I’m linking up with Feisty Tapas for Needlework Days, along with a few other stitching friends and enthusiasts. When you spend as much time as I do watching life from the corner of the sofa you need something other than computer games to occupy your brain, so about six years ago I learned to cross-stitch.
I favour large pieces, such as dancing couples, and detailed stitching of flowers. I also have a fondness for the whimsical (such as the adorable All Our Yesterdays collection) and animals. The more intricate it looks, the more I want to sew it. My current piece – a ballerina – is my first attempt at a large evenweave piece and is going surprisingly well.
I must have hundreds of patterns in my sewing cupboard upstairs: unopened kits I’ve purchased, half-finished pieces that I abandoned temporarily and then forgot about, and also patterns sent by friends and glommed from Cross-Stitcher Magazine. I once sewed David Tennant for a friend who adores him, and she shows it to everybody she possibly can! I’m hoping that Matt Smith will eventually appear in the celebrity section of Cross-Stitcher – complete with fez!
If you like to cross-stitch, why not join me in what seems like a fun project and a great way to meet new friends?