Thursday, July 29, 2010

Finally! I actually did some cross stitch

I started my "Traveling Stitcher" from Little House Needleworks this week.  I have so enjoyed the colors and I can't wait to finish this one!  I thought I would share my start to motivate me to keep going.  My progress would look better if I had ironed it first but I know myself, I never would have gotten to posting it if I had waited to press it first, lol.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Passing it on

Needlework is something I love not just doing myself but admiring others creations.  I want to make sure I pass this love onto my children.  Now granted my girls are only 4 and 6 but I was so excited when I was at the craft store and found these cute kits for beginners.  They list as 6+ which after two sessions with the girls may be a bit ambitious for an age range.  The needlepoint one is actually easier than the cross stitch one.  The point is the girls already LOVE working on them and it has been fun to encourage them even if it means the few times I get to sit down and do my stitching usually gets interrupted because they want to work on their projects.  I am excited that my girls are already loving something I enjoy so much.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Not cross stitch but still stitching

I thought I would post my progress on a project I have been working and am really loving how it is turning out.  It is the first time I have worked with wool but it has been fun.  The pattern is from Under the Garden Moon titled O Holy Night.  They have a website listed on the back of the pattern:

I am getting close to finishing it, I need to add the last wiseman on the end and put some stitched stars in the sky, I also think the donkey's tail may need a few more stitches it looks short to me, last but not least I have a ton of red french knots to but on the vine to create my "berries."  I am not a fan of the french knot so I am sure I will save those for last.

I am hoping to finish this one in the next couple of week and get it framed.  I have the BEST frame for it, I am so excited.  I will post a picture of the completed project.