When I started stitching, I only stiched samplers but blogland opened up a new whole world of possibilities in stitching. I saw many different stitched objects on blogs and googled the names of the designers to discover their works. It was really impressive. First of all, I discovered Judy Odell's website "Just A Tought" and started immediately a first project. It was the Accordion Needle Book and thanks to step by step clear explanations with photos, my first finish was easier than I expected.
I had thought it was completely out of reach and I discovered I could do it... and I haven't stopped since then!!! Here are two projects designed by Judy I did through her online classes. But above all, the most important thing is that I "met" many wonderful people, ready to help.
I was hooked and found other designers. One of them was CA Wells. Unfortunately, the only means to attend a class with CA Wells was to go to London where she teaches every year. I often go to London to visit family and friends, so two years ago, I decided to attend my first two classes : Mermaid's purse and Garden Steps
Last November, I attended two other classes : Nantucket Cottage and Chocolate Box.
What to say ? It was wonderful to learn so many things and above all to meet people who share the same passion.
The last class I attended was with Merry Cox when she did her first online class last year : Americana Sewing Case. And again, I learnt many things I didn't know or even heard of.
What am I stitching now, you may wonder ? Well, I have a long project which is the Lady's Cabinet from Judy Odell. And I also stitch the wonderful scissors holder "Follow your heart" created by Nataliejo from L'Atelier Perdu who is a very talented new French designer. She has 3 creations right now in her shop and each one is gorgeous!!! Just have a look and you'll see...
And you, what project are you stitching ?