Sunday, September 12, 2010

First musing

Alright, here I am in the blogasphere.  My first time doing a bit baffled at how to do this, but I'll give it a go.  I actually don't feel the need to tell the world about my thoughts and am a bit guarded in regards to privacy, however, I will try to overcome this and try to write something interesting and witty when I feel inspired.  I'm not that inspired at the moment, seeing as I just woke up and the rain is beating down quite heavily.  Well, that's not quite true.  When the rain comes, I often feel the urge to take up reading large and difficult books, War and Peace in particular, as well as start a new cross stitch project.  The book I can do, but the cross stitching I cannot.  I don't have any linen!!  My city, Vancouver, B.C., does not have a single embroidery or cross stitch store anywhere.  We have a Michael's, but their selection is teeny tiny and not inspiring at all.  So I have to resort to looking at online stores and blogs and dream up of my projects, keeping mental notes of all the little pieces I want to stitch up for family and friends.  It's a bit of an obsession, cross stitch that is....and Russian authors....and I wish that I had lots of beautiful linens and stash to work from. 

A little history of me and stitching.

My mother taught me how to cross stitch and embroider at a very young age.  She would buy me little kits to work from and I actually finished a lot of projects as a young girl and teenager.  I took a textiles class in high school and won the award for best student.  I think the teacher loved my enthusiasm and genuine love to work with my hands.  Then I went off to university and stopped stitching for a long time.  Very sad, I know.  I only took up my stitching a couple years ago because I realized how much I missed it.  It's very cathartic for me to stitch and create little pieces. 

I'm not going to ramble on too much longer.  I may post pictures of my pieces (there are not many, most I gave away) and hopefully I will get encouragement from all the amazing ladies out there that have so much expertise and creativity to help me with my WIP's (some of which have been put aside for ten years!).



1 comment:

Kaisievic said...

Hi Anne, no one commented on your first post either (I wasn't even in blogland in 2010) but I have posted now - just think how far you have come with your blogging now? You go girl!

hugs, Kaye