And by mania I mean it's driving me crazy!
Every time I do a cross stitch project, I tell myself it's the last time! And yet, here I am again.
When I was at home in March I found an adorable birth record at Joann's in Buffalo (by Dimensions). I love that it looks like a kid drew the animals!
So far I've got the pig and the lamb done.
I did each animal in one day, but it probably took 5-6 hours for each animal. Ugh! The thing I hate about cross stitch is the counting. I am much more a "wing it" type of girl. I make quilts without too much calculating, I paint paintings without know where I'll end up, and I've even made clothes without patterns.
Last week when I was at my LQS stocking up on Aurifil, I saw this cute little giraffe and decided we needed it. I came with a little booklet and some floss to cross stitch something in his bib. I decided to use some monochromatic pinks I already had and to do something more than just a little flower.
I've also done the first of two hooded towels. I just have to add "Olivia's bath time" underneath.
Cute huh? I guess it was worth the aggravation. But as soon as I get the second towel and this bloody birth record done - that's IT for me and cross stitch!