Cross Stitch and needlework projects are a beautiful way to revive treasured memories and honour old world traditions.
In a fast paced environment, it can feel like time – honoured practices have slipped through the cracks. We live in an age when so many things are made available so quickly. A handful of errands that would once take up a whole afternoon can be taken care of with the right app and a strong Wi-Fi signal.
Modern advances make it easier to stay in touch with our loved ones, no matter where they are in the world.
I’m grateful for those services, but I’ve been thinking about people who are no longer with us. How do we keep in touch with loved ones from the past?
I’m sure most of us grew up with a grandparent or older relative who knew how to fix things around the house, whip up a pie from scratch, or create beautiful handmade gifts for special occasions.
When you reflect back on your most treasured memories, I suspect you’ll think of those people and their special skills. Maybe your grandmother showed you how to thread a needle, or make the best chocolate chip cookies in the world.
When you think of the material things that matter most to your family, I bet there are some handmade items that stood the test of time. Maybe a wall hanging, a pillow, or a well worn baby blanket.
I love that I can marry modern convenience with some of the charming hobbies of yesteryear here on Cross and Stitch.
Taking the time to slow down and focus on a cross stitch project is not only an effective self-care practice, it’s a way of creating sentimental items for your home and the people who matter most to you.
If there’s a little one in your life, perhaps you can even take some time to pass your skills down to a new pair of little hands. I promise, no matter how your project turns out, the memory of creating it will last a lifetime.