Yesterday as I was getting ready to start cross stitching, I looked at all the “stuff” that goes along with cross stitching these days and for some reason, it reminded me of Easter when I was a kid. We’d get a fancy new dress, a bonnet, new shoes, sometimes a purse. I remember from a very young age, getting dressed early on Sunday morning, often for an Easter sunrise service, putting on all my new clothes and feeling like a princess. At the end of the day, I was kinda disappointed. We took off the new shoes, the new dress, the new bonnet had been taken off way early . . and there I was . . just me . . not a princess.
I had my floss card.
I had my project card.
I had my scroll frame. I had my linen. I have my needle minder. I had everything that was on par with what all the really good cross stitchers have but in the end . . I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.
I had already loaded the linen on the frame and then decided I’d better at least run a thread for the top and left side so I wasn’t having to hope I had everything lined up right . . I’m so in over my head but I have all the right equipment. I’ll be ok .. it’s just going to take some practice before I’m good. Starting is the hard part because I’m so afraid of messing up. But . . I did get it started last night.
I sent Vince a picture of the “A”. He said “Oh, that looks great!” I said “Thanks!” He said “The boot looks amazing.”
Hmm do I tell him I didn’t cross stitch the boot . . it’s the needle minder? Yes, I told him. He said “Darn . . that looked really good!” I asked him what he thought about the “A” and he said “Is that for Addie”? Nope . . it’s just an A.
I want to surprise him with the piece I’m doing. Here’s how much I got done before going to bed.
The bottom half of the pink flower doesn’t have the second half of the “x” done. I ran out of thread and will finish it when I load pink thread on the needle again.