Well after longingly looking at every post on this blog since its inception I've finally plucked up the confidence to join myself. I have just loved looking at all the work that's been completed, the amazing skill level in the stitching and the stitching stories. When I go to check the previous days entries I think of it as my wee moment of bliss in a very busy world.
Just a little bit about me in the way of an introduction to the group. I am a Kiwi (New Zealander) living in Australia for the past 7 years. Australia has been very good to me, I have been lucky enough to meet my wonderful husband here and we are happily settled in a rural Victorian town quite close to the iconic Great Ocean Road. I work in Melbourne so life is one long commute, its definitely worth it to live in such a beautiful spot though. The ranges close by remind me of my homeland - not quite mountains but very green and lush. I have been stitching since I can remember, knitting as a child then onto needlework for many years and patchwork just recently. I find that these pastimes allow me to have space and creativity outside the corporate world of computers and deadlines.
I am currently have a WIP on the go, the Scottish Sampler which I started on my Christmas break. Its only had a very few stitches in it since then as I have been working on other projects but it is now at the very front of the pile again and I am hoping to stitch over the Easter break.
I love the bold colours and strong patterns.
Im looking forward to posting progress as I go.
I have my own blog started very recently http://stitchingintheevening.blogspot.com.au