Greetings from the Boston area where we are receiving 2+ feet of snow and counting, here's a view from our back door:
Thanks to everyone for voting for me in the "Your Andover" contest. Thanks to the generosity of many people in spreading the word, my numbers have been climbing. I am pretty excited. If you haven't yet, you can vote here on Pinterest.
This post is to brag about my sister and her recent success with cross-stitch. I have been trying to get her to sew for ages because I love it but she's more of the book-worm, athletic type. When she was home over Christmas break, I showed her some fun cross stitch patterns that I thought might appeal to her. She agreed to try this Harry Potter pattern found on etsy:
The seller had a 3 for 1 deal, so she chose their companion patterns as well:
She soon started finding other pattern sources and whipped this up for a good friend of hers that just became a physician's assistant:
This one is for my daughter, Charlotte (I love it!):
As you can tell, she has really taken off with this new hobby. I have promised to give her a bunch of my over-abundance of embroidery floss when I get around to organizing it. I also gave her a standing offer that I would happily convert her creations into mini quilts or pillow covers if she so desired.
This little hobby is a great fit for her because she has a bit of an addiction to tv shows on dvd and ESPN - a way to relax after long days of being a school psychologist. It's a pretty cozy fit to be able to do a little hand-sewing in front of the tv, wouldn't you agree?
Lastly, I figured I would give a shout-out to my mom who just finished this cross-stitch- a project that took years. There's no way I would ever attempt anything so intricate: