Monday, January 19, 2009

Saying Hello

Well, good morning everyone. I think we have our group established now. There are 16 of us Mirabilites (is that a word LOL)!
A few will not be regular posters as they do not blog or access the computer often but we will try and get progress photos from them every once in a while.
Okay now, as your fearless (not) leader, I would like to start things off. Would you please take a few minutes and post a little entry to this blog to introduce yourself. Since I seem to be the common link with everyone maybe you could include that in your note.

My name is Kathy A. I am 56 (you don't have to give your age)! I have two sons 33 and 35 and three beautiful grandchildren - Drew 12, Jackson 4, and Hunter 2. I am crazy about my grandchildren and my husband Leo and I spend as much time with them as we possibly can.
We live in Ontario Canada from May to October in a park model with lake frontage on Lake Ontario. We live in Yuma, Arizona from November to April in a park model in the desert.
I love to stitch and have been stitching since the early 1990's. My BFF Beatrice's mother taught me to cross stitch. Since my DH and I retired in 2001, I have been able to devote more time to stitching and my stash has grown in leaps and bounds. I now have enough stitching to do to last me till I am 102. Beatrice and I have booked adjoining rooms in the nursing home so we can continue to stitch into our 90's as her mother does and hopefully longer.
My stitching world has expanded considerably since I discovered the world of blogs and all the amazing stitchers out there.
It has also expanded with the introduction of Ann from Knowledge and Needles in the little town near where I live. Ann has graciously allowed many stitchers to gather at her home on Thursday afternoons for several years and recently expanded to a second group on Fridays as we have grown so large.
I am a huge fan of Mirabilia and Lavender and Lace and Royal Holiday will be my 5th piece.
I look forward to stitching with you all. I am sure we will see some wonderful progresses as we go.
BTW, I'm kinda chatty both at a keyboard and in real life. You don't have to make your introduction so long.


  1. Kathy, I think this will be a wonderful group. Thanks for organizing it. I look forward to all of the progress I will make. This is a great intro and I hope we will be able to get together soon.

  2. Hi there Kathy :D I am wondering if it would be possible for me to join this blog? I have been following it for awhile and find it very inspirational :D