I tried something new this week that I had never done before in my life. Yes, it was earth-shattering. I'm sharing it with you today for Kelli's Show and Tell. The perfectionist in me had so much fun creating all those neat little rows. I'm a little embarrased to say that it probably took me about 6 hours start to finish, but maybe that wasn't so bad for my first attempt. ;)
What was this new, amazing activity??? Cross-stitch. Yep, that's it. I've always joked that I can't sew a button on a shirt, although I do know how to thread a needle. That's been pretty close to the truth. I've never done any type of handwork before.
I thought that embroidery would be a relaxing hobby, something that I could do in little snippets of time. Not too long ago I signed up to receive a beginner's cross stitch kit in the mail. It was absolutely free with no strings attached. The kit sat in my nightstand drawer for several weeks before I was brave enough to open it up and read the instructions. I'm a visual learner, so while the instructions were helpful, I would have sailed right along if I had a living, breathing person showing me step by step what to do. I finally got the hang of it, and several evenings later I completed my first little project: a potted cyclamen.
I'm hooked, no doubt about it! Next up: a bookmark.
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