I stitch for lots of reasons, I found over the last couple of weeks that a little cross-stitch helps to keep me calm, in the hours before my mum’s funeral I stitched, a couple of times I woke up at 3am, as I was still awake at 4am I got up, made a cup of tea and did some cross-stitch, counting crosses instead of counting sheep!
Ironically one of the pieces I stitched in a matter of days was a sheep, a few months ago I bought the set of Little House Needleworks Little Sheep Virtues second hand, so they haven’t got the buttons in, but all I really need is the pattern. I’d got a hair appointment on Tuesday – a colour one, so I’d be there a coupe of hours! I felt I needed a nice simple cross-stitch and these fitted the bill. I chose the one called ‘Peace’, it seemed rather apt.
I changed the colours slightly to a softer green range. I also used a variegated thread for the border which I am really pleased with. I finished it last night, so I just need to make it up now. I think the sheep is so cute…
Another finish last week is called Hive, I can’t remember the designer but there’s a whole series of cross-stitches based on four letter words, I’m sure I’ve got another one somewhere for leaf. It’s very pretty and one which brings happy memories of my mum as I had been stitching it during my last few visits to see her. She loved seeing what I was working on.
So I’ve got three cross-stitch smalls waiting to be made up with the shamrock one I did earlier in the month – I’d better get stitching!