Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Itchin' for some Stitchin' ?

Hello my lovely friends, 

Its not often that I mention my past addiction with all things cross stitch around here. I say past, as a few years ago I was very much obsessed with this hobby and for a while there I rarely picked up hook or needles at all. 

I would like to say I am more balanced with such things lately but with all the unfinished projects I have on the go at this time, we all know thats not true now don't we? 

For the past month or so though. I have been itching to get back to a little stitching and finally while my daughter was visiting over the past two weeks. We got down to some serious stitching business.

Meagan has been really getting into Cross stitch and thanked me for some kits I had sent down to her with my sister recently. Of course by talking about it we both felt like doing some and so it began. The extremely wet and cold weather gave us the perfect excuse. 

First we dove into my huge pile kits and she came up with a nice baby one to do and got stuck into it.  She actually managed to get quite a bit of hers done, even more than in this picture. Reminds me much of myself when I used to speed stitch. LOL

Gemma saw her and she wanted one too. She chose some dancing bears (you know the ones, that have little sayings attached "Dance as if No One is Watching, Sing as if No-one is listening etc etc. She also has gotten a little further along. I will have to show you more pictures later when I get a chance to take some. 

Ashlee also came for a visit and she picked out a little bear kit too. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of hers, she came and went. I will try and get one next time if she brings it up next visit. One night the boys even got a little jealous and got in on the action.....boys can stitch too you know?  Mind you there attention spans did not last much longer than this......

Me? Well, just like my pile of unfinished knitting and crochet projects, well.........there were about 5 on the go to choose from.......I chose this one.......

and it reminded me why I took a break in the first place. Apart from my creaky bones that have been giving me grief in the cold weather. All the kits I had been working on are full stitch charts, where the background is all stitched as well. Lots of blending of colours, changing different stitches and well you know, not quite as relaxing as I remembered it. Probably should have gone for the white background one which would have been at least easier to see the tiny holes LOL. That said I worked on it for a few days and got a lot more done than the picture shows before putting it down and getting back to some crochet (of course I started another project! My bad! LOL)

Now I am off to the library to change my books. Catch you later.

PS.. There is a great give away on offer over at Not Your Average Crochet, go enter for some lovely goodies. And good luck! 

Hugs and smoochies xoxox


  1. I used to cross stitch a bit too! What pretty kits everyone's working upon!
    I'm itchin' to get back in that but oh boy do I have enough knitting to do and now that I'm reading again? One day I will; I have a Hello Kitty cross st kit I picked up for my girls' bathroom. I need to bust that open.
    XO to you.

    1. You should, but be warned, its addictive!!!

  2. I love to cross stitch. I quit doing it because I could no longer see the holes. However, I bought some reading glasses and have been working on one for a little bit. I hated the fact that my eyes are 44 years old and don't work as well as before. Lol. Oh well. Reading glasses work wonders for that problem.

    1. I find the extra light is helpful with seeing the holes. The problem with this kit is the aida is quite small and dark blue so really hard to see. My light is also broken at the moment, it usually bends all over the place and helps but the fixtures is just hanging. Probably should throw it out and buy a new one. LOL

  3. That cross stitch looks lovely, I used to do it when i was younger but I was never very good at it :)

  4. Your cross stitch looks beautiful. I used to do it ages ago, and I remember it was great fun. Perhaps I'll get around to start a new one someday. Your post is very inspirational :)