Hello my name is Jayne, I love wandering through blog land which I generally do through visiting other peoples blog lists, Last year I came across 2 Bags Full who was hosting an international blog party(see button in side bar) and HERE (for blog lists) I decided to join in.
I have been a Midwife for over 20 years and have worked for the NHS 30 years, I work as a Delivery Suite Co-ordinator which is a clinical managers post so I am fortunate to delivery a lot of babies.
I have had a blog for 6 years I started it because I started doing exchanges and you had to have a blog to be a member of some sites, over the years I have received some lovely things through the post which I love, my Christmas Tree this year was covered in stitched ornaments most of which I have received in exchanges,
I like to participate in stitch-a-longs(sals). So you could say I like to do anything which involves a needle or a hook.
I have knitted for years I cannot remember what age I was taught to knit by my Grandmother but stopped in the 80's when it went out of vogue and took up the many needle crafts which I do, I have also now started to crochet I have attend a few workshops, I crochet a blanket for my Jack Russell Penny.
I attend bead workshops in summer at Robin Hoods Bay which I have done for about the last 13 years, I have a rather large stash of beads. I was fortunate last year to attend 2 classes taught by American Bead Artist Melanie Potter and this year we are having Marcia Decosta coming to teach.
I also have the required sewing machine or two and enjoy making up projects I also dabble in quilting, I enjoy the piecing but I am not very good at the actual machine quilting and usually end up making small things which are easier to finish,
I have attended quite a few classes now with Stuart Hillard of Sewing Bee fame he live in our area and teaches at the Viking Loom in York,
the last class I did we made a bag.
I am also going to give away one of my thread catchers so please do leave a comment and a name will be picked out on the 15th Feb. Please leave your Blog and e-mail address if you want to be in the giveaway.