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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Where it all began

So I am decorating my bedroom, being a single man I decided to go for a modern look, greys and lime (sounds odd but, trust me, it works). I needed supplies for decorating and took my boys to Hobbycraft to surf for supplies. They were browsing the shop, which can take hours with Harry, *lol*, and so I found myself wandering around in the needlecraft section. After a moment of panic (A MAN in the needlework section????? How unheard of!), which was followed by relief (none of my friends were there so none of them had seen me), I relaxed and had a guilt free gander at what there was on offer. And that’s when I spotted it! The perfect accompaniment to my new room d├ęcor! A gorgeous Maia kit called “Rag Time” (pictured below). After all this time it is still a WIP but one day it may be hung where it was intended.

Since finding this piece I joined Facebook and created my Alter-Ego – Tattoo’d Cross Stitch Man – and joined some cross stitch groups to explore my new hobby further with like-minded people. I have been introduced to the wonders of higher stitch counts, stitching over one thread and a myriad of other cross stitch tricks, tips and goodies. And so my journey into the wonderful world of Cross Stitching began. 

More about my exploits in serial starting, and meeting all the Facebook enablers next time. 

So like my thread.........I'm gonna get knotted!

Laters

Friday, 18 July 2014

Well i have done it!!

Well here I am, I've only gone and done it! I got brave and started my blog. The plan is to post at least once a week with my cross stitch progress on my many WIP's and maybe other craft stuff. There also be many ramblings about what is going on in my world as well.

So first of all a bit about me...........not too much to say I suppose (hate talking about myself) but I will try. I'm 37 (38 on the 17th of August just in case you want to buy me a gift *heeheehe*), and have been stitching for about a yr and a half. I have two boys, Jack who is 11 and Harry who is 7, They live half with me and half with their Mum. I am engaged to a beautiful woman and have been living with her for around a year now. She has a daughter who lives with us and two boys who stay with us in the school holidays. What else is there to say about me......ermmm.....oh yeah I love music it's a pretty big thing in my life and I play the drums. I also enjoy drawing and model making

I suppose you might want to know how I got into cross stitch. Well I was decorating my bedroom at the time. One day the boys and me popped into Hobbycraft (craft shop) for supplies for them. While looking around I saw a kit that I thought would go in my newly decorated room very nicely.  I picked up the kit had a look and thought 'I think I could do this' and that it really. Since making my facebook profile 'Tattoo'd cross stitch man' things have gotten out of control. I am now a serial starter with many WIP's on the go (more about them in the coming posts)

So that is me, hope you enjoy reading about my addiction