HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY JO!
This is my contribution to Jo's Birthday Blog Hop and the year given was 2010. In her own words, here's what happened to Jo in that year:
2010 - Jo was 44. As the Small Boy grew up and settled into a routine Jo got more stitching time and also more computer time. She had joined a Parenting Forum when she was pregnant and discovered there were cross stitching forums too. She found the Yuku boards, in particular the Mirabilia forums and saw the links to the stitchers' blogs. Her new career as a Blog Stalker started. At this time Jo was still a strict OAAT stitcher. Her finishes that year soared into double figures, mostly smaller projects but there were a couple of larger designs. She discovered the world of online shopping too, which was a good thing because a Big Box Store had recently shut down her beloved LNS.
My anecdote/memory for 2010 - gutting and redecorating my daughter's bedroom.
At the end of 2009 we moved into a bigger house which was in need of updating and refurbishment. One bedroom stayed out of bounds for a while as it had a window that did not close, a radiator with a hole, a disgusting carpet, missing skirting boards, stunk of cigarette smoke and was stained yellow/brown with nicotine. During 2010 it was so satisfying completely gutting the room and working hard to develop into a clean and refreshed white lilac and purple bedroom fit for habitation.
As for which of my pieces to show which would appeal to Jo, I was quite stumped as Jo has stitched such a range of projects over the years covering just about everything. In the end I opted for a small project from Dragon Dreams Inc called My Treasure. I know Jo's stitched a few small Dragon Dreams designs, so she should like it!
If you are following Jo's Big Birthday Blog Hop I hope you have enjoyed travelling through the years with her.
All that remains to be said again is Happy Birthday Jo. Have a great day and thank you for your hard work and preparation which has enabled us to delve into your life!