Hi there fellow Bloggers, Crafters, Cross-stitchers and Web-surfers!
As the title indicates, this is my first blog entry, so I hope you will bear with me as I join the world of online chat! Just so you know who you are 'talking' to, I have published a photo on the left, which is me holding the Winnie the Pooh sampler I made for Chloe who is now 4 months old. The photo on the right will give you a hint as to my favourite x-stitch designer - yes, its Michael Powell - I love the way his designs have been converted from paintings into stitch-ables - I often feel as if I am actually painting when I am stitching, especially as I add the finishing touches ... the dreaded backstitch that many stitchers do not like - I think I am in the minority of those who actually enjoy back-stitching :-).
I hope you will mark my Blog as a Favourite and come back to visit me on a regular basis, as it will be great to have some interaction with you all. Many people will already recognise my "nom de plume" Ali B as I regularly write comments on my dear friend AngelSan's website. I have been meaning to set up a Blog for ages (probably years!!) and now have decided as we are nearing the end of one year and starting a new one, I would pre-empt New Year's Resolution time by setting myself up and getting started - often the hardest part in any project.
Well that is all for now. Watch out for more info about me and the things I love. I won't write it all in one day, I would sooner let you get to know me gradually (well I am a bit shy but I think I will lose that as time goes by!). Enjoy your weekend and see you again soon!