I also try to keep my "everyday life" stuff off my blog. It's not that I don't want to share, and I certainly enjoy reading about other people's everyday lives, but because of some personal family issues, I am not comfortable publicly writing about my own.
So I am going to go back to answering the Stitching Bloggers Questions, currently being hosted by Lee, the Lake Stitcher. At least I can provide a little more stitching related content. I will also be linking back to Lee's original question as many of the stitchers who participate in SBQ either answer the question in the comments, or link back to their blogs where they answer the questions. If you get tired of checking in on my sadly neglected blog, perhaps you will find a "new to you" blog that will keep you going in my frequent absences. :-) Let's go back to January and start from there, shall we?
January 2012: What's the oldest pattern in your stash? (Either the one with the earliest publication date or the one you bought the longest ago.) What's it's story? Have you stitched it? (submitted by CinDC)
As for oldest patterns I purchased myself, they'd probably be from the Dimensions kits we started buying at the craft store in our early stitching days. The very first piece I ever stitched (along with my husband) is a piece that we did for our niece. Since we finished it in 2003, it was our pre-digital camera days and I don't have an actual photo of the finished piece, but this is from another website:
|God's Babies Birth Record by Dimensions|
Eventually I will get a photo of the finished piece we did for our niece, but this is the oldest piece that currently resides in my stash.