I haven’t done any other crafts except scrapbooking, junk journaling and making cards in quite a while. Sometimes you just need a change and a different interest. I have done a bit of sewing with mum teaching me on her machine and I have made a few quilts with mine. Mum, also tried to teach me to cross stitch but I wasn’t patient enough hehe! I had also had a go at Candle wicking, but I needed something that was easy and quick to pull together.
When I was first married, back in the mid 80’s these Long Stitch Kits were all the rage 🙂 At the time, my father in law actually enjoyed making them and he got me interested in making them too. I did quite a few of them but over the years etc I think they were lost.
A lovely lady in a FaceBook group I am in was destashing some of these and I jumped at getting a couple. I bought this lovely Kookaburra one and a Bush Cottage one. This is something I can do while watching tv, with the boys. I don’t want to fussy cut images or things like that, where it takes a bit more attention. I want to be able to interact with my boys.
These lovely kits come with the canvas, needle ad yarn to make them. I started sorting the colours but with my stupid light at my desk, it wasn’t working so I need to sort them in the daylight. I know I can get frames for them at Lincraft or Kaiser to protect them when I have finished them.