Hello every one :)
My name is Jacquie and I am 42 years old. I have complex learning difficulties.... dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia but I dont let them hold me back!
I love learning new things and challenging myself. I have been doing counted cross stitch for years now...I forget how many! I am self taught so always open to advice and tips. I love cross stitching its taught me lots of things....patience for one! Up until recently I only ever stitched on Aida..various counts. I thought for 2014 I would challenge myself to try to stitch on linen. I bought a chart and sourced all the threads and then I started on linen...
This is where I am right now.... its been a real joy stitching so far. The chart is called Sampler Game Board by The Drawn Thread and I am very proud of myself for attempting this. I do hope to have it finished soon. As for other things I have stitched... I am on Google + and have a folder where I put all my work... feel free to take a peek HERE. I dont really have a particular taste when it comes to stitching... I just stitch what makes me happy. I love all the American charts, they just all seem so cute. I subscribe to Just Cross Stitch (American Magazine) via digital subscription as there is nothing like it in England. As far as English magazines I subscribe to The World Of Cross Stitching, Cross Stitch Crazy and Cross Stitch Gold... never have too many magazines!
Recently I was in Cross Stitch Crazy... issue 185
And The World Of Cross Stitching... issue 213
I live at home with my husband who I now care for due to an accident he had at work during 2010. I also have an 18 nearly 19 year old daughter who is at college studying art and design. Here is a photo of my daughter and I ..
I live in Southern England, returned in 2010 as my parents live here ... I class myself as being continental as I have grown up in Germany and worked and lived in France too. I love to travel and see new places.... I would love to visit the USA and Canada at some point just to see it and experience it for myself.
I do have a blog, I blog daily as I am on a mission.... I have been blogging for just over a year now to help me lose weight. I photograph everything I eat. I chat about what goes on in my daily life... and cross stitch! Its been a really valuable tool for me as I can look at how far I have come. I am healthier and actually slimmer too.... still have more weight to lose but its about nearly 5 stone now... around 70 pounds. I feel better and am loving how I am changing. One last photo to share and that is of my changing face... this is the one that shocks me the most and the one that drives me forward to lose more weight..
HERE is the link to my blog :)
That is me!!