via Country Living
Last night as I was catching up on my magazine reading I came across this wonderful project to custom stitch artwork from family photos in the February issue of Country Living Magazine. It seemed like a beautifully simple idea. It has also been a long time since I embroidered or crossstitched anything. That was one of my favorite crafts as a kid. I'm also taking a break from the feverish knitting on the sweater I've been working on for the last month. I got to the point where I could try it on and it made me feel fat - there I said it! I decided that it was best to put it away for a bit and do something else for a while. I think I might have found the diversion
I gathered my supplies and got to work. The directions are very simple. I decided to try card stock instead of the suggested watercolor paper because it was what I happen to have on hand at 10:00 on a Thursday night. I might try it again with the watercolor paper to see if it takes the pin hole punching any better. I also used a clipboard to hold everything together because it was handy and seemed like a logical too to use.
I got to work punching holes on a picture of the Sweet Puppy. It was very easy though the card stock was a bit resistant to taking the holes. I'm going to try using a soft card board backer next time. I hope that will let the pin push through a bit better.
Of course, SOMEONE felt the need to supervise.
I even started working on the stitches. Alas, I don't have a finished product to show you. It was past my bedtime so I had to stop the crafting for the night. Tune in Monday though for hopefully a finished project. We'll see how it goes.
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend. It is a beautiful day here in Virginia. It makes me really excited for the spring to come.