sexta-feira, 13 de março de 2009

Let's talk about cross-stitch, shall we?

After finishing the crochet doilie, I started to think what I wanted to do next. I have a lot of new projects that I want to do, but there is one unfinished project that I can't get off of my mind. It's a cross-stitch picture, and today I'm going to tell you all about it.

I learned how to crochet and cross-stitch when I was on primary school (between 6 and 10 years old). We used to make something for Mother's Day (which in Portugal is always on the first Sunday of May). Since then, I didn't even remebered I knew how to make those things, until my first niece was born. I wanted to make her a cross-stitch pillow, but didn't do it until my first nephew (her brother) was born. Then I made two pillows in cross-stitch, one for each. (I don't have pictures of them, but I'll ask sis to send me a few so that I can show to you)

By that time I was already dating hubby, and he was all into boats. So when he saw a few boats in cross-stitch in one of my magazines, he asked me to do them, and so I did.

After the boats, I made these ducks. They are in my kitchen.

After we got married, and before getting pregnant, I found this "Last Supper" and thought it was perfect for our dining room.

I started to make it, and then I got pregnant... and then the twins were born... and then my life was turned upside down... and then I had no time to do the things I liked. For the past 5+ years, this is how the "Last Supper" looks like.

Every time I try to do it, I feel overwhelmed and put it down after a few days. Just look at the amount of different colours it has. Just by looking at it, I feel overwhelmed already...

But I really want to finish it. That's why I've decided to alternate it with the new projects I want to make. After the crochet doilie, I'll be making the "Last Supper" for one month, then I'll make something else in crochet, and then one more month of cross-stitch, and so on until the "Last Supper" is finished. This way, I hope I don't get so overwhelmed and can actually finish it.

I'm starting this weekend. Wish me luck!...

4 comentários:

Lara Gisela disse...

I wish you luck!!! I felt overwhelmed just looking at the pictures! And I loved your ducks and boats. Lovely work.

. disse...

I like cross stitch very much. I'm amazed how gifted you are.


Sandra disse...

I could never get the hang of cross stitch, I actually have a few books with really nice patterns, but can't do it.

Love yours though :)

Lulu disse...

beautiful...I love the boats..
i love the last supper also..