Since then, I have been doing it off and on. I did a few items as gifts with lots of love. As I got older, I realized that people appreciated the hard work, but it wasn't something that got displayed for a long time. It felt a bit defeating that my hard work got put into a closet, etc. Just let me stress again, I'm not saying it wasn't wanted, but it outgrew it's purpose. I am the same way, I don't actually have any of my work displayed. I have a drawer full and will likely never do anything with it.
About 5 years ago, I discovered a website that makes quilts for terminally/critically ill children using cross stitch squares. This was the perfect plan for me. I could stitch all I wanted, and then send the pieces off to help brighten a child's day.
I had to quit stitching when I was pregnant with my son in 2006. A side effect to pregnancy can be Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and I of course had it. I could barely hold the phone to talk without my hands going numb. I honsetly put away all I was working on and haven't even looked at it until this year. I needed something to do at night and had all the supplies around. I started stitching again for Love Quilts. I am just doing random squares I like and will send them in and they can use them on any quilt they need to. It's fun and I am loving it. I forgot how addicting it can be.
|This is the first of many squares I hope to complete|