This is definitely a new arena for me. Seeing everyone else’s blog made me finally decide it was time for mine. A little about me: my name is Johanna and I live in Ohio. My life revolves around my family (husband, 3 kids, 3 grandchildren) and cross-stitch in that order. I have been stitching for over 20 years. In my earlier years I enjoyed entering my finished projects in competitions until one of my entries was stolen. That was the turning point when I looked for a way to feed my stitching needs as well as have my work on display. The answer was modelstitching. Over the years I have modelstitched for quite a few designers. At present I have settled in with stitching for two magazines: Cross-Country Stitching, and Just Cross-Stitch. I hope to post my projects on here from works in progress to finishes to magazine designs (after they are published). Thanks for reading my blog!