This is my first post on a blog. I am excited to become a member of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year. I have ordered Susan Singleton and Rachel Allen to work on this year. My grandmother taught me how to embroider and do crewel when I was a little girl. Over the years I have done many needlework projects. I started doing cross stitch in the 80's. Life got in the way and I went for a period over the last decade or so that I did very little needle work. I did not know about blogs and stumbled upon one and got inspired to take up needle work again. This got me interested in reproduction samplers. I just finished Mary Gibson and it was a fun stitch. I will have to say that taking up needle work again has helped me through some tough times over the last few years with health issues and the loss of several family members. I consider it my form of meditation. Happy Stitching!