Friday, February 28, 2014


I remember the first time I ever tried to embroider years ago. I was not impressed. It gave me a headache and I thought "how can my mother do this in her spare time?"

It must have been bad timing. Maybe my brain wasn't ready to take on a new skill. Maybe I wasn't mature enough to see it as a simple and cheap form of therapy.

I am so thankful that I gave it another chance in the past year because embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch or whatever you want to call it, is my most favorite thing to do.

here are a few things i've done for fun or for family and friends: 

Hank is my Hero.

a friend of mine saw this lil seahorsey and wants it so I'll be giving it a new home soon 

I love you more than.... 

this one was especially fun and meaningful to do for my mom. it was her christmas present and I hope she loves it. 

I made this one for Camille

This was Megs Christmas Present

little deer - this was a cute one. I started out doing it just for fun but my dear friend Brittany saw it and asked if we could do an art trade. She sent me a beautifully painted fox. 

this was for Chantelle

I made this special for Sarah. She was pleased. 

this was a birthday gift for Lisa

... and about 10 other ones I haven't finished yet. I think I'm getting better with each new project. 


Lisa - The WagonMaster said...

I love these Candice! Where you do you find your patterns? Are you making them up yourself?

lessdirtydirt said...

Lisa! I find a lot of my patterns online. If I find an image I really like I'll take it and tweak it to suit my fancy. Some of them are made up by me. I've purchased patterns from too which is a favorite of mine.

Paula said...

Couldn't be any prouder of you! These are so creative and well done. Makes me so happy that you find as much joy in stitching as I do. (the one you gave me for Christmas pulls on my heart strings every time I look at it! love it so much!!!)

christine said...

you have inspired me to pick up this hobby... I learned a long long time ago when I was even smaller than I am now but kind of forgot about it... all. I need to save some money so I can afford a kit!