Since I fell crazy, madly in love with sewing I’ve let all other crafty pursuits slide. But when Rebecca from Hugs are Fun pitched her Rainbow Wild Animal Cross Stitch pattern to me for One Thimble Issue 11 (disclaimer: I edit this digital sewing magazine) I suddenly wanted to give cross stitch a go again! I hadn’t cross stitched for about 2 decades and had forgotten how much fun it is.
Kt picked the giraffe and off stitching I went. I have to admit I’m one of “those” people who didn’t read the instructions properly! It wasn’t till I was almost finished this that I was reminded that all the crosses are meant to go the one way! It ended up being a bit of a mess but Kt loves it anyway. For the giraffe I used the thread colours I had on hand, but I had such a blast doing this that I went nuts and brought the recommended colours for my next project.
I decided to make the tiger for my Mum for her birthday. I thought she could hang it in her office at work to remind her that she’s beautiful and fierce! I haven’t quite finished it but I’m planning to finish it off during the drive to Brisbane this weekend. I’m wanting to add a word or quote to it but I’m not sure what I should use – if you’ve got a suggestion please let me know!
I also loved that Kt wanted to have a try. It’s pretty amazing to have something crafty that we can do together!
For me sewing is something that I can do for me. That endorphin rush and sense of satisfaction from completing a project is addictive. I think it makes me a better person, wife and Mum to take time out for me. Sometimes though finding the time to get to my sewing machine is tricky. I think this is what I enjoyed most about this project and why I think I’ll keep cross stitching now I’ve discovered it again … being able to get that same sense of achievement I get from sewing even when I’m not able to get to my machine!
Want to see more OT Issue 11 fun? Check out the following blogs:
- Monday – Stephanie – Swoodson Says – 3D Puzzle Animals
- Tuesday- Alicia – Felt With Love Designs – Roly Poly Critters
- Wednesday – Jen – Ainslee Fox – Rainbow Cross Stitch
- Thursday – Rebecca – Hugs Are Fun – Wild Things Animal Shoes
- Friday – Ajaire – Call Ajaire – Bear and Bunny Quilt