I am back in action and ready for some more random blogging!!! it was a nice little hiatus, but the holidays have left me feeling EXTREMELY exhausted!!! I do not have the stamina that I did when the kids were little. Another thought my mother always insisted on. God has a reason for giving you kids at a young age. NO KIDDING !!! I see the younger generation of my family now and I remain amazed at how they can keep up with their little ones……knowing I did it at one time, and thought nothing of it.
ok, Enough on Christmas for now.
Is this a lost art? I certainly hope not.
I love the art of cross stitching. Always have, always will. I began cross stitching a VERY long time ago, like back in High School. I cross stitched each gift for my wedding party. I used to have them hanging all over our house. (and all my sisters as I always made them as gifts)
Not so much anymore. I love them, but it does not take much to have TOO many in one home, framed on the wall. I need new ideas.
I want to do something unconventional with them. My thoughts are a table runner? a curtain valance? help me out here. The ones I have pictured have literally been in a drawer for YEARS. Sad, I know.
I have also come to the conclusion that my paper crafting is going to take the backburner for awhile. I love papercrafting, but it keeps me locked away in my craft room, and NOT interracting with my family. This is NOT good. I need a craft that is “portable” so to speak, so I dug out the cross stitch once again. It makes me feel good when I am doing it. Therapeutic. And I can do it while my family is watching TV. I do not do TV, but I can atleast sit in the same room and ‘appear” interested. Nice to always have cross stitching to go back to. Kind of like riding a bike, you never forget how….but remember, I do not want to “frame” the finished product.
And I had to laugh the other night, as I dug a pattern out, I commented to Glenn, these patterns are ALOT harder to “read” than they used to be!!! I guess that is what happens to your eyesight over that many years!!!
Suggestions for my dilemma??? bring them on.
(next up: My SIMPLY frugal homemade Christmas gifts that I RECIEVED) you are gonna think they are AWESOME, and will definitely give you some gift giving ideas to use yourself!!! Stay tuned!!!