i dont know if this thread is already somewhere else, if it is im sorry for duplicating it.
I thought it would be interesting to hear how everyone started there stitching journey and what projects you started with.
I am really new to stitching but i will go first.
hopefully to get the ball rolling.
When i was young and lived at home with my parents, my mother used to cross stitch constantly. She would create a lot of pictures for the walls. The biggest one i can remember was a piece with dolphins that she did for my grandmother. It covered a huge space on the wall big i do not know the actual size of it.
Moving on about 10 years later, I meet my girlfriend and like mine, her mother and father are cross stitch crazy! My girlfriend has picked up the hobby now and is completing many of those small projects you get from magazines. She loves it!
I finally decided to take up the hobby when i had a week off work and found that i had nothing at all to do. I tried it just to pass the time but now i wish to carry it on.
So far i have only completed one piece which is my name, Tabbz shown in my avatar.
Unfortunatly due to problems with her hands my mother can no longer stitch, but after speaking with her she has agreed to give us her huge collection of thread and stitching materials!
I know i drippled on a ittle there but i think it will be interesting to hear how everyone was influenced to take up the hobby.
Looking forward to hearing your story.