DMC Embroidery Floss
So to start off, this was my first project. I used to watch my grandmother cross stitch in her spare time and always wanted to do something. She would give me small projects but I would quickly loose interest and want to play (I was around 9 or 10). This particular year, (I had turned 11) I wanted to make a gift for my mom and so using an old cross stitch borders pattern book of my grandmother’s I choose a few images and put them all together. I remember asking mom which animals and colors she liked and trying not to tell her it was for her. She obviously figured it out but was still happy to receive it. And that’s probably why I started trying to make gifts rather than buying them.