Years ago I had a friend who loved to cross stitch and I couldn't quite figure out why.
Then a couple of years ago I heard about Urban Cross Stitch and in particular I saw one of their kits that I really wanted to make called Thug For Life. Cross stitch and yet funky.
So Santa got me the Thug For Life kit two years ago. I was dead chuffed, spent ages figuring out what to do, finally managed to make some progress and then I met Darren! Dun dun durrrrrrr....everything change, cross stitch relegated to the bottom drawer for, like, EVER.
I only got it out again when we were going through our San Francisco moment, must have been the stress!
But out it came and I hadn't done as much as I thought so I've been really working hard to get it done asap for two reasons:
a. it will look really cool in a frame on our bathroom wall, and
b. i've got a lovely new kit from Emily Peacock to begin and I couldn't possibly have two on the go, I would get proper told off, by myself.. Here it is, I am in love with it....obvs.
In other news, my cousin Emily got married to her boy Mark on 30 December. It was a fabulous day, we had so much fun and really liked their chosen venue, Great Fosters, which was built as a royal hunting lodge in 1550!
I had decided (not sure why) that I would make a little embroidery hoop of cross stitch flowers for them, well for her really because Mark will probably look at it and think....what on earth is it?, understandably, he is a boy.