I'd forgotten how much I love doing cross-stitch! It had been years and years since I'd done any projects but, seeing Jen work on her redwork sampler this summer sparked my interest again. I'd always wanted to do a sampler and found a pattern in a magazine of Jen's. Recently our Scrappy Tuesdays have been renamed Crafty Tuesdays and we've both been happily stitching away while we sit and chat. I had thought to work on my sampler exclusively on Crafty Tuedays but that just isn't realistically part of my personality! Once I get going on a project I want to finish it as soon as possible so I worked on my stitching at home too and finished up this Harvest Sampler in a few weeks.
Now all that's left is to have it framed and hang it in our living room. I started working on my next project this past Tuesday. It is the same Little House pattern that Jen is currently doing.
I decided to stitch it on 28-count Monaco cloth instead of 14-count Aida. It's my first time using anything other than Aida cloth. I really like the way it looks but working with this fabric requires a bit more concentration to count the threads.
I only made a bit of progress on it and had to backtrack twice when I discovered I'd made mistakes. I know I'll get used to it with time. I'm so happy to be back doing a hobby that gives me so much enjoyment and especially to be able to have that common interest with my sister. How lucky are we?
Until next time...