Thank you for allowing me to join you all in 2016. I stumbled upon this blog last year and have truly enjoyed following everyone's progress.
I am married, live in Oregon and am the mother of two teenage boys. Cross-stitch and crazy quilting are my passions.
On January 1st, I began working on Fractal White Tiger from Charting Creations. I am not sure how many white tiger charts I had my eldest son look at last year, hoping he might want me to stitch one for him. He found a couple he kind of liked, but I decided cross-stitch just was not his thing. On one of his weekend visits home from college, I showed him this chart based on artwork by Ricky Barnard. His eyes lit up and and he asked me to stitch it for him. (He may have told me to finish one of my other projects first, but that could take a few years...)
In 2016, I will be working on creating a crazy quilt block a month as part of the Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) 2016. And I will be rotating between Charting Creations' Fractal White Tiger (Ricky Barnard), HAED's Twilight Duel (Ruth Thompson), and HAED's QS Red Hearts (Ching-Chou Kuik). I look forward to sharing my progress on Fractal White Tiger here!
Fractal White Tiger will be my first attempt at using the continental tent stitch. I really like using 2 strands of floss (so I can begin with the loop method instead of a knot.) And, I like using 28-count fabric. I learned the hard way that 2 strands is just too much for stitching over 1 square on 28-count with a full cross-stitch, so I am hoping this will be a happy compromise.
I look forward to getting to know you all more this year and seeing your fantastic pieces come together.