I couldn't believe my eyes when one morning I woke up and noticed I now have 101 followers! I was really blown away because at times I wonder if my blog is really all that interesting, and I am not even sure people read my blog much anymore. I am not the sort of stitcher who has many projects on the go at once so I seem to always be showing you my updates from my current project all the time, and I often think that probably gets a bit boring for some. That's why I don't post all that often until there are some major developments that can be seen. Maybe one day I will have more time when I can start a few projects at once and really make good progress on them. It really makes my day when I see that people have left comments on my blog, it makes me smile when I know someone has taken the time to read my post and feel like leaving a comment for me. So to those that do, thank you! I also know that life can get busy ( I have a very busy toddler and another on the way) so believe me I do know, and it's not always time efficient to leave comments on every single person's blog even though you may enjoy reading it. That has been me many times! When I can I do try and leave a comment though. It has also been lovely building up blogging friendships with you all and seeing what else is going on in your lives. Your stitching and creativity inspires me every day! It also makes me want so many more patterns than I normally would if I wasn't introduced to the blogging world, since cross stitching shops are few and far between where I live, not sure if that's a good or bad thing, haha! I vote for good. You can never have too many kits or patterns!
I find so much joy and inspiration in reading my friends blogs. Stitching brings me happiness and a calmness to my life. Sitting down to stitch with a cup of tea and just me being in my own little world is a time in my day when I know I am truly relaxing and out to other worries or thoughts that would normally enter my head. It has also helped me get through some tough times in my life, and I can't imagine a life without stitching in it. I know I will always cross stitch, and I often see myself as a Grandmother myself stitching for my children and grandchildren one day. Even though it can be days until I get to do some sometimes, I do know that it is just sitting there waiting for me, and that I will do some eventually.
So to my 101 followers I will be having a giveaway! I promised that I would when I reached 100 followers and I do keep to my promises. I will just have to get organised and post it up on my blog when I can. How exciting! My first giveaway.
Now onto the stitching, I finished my gorjuss girl last night, yay! Don't you think she is just gorjuss? I do. Aside from enjoying the stitching part of her I also enjoyed the little extras the kit came with, the white beads on her dress, the ribbons in her hair, the cute little heart button that sits on the top of the J in gorjuss and even though I struggled a bit with the ropes on the swing at the start (sometimes instructions can be confusing until you read them over a few times) I thought they came together at the end.
So without further ado, here she is happily enjoying a swing with her precious cat.
The kit is by Bothy threads, stitched on blue 14 count Zweigart aida, Madeira standed cotton and DMC light effects threads.
Happy Stitching xo