Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cross Stitch Again

I have noticed that some of the traffic is coming from people looking for a cross stitch blog. Actually, I started blogging about a year ago, and it was indeed a cross stitch blog! Homeschool consumed me all winter, and I changed the focus of the blog. But I have dragged all the cross stitch back out (and upstairs)! I tend to focus/obsess on one thing at a time and then move on (leaving a mess behind). If I had been blogging before The Chipmunk was born, this blog would have showcased the over 300 African violets and assorted gesnariads I was then growing under lights (in what has become The Chipmunk's room). I have one AV right now in my bathroom. We have a very casual relationship. I blame my lapse of cross stitch posts on the Queen Stitch. In Sheepish Designs' "Man of Sense," there are rather a lot of queen stitches. I pulled the piece back out last week or so, worked a lot more of the little boogers and even added some bargello (the bottom was charted as plain cross stitches) then started the "AY 1801" sampler (bottom picture). I think I lose some motivation to finish because framing is so expensive, and I do not have much skill for finishing the pieces in different ways. But, this will not become a cross stitch blog! I will seek to find balance between my hobbies, and my blog will reflect that!!! Yes, homeschool is a hobby. Sure, it is serious stuff and I want the best for my children, but sometimes it feels like a hobby, something I do for myself because I really like it and am interested in it. Now, Monday it did not feel like a hobby...maybe that is why queen stitches seemed like a relief!


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Lorna said...

I love your cross stitch. I have a sock knitting blog which has morphed into and homeschooling in Denmark / doing a lot of chemistry. I have no idea what this does to any readship I might have!
Beautiful. I like all your blog!

Anonymous said...

I love the bargello on the sampler. It really stands out.
Grenae (a.k.a. Mom)

Kristiana said...

Beautiful cross-stitch!! I too tend to focus on one thing at a time. I'm working on a cross-stitch for my husband though (have been for years) and he's now designated Monday nights as movie night so I'll stitch and I can actually see some progress. I tend to blog about homeschooling more though since it's such a huge part of life right now.