Take Me Somewhere Else
I’ve been cross stitching ever since my Grandmother taught me how to push a needle through a hole. This had to be when I was around 12 or 13 years old. I never liked being with my Mother or my Father, so I would spend weekends – weeks, even – with who I considered my best friend. She taught me to cook, to clean, and to be polite. In the afternoons she would sit in front of the television watching “her stories” and do needlepoint. I caught the bug. I’ve been doing cross stitching ever since.
But the problem is that I’ve run out of things I like (or want!) to cross stitch. I’ve looked online, in stores, at flea markets. There’s no pattern or picture that I remotely want to sit for hours to complete. I don’t want to cross stitch a cat, or flowers, or gospel. That’s just not my thing. And then I thought, “I’m an artist! Why don’t I make my own patterns??”
And that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing. The idea hit me while we were in a hotel while our entire building was being tented for termites. (side note: I’ve been living in the same apartment for over a decade…not one termite have I seen. It’s a concrete block building. I smell a conspiracy.) We have a store at Bohica2KStore.com, so why not create the art, procure a pattern-making program, and then sell exactly what I would cross stitch myself? I’m sure I’m not the ONLY person out here wandering the craft aisles looking for something awesome to create.
So it begins, with “A New Day”. I wanted color. A lot of it. And though I know the threads are going to be numerous in the kit we create, I believe the outcome would be worth it. I’m not going to make the result too big, nor do I want it too small. I want the final stitched result to either be frame able, or make a pillow out of it. You can view the finished picture, and the steps it took to get to the final result, at our new store.
Just look (or click the picture above) for “Bohica2k In Stitches” for more information.