Monday, August 20, 2007


How did you get started stitching? Was there a person that inspired you?

I've always been "crafty" - I could knit before I went to school, and I had my first stamped cross stitch kit given to me when I was 6 or 7 - it became my first UFO :o)

My mum, especially, was and is a stitcher, and my gran and great gran were very good knitters and dressmakers. Mum taught me the basics at a very young age, and was quite unhappy with the way we were taught needlework at school - and the fact that the standards expected were rather lower than hers! I think because of the way stitching was taught, and because I never felt I could match up to my mum, I didn't serously do any embroidery until I was in my early twenties. I bought a kit (of Piglet, from Winnie the Pooh) for my sister's birthday, intending for her to stitch it. My mum said to me that it would be a waste of money, as my sister would have no interest in it. I was broke, and had no money to buy her another gift, so I set to and - up against a tight deadline - finished the kit! And from that moment, I was hooked...


Cheryl said...

Seen your email over at the stitching bloggers group and thought i'd check out your blog. Have enjoyed reading through! Lovely stitching.
Nice to meet another British stitcher, i live in Scotland :)

Nic said...

Loved your pictures - my ma is a Scot, and I miss my holidays up there - since my gran died, I haven't been up at all :o(

I'm living with a Canadian too, but I'm trying to teach him English! LOL