I'm a needlework designer, and I love my job. :)
I have a 20 year old son, who is also a needle artist, although he does his work on skin rather than linen. He's a tattoo artist. He's very talented, and I'm very proud of all his hard work.
And I have the absolute most wonderful boyfriend on the face of the planet. We met 10 years ago online, and after 2 1/2 years of talking we decided to make a go of it - and we've never looked back. He's funny, charming, intelligent, hard working, and just an all round great guy. Not to mention he's gorgeous - AND English. :)
And here she is, as promised. I'm still grinning from ear to ear about this, I'm just so pleased. She is stitched 1x2 on 40ct Magnolia from Lakeside Linens using Belle Soie Silks. I have to send my deepest appreciation to May Khaw, who stitched the model for me, she did a fantastic job. I mean seriously, I thought my backs were fairly neat - she puts me to shame. :)
Available in the current issue, March/April 2012 of Just Cross Stitch.