An update to my previous post- that is now 5 years old! Oops 😬 I'm now 30 (31 this year) my bf is now my husband (suppose he had to really been together long enough haha) we have a gorgeous 4 year old and 2 rather unique dogs. I still cross-stitch and love crafting. I've tried setting up a business- Hippity Hope Designs making crafty bits and bobs but as yet it's only been a very minor success and is currently at a standstill. Hopefully one day I will make a proper success out of it! Our oldest is due to go seniors this year and our youngest to start Reception so I shall have school days to focus on my crafting and working on business. At the minute I am working on a stitch-a-long (sal) by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (FPS). They have had a year long sal for 2 years now, I participated in last years one and it was lush, some months were a bit too crowded but overall it looked amazing. I will be framing it and giving it to my youngest a nursery as she is our last baby so thought would do something nice. Her nursery teacher is the same lady as our oldest's first reception teacher there and she is just fantastic.
Anyhow, back to this years sal, it's based on Classic Stories like Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland. I was late to the party so am a few months behind now- eek. There is a new chart released for every month of the year and they are all to be placed in these gorgeous frames they have designed for every month. I will update them as I go along and hopefully will remember to post more than once every 5 years lol.
I also do Zumba 3 times a week. I love it as it's loads of fun and I have over a stone to loose to be what society deems as acceptable. I have been stuck at this weight since before Xmas now so a bit fed up. I did a charity Zumbathon in aid of Alzheimer's and cancer research on Saturday, 3 hours of non-stop zumba, it was immense. I loved seeing all the different Zumba instructors and my wish is to one day be confident enough to get up on thy stage and do a routine (well giving if the instructor would want me too anyway lol) the instructor is lovely. She compliments me when I feel yucky, and yes I know it's her job to keep me going to her classes but with others there making me feel so rubbish at everything her kind words mean the world to me, meant or not.
Well I will post my picture of where I am at with the FPS sal today and update from there. The fabric is by a UK shop called Crafty Kitten, it's 32count Murano opalescent fabric. The frames are done with America's Sampler Threads floss in Hobiscus, Daffodil, Mistletoe and Adobe. All other threads are DMC. Needleminder is from Sewandso though I do make my own as you will see in the future!
Thanks for reading! Look after yourselves 💕