Taking A Leap
Still icy and cold here in the South. Perfect day to start-up the fireplace….um, that would mean flip the switch to “on” and relax with a quick little DIY.
I know we live in the email, text message, FB and Instagram age but I do love to have fun stationery on hand. I appreciate and enjoy writing an old school note. 🙂
While on Pinterest I have been eyeing some beautiful embroidery stitching on stationery projects and was inspired to try my hand at it. Plus I already had all the supplies in reach….can you say “no cost diy”! Whoop, Whoop! 🙂
I came across Freckled Nest’s post on Stitching Your Handwriting and was impressed with her process & the card she made. Fresh and simple! This was a great opportunity for me to whip out the sewing box and get to work.
Disclaimer: I have a beautiful sewing box but sadly I don’t know how to sew….yet! My goal to is to learn soon. I do know how to cross-stitch so I was on the right track.
First I had to come up with a word that I wanted to stitch. I wanted a word that had meaning and that wasn’t too long because I had to stitch that sucker down. A word that would inspire……...LEAP! Many women in my life, including myself, have chosen to take a leap into or out of something amazing or not so amazing. Whether it be work, family, parenting, relationships or life goals I have seen these women leap into challenges that they now are conquering. To Leap takes courage, faith, confidence and commitment…..this is what I wanted my hand stitched word to represent.
Here we go…..
(Unfortunately, I realized I didn’t get any pics of the stitching process. Yikes! Freckled Nest gives a very detailed & easy to understand post on back stitching in her blog. So, if you want the stitching 411 check out her blog! 🙂 )
I enjoyed this process even though I made a few mistakes. Taking a leap and trying this project was well worth it!
What has been your DIY or life experience LEAP? Can’t wait to be inspired by you!