First off let me thank those who have visited and made such nice comments on my efforts.
I've been told by a friend who hasn't commented I should give a bit more info about myself so here goes.
My teachers gave up trying to teach me cross stitch when I was at school and let me do knitting or crochet instead I've been knitting since I was little and can't remember when I started but my first needles were wooden ones my dad made for me as I wanted to knit like mummy.
I taught myself to crochet when I was about 12 as I wanted a crochet waistcoat then I taught my mum.
I finished my first ever piece of cross stitch in April 2013 the little basket of roses when a friend sent me a couple of kits to try as I was looking for a new hobby.
I was 64 yrs young last July so disproving the old saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks " :-) :-) :-)