I’m Gwen Lewis. I was born in the West Indies but now live in Columbus, GA., USA. I have one adult son and no pets.
I have been stitching since elementary school. My cousin taught me surface embroidery on stamped pillow cases. A neighbor introduced me to knitting and I taught myself to crochet and tat. I love found counted cross stitch and fell in love. I’ve also tried my hand at quilting, needlepoint and many other crafts.
I started blogging in December 2006. It was my way to journal my stitching. It doesn’t seem possible that my blog has been around that long.
Guavas are one of my favorite fruits and I trust that my stitching Gems.
I am a hopeless serial starter of projects of all sorts. In addition to counted cross stitch; beading, knitting, crochet and needlepoint are some of the projects can be on my radar. I aspire to be a rotator. I have tried several versions of rotations but I’m lucky if I stick to my plan past 2-3 weeks.
I don’t have a favorite designer or style and enjoy samplers, smalls and trying different techniques.
Two of the pieces I’m most proud of are the pieces of the trilogy, Gold and Frankincense, Gift of the Magi by Thea Dueck that I stitched and had framed.
This is more of a disappointment than a disaster. I have never completed the stitching on the third piece, Gift to the Magi; Myrrh.
I have all the supplies to try needlepunch but haven’t tried my first project yet. I really don’t need another obsession.
Oh yes, I do. I have several objects that need finishing as well as some projects to be framed. I don’t have a favorite finish. I try to match the finish type to the project. I also like to try different finishing techniques. Some items I keep but I have gifted a lot of the pieces I have finished.
I don’t have a project that represents me but I have used one of my projects as an avatar.
I’m a really slow stitcher and need to limit my time online so I can get some stitching done.
I really enjoy seeing the different projects and variations that stitchers work on and complete. Wish I was able to comment on all of them.