Introduction to Cross Stitch

In March, last year, I wrote about cross-stitching and mentioned that I offered to do a 6-week cross-stitching course at a local high school (for adult education). It obviously didn’t push through so my dream of sharing my passion and knowledge for cross stitch was put on hold. Recently, however, I thought – why on earth should that stop me. I have a blog, there’s youtube, I don’t need to “teach” in a classroom – I can do all these online! So yesterday, I prepared my “lesson plan” in my head, and today I prepared the materials for my 1st (online) Lesson on Cross Stitch!

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African Violets

Yes, I have a new hobby – and it’s growing African Violets. Well, to be honest, it’s growing plants, in general, but I’m particularly fascinated with African Violets at the moment because they’re so easy yet so hard to grow and take care of!

It all started sometime in …. 2016 (yes, I’ve been into this for almost 2 years), when Selena, from work, gave me one of her mature plants to take home because she already has too many. Somehow, that plant (which has now gone to African Violet heaven, thanks to me over-watering it) got me into this activity. Next thing I knew, I was nipping little leaves from her collection at work and trying to grow them myself! I have a whole bunch of them now, and allow me to introduce each one to you.

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