Sometimes, you don't feel all that creative but you really want to craft. If you don't have a project on the go this is especially difficult; even simple tasks like choosing fabric become a chore! It's at times like these when I can't be bothered to turn my brain on that I cross stitch.
Don't get me wrong, cross stitch is a fantastically creative craft in itself from a design point of view. But if you just want to get your head down, produce something but not have to think; for me cross stitch is the perfect medicine.
Since the beginning of the year I've had Emily Peacock's Hug design on the go. I'm honestly not THAT slow - it's just I have it as an ongoing project, which is great to fall back on when I don't have the time or energy to start a new project, or am not feeling particularly patient for anything fiddly.
Even after working on this project for 9 months I'm still not bored as I can see how it's slowly progressing.
I love Emily Peacock's designs, and of course the fact she's done a design with Rob Ryan means I love them even more!
Here are a few more of my favourite designs:
(All images via: emilypeacock.com)