Friday, January 18, 2013

Welcome to Crossroads! Thanks for Growing My Blog!

Hello and Welcome. My name is Pam and I have been cross-stitching for about 25 years. I am totaling hooked on stitching and collecting cross-stitch patterns. I love to stitch in my recliner in front of the TV, with a movie popped in, listening to NPR, or watching good, quality television.

I live in Mason, Ohio, which is a northeast suburb of Cincinnati, and have lived in Ohio since 1985. I am a single mom of two wonderful young people, a son looking to attend film school this year, and a daughter who has two cats and works at the Bangor Olive Garden.

In about 5 years I look forward to retiring to Maine, my home state. Naturally you will notice a predominantly nautical theme to my stitching, although my tastes are all over the place.

My other obsession is genealogy, and I have a link to my geneablog, Digging Down East, in the sidebar.

2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of my diagnosis of Breast Cancer. Additionally, as an American History buff, I am commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. So, if you decide to follow my blog, you'll see lots of Breast Cancer and Civil War stitching this year.

I am thrilled to participate in this Grow Your Blog party, and would love to offer the follow pattern to a lucky visitor as a door prize.  Anyone can enter, anyone can win, you don't have to have a blog.  Leave a comment or send me an email.  I'll put all the names in a hat and have a neutral person make the drawing.  The winner will be announced in this space on February 1st.

Again, thanks for stopping by and of course,


For a list of all the participating blogs and giveaways ... just click the button in the sidebar.


  1. I'm been following your blog for a short time now, probably because I'm a native Buckeye and my husband is a civil war "nut", as much as I enjoy your comments and stitching, too! I haven't seen that pattern before and I'm really hoping it's my name that comes out of that hat. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hey great to have found you through the Grow your Blog event. Looking forward to seeing your stitching.

  3. So nice to meet you! Love your Erma Bombeck quote - I feel the same way! So nice too meet you. I am your newest follower.
    PS My husband loved doing genealogy too!

  4. Hi Pam. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I enjoyed looking at all your WIP pictures. I'll be following you from now on.

  5. Hey there, stopping by from the Hop! Check out my site and follow if you like!

    Happy Saturday!!

  6. Hello from a fellow stitcher! Looks like a nice blog you have here!

  7. Hi Pam,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Please include me in your give-away draw. There seems to be a common thread with librarians and cross-stitch...

  8. wow, i love your blog. so fun. feel like have seen a similar horse drawn carriage some where in my blog land adventures. glad for this blog hop event ... meeting lots of fun folks. hope you are well. enjoy your weekend. stop by my blog when you can. take care. ( :

  9. I love your blog - popping in from the Grow Your Blog party :) I am also a history nut and read far more than is healthy (although my obsession is now audio books, as I love to knit or crochet and "read" at the same time ;)

  10. Hi Pam!! thank you for stopping by my blog and I look forward to following and getting to know you!!

  11. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm so happy to meet you and look forward to seeing more of your stitching.

  12. Hello,

    Nice to meet you in this event.
    I have a giveaway on my blog,too.
    I am your new follower.


  13. I found your blog though the Grow Your Blog party. Enjoyed reading and seeing your activities. I have a grandson that love the history of the Civil War.
    Would love to win the pattern, please enter me.

  14. Well the things we have in common are pretty interesting... I have a Masters in Library Science; I adore Maine although I live in New Hampshire and am originally from NYC. I went to Ohio State in one of my past lives... no pun intended:D I love cross-stitch although I haven't done any for ages now because other interests crowded it out. It is so nice to meet you and I look forward to reading future posts!
    Beth P

  15. This is one of my favorite hops.

  16. Hi Pam, I really like what you do here, so I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award. Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It's all about new bloggers getting to know each other and motivating each other!

  17. I'm so delighted to meet another stitcher! You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

  18. Hi Pam, nice to meet you...I've just become your newest follower!

  19. Hello Pam! I'm hopping over from GYB too. My it's taking some time to get to everyone, isn't it? I love your cross stitching. I used to do a lot of that. One year i made a lovely Impressionist scene on the tiniest holed linen. don't know how I ever managed to do that! I love geneology too. My family started in 1218 and I've got all the books and am so proud to wear my family crest. I've followed so I'll see you soon. :)

  20. Hi, Pam,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! That is a beautiful pattern - please enter me in your drawing.

    Less B*tching, More Stitching!

  21. Hi Pam,
    Love your blog. So glad I stopped in via the gybp event. I like your cat cross-stitch in the photo frames. Very cute.

  22. Congratulations on being a survivor! It is encouraging! Nice to meet you!

  23. I have just found you through the Grow Your Blog, so nice to meet you!
    I also visited your genealogy blog-my youngest son and I are currently working his school project to trace his family back to another country-I am loving it a lot more than he is!

  24. Just found your blog thru the party and would love to be entered in your giveaway.



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