I think my favorite sit-on-the-couch craft is crocheting, but I did go on a cross stitch kick last week. I made these two:
I absolutely LOVE the way the house turned out. On the flowers, I miscounted (apparently, that's pretty easy to do when you cross stitch AND watch TV at the same time). I personally don't think it looks too bad, but EJ took one look and asked what went wrong with that top blue petal. I just showed him the house and told him to gush over what a good job I did with it.
They are so small, so instead of hanging them on the wall by themselves, I have two more:
(I know five total would look better, but Michael's only had four designs I liked) and put them all inside one big frame (like 8 by 10 or something) and hang that. After I made those two, I decided to go bigger:
It's got the colors in 6 languages!
There were so many colors I didn't know what to do with. I got a bag-ful of thread from the thrift store where each color was strung through a hole in a strip of poster board, so I did that, too.
I shouldn't have gone big, because I got tired of cross stitching WAY before I finished this one. Apparently, I need instant gratification, and this project is going to take several weeks to finish.
Also, part of the problem is that the makers of this project were miserly and barely made the cloth big enough for the design.
Eventually, I will get back to this. It's more of a while-I-watch-a-movie craft, so when I find another movie I'm interested in watching (and have time to watch!), I'll pull this back out. Until then, it is resting quite comfortably in its new home in my craft room.
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.