Sunday, March 20, 2016

Hook and needle...

Being accustomed to normally having several different projects in the works at any given time, it's been interesting crocheting on only one project this week.  On one hand, it's great because I really want to get this blanket done before April...

A little over half way finished, I may make my goal.

But then feeling an itch to do something else this weekend, I decided to pull out an old cross-stitch project that I don't think has seen the light of day for maybe... 5 years???    I have to admit...what got me itching to cross stitch again was having discovered Flosstube this week.  Cross-stitchers (and maybe embroiderers?) podcast their creations.   Fortunately for me I had an easy thing to pick up and work on when the urge finally struck (after the 2nd, or 3rd, or 12th??? Flosstube video)...


I'm pretty sure the cloth is 16-, maybe 18-count Aida and once I started working on it I remembered why I had put it away.  It's hard to see!   With progressive eyeglasses it's not the easiest thing to go back and forth from printed page to work in progress.  But I plugged away on finishing the wording (though I'm not really crazy about letters, I've decided) and started the little lamb.  

I may need to get a magnifier and/or a brighter light if I'm going to continue to cross stitch (or embroider, which I'd love to also get back to), but even with the challenge of middle-aged eyes I still enjoyed doing this - so much so I've been trying to decide what my next "flossy" project will be.  ;^)

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4 comments:

  1. This blanket is going to be so beautiful!

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  2. You do such beautiful work no matter what it is! I love your C2C blanket..they are so fast you'll be done before you know it. I love your cross stitch project too and what a great time of year to work on words of faith. Flosstube? Really? I'm going to check it out....thank you for the tip and now I want to go get some blue yarn too as I love yours. Did you say what kind it was? Such a pretty shade. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Sam. All of the thread used in this little cross stitch project is DMC. The blue thread used in the cross stitch is DMC 334 (that's the lighter blue) and the letters are outlined in DMC 311. I didn't even think of Easter coming up and this being an appropriate verse for the season! Thank you for reminding me. :^)

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