Thursday, February 10, 2011

Creative Space:Wonky Cross Stitch

Wonky cross stitch is on the cards today.  Home sick with two moderately sick kids (one I am sure was just dodging school), this wonky attempt at cross stitch is helping sooth the trapped indoors nerves.

The pattern is from  Cath Kidston Stitch! sourced at my local library, which appears to have gone on a fabulous crafty book purchasing spree.  

It is good to be back in the blogging saddle, hope I can stay on and contribute more regularly. This year I feel stretched thin between the Mr starting fulltime work, the little Miss starting Ballet, work, church, friends.  It has been hard to find time to make anything, let alone blog about it.  However, I know that absence of creativity begs the Black Dog to come sniffing and I cannot let that be, for what use would I then be to anyone?

So, lets hope more creativity pops up on this space. Meanwhile I am off to check out some spaces over at  Kirsty's


  1. Lovely colours to work with! Hope the kids are feeling better as the day goes on.

  2. Your crosstitch looks gorgeous! Im sure the wonkiness will dissappear by the time its complete!

  3. Hope you are all well again soon. I could never get this far on a cross stitch pattern! I always start them but never get very far. Can't wait to see the finished piece! It's so pretty.


  4. I am of the opinion that wonk is necessary for most cross stitch. Otherwise it's SO uptight and prim!

    You keep that crafty side of you ticking over girl. There always has to be room for the exhale...

  5. Oh let me tell you that is amazing cross stitch...if I was having a go it truly ruly would be Wonky with a capital W!!!! Hope all the troops are fighting fit soon!! love & prayers for your family, TK xx

  6. lovely to hear from you again. it's tough feeling stretched... my years been the a bit of the same. Even though there doesn't seem time for it, as you said - creativity is necessary for survival for some of us! I hope you're managing a bit of time in their for 'you' to help you breathe. Loving the cross stitch ;)

  7. What's that saying about "if you need something done, ask a busy person"? Good luck with the stretch!

  8. Oh wow. Craft and creativity led me out of the companionship with the black dog too (although I have never heard that expression before). For me when I am busy and there are lots of demands on me it becomes even more important to make time for myself - and that means creativity.
    I do so hope you can find some time, and I do so hope you and your children are feeling better. Take care. I love your cross stitch - it took me ages to find the wonky bit.


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