cross stitch #2 : home sweet home

April 11, 2013

home sweet home

finally got these framed so I can share! I finished this project months and months ago. It’s from Cross Stitcher magazine and was meant to be pillows but I wanted to frame it because I am not advanced enough to make pillows nor do I really want needlepoint pillows.

Did you know that it is not very easy to find square frames, especially 12×12 ones? I had to order these from Amazon and then get custom mats cut. It is hard to tell from this photo (and I apologize for the glare, it was impossible to avoid) but the frames are a dark mocha, not black. I am very happy with them and how the modern clean lines contrast with the traditional sampler form.

This is our breakfast nook, and the table here is roughly the same color as the frames. I am working on “finishing” this area and hopefully I’ll be able to provide photos of it soon. In this space we used to have some large bamboo plates hung and I was so ready for a change. The plates were fine for awhile, but this adds much more life.

A closer look at the stitching:

home sweet home cross stitch

home sweet home cross stitch

I also did a better job of getting rid of/hiding the wrinkles in the fabric this time around. Overall I am super happy with this project!

Posted in: crafty, personal, goals, crafty, needlepoint

Comments on cross stitch #2 : home sweet home

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    From Ruthie:

    I used to do a lot of cross stitching (now I’m mostly into quilting and knitting). Your Home Sweet Home project looks so great, you may have inspired me to pick it back up. My absolute favorite cross stitch magazine was Stoney Creek ( They had so many great projects – always more than I had time to complete.

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    From kapachino:

    I am teaching myself to quilt this year! I also want to learn to knit at some point. What I love about cross stitching is how I can so easily put it down and pick it back up again, and I can do it in short spurts.

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    From Amanda:

    Cute! I am working on a cross-stitch for a friend’s baby. I’ve spent about 20 hours on it and I’m not even a quarter of the way through. But close! Little pieces at a time. :) I have a victorian lady one that I had to put on hold. I wanted a challenge, even though victorian period is not my thing at all. Oh well. I’ll find someplace for it. :)

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    From kapachino:

    Yeah the projects don’t seem like they’d take so long but then they always do! It’s so worth it in the end though. :)

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    From Sarah:

    I love it! The modern square frames and ombre shading in the letters offsets the super-traditional pattern perfectly. Very nicely done. Isn’t it great to finally get a project framed and DONE? If you want any knitting tips, I’d be happy to help you get started!

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    From Becca:

    Those look great. I remember seeing them in the making. Miss you friend. I so wish we could hang out more.

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    From kapachino:

    Oh yeah, I forgot that’s what I was working on while we were there! That’s how long it took to get them up. :)

    Miss you so much!!

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    From K:

    I love this pattern! What issue did you find it in?

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    From kapachino:

    It’s in the Home Style issue from 2012. Lots of good patterns there!

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