I’ve been wanting to try cross stitch properly for a while now and could withstand the temptation of the Floss and Mischief kits no more!
I have started with ‘Float’, I say started because I really like that green beetle!)
It arrived on Monday and despite have a million and other sewing WIP’s (or not even started yet) projects that need to be done, I cracked this open and got my cross stitch on!
I forced myself to read the how to cross stitch booklet, got a little intimidated by the look of the pattern and managed to create more knots in the floss than anyone would think possible, (I haven‘t even started yet – this is me trying to separate the threads!)
Anyway, this is how far I’ve got:
You can see it’s the middle feather, right?
I’m really enjoying it, especially when it all ’adds up’ and the crosses start making shapes. I can’t wait to see it finished, but at the same time, I don’t want to rush it as I’m already managing to create A LOT of knots just pulling the thread back and forth (not quite sure how I’m managing it) and I also want to take time to enjoy a slower way of sewing!