I had the idea for this cross stitch at Christmas when I saw this witty phrase as a FB group or something like that or maybe on Pinterest...? I am going to hang it on Busy's bedroom door.
I thought it applied perfectly to life with Busy, who does love a little bit of sparkle, as many small ones do. But it has taken me so long to finish. I planned to do the whole thing in glitter thread but seriously that stuff is evil.
I started using it and thought SURELY I am doing something major wrong, I consulted a brilliant embroidery friend and she asked her sister who is also an amazing stitcher and I asked everyone I knew who stitched, I was made to feel better by the groan type responses when I started asking people. Basically: the stuff is "difficult" to say the last, some people used expletives, and god knows I did when I was trying to use it.
One suggestions was to combine it with normal thread so say two strands glitter and one normal and it is apparently easier to use but it just frays and knots, even with thread conditioner and even trying to get the stuff onto the needle caused frustration and much hurrumphing and sighing, it took all the fun out of it!
But now its finished which means I am back on the hook. Crocheted a blanket I started for Busy many moons ago, she remembered it was for her ( I had plans to make it cot sized for the new one) but she busted me and claimed (rightfully) full ownership so I told her it will be lap blanket sized. I should have used a bigger hook/ different stitch as it is taking me FOREVER.
I am determined to finish it by the time the new one arrives.