Sunday, 2 November 2008

HI to everyone here and many thanks to Hazel for this great idea and terrific place.

My name is Teresa but I usually answer to LadyDoc or just Doc. I live in Philadelphia where I am a teacher at an inner-city Catholic high school.

My Gran taught me to crochet when I was 10. The following summer she tried to teach me embroidery but the free form of it just didn't work for me. I discovered counted cross stitch in 1985- through a chart book at the Smithsonian book store- and the rest, as they say....

I would probably be called ADD- in my time the nuns just said I had a short attention span. As a result I do many types of crafts and always have a bunch of things going on at the same time. I love to stitch but I also do cardmaking and scrapbooking, crochet, and make Hawaiian quilts. I used to make lace but my eyes and my hands think that is just too much stress for the satisfaction anymore.

I've never done a "spot" sampler before and I'm looking forward to it. I have some gorgeous fabric that I bought several years ago that has been waiting for just the right project and I think *this* is it. I have not yet decided on my floss colors but I am seriously thinking about some beautiful dyed silks from Victoria Clayton.

For health reasons I know that I won't be able to keep up with most of you in the progress department, but I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's work so that I will have the encouragement to keep going to get this beautiful piece done.


Hazel said...

Hi Teresa. Nice to have you on board. Don't worry about making loads of progress. I think the main thing is to enjoy the journey with the rest of us. x

Marian said...

Hi, Doc. I'm Marian from Baton Rouge. Welcome to the group. Don't worry about keeping up. I'm ADD and you should see my stash. I'll either be very slow on this project or will focus and finish first. Usually the former.