Friday, March 13, 2009

The Final Few

Hi everyone,
I am new to blogging, but have cross stitched for years and years. More than I like to count. I am working on the HAED The Final Few. I saw it in the Nordic Needle catalog and fell in love as did my mother, who is 92, and I am stitching this for her. I do hope and pray that she is with us for a long long time. I started this on November 7, 2008 and this is the extent of my progress. It has been un though, even if sometimes the stitching gets a little tedious.
I am a retired school teacher. I taught for 32 years in the small town of Douglas, Arizona right on the Mexican border. Our house was 15 blocks from the border. We loved Douglas and raised our two children there. When we retired me moved to Tucson, Arizona where we live now. There is more to do here and with all the violence along the border we are glad to be a little bit away from it.
I have done Cross stitch, Needlepoint, Hardanger, Blackwork and Crewel. I enjoy them all but the Cross stitch and Hardanger are my true favorites.
In case you haven't guessed, this is my first time writing to a blog. If I make any gross errors, please let me know.


Cindy F. said...

Welcome Anne!! Oooh,,,I LOVE your panda!!I'm so excited you've joined us...and you're already blogging like a pro girl! I can't wait to see more of this gorgeous design!!
Wow! Arizona...your summer's are hotter than ours in Texas! and that's hot!!
I recently stitched a blackwork piece (in purple) for Stitching for a Cure Cancer Ornaments and I'm learning needlepoint on pillowcases now! Still haven't braved hardanger or crewel..but hope to one day!! Thanks for posting:)

Cindy F. said...

..oh, and I know your mother will treasure this! How wonderful she's 92 years young:)

Yvonne said...

This is so lovely! Very nice colours. Are there a lot of confetti for this one? The background colours are beautiful!


Mich said...

I love your panda, it looks great !!

Wow, Arizona was one of the most beautiful states I was able to visit in the States. Soooooo beautiful nature !!

I don't recall Douglas, I have not been so close to the border in Arizona (did that though in California), but Tuscon I remember as one of my favorite places !!

Wendy said...

Welcome Anne to our blog! This is a gorgeous design you have chosen! You did a lot of stitching on it already!
You are doing a good job on your blogging! We are glad you have joined us!

lyssophietje said...

Welcome here. You´re panda looks beautifull already! You have so much done in such a short time, wow!

I´m studying right now to become a school teacher myself, for primary school!


stitchinfiend said...

How wonderful and life like is your Panda. I love the cheeky grin on his face and I bet he keeps you entertained as you stitch.

Carolyn NC said...

Welcome, Anne! This is just beautiful!

Patchesmany said...

The panda is adorable