The Olympics are finally here, and in London! This is very exciting - even though for me who is more a Winter Olympics fan. Mr MiH however is a definite Summer Olympics fan - he will even be going to see some athletics finals for his birthday - whilst I will be getting on with my own Olympics challenge - a cross stitch one - in the comfort of my sofa.
For this project, I needed something portable that I could easily stop and pick up - and that would not make too much noise (Mr MiH likes to hear all the comments). I bought the cross-stitch pattern in France on our last skiing holiday (you can find the full picture and pattern here). I will be using some linen cross-stitch fabric (32 count) - to make that little bit harder.
I will also make some modifications: I will change the hearts for baubles and change the colour scheme (nearly all of the pattern in black except for the birds that will be cross-stitched in orange and blue with brown beaks). The pattern is an intermediate one but should be quite forgiving (all important when I am focusing on two tasks). I have already started - prep work during the Opening Ceremony, and the first tree started during the first events.
I have a feeling that with the baby kicking for the first time for his Dad during the Olympics Opening Ceremony, that I am going to be doing much more sport watching in the future - Mr MiH reckons the baby is a future sportsman, purely on the basis of the kicking. Hmmm... But just in case, this is an opportunity to assess whether cross-stitch is a viable option for sport watching.