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!


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!



  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.

  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


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

  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! :)

  5. Broderie et cadre sont supeeeeeeeeeeer Marie-Claire

  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. :)


  7. Hello!! I'am glad to read the whole content of this blog and am very excited.Thank you.

  8. Pretty projects and great idea,Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing !