I have just been recommended this board by a poster on my birth board when I posted pics of my latest project that I have just completed.
I primarily love to cross stitch and have been stitching for about 15yrs after been introduced to cross stitch when I got a kit for Christmas in '92 and I have been hooked ever since. My grandma taught me to knit but unfortunately there are not many knitting supply shops here and I got out of practice and now wouldn't feel confident attempting anything more challenging than a scarf.
I also (maybe surprisingly) love woodwork. I was the only girl who chose to do woodwork at school when the rest of the girls went on to do home economics. I even got called into the year head's office and asked if I really wanted woodwork as I would be the only girl. I said that of course I did, and the following year more girls chose woodwork and more still the following year. I made a cabinet that still stands today 17years after I made it and is a great piece of furniture. I also made a mahogany and pine toddlers push truck for my child care exam where we had to make a toy. As soon as I get it back from my folks house I will post pics of that too.
I am very creative and come from an artistic family. My dad is an artist and has had some of his work displayed in the local art gallery. Unfortunately I didn't inherit the drawing talents but I did inherit the crafting talent.
Anyway here is the cross stitch blanket I have just finished for my baby due in July. These pics have been posted on my birth board as I say so apologies to anyone that may be seeing them for a second time. I intended this to be an heirloom and for the name/DOB etc. of each child it is passed on to to be stitched into the middle. I also intend to write a story, in a cute little note book I have, for each of the characters on each letter. It will make storytime a little more unique.
Hope you like it and sorry my post is so long and pic heavy.