Friday, January 18, 2013

Welcome to my blog


I hope you enjoy your tour of the blogs involved in “Grow Your Blog”. Thanks again to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for organizing it.
I am a Cross Stitcher, a Reader of mysteries/FanFiction/paranormal, I’m learning to be an oil painter, a Mah Jongg Player(still learning), a hobby Photographer, a ham radio operator and a Amateur Genealogist. No, I don’t do them all the time but they are my main hobbies when the urge hits me. I also do Zentangle tangles and I draw.
I retired to Florida from Virginia last year and haven’t regretted it one bit other than missing all my stitching friends. I am taking classes and enjoy learning new things. I want to learn to Quilt and Kayak too.
You never know what I will share on my blog but it is mainly Cross Stitch. I have stitched since 1987 when Jan from Stitching Cats told me I had to learn to cross stitch myself if I wanted the Macaw’s stitched, and she taught me too. Many thanks Jan. I have stitched those Macaw’s and a whole lot more over the years and shared many fun hours with her stitching. My stitching goes in spurts at times but I always come back to it.
I plan to take time out during this weekends IHSW to take my own tour, I look forward to seeing your blog too. I will try to visit as many blogs as I can during the weekend. I plan to leave comments and hope you will too. 
Happy Stitching everyone.

19 comments:

Lesleyanne Smith said...

Hello, I am loving your blog, we have so much in common, I love stitching and playing Mahjong - I didn't know you could play it like that.

I will enjoy reading your blog in the future.

Lesleyanne xxx

http://myfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth Braun said...

You're like me - lots of interests.=)

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! My mother got me hooked on Mah Jongg, have only seen it electronically, what a challenge to play with others! Nice to meet you!

Terry said...

I enjoyed my visit here. Like you I get into what I feel like at the time and lately it has been quilting. I am also into genealogy and have been taking some classes.

The Sage Butterfly said...

I knit and crochet and cross stitch once in a while. I have heard of Zentangle and finally through your post looked into. It seems like a lot of fun. Enjoyed meeting you through the Grow Your Blog party.

Velody Dark said...

Hi from another Florida! I'm just a few hours south of you. I love your designs and look forward to seeing more in the future.

-Velody
from http://www.treegoldandbeegold.com

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Haven't been here much since the move, but glad to see you stitching again!

Lesa said...

Hello! I found you through the blog party. Nice to meet another Florida girl. I'm just starting on cross-stitching again and, believe me, it's been years so I'm really rusty. Looking forward to learning more about you.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello. I am very happy to have discovered your lovely blog. I envy your warmth vs. it being very cold in Michigan at the moment. I am sure you have many lovely birds in Florida to watch. Your stitching is lovely too. Hugs Judy

Sharon said...

Hi from another Florida gal! I love your blog :) I found you through the blog party. Can't wait for us to become better acquainted.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, wow ... a use to be VA friend. nice to meet you. i love Mah Jongg ... such a great game. i have to back away because i love it so. hope you are well. please stop by my blog some time soon. see you soon. take care. ( :

Edie said...

Hi MarchAnn. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad to meet you. You have a very nice blog as well and I love the stitching. :D

Astrids dragon said...

You're very busy, good for you! I'm looking forward to following you and looking at all your stitching!

Miss LindaLee said...

I'm your newest follower thanks to Grow Your Blog. Amazing that great blogs are out there, such as yours that we just may never find. So glad you stopped by my blog as well.

I love the table runner, and think that where you stopped with the two knots was perfect. Beautiful stitching.

LindaLee from
CrossN' My Stitches

Hooked on Quilting said...

Visiting from the GYB party and loving your stitches, stop by when you can.

Glad to meet you!

EvalinaMaria said...

There, I'm #100! (Yey!) It's so nice to meet another stitcher. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
Evalina, This and that...

Donna Heber said...

It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

Laurie said...

Oh, I would love to retire to FL someday! Nice to meet you!

Bears with a HEART said...

Love your MW sampler, hope to embroider this also (one day).

kind regards from YokkoBears