First I guess you should know is I don't write/post about me or my life. It's all about the cross stitch sorry.
I will tell you my name is Amanda, I'm from Melbourne Australia. I have a brother and sister both older and lots of nieces and nephews, two of which have had a child so I'm also a great aunt to a little boy and a little girl. I love cross stitch, reading, my iPad, friends and dogs, birds.
ABOUT MY BLOG
I started my blog for a way to show people what i stitch, but over time it's become so much more. It's now a place I can go to talk to like minded people. To ask for help and get nice feedback on my stitching. Lets not forget I also get to see what everyone else is stitching too. None of my family or friends stitch so it's great to have my blog because of this.
I'm a one full cross at a time stitcher, I've always done it this way unless a kit tell me half stitch. I use 2 treads over 2 again unless a kit tells me different. I don't change charts with different colors or anything like that unless I have to. i only use Aida fabric and for the life of me I can not do a french knot so I use seed beads. I stitch any fantasy but will stitch other charts that I just like, or like right now that are a gift. I love Joan Elliott and Heaven And Earth Designs and have many charts from both.
MY LONGEST CROSS STITCH WORK
It is hands down Mystic Stitch "Black Masquerade" This baby is so hard even harder then a big Heaven and Earth chart. She has been re stitched once after stitching 4 pages as I did not like the count of the Aida I was stitching her on at the time. She is now sitting at 2 1/2 pages. She has been though a lot of bad, sad things in my life and has been on the go for over 10 years I think it would be. One day I would love to get her stitched.
Here is the photo
To see how far she is stitched please go to Angel's Stitching Progress page up the top.
I'm stitching 3 gifts this year
The Rose Of Sharon
Storykeep Seasons Spring
I have made a deal with myself that I was not to stitch anything else but the top 3 until they are all done and boy has it not been easy. I normally stitch want I want, when I want, so to be set in, is a little hard when i want to stitch a chart that's not part of the 3.
So that's me, hope you have a look around and like want you see.