I live in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada with my husband Dave and our 2 sons Jaspar (22) and Jordyn (20). Cambridge is about an hour west of Toronto.
I love dogs and cats, but I am alergic to animals with fur. Our family pet is a red-eared slider (RES) female turtle named Frodo.
They can live 30-50 years and she just turned 9 years old (December 31). We also have a 75 gallon tank full of fish.
I have a few hobbies ... Cross Stitching (my favourite), scrapbooking (photo diary of my cross stitch projects), building puzzles (1000+ pieces), video games (Animal Crossing).
I have been stitching for 20 years. Over the years I have stitched for family, friends and a few of my son's teachers. Examples below are from recent years.
|Just Nan (3D Limited Edition Ornaments)|
2015 I started working on Snowman Wisdom by Sue Hillis.
The Cat's Whiskers Garden Chair was completed last year in August 2014.
Joan Elliott's Victorian Dollhouse was stitched in 2012.
2014 I participated in 4 cross stitch exchanges at Stitcher's Place my Local Needlework Shop (LNS). This has allowed me to challenge myself as a cross stitcher. I created a 3D project for each exchange.
Friendship Exchange 2014 - I stitched my first scissor case.
Spring & Easter Exchange 2014 - I created my own pattern for making a 3D Easter basket (cross stitch designs were from magazines).
Halloween Exchange 2014 - I created a 3D pumpkin biscornu by using the Just Nan's 15 sided biscornu pattern Floral Fifteen.
Christmas Exchange 2014 - Quadrielle snowflake ornament
I also have 2 ongoing scrapbook projects. The first one is a photo diary of all my cross stitch projects (170+).
I record all the important information about every project I have ever stitched (Title/Who it was stitched for/fabric & stitch count/design size/frame size/designer name & chart/kit #/start date/finish date/reason for stitching the project).
The second one is for keeping all my tickets/pamphlets from live theatre plays that Dave & I have seen together.
I also enjoy playing video games (educational/puzzle solving types) Animal Crossing on my Nintendo 3DS
and Mystery Case Files: Malgrave Incident (solve the mystery by looking for objects throughout the game)on my Nintendo Wii.
2015 I would love to learn a new hobby called ... Zentangle.
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