Wednesday, November 23, 2011

  1. Tales of a Shooting Star… (Jenna)
  2. Gathering Thoughts (Karen)
  3. Joie de Vivre (Mindi)
  4. Michelle’s Site (Michelle)
  5. Just a Virginia Girl (Carol)
  6. Wyrd Needles (Lisa)
  7. Raven Stitches (Missy)
  8. MrsDibble – Cross Stitching & Other Threads (Eleanor)
  9. Mtrl Girl’s Material World (Christine)
  10. Cha Cha’s World (Cathy)
  11. Stitching Cats (Jan)
  12. Stitching Again (March Ann)
  13. Cross Stitching in my Castle (Michelle)
  14. Cross Stitches & Kitty Kisses (Nancy)
  15. Craftgirl (Craftgirl78)
  16. Sus-E-Qs Designs (Susieq)
  17. Tigermum’s Creative Corner (Sandie)
  18. Debbie’s Cross Stitch (Debbie)
  19. Rosy Stitches (Terri)
  20. Paula’s Needlework Addiction (Paula)
  21. Cozy Egg (Michelle)
  22. Stitchin’ Addiction (Kirstin)
  23. Stitching Plus (Marcy)
  24. Store in a cool dry place (Lea)
  25. Hexe im Hollerbusch (Hexe)
  26. Jeanne’s Blog (Jeanne)
  27. Crafting Life… One Stitch at a Time (Kristina)
  28. Nancy’s Knick-Knacks (Nancy)
  29. tjdesignsncrafts (tjdesigns)
  30. Queen Stitcher (Shelleen)
  31. LindaK Creativity Works (Linda)
  32. Just So You Know (Shondratasha)
  33. Rocky River Ramblings (Elizabeth)
  34. Girl with Needles (TeresaB)
  35. My WIPocalypse Blog (Jo Anna)
  36. Threadgatherer (Debbie)
  37. The Stash Asylum (Randi/Chaotic One)
  38. Words of a Wikkid Woman (Line)
  39. View from an Alternate Dimension (Belinda)
  40. The Tomboy Princess (Abby)
  41. October Lace’s Musings (October Lace)
  42. The Flying Needle (Kate)
  43. Just a Bit of Heart (Tiffany)
  44. The Crafty Princess (Alicia)
  45. Stitching in Lobster Land (Patricia)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

