Before I show you Lady Alexandra's progress today, I'd like to share with you a side hobby of mine which I just got into early this year.
As those of you who've read my previous post know, I've had the chance to visit Melbourne, Australia and Bangkok, Thailand earlier this year. Now, I've never been big on buying souvenirs but I wanted something to remember the trips by. I didn't want a dime a dozen souvenirs like key chains, postcards or magnets.
With that in mind, I hit on the idea of charm bracelet. I ended up choosing Pandora as it's widely available in many countries. Here's my first bracelet with a travel theme. Each charm holds a specific memory or memories.
After that, came this ocean/marine bracelet because not only did I spent a lot of time on the beaches in Australia and Thailand, I also visited the aquariums in both cities.
Which brings me to what I really wanted to show you... my cross stitch bracelet. With my long time love for cross stitching, how could I resist making a bracelet to represent this hobby of mine?
An x-stitch charm with the stitches in gold. I'll admit part of the reason I took these photos was because I wanted to play with my 100 mm macro lens aka "L Baby". Yes, my camera and lens are my babies ^.^
A scissors charm. The reason these charms seemed littered with scuff marks is due to the macro power of the lens. Every tiny imperfect detail that's normally invisible to the naked eye has been enhanced tenfold.
And my very own frog prince. Isn't he charming with his golden crown? Hopefully he'll keep all frogs away from my stitching from now on.
Anyway, on to what you actually came here for... Lady Alexandra. (Aren't you tired of her yet? :P) One last shade of red to go.
Till next time, Happy Stitching!