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!

13 comments:

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Wow.....I love all of your WIP's...they are all so pretty and so colorful too. I am so glad that you got back into stitching. Good for you.

I dearly love your Blog too.

Rene la Frog said...

Great WIP's. Looking forward to watching your progress

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely stitching, thank you for sharing

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Very nice stitching! I love the beach scene. And the hat for your DD. So cute!

Kate said...

Nice WIP's. I love Simple Treasures.

Shelley said...

Looks like you have been bitten by the stitching bug. Great WIPs!!

Carolyn NC said...

And they all look fantastic!

Teresa said...

Thank you all so much! It's great to get positive feedback.

Frishawn said...

I am so glad that you have found your way back to stitching. All of your WIP's are great, but I think I like the rain forest best. There is something about the bright colors that draws the eye in. I love the knitted hat as well. I would love to know how to knit wonderful goodies like that. I can't say that I have much use for such warm head gear here in tropical Florida though. I hope you don't mind that I am now following your blog.

Joy said...

LOL You are a true stitchaholic!! LOVE your WIPs!! Although I am not a great fan of backstitching, I do agree with you how it brings a picture to life. Welcome to ILCS!

stitchin' girl said...

Isn't it great to rediscover a stitching craft that you like? I too have just rediscovered cross stitching a am loving it. Your WIP's are great!

MaryT said...

Love all your WIP's you have a really nice blog too.

Meari said...

P.S. Welcome back to the world of cross stitch!!