Holiday crafting

Before my holidays started, I had grand plans to bowl over some neglected knitting and sewing. Then Christmas happened and my little sister gave me a Navajo Wolf bag kit from What Delilah Did. Then I started working on it straight away. Then my eyes and shoulders got tired (I’d like to say I really get my shoulders into cross stitching, but I just have terrible posture), but I worked through the pain. It’s been while since I’d cross stitched and evidently I forgot how much I enjoy it.

Now I’m back at work, I’ve gone back to knitting on my commute. For the sake of my eyes, hands, shoulders and relationship (can’t talk, cross stitching.), I’m rationing the cross stitching to only a little bit each night after dinner. This is what it looked like after finishing all the dark brown parts:

Navajo Wolf, dark brown completed.jpg

I’m now working on the mid brown sections and it’s nice seeing the colours come together. For once I’m not worried about my stitches being a bit wonky in places; I’m enjoying the process and love seeing the grey crosses printed on the back being filled in, little by little, by colour.

This project has given me a taste of working on pre-printed needlework bag kits, so I’ve been digging around for more. What Delilah Did has another kit, and although it’s not cross stitch, Sublime Stitching also has some nice totes. In all honesty I don’t know if I need any more totes, but sometimes there’s no point trying to fight these things.

4 Responses to “Holiday crafting”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Ooh! Look at your new blog design! I am rather enamoured with it! Nice one Emma.

    Love the foxy wolfy tote very much. I haven’t done cross stitch in ages, although I do have an Alicia Paulson one to get started on. It’s probably the perfect hot-weather craft – no hot wool to crochet, no heavy quilt to lug around.

  2. Lynne Says:

    Ah, one can never have enough totes — they make fabulous project or stash bags!

  3. Pumpkin Says:

    Love the tote! I really appreciate those simple designs like that, they are very attractive. I have terrible posture too, but I’m not sure how to correct it. Take care of yourself!

  4. Auntie Ros Says:

    It looks great Em.

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