Small Projects

These two projects I did mean the world to me. I made both of these for my boyfriend about a year ago. I made him the fox cross-stitch because he loves foxes so much and he wants to have one as a pet one day, I fully support this. I think foxes are amazing

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animals and I would love to own one. I made the bottom one for him just to express to him how much I love him. It’s very simple and not an extravagant gift, but it shows I love him because I put the time and effort into making this for him.

Weekend Project

This is Saturday I decided to start a new cross stitch. Before I went to the store and bought a new one I decided to look through the extra patterns my mom had. I picked one and started to work on it immediately. When my mom had the extra time she stopped by Goldie Locksmy room to find out which pattern I chose to do. Turns out I picked the pattern her pen pal from high school, Loland, sent her a long time ago. My mom is still in contact with  Loland today. Loland is from Finland and when I complete this project I plan to write to her showing how great it looks. After working on this pattern for just a couple hours I have made quite a bit of progress.

Stitching For All Levels

When I talk to people about cross-stitching one of the first things I usually hear is that they think it will be hard to learn. This is not true if you start out doing small projects. Cat Cross StitchCompanies make cross-stitches for all different experience levels. Some of the smallest cross-stitches can be finished within a couple of hours. Also, along with every cross-stitch comes a pattern, which will tell you what box needs to be what color. The instructions will also tell you what skills you will need for this cross-stitch such as a french knot. One of my first cross-stitches I ever made was for my sister about her cat. It took me about 6 hours to make this cross-stitch. Cross-stitches can vary in difficulty but are very relaxing once the necessary skills have been developed

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As years pass practices that were common at one time slowly fade away. Practices like sewing, cross-stitching, needlepoint, and knitting are prime examples of this. At one time every woman knew how to do these things, but over time it has become a lost art. I am proud to say that I still know how to do a few of these things with my favorite being cross-stitching. I’m here to show you some of work and why I think it’s important.