In between other things, I have been working on a small cross-stitch. I find them very relaxing to work on. Something to do with the orderliness of them I think.
This one caught my eye in a magazine, so I bought it. They said it would only take 10 hours, so that was a plus as well.
It is a pattern by Margaret Sherry. I did another cross-stitch of hers a while ago, for my step-mother, of nine fat cats, all in different poses, very suitable for a cat lover. But I love the hedgehog.
When K. saw it finished, she said “Can you hang it in my room please?” So, I think it has found it’s new home before it is even framed.
And while working on this, I had to find some other threads and got very organised (or is it too organised?) and wound all my loose/odd threads onto spools and stored them away to make them easy to find.
I am obviously in a cross-stitch frame of mind as I have started another cross-stitch of my own design, which I can’t share just yet as it is a surprise for someone.
(I have to admit that I am also working on a few other creative projects – two knitted beanies, a pastel painting, a watercolour painting, collating a local history, and scrapbooking my daughter’s life so far – which seems to be a longer project than actually raising her!?!)
In a completely different creative direction, K and I did some chalk drawing…