I have a hobby called Cross Stitch that I started in 2001. Linen fabric and over-dyed floss of every color are my weaknesses.
Today, my husband drove me to my Local Needlework Store (LNS) in Littleton, CO called Fanci Mats and More.
I controlled my impulse to buy all the floss I’m missing from my various collections. Gentle Arts Sampler Thread (GAST), Crescent Colors (CC), Weeks Dye Works (WDW) and DMC are just to name a few.
I haven’t visited my LNS in almost a year! I love that store.
Today I walked away with one magazine that has 76 different Christmas ornament designs by 76 different designers.
I’m starting small. I am a slow stitcher. I have to have every stitch laying perfectly. It takes up a lot of my time, but I love the results.
After perusing the above pictured magazine with my husband, we came up with a small list of seven for me to choose from. And actually STITCH it up before Christmas.
Do you have a hobby? Do you gift your family with your hard work at Christmas?