Cross-Stitching Fever

In September 2013, I discovered The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

Rewind to my childhood when my grandmother taught me how to cross-stitch during one of my “solo visit” trips to Virginia. A few 100-stitch project successes and many larger project fails later, I forgot about this little hobby of mine…

…until September.

Let me be clear – this is NOT a sponsored post. I just love The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (and their adorable name) **THIS MUCH**!

I purchased and downloaded the 2013 Woodland Sampler. Between September and yesterday (January 9), I feverishly caught up on all the squares and rectangles from the sampler and proudly stamped it “2013” in the last square.

Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com

Not long ago, they announced the 2014 Once Upon a Time sampler and nobody had to tell me twice to purchase it straight away. I have all the materials in hand and I’m ready to roll – the border pattern and January square came out today! Every month hereafter, the sampler is delivered on the 1st of the month.

If you love (or forgot you loved) cross-stitching as much as I do, jump into this sampler with me. The Instagram/Twitter tag is #onceuponatimesampler and it’s so much fun to follow along with everyone. Many stitchers take initiative to be creative with colors and/or modifications but I’m a rule-follower, so I tend to just look at what others do with their samplers with creative envy (though I did adjust the colors for my Woodland Sampler “2013” banner).

Let me know if you decide to jump in so I can follow your project photos and updates. I’ll try to stay on top of each month and share the end results with you here on the blog too!

Here’s my first ever, full-size, completed cross-stitch project…my Woodland Sampler. When it’s back from framing, I can officially cross off another 30 Before 30 item too!

Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com
Finished Woodland Sampler | www.kateandtrudy.com

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I'm Jessica!

I used to glorify "busy." If I wasn't busy, I wasn't doing enough. But when I became a mama, my entire outlook shifted.

 

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