I began stitching when I was 17, the summer after graduating high school. My mother used to stitch when I was younger, and I finally asked her to show me how to do it. Well, she did and it was on from there, I was hooked! I stitched off an on throughout school, and then starting in grad school, I started to stitch more frequently. Then, once I finished my master's I began stitching obsessively. That time period lasted for about five years. Then, I had my daughter, and over the past couple of years, my stitching has seriously dwindled. The fact that I have also taken up new hobbies has also contributed to that. But, my love for it remains as high as ever and I know that in the next few years, I can look forward to having more time for it.
The last piece that I finished was this from an issue of Stitcher's World. I finished in in March 2006 (just at a year ago at the time of this post). Here are links to some of my stitching activities: