Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rekindling a spark

It's been a while...yes, I know...quite a while. I never intended for almost three months to pass without popping into this blogging space of mine, but there you have it. Life has been good, and busy, and challenging, and exhausting, and satisfying...but good :)

Rather than try to update you on absolutely everything that I've been up to (which would take another few months!), I'll just show you what has me totally captivated at this point in time. Are you ready for a surprise?

This is exactly what it looks like. Cross stitch! Cross stitch was one of my very first crafty loves way back in the day, probably like many of you ;)

I did a lot of it...spent much of baby Riley's nap time doing it...but found with a toddler and then more babies, that I just didn't have the concentration span, nor the necessary pockets of time, to achieve much... so moved on to other things.

Enter The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. Several Instagram users I follow had cute little squares of cross stitch popping up on their screens, and I followed the links and found a treasure trove of cuteness. Serious cuteness.

So I immediately signed up for their two Christmas patterns...Christmas on Gingerbread Lane and The 12 Days of Christmas. The actual patterns are released bit by bit on specified days...and the anticipation is almost killing me! So far, all we have is the border and grid pattern for The 12 Days of Christmas, with the first 4 squares being released at the end of the month.

The first patterns for Gingerbread Lane come out on Friday AND I CAN'T WAIT!

Who would ever have thought I'd be so excited about cross stitch?

TTFN xxx