In 2012 or 2013, I worked on my first needlepoint canvas, and against all odds, I loved it. It surprised me a lot because sewing, knitting, quilting, crocheting aren’t up my alley at all. When it comes to being crafty, you’ll find me in the kitchen cooking and especially baking. My mother used to do a lot of needlepoints years ago, so she still had a project left untouched. I spent weeks on it and fell in love with needlepoint.
This is the result! It was a cushion front of Victorian inspiration. We chose to frame it and hang it on the wall. It is at the entrance of the kitchen! After this project, I didn’t get to work on a new one until this month. Since needlepoint is one of the very few activities that allows me to stop thinking, this can be very helpful.
My parents got me a new project, this time a very colorful cat design (and it is a bit larger than the first I made). I am currently finishing the head of the cat, and I am certain that I will need many more weeks to complete it. I am having a blast working on it!
Do you have craft pasttimes?