Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Inevitably Awkward First Post.........

Hey Stitchers!  I've decided after many years of reading other stitchers' blogs, that the time has come to start my own.  As some of you already know, I've been vlogging about my stitching on YouTube since June 2014.  There are however, certain advantages that I can see with blogging.  Firstly I don't need to worry about lighting, editing and ridiculous upload times and let's face it bad hair days, fat days and an untidy craft room!  I can also blog at anytime of my choosing, in my PJs, drinking wine and eating chocolate (although in my case it's more likely to be sipping on a green smoothie whilst eating apples and almond butter).  I will still be making videos for my channel, but I wanted to find a quiet corner of the internet where I could spread my wings in more ways than one.

So first things first, let's deal with the name, my nom de plume - Mrs Milkybar Kid.  Contrary to what some people may think, I do not have a penchant for a certain well known white chocolate confection by Nestle.

However, my husband as a child (and I've known him since I was 5) was the spiting image of the Milkybar Kid as seen in the iconic TV commercials over the years.  To be fair he still has blonde hair, blue eyes and glasses - but is now a much chunkier version!  So by virtue of the fact that I have been married to him for the past 15 years, that makes me Mrs Milkybar Kid in my book.

I've started this blog not only to share my cross stitching and other counted threadwork, but to share my new adventures in needlework.  I've always been really interested in embroidery in all its various forms, but now I've finally plucked up the courage to have a go myself.  I have a terrible habit of cyber stalking Royal School of Needlework graduates and students - their work is exquisite and such an inspiration (can you imagine going to uni in a palace for goodness sake?!).  I want to try new techniques and this time my normal motto of "If at first you don't succeed, destroy any evidence you ever tried" will not apply.

I will aim to update my blog at least once a week with my various stitching exploits and will be happy to have you join me.

Happy Stitching!

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  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. It's great to see you hear. I look forward to reading all about your adventures in needleworking.

  2. Welcom to blogland, I am a happy follower ^_^

  3. About time too! Lovely to see you starting a blog and seeing all your lovely stitching too.

  4. Awesome to see you on a blog, lady! ❤️ just started one yesterday myself. Great minds...

  5. Great that you are blogging - have added you to my Feedly and look forward to seeing what you get into. Have done several day classes at the RSN and can heartily recommend - treat yourself!

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  7. If I ever manage to gather enough pennies/pence or hit the ever elusive lottery I plan to take a class or two at the San Francisco campus of the Royal School of Needlework. Particularly Blackwork, Whitework and Goldwork.

  8. Yay:-) having just watched your latest vlog Amanda,I have some catching up to do on your blog.Looking forward to seeing your to add you to my fsv.blogs list,then read all your posts.

  9. I am reading through your posts from oldest to newest today, so excited. I hope you don't mind comments from me because I can't help but leave them ...


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