Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bringin' stitchin' back

I've always loved crafts and creative outlets so when a couple of girls at BSF started showing off thier cross stitch and crewel embroidery, I knew it was calling my name!

Crewel embroidery is done with wool and is gorgeous but you have to know a bunch of different stitches.  

Last week I went to a local needle arts shop and the shopkeeper told me cross stitch was for me- you only need to know one stitch!  Plus, she had a trunk show of a new designer and the finished, framed pieces looked like something I'd spend big bucks for. 

I chose a Christmas design and the shopkeeper spent an hour explaining all I needed to know. 

The hardest part at home was finding the starting point on my fabric and figuring out stitch two! But once I got that down, I was off!

I have most afternoons free after work, so I've been able to spend chunks of time cross stitching and I love it! It's so rewarding and time flies by. 

Here's it is so far...but I have more to add. Stay tuned for an update...