Restarting my blog!


Welcome to my blog!!

As you can see if you scroll down, I've tried blogging before but not too successfully!! I've recently started cross stitching again and decided to try again to keep a record of all my stitching.

A bit about me. I'm Jo, married with 3 kids, living in country Australia and really enjoying getting back into cross stitch. I started cross stitching when I was about 16. My great aunt was a dressmaker and was always giving us various crafts to try. I wasn't much of a sewer, but for some reason decided to have a go and was hooked. 

I had a big break after the kids were born (my oldest is 17). A few years ago I decided to start again with a Frosted Pumpkin Mystery Stitch Along. It was an ideal project to get back into cross stitch with as it wasn't too complicated. 

It wasn't until this year that I really got back into cross stitch. I had an unfinished project that had been bugging me for a long time. I'd started the 'Footprints' poem for my best friend when she got married.... She celebrated her 20th anniversary in March. And I finished the poem in May! I finished it the day before entries were due for our local show. Now all I need to do is get it framed.



Since then I've started several new projects. Hopefully none will take as long as 'Footprints' did. I also found out about Flosstube recently so have been binge watching various channels and getting even more ideas and inspiration. I really like all the different ways of finishing that are out there.

So, I'm going to post a photo of my current WIP's (Work In Progress) here, but I won't write much about each of them at the minute. I'll go into more detail in future posts.

The Pioneer

Country Threads Kit http://www.countrythreads.info/Enlarged%20Images/4009%20The%20Pioneer.html
Started May 2018


Christmas Joy

Pattern from Stitchrovia on Etsy 
Started September 2018



Cowboy Boots

Pattern from Instant Cross Stitch on Etsy
Started June 2018






Mini Iris Kit

Mini Ornament Kit bought from an Op Shop
Started September 2018



I've just started an Instagram account for my stitching - jobees_journal. For now just search instagram for the account as I'm still trying to work out how to link it here!




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