First, the project mustn’t take loads of preparations to get started, it must be easy to set up. Also it mustn’t take up a lot of space or create a huge mess. And last, I need to be able to pick it up and put it back within seconds.I once tried weaving, but the drawback was the huge weaving loom in my living room, taking up space even when I was not using it. I found out I do not like knitting, or crochet.
But I also found out I do like embroidery. So last week I went to the craft shop and I bought an embroidery kit. It is a pillow cover with purple and pink hydrangeas. It is perfect for beginners, because it is done with wool (not real wool) so you see results very quickly, and the colours and the pattern are printed on the fabric, so I cannot go wrong.
For these past days every evening I take out my basket, do some cross stitching and when I am done I can put it away very easily.
Perhaps it is a bit old-fashioned, but I really enjoy it, and for me that is more important than being ‘in-fashion’.
|Look at the lovely colours!|
|My lovely little scissors in the form of a bird.|