Embroidery Isn’t Just for Grandmas

Sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and cross-stitch are all crafts that remind us of our grandmas, but that doesn’t mean that they are ONLY for grandmas.

During this time of unrest, we need an escape beyond reality tv and Cheetos. Keeping your hands and your mind busy is essential.

I’m crafty, but not super crafty. I’ve dabbled in all of the above and was moderately successful at everything except knitting. Personally, I am not keen on crafts that extend into days or week-long projects. I like to see progress and the light at the end of the tunnel from the beginning.

I’ve been struggling to find something, a hobby, a craft, or an art project that I can complete in a timely manner.  A fellow Lafayette Mom contributor turned me on to embroidery kits and I was hooked. Embroidery has brought me peace!

These kits are easy to find at local stores or online and are fairly priced. You are able to pick your pattern(s), and it comes with everything you need to complete your project. They have adorable designs, are easy to understand and you end up absolutely gorgeous pieces to hang or gift.

There are a few things I would invest in that don’t come with the kit.

  • A needle threader is useful to save you hours of frustration trying to get that tiny thread into your eye hole
  • An extra embroidery hoop in case yours breaks or you want to use your hoop in your kit for decoration
  • Embroidery scissors (or super tiny ones)
  • An assortment of needles, yes they really do different things

Finally, take your time and have fun! Not every stitch will be perfect, nor does it have to be. Take artistic freedom and stray away from the suggested stitches in the kit!

My current project!

Ali Comeaux
Ali is a homeschooling mama of 2 kiddos, Ella, 11 and Cohen, 9. She and her husband Jansey are originally from Acadiana and have finally returned home after 10 years of living around the world. She recently graduated from LSU with a Master’s in Higher Education, and she is currently in the Doctorate program in Educational Leadership at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Once a Cajun, always a cajun! She is a full-time mom, wife, teacher, maid, chauffeur, and student. She and her family love to travel and do so as often as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys rescuing animals and currently has 2 dogs, 3 cats, a guinea pig, a bird, and a fish. Her hobbies including crafting all of the things, cooking, and binge-watching reality tv late at night.


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