I’ve said it many times but sewing is my therapy. My escape, my opportunity to zone out from everything and enjoy what I am doing. I have never been very good at sitting and doing nothing, and of an evening I must have a stitchy project of some sort on the go! I’ve also mentioned in my last couple of posts that my “sew-jo” seems to have gone into hiding slightly. Life is mentally and physically draining at the moment. The grief I feel seems to have amplified since mum’s funeral, making my get up and go sneak even further away.
Thankfully I have my hand-sewing, and cross stitch in particular has been a god send for me these last few weeks!
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery as you may well know already are my go-to cross stitch designers. I love how their patterns are not only fun, but easy to dip in and out of, with just the right amount of concentration needed without being too much.
I have been working on this poor old Into The Jungle SAL since 2018. I feel bad for barely touching it last year, but am certainly making up for it now that I am stitching like a mad woman!
In fact since starting this blog post (a month ago!) I have stitched 2 more animals which means that all 12 are finished and I now have just the bottom border to go. It will feel like such an achievement to finish it, it’s a shame it has taken me so long!
I have also started their newest SAL – Animal Almanac. As soon as I saw the preview for this, I knew there would be no way I’d be able to resist! Anything with animals on it, pretty much will have me sold!
After a slow start, I soon caught up!
I mean seriously, could it get any cuter!?
Being all caught up means I was ready for March’s download, but I’ve decided to wait until I have finished my Into the Jungle. Although the temptation to ignore that rule is really starting to kick in! After all this is supposed to be therapy and a bit of fun, so I should stitch what I like, right? But it would be so good to finish 2018’s project first, even if it has a bit too much green for my liking!
What’s your go to “comfort sewing”? Next time I’ll share with you my other favourite zone out sewing, my sweet little hexagons that I have been building.