Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Welcome

Hello Everyone

I'm Joanna. I'm married with 3 children all under 5yrs old, 2 boys and a darling daughter.

When I do get some free time I'm addicted to needlecrafts, most especially cross stitch. I love working on large projects such as landscapes but as these are very time consuming I always have a couple of smaller works on the go.

My favourite things to sew are quilt squares for Quilts for Breast Cancer (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Quiltsforbreastcancer/) I get to use some of my smaller designs that I've always wanted to stitch but had no reason to and they go to lovely ladies who make these into lap quilts for breast cancer sufferers. As breast cancer runs in my family this is a group close to my heart.

My latest works in progress are Rainy Day from the Silhouettes series (nearly done now only a corner to do) Rambling Ted by Margaret Sherry from the Cross Stitcher magazine, this is for my husband for Fathers Day and Upsy Daisy for my daughters bedroom.

I also knit, mostly aran jumpers for family. I like applique and am collecting my children's favourite clothes they've grown out of. I'll use them to make into an appliqued bedspread as a reminder of their childhood in later years.

In fact better get back to stitching as the house is quiet and I've got some time to myself :)

11 comments:

  1. This is posh how do I get one?

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  2. Like the photo of Bridlington.

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  3. Tony's photo's link to clumber. that pic is lovely there
    xx

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  4. It worked!!! Yahayyyy
    xx

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  5. Hi Joanna!
    My name is Ellie. I live in USA. I've been reading your letters on Stacy's Cross Stitch List. I'm so happy you have a blog, I'd love to learn more about you by reading it. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. welcome to the world of blogging - looking forward to seeing your progress. Maureen (Friendly Stitchers)

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  7. Hi Jo.
    Very professional!! Will keep reading. Margaret xx

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  8. You got the original photo's of the sewing pics you did? mum xx

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  9. Hi Lil Sis. Love the piccies, keep 'em coming. Bet Tony's like a pro? "Yea, baby show me some", "Thats great" "More", "Shake your hair" click, click, click..etc, etc. I can just see him !! LOL....
    Watched Beaches last night, bawled my head off AGAIN. Seen it umpteen times and it still gets to me. Have you watched Seven Pounds ith Will Smith? Cried at that too. In a right soppy mood of late, there must be something in the water. I've got a few x-stitch UFOs too.I really must fin them out and get cracking. I just dont get the time lately. As per. Take care luv and hugs to Tone and the brood.xxxxx Big Sis.

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  10. Know what you mean Jo. Will try and find that cv she wrote and email it. I still find it hilarious.
    xx

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  11. Love the new item 'finished projects'. How did you do that? Really professional!
    I like the one after the butterflies.
    Mum xx

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