Friday, 8 April 2011

First Post!

Having set up my blog I then spent ages adding all the photos onto a photo-hosting site so people would have something nice to look at when they get here.

I've been thinking alot about what I like in a blog, whose blogs do I enjoy reading and which do I just skim the photos?  I've realised the top priority is photos - works in progress, completed works, cute cats sitting on WIPS etc.  Then I like the more "interactive" blogs where people are asked to share their thoughts and opinions on a subject.  Links to fun projects are good, links to anything interesting, links which mean I can find pictures without having to google stuff and get lost looking at irrelevant but interesting sites.

So, the top priority first - here are some pictures.  The first two are my current WIPS, Mirabilia's Bluebeard's Mermaid for a SAL on the Mirabilia Board (see right for link) and The Dark Alphabet being produced one letter at a time by A Note of Friendship blog in memory of Lisa Roswell.

Actually I've done more than that but it's the most recent photo I have.  I am due to finish this month's session on Monday and will post her again.

This is great fun!  I'm stitching it on a piece of tea-dyed 28 count evenweave.  The border I've stitched over 2 because it's soooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring otherwise.  It's quite exciting not knowing what's coming next!  C is for Coven which I've started but is on hold while I work on a "protest piece".

The "protest piece" is for this group The Craftivist Collective who have organised A Railway Adventure.  They are holding "stitch-ins" in various railway stations across the country with pic-nic lunches, blankets and craft.  A nice civilised way to protest the extortionate fare increases planned.  Unfortunately I can't get to one but I'm stitching a railway carriage to send for their bunting!  I'll post a pic when it's done.

Well, that's it for my first post.  I'm off to stitch some of Blue's tail.  If anyone's reading this - please leave a comment.  Let me know how you found me and a link to your blog (if I don't already follow you).  I only realised how many people I stalk follow when I added the list to the side of this blog!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world, Jo - nice look! I hope you'll enjoy the new experience.

  2. at last youve got one, that reminds me i must do some on my blog lol. love your stitching

  3. Glad to see you've made the leap into blogging, looking forward to seeing more x

  4. Hooray for starting your blog! Loving your stitching!

  5. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Great first post. I've been checking to see if you were going to post something.

  6. Jo!!!! You made a blog!!! I didn't even know till I saw your comment in Ana's blog. :D

  7. Welcome Joysze!! I've only just started as you can see. I've spent more time arranging photos than actually blogging!
    I meant to add my tag to each comment I make on other people's blogs but I keep forgetting!

  8. Welcome Jo!! I`m going to check out your pics...

  9. Thanks for the comments MJ. I intend to add captions to them all but I was keen to get everything added first. The smalls are the only ones with captions so far!
    I do like to know where pictures come from so I will try to get them annotated.

  10. Wow! You sure have a lot of comments for your first blog post!! I love how you've now finished your dark alphabet!

  11. Hi Jo, How lovely to read your first post! I am sorry that it has taken me nearly seven years to comment but I didn't write my first blog post until June 19 of the same year. So, strange as it seems now given our strong bloggy friendship, I hadn't yet found your blog! hugs from the future, Kaye xxx


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