Hello, little blog, it’s been way too long since I last updated. The intention was there but somehow life, laziness, time, and other stuff all just seemed to get the better of me. However, I’m now back (still with what feels like a million ongoing projects, recipes in my head, crafty things I want to do, and places I want to visit, all jostling around in my head.
Anyway, onto the good stuff. I’ve never attempted cross stitch before, and to be honest, it’s a craft that didn’t hugely appeal to me, mainly because so many of the designs on the market aren’t quite me. Late last year however, I came across some designs by Bothy Crafts, which I really liked. I had some Christmas money, so decided to go for the Love Tree one.
It’s been a slow process, mainly because of ends and it being a project I do for a few days then leave for months. I’d love to get it finished before this Christmas though, as I want to make a gallery wall in our dining room after Christmas, and this is going on it!
As you can see, I’m on the outline stage now (not sure if that’s the official cross stitch term or not). It’s pretty time consuming, mainly because I chose a design with tons of little motifs. I’ll get there though, then it’ll just be quick wash and press then to find a frame.
Next up I’d like to an embroidery sampler, or maybe a cross stitch ouija board – decisions, decisions….
Are you a cross stitch fan? If so, I’d love to hear of your pattern recommendations.
Thanks for reading