Good morning all (or just me as I am pretty sure this is the only person who will read this).
It’s time to start keeping track of my journey so this is going to be more of a diary of things that I make and/or do. This will not usually be a record of what I eat or what my kids did to annoy me, but this could creep in occasionally as sometimes stuff that happens to us is hilarious :). It’s going to be about my self-growth and the things that I learn and teach myself every day. Only positives are allowed! There is enough negative in the world that we (and by we I mean me) need to focus on the positives.
Currently I have two cross stitches on the go. This is unusual for me as I am a ‘one at a time’ type girl. The reason for this is so I can hide one of my projects as it is a surprise for one of my most favourite people in the world. She would think it was rather odd if she visits and I don’t have a stitching project on the go, hence the dual stitching. I stole a photo of her with her boys and had it made into a chart. Started the stitch of it this past weekend and we are now about 1000 stitches in 😀
The stitch is more sepia tones. I so hope that she likes it when done :s. Have to admit that I am a little nervous about it as I have never done something like this before. Fingers crossed 🙂 Stitching 1 over 1 full crosses on 28 count Lugana.
The second project is for my sister. She’s currently living in Perth and building a new home with her partner Bel. I wanted to make her something for her home that she will love so let her pick the design off the HAED site. She selected Warm My Heart by Selina Fenech.
I am keeping this one in our second lounge and will stitch her whenever I am there. Of course once Tash’s project is complete she will become my main focus and travel between lounges but until then I will alternate projects based on which ever lounge I am in. That way she will grow and I can circumvent any possible suspicions. I made a start on her 2 weeks ago and she is about 600 stitches in. She is also being stitched 1 over 1 full crosses on 28 count Lugana.
Not only but also I am currently teaching myself to knit, thank you YouTube. I was browsing through my favourite news site when I stumbled across a knitted blanket pattern in the lifestyle section. I thought to myself ‘that looks lovely and the pattern appears to be basic. Let’s give this a go’ and off I went to a knitting shop. Purchased a fortune in wool and needles and other knitting things and met some really lovely people. The staff in the shop could not have been more helpful when I told them what I was up to, although I suspect that they think I am mildly bonkers. They may have a point hahaha. I have been working on this project on some week nights during the past few weeks and am currently feeling rather proud of myself. It’s not the raving great big disaster I feared it could be and seems to look rather good 😀 So far no major holes or mishaps although it’s not perfect and I have somehow gained a stitch but it looks like the picture and you can’t ask for more than that really can you 🙂
Till next time, live long and prosper xxx