Hi, I’m Debbe and thanks for landing on my cross-stitching blog.
I’ve been cross stitching since my early teens some 30+ years ago.
I’m married and we have 2 cats Molly and Lixie (Sunday name Felix), and 2 dogs Lucy and Floyd (The Family). I work full time as a data manager for a local high school which I love, though I also find it (at times) the most frustrating job I’ve ever had! My job does have a couple of major benefits though – an early finish, I’m usually home by 5pm latest and fantastic holidays… well you knew that one was coming didn’t you?
Time to Cross-Stitch
We try to get away during the warmer school holidays – we have a tent so can do that quite cheaply, which gives me lots of time to cross stitch, whilst hubby is off practising his photography or walking the dogs. We made a conscious decision when we got the tent not to go high tech (you’d be amazed at the mod cons you can take camping these days); so we do the old fashioned things of reading newspapers and books (my Kindle is great for when away camping), listening to the radio – BBC radio 7 (as was, why did they change the name to BBC Radio 4 Extra?) is a particular favourite and talking to each other.
I’m also hoping my blog will motivate me to do more cross stitch when at home – rather than just watching American drama’s on TV – though I’m not giving up Bones or NCIS for anyone!
A Cross-Stitch Record
It struck me recently whilst chatting to a friend that over the years I’ve stitched many things most of which have been given away and I don’t have any real record – other than used kits, to show what I’ve done. So this blog is going to be a mix of current projects and a record of kits and pieces I have completed in the past, who for and – if I can remember the details – when etc.
I hope to update this blog a couple of times a week – but don’t hold me to that, life and my job (which involves staring at a computer all day), has a habit of getting in the way of things!
It would be lovely to think that someone out there likes my blog – so please let me know if you decide to follow my musings.