Thursday, 28 April 2016

X is for ... #atozchallenge

A - Z Challenge 2016

X is for ... X-stitch (AKA Cross Stitch)
Which is something I love to do and have done since 1999!!!

Just stitchin the day away!!  



I 'found' my lovely hobby in a shop called Woolworths!

I saw a gorgeous Winnie-The-Pooh picture on the from of a plastic box, which had paper, threads and a needle inside!!  I looked at this funny looking things for a while and put it back on the shelf thinking 'I can't do that!'  

Well, I thought about this funny looking thing all for a while, then I went back to Woolworths and bought it!!

It took me nearly 5 hours to read and understand the instructions and sort the threads into the correct colour piles lol 

Oh my, oh my, oh my I have never looked back since!!  I was totally hooked from that day on!!  It took me a whole week to finish this little picture!  I think I was at it for about 12 hours a day lol!
Brilliant!!  

HOOKED!!

My first ever X-Stitch :D 
It is however looking a little worse for wear in the frame!!  

X is also for ... xstitchchick ... which is what my Twitter name is!  Very fitting I think! 

I hope you like this post and it made you smile!

Hugs
Heather
xoxoxox

7 comments:

  1. I've been cross stitching since 1999 as well! And like you, my first kit, a peacock, sat for awhile b/f I got up the nerve to try it. Now I'm hooked. It's all I want to do.

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  2. Your first stitched piece looks great Heather. I started stitching in the mid 80's and still enjoy today, or I will when this challenge is over. lol

    Linda

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  3. I love your story, Heather and I can see why the Winnie the Pooh piece got you hooked...it is very cute!

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  4. Winnie the Pooh always makes me smile and it was lovely to hear the story behind him becoming your first cross stitch project. He still looks great but does need a little bit of TLC! :)

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  5. Broderie et cadre sont supeeeeeeeeeeer Marie-Claire

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  6. Great job on your first ever! I used 6 over 1 because I didn't read the instructions carefully enough and I ran out of thread. :)

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