My name is Joy and I have had this blog since 2009. I started blogging when my new husband and I worked opposite shifts and I needed something to do to pass the time since I couldn't spend time with him. Since then, I have had two children, went through a major layoff and got my master's degree and state teaching certification.
What I Blog About
- Cross Stitching - This is probably the number one topic on my blog. I have been doing Counted Cross Stitch for 14 years or so.
- Stitch from Stash - I am currently participating in a group called Stitch from Stash hosted by Mel at Epic Stitching. We stitch on a budget of $25 per month. This is only for cross stitching materials, not yarn for knitting or crochet.
- Ornament Box Project - I am working on cross stitching an ornament for each of my daughters for each of their Christmases until they turn 18. It's definitely a work in progress
- Yarn Projects - I crochet, knit and loom knit so I share that as well. I am a member of Ravelry (username: gadgettrek)
- Reading - I found a reading challenge on Facebook that I'm currently working on. In addition, I have set a lifelong goal to read all the Newbery books which has its own separate blog (neverendingbookquest.blogspot.com). I am a member on Goodreads.