First of all, I didn't forget that this morning was supposed to be our craft time. I'm actually rather embarrassed! I first submitted the post of my review of A Summer Secret to BookSneeze as a combination post with crafts and my bonus review. But then I decided to post the review separately. And would you believe it! On BookSneeze right now, it's still showing a blurb from my first post with my words about crafting as an excerpt from my review! Oh, well. I was just rather eager to sign up for a new book they have available! (However, please do look at my review in the first post for today. It was a cute book!)
But you joined me today to talk about crafts, huh? To be honest, I don't think I'm very creative when it comes to making crafts. I like doing activities that come from kits and that show you step-by-step instructions!
I guess my creativity is more in the writing department! But one "craft" I do enjoy is cross-stitching. (I'm not sure if this counts, but we'll pretend it does!) My grandma taught me how to cross-stitch, and I really appreciate her patience in teaching me. I love spending time with her!
My first cross-stitch piece was from a kit--a blue fish with sunglasses that is now hanging proudly in my sister's and my bathroom. Both of my other completed pieces were from kits, too, but I think I've improved some! It's been quite a while since I last cross-stitched, but I'm so glad I learned and I hope I can remember how to cross-stitch for the time when I decide to pick up the needle and fabric again!
How about you? Do you have any "crafts" you really enjoy? Is there a particular person who taught you this craft or that you enjoy doing this craft with? Maybe we can make some friendship bracelets while we're discussing this. (Anybody want to teach us?)
(Don't forget that I'll be announcing the winners of the giveaways tonight at the campfire!)
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