Anyway - a little about me - I am 33 years old, married with 2 lovely daughters. We have a sheep and beef farm in Southland, New Zealand, where we run about 2900 ewes, and 70 cattle. This keeps us pretty busy, and I also work part time in an administration position in our nearest small town.
I have enjoyed stitching since I was around eight years old, when an aunt gave me a cross stitch kit of a little Amish girl as a gift, and I have been hooked ever since. Another aunt is a wonderful patchworker, and so I have also developed a bit of a passion for quilting as well! One of my favourite designers is Leanne Beasley of Leanne's House. I just love her combination of quilting with stitchery. I have completed about half of her Leanne's House Block of the Month Quilt, and am collecting fabrics for Butterfly Garden, which I absolutely can't wait to get started on.
Through the internet I have discovered so many wonderful Cross Stitch designers, among my favourites are Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks, and Lizzie Kate. Shepherds Bush patterns were some of my early favourites, and I have managed to gather a lot of these over the last fifteen years or so(though I think I have more than I could actually stitch in about three lifetimes!) In my spare time I love to be with my family, reading, gardening, am also a keen sports fan, but don't play as much as I used to.