My craft therapy

My first cross stitch work – Home is where…

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Ha, the satisfaction of the finished project! But really finished, meaning the only thing left is to step back and enjoy. Unfortunately this does not happen often. That’s why I am delighted to show you my first cross stitch project, all done and framed.

This project will be remembered as the Summer 13 project as I started mid June and just finished it a couple of days ago. I didn’t have a clue how long it would take and I now know that cross-stitching is a slow but rewarding process. I also added some perfectionism in the mix for good measure: after the stitching was done, I started fixing one little flaw and an other, because why getting in the trouble of fixing one if there is a few more to fix, and next thing I knew I added several hours to the overall project.

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Cross stitching is so soothing. The moves are quite easy and repetitive, it gets you in a rhythm which makes the whole thing difficult to put down. Β I love how it allows to play with colours too. The final result is very rewarding.

I used some natural linen and a 2×2 grid because using only one single square would have made the stitches too small. The design is a mix between some free pattern found I don’t remember where online (if somebody knows where it comes from, please let me know so I can credit accordingly) and an italic alphabet found on this page. The embroidery hoop works just fine to frame it. I was considering decorating the frame in some way but finally left it as is. I am now hoping to make a lot of other ones because this one will feel a bit lonely above the mantel piece, where I plan to hang it.

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3 thoughts on “My first cross stitch work – Home is where…

  1. Simply beautiful!
    Well done on your 1st cross stitch. Would never say it was your first one – so neat and professional. The pattern is lovely and the statement is so true ha ha. I do cross stitch too πŸ™‚

    Lovely blog. Added to my blog roll.

  2. Oh yes! I love cross stitching – very therapeutic, calming, it gives you time to sit down and have a think about something or you can just entertain yourself while watching telly.
    I’ve been cross stitching for a while now, with on and off projects (large part of them being Scandinavian too! ;)) as I try to do other hobbies as well – cards, glass painting, still working on improving my knitting and want to brush up my crochet skills too! Plenty to do!

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