Wow, where have I been? Not here, sharing my thoughts on my blog. . . Work and personal life has been kinda bumpy. So I haven't been doing the things I love very often. Like knitting. (I'll wait right here while you pick yourself back up off the floor) So, no. No knitting in the past four months or so. I also haven't bought any yarn or patterns or needles. Creatively speaking, I haven't purchased craft supplies in a very long time. At least it feels like a long time. So what have I been doing? Well, last summer my Grandmother moved into a small apartment. Which meant that a lot of her belongings had to go. Along with some very pretty glass knickknacks, I inherited her cross stitch DMC floss. My mother-in-law gave me most of her collection a few years back and I already had a lot of my own. So I started sorting though them this past February, mixing Grandma's into my collection. It got me thinking about how I don't really cross stitch very often, so why was I going through the trouble of keeping it? Why spend so much time when I may never ever use it? At this point I had already set aside my knitting. So I went through my cross stitch stuff and found a project I'd started but hadn't come close to finishing. So that's what I've been working on:
When I pulled this project out, it was just the pointe shoes. So, from February until early May, I did the roses and leaves and some back stitching. It's only about 45% done. Here is what it should look like when it's all done, sorry for the blurry picture:
I originally started this because I wanted to decorate my bathroom with a ballet theme. Light pinks, black, grey, and chrome. Since my husband and I still rent, it's not really in my best interest to go out and spend money decorating our house the way I want my dream home to look. But that doesn't mean that I can prepare for it now. So ballet inspired cross stitch it is.