Learning needlepoint at 41!

At 41 years old I walked away from the corporate retail management life and decided to pursue my college degree full-time.  For the past 12 years I have been working 55 hours per week and answering an endless stream of emails, texts, and phone calls in the remaining hours of my waking day.  I knew this was the not the life that I wanted forever.

I am not exactly sure when I began to spend endless hours on the internet looking for a creative way to spend some newly found free time.   But in one way or another, I ended up in a Facebook group called Cross Stitch Addicts.  I marveled at the detailed work that the men and women of this group posted.  I found this delicate and tedious work very intriguing.

With some guidance and patience, I went online to www.123stitch.com and found the basic supplies that I would need to start my project.  I was delighted at how quickly the package of notions arrived.  This was the beginning of the wonderful experience of learning a new craft nearing the midlife point.

I will be sharing photos, links, commentary and blunders as I continue to learn my way around the wonderful world of needlepoint and cross stitch.

10 thoughts on “Learning needlepoint at 41!”

  1. Julie,
    Cross-stitching is a hobby that I can relate well to. Every Christmas in my teen years, I would get a cross-stitching ornament kit and complete it for a gift for my mom. It took a lot of time and patience, but it was a gratifying hobby that I looked forward to every holiday season. Your blog page is very cute and I love the graphics on it! I look forward to reading about and seeing some of your finished items.
    —Jennifer Smalley

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  2. Hello Julie! In my opinion, it’s never too late to change your career:) We could all use a break from our hectic lives every now and then. I am happy that you were able to find something that interests you! And I am look forward to seeing your upcoming thoughts & pictures.


  3. Hello Julie! I am interested in viewing pictures of your work. As a 44 year old woman, I share your sentiment on how you needed to find a hobby to use as an outlet for your hectic life. Hopefully you will find some solace and happiness in sharing your passion for needlepoint with all of your classmates!


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