I'm Monica, The Hoopless Stitcher. I named my blog that since I don't use a hoop, Q-snap or scroll when I cross stitch. I use to, then I tried it without the extra thing to hold...and the weight. I found I did very well with out it, thank you very much. I started blogging July 14, 2011. I think I started for a couple of reasons. My daughter started a blog. She isn't as prolific as me. I thought this could be fun. I have a set of boy-girl twins and they started college just after I started blogging. I guess I started for something to do. I have found it very entertaining. I love hearing from my gang. I have met some really great people online who have been wonderfully encouraging and supportive. But, hey, the more the merrier.
I primarily blog about cross stitching, knitting, shopping for stash, cooking and a few other things. I have blogged some interesting recipes such as bear stroganoff. I also blog about my dog, Buster and his cone of shame...for now. He does not like to have his picture taken. And right now you don't want to get in the "cone zone."
I have also found some really fun blogs along the way. I'm hoping to find more blogs to follow. I love seeing what other people are doing and what they are interested in.
So, to make this a little more interesting, I have a drawing. This was the gift I made for my stitching group this Christmas and I have one left. It is from a With Thy Needle and Thread design. It is a wooden box with a hinged top to keep your essentials in: a pincushion on the inside of the box top. a needle keep and a scissor fob. These are hand made, hand painted, hand stained...so there are imperfections. You know only God is perfect.
Thanks for stopping and I look forward to hearing from you.
Keep on Stitching