Friday, September 30, 2011

x stitchin'

thanks to a bloggy friend, amanda, i have fallen back in love with x stitchin'. serious love.
believe it or not, i actually first started x stitchin' when i was 5 (anyone want to see pictures??). my mom was put on bed rest during her pregnancy with my sister, L., and she claims she needed something to keep me in one place. i can't imagine why? :) i  distinctly remember being curled up on the couch with my mom, in my little mermaid pjs, cross stitching together. eating sliced green apples. isn't it funny how those memories stick with us?

anyway eighteen years later, i'm back at it. it's fun to have a little project to work on in the evenings, when i just don't want to be behind the sewing machine (gasp!).

the pattern is from the frosted pumpkin stitchery. aren't those little candy corns adorable?!? and who knows, you might see more x stitchin' around these parts. :)

what's everyone working on this weekend??
xo, Megan


  1. I was a kid cross stitcher too! My grandmother taught me at some ridiculously young age too. i think she wanted me to keep still too. :) I have some gorgeous work that I did - lol! Love your little pumpkin, can't wait to see what it becomes.

  2. My mom and I cross-stitched too! It's so relaxing.

  3. Oh my word - I *just* posted on twitter about getting back to x-stitch. I started at age 9 and seeing all these cute patterns is making me nuts. I pulled out all my DMC last night, even... LOL!!

  4. I was a kid cross stitcher too! I've mostly switched over to embroidery now, but Amanda's got some super cute patterns! Considering getting back to it. :)

  5. I've just gotten back into cross-stitching too. There's just something so relazing about it. Can't wait to see more!

  6. I did it for years-learned as a kid, but when my friends got married after college, I cross stitched elaborate samplers and pictures for them. Then I had kids and I just don't have the patience for it anymore. I've come back around to embroidery though, so maybe one day...
    Have fun with it!!

  7. Love it! I learned how to do it pretty young too, but maybe not quite that young. It's fun though! Super cute pumpkin!

    This weekend I am determined to finish my kaleidoscope quilt and finally get it off my wall. :) And I'm happy to say I'm almost there! Enjoy the rest of you're weekend!