Sunday, November 15, 2009

My New Obsession

I admit that I am hooked! This new craft for me is wonderful. I can do it with my kids around, it is not expensive, and it is hugely satisfying. What is it? Stitchery! I love it, love it, love it!
I am loving hand stitching. I found this wonderful blog. Shelly, over at Needle in a Haystack had the most adorable projects to make. I even downloaded her e-book on stitchery and LOVED it. She give great instructions on how to do this stuff. I love having it with me. I can work on projects while I am waiting for my kids at school, while I am listening to them read, or while watching a movie. If I could do this while blogging I think my life would be complete. I would need a whole other set of hands for that, and imagine what I could accomplish with 4 hands! Holy Cow! Watch out world!

Needle in a Haystack
This one (and the Believe one) is a birthday gift for a friend of mine. Can you believe that I have two friends with the same birthday? I am giving each of them one. I hope they like it.
Here are the supplies for these cute cute towels. You can get the pattern for free over at Needle in a Haystack, just click here. Here are what you will need. Colored towel, that I found at the Dollar Store, Flour sack towels that I found for $5.99 for 4 at Target, and crosstitch floss found at JoAnns for $.37 ea. I already had needles and a small hoop.

This is one that I copied from a towel that my mom bought at a craft sale. This one I am going to be selling at the bazaar this weekend. I hope all the ladies like this little number. Even if they don't I just might have to keep in myself. I am gearing up to make some of these for Christmas presents too.

This pattern you can also get for free at Needle in a Haystack. Super cut and super fast to make. I make this one in while we were at a family function. I chatted with my Mother-in-law while I worked on this. It was so fun.


Beth said...

Those are arorable!

Amy said...

Those are awesome Maria.. LURV them!

Connie said...

oooooH ya, those are going to sell. I love the Merry Christmas one, it turned out adorable.

Boyd Family said...

Maria, Those are WAY super cute! Is it really as easy as you say? I keep thinking I ought to try and get some sort of talent, but I haven't found it yet. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Merry Christmas one!

Lynn said...

Adorable! I love the feathery Christmas tree. Beautiful.

Skeem's said...

very cute

Shelli said...

I can't believe I missed this post of yours! I just saw it today on the link within... Thanks so much for the link love, and sorry that I missed it earlier! Your towels look adorable.