I’ve been trying to get back into stitching recently. This is partly because the days are getting lighter, which makes it easier to see what I’m doing and means my energy levels are higher. My hand and wrist are pretty much back to normal after a distal radius fracture last year. Also, I have discovered that my 3 year old son Aled will let me stitch for short periods when he’s around, so long as he is occupied with watching a dvd or playing with something.
So what have I been stitching recently? Well I’ve been trying to stick to fairly simple stuff, mostly whole stitches on Aida fabric, to get me back into the swing of things. Here is a photo of two quick projects completed over the last month. The ‘New Home’ kit was from the Bothy Threads ‘SNAPS’ range which is sadly no longer available. The ‘Happy Birthday’ card kit was designed by Debra Page and I got it as a freebie with World of Cross Stitching magazine a few years ago. Both designs feature butterflies and seem quite appropriate for this time of year.
I’ve also been sorting out my threads left over from previous kits and projects using the Floss-A-Way* storage system. This consists of small zip-lock plastic bags that you can write the thread number on, all clipped together on a metal ring. This is absolutely great for a lazy person like me as it doesn’t involve any winding of threads on cards and you can save the tiniest bit of thread in its own little bag.
Finally a photo of the materials for my next project, which will be a Babel Fish from The Hitch-Hikers Guide to The Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I will be using this chart I bought from Pixystitches and hope to be able to show you a photo of the end result next month. (I first came across this chart via this pin on Pinterest)
I am linking up with Needlework Days at Feisty Tapas. I hope lots of people will join in with this as it is always nice to be able to have a nosy at what other needlework creations people have produced.
* This post includes links to the www.sewandso.co.uk website, which is one of my favourite places to buy needlework kits and supplies