Now for my daily bit of whine...
I am so envious of the Brits! Not only do they get the Royals and these fab marriages (complete with the day off work), they have a great cross stitch community.
Have you seen the amazing magazines that they have over there? I haven't found an American mag that is as good. To get these awesome magazines, I have to go to my newsstand where I am asked to pay a minimum of $9.99 And I do because they are so great! (And then I share them with my mom to feel like I am getting more out of it.) Unfortunately my local newsstand does not regularly carry them. So I got tired of waiting and decided to suck it up and get a subscription to Cross Stitch Crazy. But now I am waiting for for the issue to show up, weeks after Royal Mail delivered it.
They have tons of group and shops. The Los Angeles area has a handful of shops and no groups that I am aware of. Everyone around here knits.
And I know no one my age who cross stiches. I feel like I have a secret. I am 35, soccer mom, school volunteer, with the hobby of someone who is twice my age.
Now I know from reading blogs that there are many young Yanks who also cross stitch, I just wish that it was a little more common - or that you all lived closer to me!
Thus ends our period of whining for today. I will now have a sip of wine and contemplate which wedding announcement project I will do for Will and Kate!