Sunday, June 19, 2011

Craftsperation!

     Our church is putting together a quilt that represents the families in our congregation.  We have a quilt hanging in the foyer from years ago- I think Heather & I were in Elementary School at the time (?).

     It is neat to look at the old one and see how we've come full circle.   We've gone from watching our mom put together a square for our family of four to sewing our own squares for our respective families!

     This is a huge part of the reason why I slacked on blogging so much this spring.  It doesn't look like it would take that long, but yowza! It was pretty time-consuming for a newbie like me. It is kind of a crummy picture because I took it on Tim's phone, but you get the gist.

     Embroidery/counted cross stitch is something I've really gotten into lately.  I think it is currently one of my favorite hobbies.  I didn't use a pattern (except for the lettering), and I think my favorite part is the little bird's nest!  ***Editor's Note*** I added 3 eggs because I hope we have 3 kids someday, but don't tell anyone else, ok?


     Here are some links to some embroidery blogs I'm currently loving, the site that provided my lettering, and the book that sparked my interest in cross stitch!  The funny things is, I found both of these blogs by Googling, "Cool cross stitch" in an act of desperation.  I was tired of only finding grandma-esque patterns, and I'm totally loving these two sites!  Delving more into the online cross stitch scene is definitely on my summer-to-do list!

www.feelingstitchy.com
http://sewlovelyembroidery.blogspot.com/
Free Patterns Online

Miss Wooly's mini-cross-stitch book
(sorry about the color/quality of the photo, that's all Amazon gave me to work with!)



















What have you been working on lately?  Any other stitchers out there?
Love and what's next?
H.

1 comment:

Holly said...

I love Miss Woolly's. My husband bought me the Halloween edition from borders in one of it's last days. I made some reversible Halloween decorations.