I’m joining in the What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday #woyww hashtag today. It’s a fun way to show off what I’ve been working on and working with lately.
Cross-stitch is a very me craft. I’ve always enjoyed sewing by hand more than on a machine, and I’ve found it makes me happy having a big bag of coloured threads by my side as I work – like a multi-coloured security blanket. Although you can definitely get better, neater, with practice, the only skill you really need to get started is the ability to thread a needle and keen enough eyesight to count your stitches against the pattern.
I’m an ad-hoc crafter – picking up projects when I’m bored and putting them down when something else comes along. Therefore I’m not really suited to big cross-stitch projects. However, I’ve found a style of cross-stitch that fits my style perfectly. Small works, usually geeky in nature, cute wee characters ad funny or witty words.
Bonus points if you get the reference in that top piece of stitching there! There’s a new piece of work in progress at the back there, but I’m hiding it as it’s going to be a gift for someone and I don’t want to spoil the surprise!
Oh btw – my ‘workspace’ is currently a footstool cube in the living-room. I stash all my sewing in it during the day to make things tidy and then haul everything out at night. Works for me just now, and means I can watch exciting things like Pitch Perfect 2 while I work (new DVD – yay!)
The rest of my workspace has my new toy – I finally got myself a Chromebook. After lots of research, and umm-ing and ahh-ing in the store, I decided it was exactly what I needed to reinvigorate my blogging. I think it’s been working so far, I seem to have gotten in to a decent blogging schedule which I hope to keep-up, provide I do things work blogging about of course!