Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cross-stitchin' again!

I go through stages with my hobbies. I seem to get fired up about one craft at a time. I had been on a knit kick for the past year or so. I woke up a couple weeks ago thinking about counted cross-stitch for the first time in years. My youngest is 5 1/2. I think I tried to cross-stitch once when she was a baby. Having to set it aside every couple stitches to tend to her kind of put me off.

Anyway, now that she's older, I pulled out a WIP and saw that it was almost finished. I excitedly started stitching again. Now all that's left is the back-stitching. I don't hate that part like so many other stitchers. It really brings the work to life, and it goes much quicker than the cross-stitching.
Here is a picture of the project:

The second photo is from the book. It was hard to get a good picture w/o glare.
I ordered my next project online, but made myself finish stitching the cactus project before starting the new one. Here it is:

I love the colors in this. I can't wait to see it progress.

Then, like any newly re-obsessed stitcher, I looked through my stash and dug out another WIP.

So now I have three projects going and am thinking about all the Christmas ornaments I want to make. So, I've set aside a billion knit projects and started a list of stitching projects. Here we go again!