I really love the Facebook Memories App. It shows me posts from past years. This one recently showed up.
The caption read, “Starting the weekend out perfectly with a load of junk. Watch the blog…you’re gonna love this story. #joscountryjunction #junking #mykindofdate“
This memory really made me smile. Little did I know this was the start of my cross-stitch wall. At the time, I wasn’t even back into cross stitch. I can honestly say I don’t even think starting cross stitch again was even a blip on my radar.
Some eagle-eyed readers might recognize the piece in the far back of the truck bed….Here is a view with the drawers all in it. Do you recognize this piece??
It was missing some drawers and two doors.
I just love the story of how we got the piece…can you believe we got it for free?? You can read the story about it HERE.
A year later in 2018, my husband had it looking like this…On this day we moved it into our dining room. You can read all about that HERE. I was SO IMPRESSED by him. He worked so hard on this.
My husband passed away in 2019 and that’s about the time cross stitch became a dedicated hobby for me. The space on the wall above the cabinet became my cross-stitch wall. My husband had made two door fronts but they never were completely finished and attached. Later one of my childcare dads who is a carpenter put them on for me.
Here is that same cabinet in 2023. The same spot only not decorated with my cross stitch pieces.
Little did I know six years ago that I was going to be a cross stitcher again and little did I know I would have a wall covered with beautiful pieces. I have one more piece I need to stitch. I have two different ones that I’m choosing between stitching for that spot. I need to measure and see which will fit better there. Then I need to get stitching.
I just love my cross-stitch wall. I love that I cut down and framed some myself. I love that some got specialty frames. I love the spool cabinet and file cabinet I picked up along the way. I love my Swedish Ivy that my sister gave me starts for. I love my little tree with grandkid charms. I love the little accessories blog readers have sent me that fit in the mix. I have to say, I really love the old cabinet that we got for free on an estate sale…that my husband finished for me. It was the perfect starter piece for my cross-stitch wall.