This week I’ve started working on my new cross stitch project. Dobbs, another cross stitch enthusiast has very kindly offered to email me some patterns. How sweet of her. However, because I was cut off from my internet connection I did not receive her email till much later after I had bought my own cross stitch patterns.
I bought my cross stitch pattern from this little handicraft shop in IOI Mall. Great stuff they have over there. It did not come cheap though. The cross stitch material, threads, tapestry needles, beads etc all came up to a whopping RM185. After its been completed the framing will probably cost a lot too.
The man at the shop said it was some award winning pattern. Aren't I ambitious? Haha. Its a bit harder to do than other cross stitch that I've done before as some of the colours require the use of 15 strands of thread at the same time! Thats very thick and not easy to get a nice smooth finish. Talking about ambition, I've still got leftover wool from an unfinished sweater I had wanted to knit probably more than 20 years ago! I like to knit and crochet too but I'm better at cross stitch so I'll finish this one, yes I will!
I better start on this before I need glasses for far-sightedness. My sisters tell me they started needing glasses to read etc after they turn 40 which means I will be needing one very soon. I used to be near sighted, needing glasses when I drive but stopped needing them about two years ago. Maybe thats the first step towards needing grandmother glasses. Lol!
I’m recording this as the start of my project date just so I can have a record of how long I take to complete the cross stitch. When I’m done, I’ll post the picture of the finished cross stitch picture. Meanwhile the above is my “Before” picture. I wonder when I’ll post the “After” picture. Last time I did a big cross stitch project like that, it took me about 6 months I think (and I didn’t have the kids disturbing me every few minutes), but then I can’t remember the actual time I took to complete the needlework because I didn’t have a blog to record it down at the time. Now, I’ll have a good record on this blog.