I am completely cross stitch obsessed lately -- which isn't all that surprising. I learned to cross stitch back in grade school and took to it right away. I love that you can do it in front of the TV since it's seldom that I can sit and watch TV without my hands doing some project. There's more to it than that, but I'm not sure what it is. Perhaps it's the fact that women have been making samplers -- and doing embroidery -- in all parts of the world for so many generations.
I've been working on this sampler for most of the year -- my last update posted on the blog was back in March. As you can see, I've gotten a lot more done since then. In fact, I am on the very last band! Unfortunately I just ran out of the dark blue color floss, so I need to run out and get that. But I fully expect to finish this up before the end of the year.
Next year's cross stitch project just might be this:
This is Quaker Christmas from ByGone Stitches and I'm a bit obsessed with it. I think I'll treat myself to the floss, fabric and chart for this design as soon as I finish the sampler.