As a young adult and a busy primary school teacher, I embarked on the huge Noah's Ark, it took several years but I completed it just before my first son was born and it has been up in his room ever since. It is probably my biggest achievement in cross stitching!
I love cross stitching because it is anescape from everyday life. Cross stitching is something that needs to always exist and I love being able to continue the trend. I would definitely not be who I am today if it was not for a hobby like cross stitching. Find something you love and grow with it.
My motto is ‘I’d rather be stitching!’ and it really applies to me! I stitch in as much of my spare time as I possibly can. I find it relaxing and enjoyable to see the project grow into something fantastic. It’s very satisfying! I’m a mum and I also have a fairly stressful job so cross stitch helps me to relax.
As we near the end of 2021, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year, acknowledge each step on our journey and take the opportunity to thank so many of you who have made such a difference this year as Caterpillar Cross Stitch turned 6 years old!
My husband started law school prior to my teaching job beginning so I needed something to occupy my time. I went out to Williamsburg Pottery and found a small ornament cross stitch kit and the journey began. I was never the creative type but I loved the simplicity of following a pattern - if I can create masterpieces, so can you!
Get the preparation right, so count, count and count again before you make your first stitch. Make sure you have your threads laid out in a manageable way so that they do not become a tangled mess and take your time. She also said that she stitches a little bit of love!
Now, I don’t know the first thing about cross stitching, but her explanation to anyone thinking about getting into the craft would be that it is essentially painting by numbers but with threads. Also, one thing that all first time stitchers should invest in is a needle minder
I began cross stitching as an exercise for my brain after suffering a brain injury at the end of 2013. My doctor agreed that having something to force my mind to concentrate would help with my healing processes, and I thoroughly believe that cross stitching helped to aid in my recovery!