Sunday, November 14, 2010

Needle Crafts

Way back, a very long time ago, when I was in college, a friend of mine showed me how to cross stitch. I loved it. It was simple. I could take it with me. And it was a quick project that produced results in a timely fashion. This was my very first project. I was way into decorating with cows - that tells you how long ago that was!
This was the next cross stitch project I tackled. Unfortunately, the one thing she didn't tell me was that they made special needles for cross stitching that are blunt on the tip instead of pointed and sharp. There was enough blood from needle pricks dripped on this one that you can still see the drops today. Then when my first son was born, a friend that I worked with made this cute little project for me. I love this designer. I have quite a few of her patterns - Mac A Doodles. This one hangs in son #1's room.So, of course, when son #2 was born, he had to have one as well. I changed the colors up a bit so it wouldn't be exactly like big brother's - although you can't see it much from these pictures. His also hangs in his room.
And this was a pattern I bought a while ago. I really liked the flower box and border but didn't like the words they had with it. I thought and thought and thought about what I wanted to say with this and finally came up with something that I try to live by . . . Stop and smell the flowers. I try very hard to enjoy the journey of life. This now hangs in my bathroom so I can see it every day and be reminded to enjoy the little things in life!

1 comment:

alyssha lynn said...

Found you thru Motivate me Monday - and these are really nice - especially like that you changed the wording, Good Reminder!