Last weekend, Todd and I had some running around to do before the holidays. We went to the mall about 30 minutes away. While there, we went to Hobby Lobby because I wanted to look at the cross-stitch materials they had. Neither of us have ever been to a Hobby Lobby (because they are never open when we go, it seems!) Wow. The store is pretty awesome; however, we cant afford to go there often! Everything seems expensive there!
At any rate, after walking around for 15 minutes, we finally found the cross-stitch section. I was in cross-stitch heaven. Oh my goodness, they had so much stuff. And surprisingly, the prices weren’t too bad!
I ended up purchasing a large piece of material to cross-stitch on. It is a lot cheaper when you buy it in bulk! And I bought the thread need to make two different patterns. So, I am on my way to starting my homemade Christmas gifts for 2011! I should be able to make a total of 6 of the two patterns I chose on the piece of fabric I bought. The total cost for everything at Hobby Lobby was less than $12. And that included needles as well as the wood thing to hold the fabric taught. Not too bad.
The patterns, I got for free from books at the library. I have the physical books right now, but I plan on copying the patterns on our scanner to use throughout the year.
I cant wait to start stitching!