Love you have found my stitching blog and that we share the same interests! My name is Nancy and I have been a stitch enthusiast since childhood and a passionate stitcher throughout the years.
When Mom went to her “ladies meeting” at church or club with her neighborhood friends, Dad sat me down with needle and thread to entertain myself while he did his farm work (I’m probably 7 at the time, and my, what a knotted mess my stitchery was).
In later years, every Thanksgiving my cousin brought a craft for family members to try. This one particular Thanksgiving, she brought one of those .50¢ Christmas ornament cross stitch kits and I was HOOKED! (But, I must confess it turned out to be a UFO.) Oh, I needed more exposure to this fun, new interest. It so happened the local newspaper featured an upcoming EGA Needlework Show — it was calling to me so off I went and, WOW, what exquisite pieces I saw, and I joined their group immediately.
Then a few years later, an opportunity presented itself to me to work in a needlework store. While working in this shop part-time, I knew I had found my niche, and went on to purchase an established needlework store. After 17 years of operating a brick & mortar store and a website, I decided it was time for me to retire. However, I flunked at retirement.
I have been away from my retail store and website far too long and have renewed my interest in needlework with an online website, NEEDLE CASE GOODIES, on Etsy — https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeedleCaseGoodies