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Monday, October 24, 2011

It’s a new day and I’m feeling good.  Now that I’ve taken the plunge I realize that to blog I have to write stuff and it has to readable.  First off I would like to thank my Stitchy Sister Kirstin for the vote of confidence and link on her blog.  Also to my other two followers also Stitchy Sisters Irene and Rose hang in here with me, hopefully it will get better.  I was reading a gentleman’s stitching blog a little bit ago and it was funny that he mentioned “Man Law” and how it prohibits him from admitting he’s a stitcher and stitching in public, well I sometimes get a similar feeling.  Being a woman of color and enjoying cross stitch seems rare and sometimes completely unheard of, maybe it’s a "Black Law" and I didn’t get the email.  Anyway, I love to stitch and as long as the fingers and eyes hold out I will be doing just that.  When I get a little more experienced here I will show you pictures of my cross stitch stash, if I live to be 187 years old I just may be able to stitch everything in it if I stop adding to it today.  I have unopened kits I’ve purchased, books, booklets, leaflets, magazines, calendars, chartpacks and pages and pages of freebie charts downloaded from various sites on the internet (that magical place) that I want to stitch someday.  I have been giving the idea of stitching more than one project at a time some serious thought and have tried to do that, normally I am a one project girl but there are just so many charts and so little time.  In cross stitch there are a lot of abbreviations, kinda like the way people text on their smart phones and it takes a really smart person to understand what the message is, so you will see some of these abbreviations from time to time, I will let you try to figure them out before I tell you what they mean. One of my current project is considered for me anyway a BAP, it is the Green goddess designed by Joan Elliott the other is actually several small projects that will be combined they are from the Directory of Counted Cross Stitch Patterns and the designer is Nickole214. Well I am off to make some of those wonderful little xxs.










BAP – Big A$$ Project J  

11 comments:

Donna Ford said...

Minnie, your Green Goddess is looking wonderful, BTW I know what BAP means - LOL! But I won't tell anyone on here - HeHeHe. Donna

Mouse said...

helloo :) have bobbed over from kirsten's blog ... lovely work on the green goddess there :) if you need any more help with abbreviations just squeak loudly ..lol love mouse xxxx
www.talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.com

TammyK said...

Hi & welcome to the blog world Minnie :-) Looking forward to following your wips. Love Joan Elliott designs and am working on one myself at the moment. Your Green Goddess is looking great. I seriously thought about buying one of those snap things like you have your Nickole214 design in. Like it better than a hoop?

Joysze said...

Bah... laws are made by close-minded people, especially silly little laws like who can or can't cross stitch. ;)

I love your Green Goddess and I'm looking forward to seeing your stash!! I'm mostly a OAATer as well, as having too many project at one go drives me insane, hehehehe.

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Woo Hoo Minnie - I knew you'd have lots of followers, quick smart :)

And you've managed to get photos up already!

xxx

Elizabeth Seaver said...

LOVE your xx patterns. I love your comment "so much xx, so little time." That is exactly the way I feel! Glad to find your new blog--you made me laugh about needing to write if you're going to blog. I finally discovered that was true about a lot of things--hello!

Keep blogging--great post.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Love your projects :) Green Goddess is looking gorgeous :) And you should ignore the "Laws" and just stitch whenever you want wherever you want :) I suffered from that not long ago, but because of my age (I'm 26 now and I started stitching when I was 8) so I would only stitch when I was alone at home, but then on my last years of college (because I had several free hours between classes I decided to start taking my projects with me and stitch in college ignoring possible comments... It's true I heard the typical comments of being granny and so, but I had the chance to teach to so many friends who really enjoyed my stitching that it erased any bad comment. So if you like it you should definitely go against any law and just enjoy something you love :)

Glenna said...

I believe in breaking bad laws, and I also believe the world would be a better place if everyone would take up a needle and stitch! I'm so glad to see your blog, Minnie--you're such a wonderful stitcher!

Julie said...

Hi Minnie,you have made some beautiful things.

I'm fairly new to blogging myself and have met a lot of friendly and helpful people. :)

Look forward to your next update.

Pauline said...

Beautiful work!
Good luck with your blog!

MarchAnn58 said...

Thank's stopping by my blog Minnie glad to see you in the world of blog. :-) I love the green goddess and I will have to go look for her. I have always wanted to do a Green Man but the Green Goddess may do it.police are going to come get you so just go for it.
I don't think the stitching