It's becoming more and more uncomfortable to sit at my sewing machine for long periods of time, so I saved a lot of embroidery and other handwork pieces for the end of my pregnancy.
I was never really into cross stitch until I discovered the most darling patterns by Gera.
I made this Hansel & Gretel one while I was pregnant with Phoebe, and I enjoyed it so much that I thought new baby should have one as well.
I ended up purchasing the Little Red Riding Hood pattern, and as you can see - I've still got a ways to go. Since I was new to cross stitch when I made Phoebe's, I used 18 count Aida cloth. However, this time I figured, "Oh, I'm an old pro at this", and went with some 28 count (28 stitches per inch). Oh boy, does that make for some tiny stitches - and much slower stitching!
Little Red herself is barely bigger than a quarter - and the pattern actually calls for 32 count, so I can't even fathom how teeny that would be!
I'm also still plugging away at my Daisy Chain Crewelwork Sampler, and wishing that Alicia would come out with another one sometime in the future. This has been such a fun, relaxing project to work on.
And when I do get a little burst of energy here or there, I find my way back to my sewing machine and sew up some blocks for new baby's quilt. Now who wants to come over and baste it for me?