Friday, January 7, 2011

I May Cross Stitch, But I'm Not Old!

When I was younger, I used to bite my nails.... Okay, lets be real. I still bite my nails. But, when I was younger, my oldest sister, Alison, used to get on me about not doing it. I would mostly bite my nails when I was anxious, which was pretty much all the time. It happened often when we were watching TV.

I'm not sure who introduced Alison to cross-stitching, but she decided that she would teach me so I would have something to do with my hands. Of course, I took to it right away. I love to cross-stitch. What I don't love about it is the fact that all the templates look so old woman. Don't believe me? Let's take a look.
Image: Herrschners

Image: Stuff For Cross Stitch

Now, I'm not saying that either of those kits are ugly, they are just not young and modern, which is what I am going for. So, I've decided to try out making my own template, picking my own colors, and working on it from scratch. 

I am not really super crafty, but I figure that its a pretty cheap project. Armed with a gift card that my Dad and Delia gave me, I went to Michael's in search of my supplies. I bought cream colored cross stitch fabric for $3.99, twenty-one bundles of color at $.35 each, a $2.50 hoop and I got my pattern for free from the internet. My little project only ran me about $14. I am almost certain that I won't use all that string for this project, but I didn't want to have to run back and forth and risk them being out of the color I need! 

I'm excited to start and I'm hoping I'll be able to this weekend. We're taking a day trip to the snow, so I'll have some time in the car ride to get things started.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I don't know what you're talking about, those patterns are HAWT. :) Though yours is way better. Can we have a crafting party, like right meow?

  2. hey girl! it's rebekah (hinds). here is a link for some up-to-date embroidery patterns that you might be interested in.

    good luck and hope this helps...

  3. Rebekah! You rock! Thanks a bunch!! :)


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