I have been stitching now for ten years; my first attempt was in the autumn of 2003. I picked up a kit from Bothy Threads in Wales as a gift for a friend, and then thought, maybe I should give this a try. I was in the middle of getting divorced, and was looking for activities with which to expand my horizons (hence the trip to Wales). I can't explain why, but I found stitching addictive (I also tried pottery, and did not find that addictive at all). Since then I have also tried needlepoint, knitting, and weaving - I love the fiber arts. My paternal grandmother stitched, and I have several of her pieces - she even designed her own needlepoint pictures. I like to stitch while listening to audiobooks (usually mystery novels).
I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and watching your progress - happy Sunday!