to pose... see stitching has taught me many things. Its true I am self taught and probably have many many bad habits hee hee But the main thing is that I enjoy what I am doing. Stitching actually makes me smile and I really enjoy doing it.
I have gained patience... when I stitch I am like another person in my own little world. It brings a sense of calm to my world and I think its the repetitiveness of stitching crosses that I love. I still to this day sometimes cannot believe I create the things I do!
It also helps with my maths.. hmmm yes well I have dyscalculia.. a kind of number difficultly. And counting as I do when I stitch.. making sure I get the right size fabric to stitch on (OK Jon does check!).
Stitching gives me my space, see being at home 24/7 caring for my husband I needed something to do. Stitching fills that gap! Its something I do for me... and enjoy it.
3. Have I tried other crafts?
I though this would be an interesting question to ask.. some of you know I love to experiment! Well other crafts... sure I tried crotchet..hmmm not very good at that, but gave it a go..
I gave it a go.... but found it so hard :(
I also tried hexi-making ... this I want to do more of and eventually making them into a quilt. Or maybe making a quilt using other methods.
here are some of my hexi's..
I also tried squares too.... put them together and backed it with a fleece blanket. It lives on my stitching chair...you can just see it..
I love to experiment and learn new things, I know sometimes my projects dont turn out so well... but I give them a go! And as many of you have seen on my blog .. I love to experiment!
4. Why do I create what I do?
This is another great question I think.. see something has to drawn me to what I stitch and create. By that I mean something about the design or the colours... or both! Like many of you out there I am sure you stitch projects you think you will enjoy?
Some projects I look at and think WOW! This one will be a challenge... I love that as I love to 'have a go'. Colour actually draws me to things and yes cute things! ha ha Recently I have stitched a lot of Blue Ribbon Designs.... simply because I love them! I would stitch them all if I could! The colours in each project just smile to me and make me feel happy... you will have to get used to me stitching Blue Ribbon Designs as I am sure I will be doing many more in the future!
I guess I love to make things as at the end I can see I have made something... ans for me a huge sense of pride too.
I basically stitch what makes me happy! And as for finishing.. I just go with the flow! I am pretty useless at choosing colors that go together... but think that is improving the more I put colours together. I like to create 'odd' things and try to push myself in making something new. So I can make little pillows but like to now change how I put them together. Ot maybe my next item to create is a biscornu... I am yet to make one.... I keep putting it off as I think it may be too much of a challenge for me? hmmm But will get around to it as I say ... I like to experiment! ha ha a
OK so that was me....
Time to pass this onto another person(s) so that it carries on around the world.. hop hop hop hopping!
I would like now to introduce you to wonderful people I have got to know through this wonderful blogging world. They are wonderfully talented and each create beautiful things. I have contacted them and they have agreed to join in :) They will post their around the world hop on Monday 13th October... be sure to take a visit to their blog :)
I would like to Thank You all for popping in and reading my part of the Around The World Blog Hop :) It was actually fun to do :)
Remember now go see June and Frances! But remember their little bit will be on their blog on Monday 13th October :)
Wonderful.... keep smiling everyone :)