Since I spend all day in front of my computer, I'm trying to find ways to not be in front of my computer all night too. As part of this, I've resurrected my old cross-stitching skills that were honed over many summers sitting quietly at my grandmother's house, where I could not go outside else I catch chiggers or polio. But while these childhood projects were limited to making Christmas ornaments (in July, of course...), that doesn't seem to be exciting or interesting, and I totally did that for my husband's family last year.
My favorite site for patterns has to be Subversive Cross Stitch. A friend let me know about the book a few years ago, and it's been in the back of my mind that I should track down a copy for some time. Which I did. And you should too. And while I want to stitch all of the patterns, there's only so much need I have in my life for samplers, which is why making gifts works with my new lifestyle.
My brother recently moved to his first apartment. I figured he could use some of those reusable tote bags for going grocery shopping and what-not, so the first project was defined.
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