I've been cross stitching since I was very young but have always been quite secretive about my hobby. When I was at school I didn't tell my friends because I thought they would make fun of me and this has kind of stuck as I've got older. I used to put photos of my stitching on groups on Facebook but would never add them to my news feed for fear of ridicule.
A couple of months ago I was asked to be on the reader panel for World of Cross Stitching Magazine and was amazed when after it was published about 10 people got in touch with me asking if it was me. I didn't know that any of these people were interested in cross stitching.
It was this realisation that there are lots of people out there who stitch that made me more confident about coming out of the stitching closet. So now I am trying to promote my blog more on Facebook and when I add photos I am making it so that they are visible to all my friends.
It feels really good to be able to share this part of my life which I've kept secret for such a long time.
Thanks for sharing my stitching life with me!