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Cross stitch, much?

28 Sep

Once upon a time, I bought some things to start cross stitching. A starter kit with pattern, thread, needles, fabric and a frame. The pattern was of a cow taking a bath. Fun, silly and right up my alley. Unfortunately, I didn’t start. I found it difficult, and weird. So I buried it deep down in my crafting box, and forgot about it.

A couple of days ago, I found myself not wanting to knit. My knitting spirit was lost, and my wips was staring at me, begging to be finished. But I didn’t want to. I just looked at them, frowned and started looking for something else to do. That’s when I found my cross stitching stuff. I thought to myself that I might as well just try it, if I didn’t like it I could learn to crochet. I did some research, found a new show to watch on Netflix and started sewing.

Surprisingly enough, I liked it. Or, love it might be a more approperiate word to use. I stayed up until 2am stitching until my fingers were sore. (I actually had to put band-aids on my fingers. Yup, that’s how sore I was. I think I have to buy one of those metal finger protectors.)  And I might have done this every night this weekend. The first thing I ended up with was this:

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 I ran out of yellow and blue from the starter kit I had. But I found some thread in my moms sewing stuff…. Ehehehhe.  She’ll never know, and if she does, I don’t think she would mind. I think she’s just happy she at least got one kid that loves crafts. It’s not amazing, but its cute. After finishing this, I drove straight down to my local craft store and bought more fabric, thread and one of those nifty frames to sew in. The lady at the store was super helpful, and I drove home with a smile on my face. After some research on different boards on Pinterest, I made this:

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A bellsprout showing off it’s swagger. I plan on hanging this in the hallway in me and the boyfriends future apartment. It’s gonna be cool. Right now I’m stitching a little something to show my love for tea. I might make some cross stitch pictures for christmas. How lovely aren’t these to get? Especially if you make them a little silly, and personalize them for the people that will get them? So adorable.

Before I leave, I would like to mention that I was in town today. Not a big deal, but: I went to a kiosk that has a good magazine selection. And I found the new Simply Knitting! I was very excited, but then I saw this:

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Blurry and bad picture, but hello! ALAN DART’S CHRISTMAS UNICORN!! How AMAZING is this? My hands itch, and I have selected my yarn and needles. Now I will knit unicorns from sun up to sun down. Life is good.