Posts Tagged ‘ten cross stitch

cross stitch #5 : autumn sampler

October 28, 2014

Well, I finished this autumn sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery back when I was on maternity leave. My intention was to get it framed and then share it, but since it’s square I haven’t been able to find a cheap frame yet. (So far I can rarely bring myself to spend much on framing…I tend to repurpose thrift store finds.) But since it’s autumn now and I worked so hard on it, I really wanted to display it! So this is my temporary fix for the season. And actually it’s hanging in our living room, but the walls there are green and don’t photograph well. So I moved it to our room for these pictures. I had a lot…
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cross stitch #4: liam’s birth

March 13, 2014

Here is another cross stitch project completed for my goal. This one only took me about two days to stitch up and finish. I wanted to make Liam one of these to match the one I did for Meredith and hang up in their room. The pattern is from an Etsy shop called Sewingseed and I added the personalization myself. I just hot glued it into the hoop and now it’s hanging on the wall looking cute! Nowadays I’m trying to power through the last few squares on my autumn sampler before I get burned out on it!

cross stitch #3 : rosy posy

March 5, 2014

A little over a year ago I set a goal for myself to complete, frame, and blog about ten cross stitch projects. Here I am today finally sharing another one with you, even though it’s only the third one in this challenge. This one is from Cross Stitcher magazine and it was pretty fun. I placed it in a simple wooden frame I found at Goodwill. Eventually I think it might end up on the gallery wall in our bedroom that I’m dreaming up, but for now I have it propped up on our little buffet area. It’s always so satisfying to see a completed project displayed!

cross stitch #2 : home sweet home

April 11, 2013

I¬†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…
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cross stitch #1 : welcome

March 6, 2013

Okay! Today I finally have my first cross stitch project to share. This is a pattern that I kind of improvised. I saw something like it in a thrift store, took a picture, and made my own. I chose the colors based on another painting we have hanging in our entryway. I also framed it really quickly so pay no attention to the wrinkles; obviously I have some practice to do. And can you spot the mistake in the second E? I got careless while I was watching a movie and decided it wasn’t worth the trouble to fix it. And here is where I hung it up. Someone is testing her boundaries in this photo, seeing if she can…
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