  1. Creative Stitches (Linda)
  2. Kris’ Stitches (Kris)
  3. Serendipitous Stitching (Joanne)
  4. My Cross Stitch Corner (Xeihua/Sara)
  5. Random Ramblings (Joyce)
  6. Reflections in the Pond (Silverlotus)
  7. Taking One Stitch at a Time (Carolyn)
  8. Shebafudge (Sharon)
  9. Julie and Yes Dear’s Ravings (Julie)
  10. A Bit of This and That (Shannon)
  11. Kitten Stitching (Kaye)
  12. WhizGidget Wonders (WhizGidget)
  13. Thread Garden (Jan)
  14. BAP Attack (Claudette)
  15. Kristy’s Stitching World (Kristy)
  16. Snoeki-tik (Mireille)
  17. Stitching Daze (Tama)
  18. Aginetblogja (Agi)
  19. Maria4Katter (Maria)
  20. Julie’s Blog (Julie)
  21. Kathy’s Sit and Stitch (Kathy)
  22. My New Perspective (Joy)
  23. Maursie’s Cross Stitch Stuff (Maureen)
  24. Fairy Tales & French Knots (Erin)
  25. The Musing Badger (Ruth)
  26. Loretta’s Stitching Blog (Loretta)
  27. Stitchin’ Addiction (Kirstin)
  28. Bec’s Cross Stitch Creations (Bec)
  29. Charbella Stitching (Sharine)
  30. Bonnie’s World (Bonnie)
  31. Miniquilts - (Amy)
  32. Random Thoughts (Katie)
  33. Lissanne Creations & Stitching (Lissanne)
  34. My Stitch Diary (Vani)
  35. Jill’s Blog (Jill)
  36. Gizzimomo’s Crafty Place (Thea)
  37. Stitchings of an Army Wife (Megan)
  38. Fabric and Thread and Needles and Patterns, Oh My! (April)
  39. Naughts & Cross Stitches (Caitlin)
  40. Cross Stitch and Other Musings (Ewa)
  41. Stashaholics Anonymous (Novia)
  42. Coffee Cup Thoughts (Christine)
  43. Rikes (Kreuz)sticheleien (Rike)
  44. Cross Stitch Crazy Mum (Sheralyn)
  45. Me, My Bubble and My Stitching (Kalu)
  46. Veronica’s Stitching Vault (Veronica)
  47. Pistellen-Stitching (Nina)
  48. Yellow Flower Meadow (Susan)
  49. Mountain Stitcher on the Plains (Debby)
  50. The Hera Chronicles (Lisa)
  51. Kay’s Random World (Kay)
  52. A Work in Progress (Susan)
  53. Stitching Basket (Lili)
  54. Giovanna’s Stitches (Gio)
  55. Lover of Cross Stitch (Charity)
  56. Nutty’s Starlets (Sam)
  57. With My Needle (Ann)
  58. A Day in the Tangled Skeins of My Life (Amanda)
  59. Patchwork Stitches (Patchesmany)
  60. Kielrain’s Stitches (Kielrain)
  61. The Pumpkin Patch Stitcher (Marjorie)
  62. Floss Junkie (Cindy)
  63. Syd’s Stitching Room (Syd)
  64. Cross Stitched by Astrid (Astrid)
  65. Random Thoughts from Abroad (Gillie)
  66. Knitter In progress (Kim)
  67. At Brigitte’s Place (Brigitte)
  68. Willow Tree Stitcher (Jeanne)
  69. Trillium Creates (Trillium)
  70. Mom!  The Dog Got Your Cross Stitch (Heather)
  71. The Polka Dot Chicken (C. Fun)
  72. Reveries of a Crafter (Ronjja)
  73.  Sunrise Stitching Time (Mountain Ash)
  74. Ft Ft Ft Stitch (Karen)
  75. It’s Geek to Me (Heather)
  76. Revelations of a Delusional Knitter (Angela)
  77. Stitching Madness (Katharina)
  78. Mrs Sew and Sew (Claire)
  79. A Joyus Place (Joyus)
  80. Carole Counts (Carole)
  81. Once Upon a Cross Stitch (Threadbear)
  82. Stitching in the City (Hannah)
  83. Frazzled Needle (Mary)
  84. The Stitching Frog (Rebekah)
  85. Queen of the Alien Penguins (Whishastar)
  86. Alesia’s Place (Alesia)
  87. Christine’s Journal (Christine)
  88. Momuboocrea Island (Knyaaba)
  89. Flopsykitten stitchin’ (Kat)
  90. My Stitching World (Mommastitches)
  91. Beth’s Blog (Beth)
  92. X Marks the Spot (Squeezle)
  93. Needleworker Not in Paradise (Donna)
  94. Rosy Stitches (Terri)
  95. Chronicles of a Cross Stitching Hockey Fanatic (Cindy)
  96. Taking Up My Needle (Becky)
  97. A Stitch in Time with Jules (Julie H)
  98. Leslie’s Cross Stitch Heaven (Leslie)
  99. Just For Me (Helenapastafina)
  100. Lost in Stitches (Sarah)
  101. Tiki Stitches (Tiki)
  102. Folk-N-Fancy (Lucy)
  103. Notes from Blue Hen Hollow (Siobhan)
  104. Crafting with the Stitch Witch (Robin)
  105. Stitching Thyme Under the Willow Tree  (Lizzy)
  106. Our Blackbird Design Group / Anything and Everything But Mostly Stitching (Bobbi)
  107. This and That (Evalina)
  108. Stitchin’ & Scrappin’ (Judy)
  109. One Stitch at a Time (Amanda)
  110. On My Needles (Diane)
  111. Tales of a Shooting Star… (Jenna)
  112. Gathering Thoughts (Karen)
  113. Joie de Vivre (Mindi)
  114. Michelle’s Site (Michelle)
  115. Just a Virginia Girl (Carol)
  116. Wyrd Needles (Lisa)
  117. Raven Stitches (Missy)
  118. MrsDibble – Cross Stitching & Other Threads (Eleanor)
  119. Mtrl Girl’s Material World (Christine)
  120. Cha Cha’s World (Cathy)
  121. Stitching Cats (Jan)
  122. Stitching Again (March Ann)
  123. Cross Stitching in my Castle (Michelle)
  124. Cross Stitches & Kitty Kisses (Nancy)
  125. Craftgirl (Craftgirl78)
  126. Sus-E-Qs Designs (Susieq)
  127. Tigermum’s Creative Corner (Sandie)
  128. Debbie’s Cross Stitch (Debbie)
  129. Rosy Stitches (Terri)
  130. Paula’s Needlework Addiction (Paula)
  131. Cozy Egg (Michelle)
  132. Stitchin’ Addiction (Kirstin)
  133. Stitching Plus (Marcy)
  134. Store in a cool dry place (Lea)
  135. Hexe im Hollerbusch (Hexe)
  136. Jeanne’s Blog (Jeanne)
  137. Crafting Life… One Stitch at a Time (Kristina)
  138. Nancy’s Knick-Knacks (Nancy)
  139. tjdesignsncrafts (tjdesigns)
  140. Queen Stitcher (Shelleen)
  141. LindaK Creativity Works (Linda)
  142. Just So You Know (Shondratasha)
  143. Rocky River Ramblings (Elizabeth)
  144. Girl with Needles (TeresaB)
  145. My WIPocalypse Blog (Jo Anna)
  146. Threadgatherer (Debbie)
  147. The Stash Asylum (Randi/Chaotic One)
  148. Words of a Wikkid Woman (Line)
  149. View from an Alternate Dimension (Belinda)
  150. The Tomboy Princess (Abby)
  151. October Lace’s Musings (October Lace)
  152. The Flying Needle (Kate)
  153. Just a Bit of Heart (Tiffany)
  154. The Crafty Princess (Alicia)
  155. Stitching in Lobster Land (Patricia)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


