Happy New Year!
Stitching For Charity
Stitchtastic On Tour
Phew! A month without a show! As much as I enjoy the stitching shows, it's great to have a few weeks to catch up on the housework! However, I feel ready now to get back into the swing of the shows, as they're a real experience.
We'll be at a number of stitching shows over in 2009, starting in March at the NEC, click here for more details. If you've never been to a stitching show before, look out for our show special newsletter, coming up in the next couple of months.
Have you ever used the internet to talk about your stitching? I know a lot of us buy our charts and kits online now, but there are also a huge number of other cross stitching related sites to visit.
My favourite at the moment is www.craftbubble.com. It's run by Origin Publishing, the same people who produce Cross Stitch Crazy and World of Cross Stitching here in the UK, and it's great fun if you want to discuss anything craft related. I joined a couple of weeks before Christmas and can easily spend many a happy hour perusing the designs that people have just finished, or are still working on!
I put up the Hamster I finished a couple of months ago, and got lots of comments about how cute he is! I then took a deep breath and put up my half finished Lewis Hamilton, and was relieved to see people asking to see it when it was finished!
It's free to join craftbubble, have a look, put me on your friends list and let me know what you think! My username is SarahScott. We also have a craft group dedicated to our designs.
I'm SarahScott on craftbubble.com, come and find me! These are the pictures I've put up so far.
Is it February already?! The nights are getting a bit shorter, but it's still cold and our menfolk can still be persuaded into trying the delights of cross stitch!
If you're a man who's already an avid stitcher, or you're a lady with a bored partner / husband / brother, then we'll have some tips on how to get them interested / keep them interested in our favourite hobby.
If you're a male cross stitcher who doesn't need any extra encouragement, then please get in touch and I might just mention you in our next newsletter!
Questions or comments? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 114 3830333
Until next time