Rediscovering Cross Stitch

Like a lot of people who enjoy crafty hobbies, I have accumulated quite a stockpile of supplies over the years. One of the things I had lovingly and meticulously purchased and catalogued was embroidery floss.

This isn’t even all of it. There are a number of colors missing, along with my finished pieces and my fave pattern book, leading me to believe that somewhere in the pile of stuff at my dad’s house or in my storage space is my big project box. When it gets cooler I’ll look for it. Pinky promise.

For reasons I can’t remember, I felt like doing a little cross stitching again. I used to be fairly good at it and enjoyed large, complex patterns. I was trying to decide whether or not to start up again when I saw my friend Joelle of Sparkle J Designs was doing an embroidery round robin and I thought it would be fun to do it too. Unfortunately I only have one local friend who does needlework, but she and I decided to just pass one back and forth.

I spent several days making a grid and let’s be honest, mistakes were made. It’s been almost five years since I cross stitched so I’m going easy on myself. But the finished project will be equally split between the two of us and that’s what matters. There’s no theme to this one but we aren’t counting it out for next time.

The little tulips were my first contribution and Amanda countered with a cozy tea and book motif. I think this is going to look really nice when we finish! I’ll post progress pics on Mondays so you can follow along. I also just bought the cutest pattern for $3 and can’t wait to make it.

I forgot how much I enjoyed doing cross stitch. It’s very relaxing and I like being able to sort of paint with thread colors. I’m hoping to work up to another big piece but that’ll be if I can find my pattern book.

See you next Monday with what may or may not be a tiny duck…


7 thoughts on “Rediscovering Cross Stitch”

    1. I actually got into it by accident! I used to subscribe to a crochet magazine and one day I got a cross stitch magazine instead with a note that basically said “we discontinued the crochet mag, we’ll finish your subscription with a cross stitch one instead.” I was super mad, but my friend Jenny and I decided to give it a shot and it was actually fun!

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