Going old school and needlepointing! Over the weekend, after watching movie number 2 of the day  (it was raining), I decided that we needed to bring needlepoint in to our lives. I grew up without a television and a very artistic mother, so at a very young age, my brother and I cross stitched. I have fond memories of us camping and sitting by the fire and cross stitching. So, we piled in to the car, and drove to an embroidery store (The Enriched Stitch in Wilton, CT) to get the supplies. I really don’t have a clue on what I am doing, but I taught Cruzzie, too, and it is theraputic, frustrating, and extremely rewarding. I can’t wait to finish our first project and then start another one. They are so addicting!


There is a basic stitch that is easy to learn and then you just do it. We spent hours on the couch stitching….

I got a beginner’s kit for Cruzzie and it is really easy (and fun!)

He finds it enjoyable and relaxing, too.

You can can see that even though I have spent hours on this, I only have a completed a small portion. It takes forever.


I love the Brooklyn Bridge and I couldn’t resist it as my first needlepoint project. Once I am done, I am going to take both Cruzzie’s project and this one back to the store, and they can make it into a little pouch or sunglasses holder or coaster. I still have a long way to go and a lot more to  learn, but I am having fun on this new hobby. Are you doing anything NEW with all this time on your hand? Do share if so!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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