About Me

My name is Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir. I live in Reykjavík, Iceland with my 2 daughters. Sumarrós is the older one, born in 1999 and Karítas Árný is the younger one, born in 2005. I am born in 1978.

My mother tought me how to cross stitch at a very early age. I did it on and off until I became pregnant with Sumarrós, then the bug bit me hard and I have been cross stitching ever since. You could say that I am addicted and I love it.

In the year 2007 I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Kirsten Edwards, the editor and owner of The Gift Of Stitching Magazine. I wrote an article for the May issue about Icelandic Embroidery and its history and even got featured as a designer when my pattern ‘Icelandic Biscornu’ got published. I got featured as a designer again in the same magazine, the December issue 2007, with my ‘This Is Christmas’ needle roll.
This Is Christmas NeedlerollThe Gift Of Stitching - Icelandic Biscor

Designing is something that I would like to do more of, but as a single mother of two, I do not have enough hours in the day at the moment. Maybe when my girls are older I can dedicate some time to designing.

Lately I do a lot more of knitting and crocheting than cross stitching.

17 responses to “About Me

  1. Brenda

    It looks great, honey!

  2. Linda (TX)

    Love the blog! So should we see you on Dancing with the Stars soon?

    Linda (TX)

  3. Very very interesting. You must miss dancing… Any chance your DH might learn with you?
    And your design in the Gift of Stitching is stunning, I love stitching it: it brings a harmonious feeling.

  4. IT looks great. And I love the pics of you and the girls across the top of your blog.

  5. Linda having had you in my home, I feel like I missed learning a whole new side of you. Congrats on your wins.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

  6. Kim G.

    I thought I’d write and let you know that you have beautiful children and I have enjoyed your blog. Thank you for welcoming me to the Gift of titching site as I am new to all this …I love to stitch and hopefully will make a few new friends .Yours Truly Kim G. aks Mumble62

  7. Hi Linda,

    your name sounds familiar to me so I went to your blog and now I am sure we know each other;-)) I stitched RRs together with you, it is a long time ago when there are groups with google I think??

    Can you remember?? I am Gaby from Germany;-))

    Best wishes,
    Gaby

  8. Charlene

    You’ve been nominated for the Make My Day award!
    http://needleinhand.blogspot.com/

  9. June E. Bull

    Linda – Your blog is very interesting and I am amazed at all your beautiful stitching. You certainly are prolific. I would love to win one of your prizes. Your finishing is fantastic, and that is something I need to practice but first I have to stitch and “finish” something. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, June in NB, Canada

  10. Jody

    Hi Linda,
    Your blog is great and I love your pics of your work! Your a super talented stitcher! I found your blog from the LHN/CCN yahoo group that I just joined. Happy stitching!
    Jody

  11. loredana petković

    Hello Linda, glad to meet you. I’m also a cross stitcher and other needle point works. I’m from Peroj a little villagge in Istria Croatia. Hope to open soon my own blog, first I have to change a PC, this one is a really dinosaurus old 8 year. Regards. Loredana

  12. Joan

    I love your blog and the way you have it laid out!

  13. Jennie

    Hello from Colorado!
    I found your mitten cross stitch ornament pictures you posted on Flickr… they are adorable! Do have have any patterns available so I can make one?
    Thx!
    Take care!

  14. Linda – Your blog is very interesting and I am amazed at all your beautiful stitching. You certainly are prolific. I would love to win one of your prizes. Your finishing is fantastic, and that is something I need to practice but first I have to stitch and “finish” something. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, June in NB, Canada
    +1

  15. Bonsoir,
    je voudrais savoir où acheter les grilles pour les “triangle scissor case”. Merci pour la reponse.
    Valentina

  16. I discovered your blog today, what a gem – LOVE It!

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