It’s funny how it goes, isn’t it? You start working on something and the next thing you know, you’re pinning and pinning and pinning… instead of actually working on your project. Okay, maybe that’s a little exaggeration, but only a little one. In truth, I’ve been pinning cross stitch stuff (patterns as well as images I would love to make into cross stitched items) for a while now, but only off and on. Until, that is, I picked the craft up again.
It’s gotten so bad that I just took the time to organize my pinterest boards a little more. Instead of the wholesale “craft ideas” I had them under, they now have their own board: Cross Stitch. You know, to make it a little easier for me to find them again. Go ahead and take a look, I’ll wait right here.
So, can you guess what a few of my favorite things are? Granted, some of what I’ve pinned is more for other people, but the cats and bears? All me.
Speaking of cats, once upon a time, I had a program that would let me convert pictures into patterns. I lost it when my old computer died (mostly because I can’t find the disc it was on for back up purposes) so I’ll need to figure out something else, but I made myself a promise. No idea when I’ll manage it, but at some point I want to go through all the pictures of my cats and pick two (maybe more, depending) and make them into cross stitch patterns to hang up on my wall. It’s been about a year since they passed away and I miss them terribly and I figure this way, I can have something special to remember them by.
Doubt that these’ll be the ones I’ll end up going with, but there’s a lot of pictures to sift through and see which would work best as a pattern. Still, I’d love to have these faces stitched out in some form or another. Some day.
What about you? Have you ever made anything to remember someone special by, be it a fur-baby or a person?