I first began cross stitching when I was home on maternity leave with my son...30 years now. I find it very relaxing, I can unwind from a busy day with the repetitive motion of making cross stitches while also creating something beautiful. I always travel with my latest project, what little television I watch is done while stitching. I'm not very prolific, only get a few projects done a year. Perhaps if I didn't have so many other hobbies I would be more productive! So many projects, so little time! That's ok, it's not a race (I even take my cross stitching to my drag races, stitching while waiting for my next run!)
About 10 years ago a group of 5-6 women began meeting 2-3 times a month. I nicknamed our gatherings "Stitch 'n Bitch". It really should be "Stitch, Bitch & Eat" because we do all three! We sit and work on our latest projects, whether it be cross stitching, appliquing a quilt top, knitting or crocheting. We usually have lunch together, each of us bringing something. Often we will share a pot of tea or two after lunch. It's nice to get together with other women who share a love of handwork.
|Linda's appliqued quilt blocks.|
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