January 19, 2012

So, this is my first blog post.  What to say.  First off, I hope this blog allows me to share with others the things I like to do and how I like to spend my free time. 

Currently, I love crosstitching and that seems to be my main hobby.  I am currently doing a Crosstitch Challenge 2012 on my facebook crosstitch group.  The challenge is to choose 15 projects, new or WIPs and for the first 15 days of January, to work on each project. I did that....then the rest of the year you work to finish all 15.  I actually have 16 projects and I did work on all of them except one during the first 15 days of January. 

 I also enjoy cooking.  I just got a new stove about 1 week ago and I love it.  It is one of the flat top stoves, in black.  It's amazing!  I like trying new recipes whenever I can.  I also just got a bread machine for Christmas and am starting to experiment with making fresh bread.  I have made bread several times the old fashioned way, but wanted something easier for times I am too lazy to make it the old way!

I like to make my own homemade cards.  I use some rubber stamps and embellishments to make all kinds of cards for my friends and family.  I don't make them too often because I have so much stuff it takes me forever to get it out and forever to clean up after making my cards.  I have also started making ATCs, which are Artistic Trading Cards.  It combines my love of crosstitch and card making. For those of you who are unfamiliar with ATCs, they are baseball sized cards that you can put a small crosstitch (or anything else for that matter) on and embellish it with glitter, stickers, whatever your imagination can come up with.

I also make jewelry, but it has taken a backseat recently to crosstitching.  My favorite bead store closed awhile back and I haven't been beading much since then.  I still enjoy it and know I will get back into it with time.

Birdwatching and gardening are my other hobbies, along with reading and watching movies.  It is a little too cold for gardening right now, but a great time for staying inside with a good book or movie.  I just got a Kindle for Christmas and am really liking it so far. 

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I hope to make some new crafty and cooking friends!!


DennaBeena said...

I have a project for you or a project idea. I was looking for spooky/ horror themed Christmas cards and there weren't that many and they were pricey! You should see what you could come up with. '
Also I'd like to see you open your own etsy.com shop to sell some of your cards and jewelry! Just sayin!!


Joysze said...

Hi Dana!! Just got an email notification with your comment. First, welcome to the wonderful blogging world. The stitching community is a great one. :D

As for helpful hints, just one.... HAVE FUN STITCHING!! :D I'm looking forward to seeing your update on Monday.

I couldn't reply to you via email as you don't have an address attached to your blogger account. May I suggest that you link an email addy to your email so other bloggers can reply to your comment. Also, it'd be a good idea to set your comment window as a pop up window. The short reason: It makes it easier for commenting. :)

The long reason: joysze.blogspot.com/search/label/blogging

Happy hermitting!! :D

Linda said...

Great start on your blog :)