Around this time last year, I was really wanting to start a new hobby, but I wasn’t sure what I was interested in doing. After reading this Buzzfeed article on hobbies, I decided to try my hand at cross stitching.
I went to Michael’s and picked up a little kit and made this wonky, but cute little dog. Fun, right?
I started getting more confident and really was getting into it, so I decided to splurge on a large project that would (I thought) take me all summer. Well, I finished most of the project in December of last year, which was a little bit longer than summer. The only thing I had left to do was French knots. For those non-stitchers out there, French knots are a pain to learn. I watched countless videos, read tutorials and practiced on scrap pieces of cloth, but I could not do these freaking knots.
Finally last week, I decided to sit down and I was going to learn these knots damnit so I could finish this project. And guess what? I did it! This project that I started in May 2017 was finally finished. Now all I have left to do is wash and iron it and get it framed. I have this huge feeling of accomplishment and pride. It’s not perfect, and a lot of the knots are wonky at best, but it’s homemade and it’s mine. You can see my progress on my massive project below.
What are your hobbies? Have you ever felt super proud of something you made? I’d love to hear your stories!