Bird – no, not really, but the only animal beginning with ‘X’ that I could pronounce is a bird called the Xantus
The Xantus is a hummingbird that lives in Mexico. It’s only about 4 inches long, weighs only about 1/10 oz., and has a mostly green body with a mask of black coloring over its face and a white stripe running down the back of its eyes. Its underbelly is described as having a cinnamon color with a dark orange tail.
X is also for X-stitch, my other favorite activity. I’ve been cross-stitching for so many years, I don’t think I could count them, and when I sit in the evening, it’s how I relax. For me there’s nothing better to keep my fingers busy. As much as I enjoy quilting, it is so much more a day-time activity for me, when there’s lots of light and I’m wide awake. So many less mistakes made that way. My latest project is one that I’ve shared here before, a pattern converted from a photo of a painting that the artist gave me with her blessing to remake it into a x-stitch. Stitching started in 2007, intermittently done and a total of 27 months now actually worked on. It looks like there’s about 3-4 more months work to go – here’s what it looked like about 3 years ago:
And here’s what it looked like about 3 months ago:
Do you have a favorite hobby or craft (or if you’re a quilter, another favorite hobby or craft)?
Happy stitching! Blessings, Peg