I learned basic sewing as a kid and promptly forgot how until high school where I relearned. I was introduced to cross stitching while in high school and was hooked. Writing this made me realize I have been xstitching for over 25 years. I just recently got a basic sewing machine because I wanted to be able to finish my stitching projects. I consider myself a very basic beginner and I really can't wait to get my hands on an other project!