First, my apologies for my past posts-before-delurking. As a newbie to the
net, I was unaware of that particular piece of netiquette.
I'm a recently retired math teacher with two grown daughters, four
granddaughters, and am currently owned by one very spoiled cat.
Although I enjoy and do -or have done- almost all forms of sewing/needlework,
counted xstitch is my passion (accompanied, of course, by some liquid or solid
form of chocolate!) For years before I retired, I stockpiled projects to do
when I had all that wonderful free time retirement brings. In fact, I'm
spending gobs of time as a volunteer in my daughter's classroom (she's teacing
in the same school, the same room, and with many of the same people I taught
with years ago), so I don't have as much time as I imagined.
I have learned so much from this ng! I'd never heard about xstitching on
linen and can't wait to try it - with railroading, of course. Rctn is the
only new group I read. The ngs for my other interests seem to be most
intolerant of newcomers/beginners and are into lots of flaming.
I was just sure the _c_ in rctn stood for "clever, caring, compassionate
characters with copius cravings and comsummate capabilities. :)
Thanks for making newcomers feel welcome!