1 Year!

WordPress was kind enough to tell me that I have now been ‘blogging’ for a year – time really does fly when you’re having fun!

I just wanted to take a moment to savour this .. I never thought my little blog would go anywhere really – I just wanted to share what I love with others.


  • 3,467 visitors,
  • 109 posts,
  • 623 comments, and

… feels pretty darn good!

I know these numbers are tiny in comparison to others .. For me, it’s never been about the numbers, or stats, or ‘hits.’

It has always been about sharing my creations with other like minded people – so I just wanted to pass a huge thank you onto those who read and / or comment on crosstitchery. Thank you all for your support!


A Year On – Wedding Day

Saturday, the 1st of November was Mr A & I’s first wedding anniversary. People say it all the time, but I actually cannot believe how quickly the time has gone.

 It has been a glorious year for us. Surrounded by best friends, new god daughter, amazing family, seeing the sights of Europe and surrounds .. It has truly been incredible.

Girlsfriends around me have recently gotten married, and some of them have mentioned how ‘depressed’ they feel following the wedding day. In some ways, I get it. So much time, effort, thought, and creativity goes into a wedding day, no matter what style of wedding you have. Whether it’s a big wedding, a low key wedding, a DIY wedding, a couture wedding, and wedding at home, an international wedding, or a local home grown wedding, each bride and groom put as much effort in as each other.

The idea of days after the wedding being depressing are foreign to me though. I was personally SO excited to start that next chapter, to have more energy to commit to Mr A & I, rather than being wrapped up in making and crafting things for the wedding. There are so many things after the wedding day to look forward to. It’s make the actual day just a drop in the ocean.

So, with this in mind, there have been so many amazing moments of this year for us.

1. Blessed with becoming god parents to a beautiful baby girl of our best friends. Probably the best thing of the year.

2. Blessed with travelling to 7 countries for 5 weeks for our honeymoon. Eating amazing food, meeting new and exciting people, doing things we would never ever do normally (paragliding included)!, seeing the sights of Italy, where Mr A’s family is from.

3. Making head way with our house. Making it more of our home.

4. Learning even more things than I ever thought possible about Mr A. 7 years together and I still learn new things each day.

There are many, many more, but it would make for too long a post.


So to you Mr A, who I know likely won’t read this, I love you. With all my heart, and every fibre of my body. Thank you for who you are, and all that you do.