I have been stitching for 35 years, my first attempt was the Shepherdess the Examplarery. No one told me it was not a beginners kit. I stitched the kit loving every minute of it... I was hooked!
Since then I have a project going at all times, averaging two or three a year if they are big, small ones a couple three weeks.
Stitching has become a addiction, so much so I taught myself to spin silk and wool to make floss. Sorry to say I have not spun more than one project's worth because I want to stitch. As I write this i can feel "itch" to start stitching again!
This past fall I spun flax to weave into a linen cloth to stitch on. I am too busy trying to finish the WIP I have so I can start The Manifesto. My goal is 6 months, 182 1/2 days, 1,300 stitches per day....as long as it continues to be fun! If I find this is too daunting a task I will slow it up so it is fun. Problem is my Scarlet Letter stash has 18 sitting in waitting along with others! I cannot wait to start sharing my progress with others, and watch progress that will help me stay motivated.
Bob Winderwood Farm