A New Hobby?

Wow. The last few weeks have been a little crazy for sure! I went to TNNA (more on that later this week), taught at the lovely String Attached Yarns in Dayton, Ohio, and had my next book due to the publisher.

I'm happy to be home and without a big deadline looming, so I decided to give something new a try - cross stitch!

I visited Red Gate Stitchery's booth while at TNNA. When I got home, I immediately ordered a little DIY necklace kit to try.
The kit comes with everything you need, including the embroidery floss and needle!
Yesterday I took a little time to work on it.
An hour or so later and I was done. I love that it looks like knitting stitches!
I've already ordered another one. I love interesting jewelry and this definitely fits the bill. I'm looking forward to trying more cross stitch!

If you cross stitch, I'd love to hear from you - where do you get your patterns, supplies, etc? I think a new hobby is forming over here. :)


  1. I've been a big counted cross stitch person since I first learned at age 14. As I've gotten older, I tend towards big, complicated projects or Mill Hill kits that use lots of beads.

    1. You have mad cross stitch skills for sure! That piece you're currently working on is amazing!

  2. Anonymous4:19:00 PM

    There is a shop in downtown Crystal Lake, Welcome Stitchery. This shop is by far the BEST cross stitch/needlepoint shop!

  3. I haven't done cross-stitch in a while but it used to be the craft I did the most. I think I might have to get myself a kit or two. Your necklace looks great.

  4. OMG, that is my one TNNA regret - that I didn't bring home a kit! Will totally be buying one on Etsy soon. Love your pretty little necklace!

    1. Yeah, I didn't get one at TNNA either and I kept thinking about it so I ordered one! And then another one. And now I'm eyeing those cuffs on her site. :)

  5. Anonymous1:46:00 PM

    I *just* started cross stitching too! If you like cute things, check out the frosted pumpkin stitchery. Their stuff is fabulous! :) ~Jessica


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