Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Member Post :)


Hello!
My name is Elle, I currently live near Chattanooga Tennessee.  My mother taught me to cross stitch as a child and have picked it up again in the past couple of years.  I absolutely love the colors; I suspect its color therapy in my case
J  I really feel like it relieves my stress somehow… I’m so happy to join this blog as I really don’t know anyone who stitches anymore and I love it and just want to interact with people who love it too! 

Right now I am between careers and am a very blessed stay-at-home Mom.  I’m in my early thirties; married with one little stinker-winker.  My four year old is very interested in my stitchwork and likes to see the projects, magazines and pull the threads through for me.  He’s such a good little helper! 

I traveled extensively as a child and young adult and love seeing new places!  I have certainly missed it in the last 5 years and it is a goal of mine to mark off all the continents someday and all of states-side as well.  I love photography and can be seen quite frequently stalking bullfrogs, flowers, children and the “barn scene” that my parents have created a few acres away from my house complete with a big old barn, horses (yard art lol) and a beautiful orange tractor conveniently broken down next to their pond.  My other child is my golden retriever/horse I adopted; he is the neighborhood pet as well and I have several barn cats and kittens that I cannot resist.   I love little hissy cats!!! It’s so much fun to sit up in the old hayloft during spring and watch the kittens pounce on each other…very peaceful. 

Besides that I love love love to read, spend time in the Smoky Mountains, and play in my “weed garden” ha ha ha (I’m a horrible gardener but it’s such fun!).  I also collect Amy Brown and Stephanie Mui-Pun Law Faery Art and am an avid fan of Louise Hay’s affirmations and books.  Her wonderful positivity has really helped me change my attitude through some incredibly tough spots in my life and I try to use her affirmations daily.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and thanks for taking the time to read a little about me, I know I wrote a lot! J Elle

19 comments:

  1. Welcome! My family loves visiting the TN mountains!

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  2. Welcome Elle! I have a four year old grandson and he loves my stitching too! That's such a fun age! Do you have a whilst anywhere?

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  3. That's"wish list"...I jut love auto-ccorrect!

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  4. Welcome Elle :) I love to read too. At times I find it difficult to balance my time between stitching and reading!

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  5. Thank you for all the welcome's! That made my day :) Anyone coming by the TN area should definitely contact me; I make a great tour guide ;) I will be working on my wish list!
    I forgot to put in my introduction that I am just now finishing up my clutch for the SamSarah Spring Tote and then I'm going to really focus on finishing "Summer Cottage" from Aug 2012 Cross Stitch Gold-Aug 2012. All the flowers really draw my eye :) I'm hoping to conquer a Joan Elliot pattern and muddle through a HAED design as well this year;I've never tried one and want too but I know they take a looong time...
    Angela P have you read any good books lately?

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  6. Welcome Elle, This is a great site and everyone is so friendly and kind, Hope you are ready for lots of fun, hugs.

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  7. Welcome Elle, It's great to have you here, I am just starting my first big Joan Elliot project, I was so afraid to start such a large piece my skill with cross stitching is still new to me, I'm also an avid reader and just finished a wonderful book by Gail Tsukiyama, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms, and I am in the middle of Elizabeth and her German Garden. Happy Stitching.

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  8. Thanks so much for the welcome and book suggestions too; I will most certainly be hitting the library soon! Deb which Joan Elliot piece are you going to do? I can't decide between Earth Goddess, Unicorn Maiden and Indian Maiden. She also has a Pueblo weaver in her native american book that is very tempting :) I might need to just put numbers in a hat lol

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  9. Welcome Elle! I hope you meet many new stitching friends here.

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  10. Welcome, Elle. I am a newbie, too but from Downunder.

    hugs, Kaye

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  11. Thanks so much!!! :-) I love how diverse this group is...I feel plugged in again :)

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  12. Hi Elle!!!

    Welcome to the group!!! My dad was born and raised in Chattanooga. It's such a pretty area.

    Glad to have you here!

    Melissa

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  13. Thanks Melissa! I agree this is a great place to live and Spring is in full force now with flowers and green everywhere! Yay!!!

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