cross stitch!

This would be my craft of childhood. Many a day was spent watching old black and white movies and cross stitching. I kept all of my supplies for years but haven't really touched it in at least 10. Then a couple weeks ago I had a knitterly and a couple of girls mentioned they would like to try cross stitching. I broke out the boxes of supplies; my skein holders, needles, hoops, fabrics, and my large box of little envelopes holding extra colors all neatly organized and got them started. Then on my library list up came this book and oh, I was hooked again. Who knows for how long, but I have fantasies of incorporating little stitches into P's clothes, other little projects around the house and who knows what else. I love the Seattle Public Library for having all these wonderful books, like this, or this, and so many more. The late fees get me. Oh but all the options in craft books are so enticing. I keep coming back, I consider it my donation to a wonderful non profit in our community.

This week we had a bit of sun and I thought, I have to take some blog photos!! To show you it is not always grey in Seattle (even when it feels like it).

There is something else on this page but I have to keep it under wraps until Valentine's Day!  T no peeking!!
A little story about these elven feet under the deer cloak. I admit I did not measure center to start this little piece. I began working from the top down and realized about half way through that this cut of fabric was not long enough to place the highly recommended legs. So I opted to change it to a costume deer with a little elf's feet tiptoeing across the page. Not sure it works. What do you think? Measuring is a good idea, but sometimes fun to throw caution to the wind and just see what happens. See the sun? Trust me its there!

1 comment:

Mama said...

Thanks for that bit of sunshine. The memory of you cross stitching intently while watching "Miracle on 34th Street" is priceless. You brightened a gray day today. Happy stitching!