This is so exciting! I have reconnected with an old love of mine!!!!! Cross-stitching! Here is how it happened. As you read in the previous post my Mom and I were in Indiana last weekend. We remembered that there was a cross-stitch shop in LaPorte, Indiana called House of Stitches. You see a long time ago I was crazy about cross-stitching. Actually for awhile it for sure saved my sanity. I will tell you that story in a few moments. Anyway, I have not stitched in quite a while. The last time I tried to do it I could not see the squares in the fabric! That was about 2 years ago. Well, recently I finally bought a pair of reading glasses as I was increasingly unable to read magazines and small print in books. So, with the new magnifying glasses coupled with the stop at the cross-stitch store........Voila! Love for cross-stitch was reborn!
The picture above is a gorgeous quilted bag that my friend Kim sent me a while back. It is the most perfect craft bag for my current stitching project! It is lined inside and there are numerous little nooks and crannies for needles, scissors, hoop, pattern, etc. That was half the fun of starting a new project; getting it settled in its little project bag.
Well I definitely did not need to buy a new project. I have quite an extensive stash of projects from years past; and luckily I really still like most of them. But the lure of all of that NEW, NEW, NEW stuff was too much for me. I looked at many, many lovely patterns. I chose the one above because it was quite simple and I figured for my first foray back into this craft I would pick something that would be relaxing. I am going to make the project pictured on the bottom.
The sample was done in blue which I love; but the lovely Linda of House of Stitches showed me this varigated Christmas color thread and I was off to the races!
I have not progressed very far yet, but what you see completed above has all been done since Sunday night. I think that is pretty good for working full-time. I have found lots of new cross-stitch blogs which I will add to my blog roll for any of you who might have this fever also. I also found a perfectly wonderful cross-stitch forum called CrossStitch Forum.com
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