Remember that I told you my favorite cross stitch designer, Lizzie Kate, had retired? Well that put me in a bit of a panic. There were patterns that I wanted before they were gone for good. So…I bit the bullet and ordered. I told Hubby I was going to order and his comment, “It’s a cheaper hobby than smoking and you’ll have something to show for it in the end”. Well that made me feel better as I did spend a chunk of money.
Looks at the goodies though….
I love everything I ordered. I had wanted to go to the shop in Osage Iowa, The Stitchery Nook. Kelli wanted to go with but we couldn’t get a date coordinated. UGH. I ended up going on line and looking. I thought to place an order but then decided to call to the shop instead with the hope that they would fill my order and they did!
I got two mysteries, two boxers, and two charted designs. I also got linen for some. I’m so excited!!
I can’t wait to finish the one I have started now and move on to one of these…I’m not sure which one but after a careful check, I need some new floss numbers.
I’ve shown the childcare kiddos all about cross stitch. The older ones were all amazed with how little x’s can make a design. I often am still amazed with that myself. This little one wanted to be right in the thick of things. See?The saying she is holding is “Be your own kind of Beautiful”. That fits this one to a “T”. She was the first kid I had at childcare when I started. We’ve spent lots of time together. She loves one on one time and learning so I took a little time and she “helped” me find the floss numbers. She’s almost four and is recognizing numbers so she’d tell me the numbers. 9-3-0. I went on and on telling her I was lucky to have a helper to “help” me with the numbers. She loved it.
When we were done we had a list of floss numbers…a LONG list of floss that we needed.
After the kids left, I took the lists and consolidated them making it easier to get the numbers in a bit more of a closer order. I LOVE picking out floss. I LOVE putting it in my floss system too. Crazy I know.
Cross stitching isn’t a cheap hobby but it’s not bad-especially if Hubby can make the frames for me. In terms of entertainment I can think of nothing else that the dollars invested go so far…and I get a finished product in the end.
Ahhh…I’m so excited to have these.