A to Z Blogging Challenge. The idea is to blog (almost) every day in April, taking one day for each letter of the alphabet.
Since this is a cross stitch blog, I had to come up with how to do this in a cross stitch related way. I finally decided on using the next month to share some of my designers and patterns, both from my stash and my wish list.
So.... A is for Alphabet
I seem to have 3 main weaknesses when it comes to choosing patterns. 1, monthly themed patterns, 2, seasonal themed patterns, and 3, alphabets. I don't know why they appeal to me so much; I don't have kids and am obviously way beyond the ABC stage myself, but there's something so basic and beautifully simple about an ABC pattern.
I'm sure I have more than I can think of at the moment, but 3 of my favorites are part of a series of alphabet samplers in kit form by Imaginating. I have three: Oh Holy Night (a nativity theme), Flower Garden (flowers, fruits, and vegetables), and Animal ABC (animals obviously). All three are much bigger than the normal patterns I stitch, so I've been both itching and scared to start one of them.
On the wish list side of things, I really would like this Bush Babies Alphabet pattern from Carrol Nielsen Cross Stitch Designs. Which just shows I am a glutton for alphabet punishment, since I haven't finished the above designs yet, haha. There's just something about Australia that has always fascinated me. I blame my parents taking me to live there for 3 months when I was baby, since they remember it and I don't. I am determined to go back some day!
Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed this short look into my stash and wish list. Until tomorrow, happy stitching!