Since deciding that I was going to do more crafting this year, I have finally got round to setting up the craft space that Mum and Nick sorted for me.
I now have all my paper, stamps, threads, fabrics and stationary in drawers so it can be easily accessed. The sewing machine is oiled and ready for me to do lots of practice on, but best of all I have lots of cross stitching to do.
I remember the very first cross stitch I ever did. It was on one of the many holidays we took to Northern Ireland to visit my wonderful Grandparents. It must have been raining as normally Mum had us down on the beach every day. I can still see the big red frame and the giant plastic needle that came with it. I can’t remember if it was a house design or not, but in the memory I have it’s a house design. Mum was so patient with me, showing me how to thread the needle and count my design in. I think that’s were I really first started to enjoy needle craft.
I now have 4 designs on the go and thanks to Mummy A’s shop, Silk n Threads, I have lots of threads to keep me happy.
There is something really therapeutic about sewing. The simple movement and even flow of the thread, watching a design come to life. It is very satisfying and I get a real sense of achievement when I see it all finalised.
Just after the new year Nick bought me a rocking chair so I would have somewhere to craft on my not so good days. I have always wanted a nice comfy chair and Nick got me a huge chair! It now sits in our front window, which means I get the sun all day. It’s the perfect chair for crafting and I really enjoy sitting in the sunshine, as does Sam, so it’s my little slice of paradise on bad health days.
Oh and it’s great for napping in too.