continued

Wow that's pretty cool. The blog I mean.

Now where was I???? So I dragged out all my stash and boy do I have a lot.  So the first thing I thought I better do is get organized so I could buy more stuff!!! I made a list of all my leaflets in excel, then filed them according to subject. Then I was going to organize my magazine articles - three crates full - but couldn't figure out how I was going to do this. So i moved on to my floss. This was easier. A majority of the floss is DMC and I am just going to lump like colors together rather than have seperate brands. I bought one of those floss books that show all of the colors so I could match the best I could. So that is where I am right now - I have to do that in the daylight to get the best match possible. Daylight ends at 6pm around here, really sooner, so this will take some time.

I did get a cute sampler done for my daughter's teacher and I am working on a sweatshirt for her now. I want to get a snowman sweatshirt done for her as well. I will post pictures as soom as I can.

Introduction

I have titled my blog "purplestitcher" because I love purple and I love to cross stitch. I have been out of commission from stitching for about 6-7 years because life got in the way and I abandoned it so to speak. My dear friend from high school got me motivated again a few months ago when she came for a visit over the summer. She is into knitting and asked if I still stitch. I told her no but then when she left I dragged out all my stuff. She also turned me onto Yahoo groups and I am in about 18 of them.

I started to stitch when I was about 10 and my sister taught me. She was a First Grade teacher and 13 years older than I am. It was stamped - I have no idea the pattern and I have no idea where is went. Then she introduced me to other stuff - latch hook, crochet, etc. I became a teenager and was crazy wild. Cross stitch was so uncool. Then I went to college and got a job in the real world.

I worked on a psychiatric unit in a hospital. We had recreational therapy every day and I had the opportunity to participate in this. I got hooked again. At that time (I was 23, so that was 16 years ago - OMG I am so old!!!!!) there were so many neat places to get kits, leaflets, and supplies. I went to these LNS every chance I got. I am glad I did because nowadays this is like a dying art. Until I got onto the web and discovered neat shops on the there and all the other wonderful people out there who stitch. I used to share this with the nurses and co-workers and even taught some people to stitch. It was great to see other works. Now I cannot find anyone close who does this. It is so frustrating. I am so jealous of people when they say they have stitching weekends and go to all these shopping trips with their friends who stitch. I would love to have people over who share this craft. Maybe I am just looking in the wrong place or I am not trying hard enough.

Anyways I abandoned it again because I ended up going to graduate school, buying a house, and having my daughter. Well, my daughter took up alot of my time. I am very hands on and it's hard to stitch and be hands on with a active, sociable little girl. Well she is six now and not quite as demanding. She can entertain herself a little while longer. Sometimes I feel quilty if I tell her to find something to do and bring into the living room and work beside me. I don't know why I feel so guilty. It's probably good for her to be able to entertain herself. Anyways...I have so many projects I want to do and have too many WIP at the moment. I used to think you had to finish a project before you started another one, but this is quite common. Hold that thought I want to see if this works before I write anymore about my boring experiences.