In Response to Re: What are your hobbies besides baking and cooking?:
When I have the time, I love to do cross stitch. I have been doing this for about 20 years. I couldn't begin to count the number of pieces I have done. I started with samplers, and everyone of my grandkids received a quilt with cross stitching on it, and a hang on the wall picture with their name, date of birth etc. I have made pillows, and pictures galore. I have also made various things for other people. For weddings, I have made samplers with names, dates etc. For one wedding, the bride was Chinese and I made a picture which had a beautiful butterfly with Chinese characters around it, and had it framed in a beautiful black frame. She loved it and said it was a "true gift of love".
Posted by Barbara B
Wow Barbara, the wedding gift of the butterfly was such a special thing for you to do. I can see that you have a knack for making very meaningful gifts like the samplers, quilts and pictures.
Our granddaughter began cross stitching when she was 8 years old. She's 21 now and still loves doing it. Not sure she'll ever reach the point that you have.