As I was perusing my various social media feeds last week, I saw this post about a cross-stitch project to show support for Syrian refugees who are learning to embroider. According to Concern Worldwide, the sponsor of the project, learning to embroider and, “Selling what they make gives these women a vital income, and the sessions themselves bring warmth, hope and friendship.”
I am not much of a cross-stitcher. I don’t like having to move back and forth from my work to a pattern all of the time. This is a very small piece, so I thought I might give cross-stitch another try.
Here’s my piece for the Stitch for Syria campaign:
So, I had to do this one twice. The first time I miscounted maybe a third of the way through but didn’t realize it until I was almost done. Then I grumbled about cross-stitch and put it away for the day. I did the piece you see above this morning and it went much better. I don’t think I am going to be doing any huge cross-stitch pieces anytime soon, but I have some Aida cloth left, so I might try a few more small motifs like this one sometime.
This piece will get mailed to Concern tomorrow. All of the pieces are going to be displayed in the center where the women learn their embroidery.
Until next time,