Thursday, 3 October 2013

Cross Stitch Kits

I have always liked tapestry and cross stitch.  They just take so long.  Years and years usually.
I made this one and I can't remember how long it took.  I think less than 5 years.
There are a couple of mistakes in it, which is incredibly annoying once you have had it framed.
I just love the sunflowers.  It is a kit made by a UK company called Jolly Red.
I have started another one of their counted cross stitch designs and I have been doing it well over 10 years.
That is an incredibly long time even for me.  It takes so long just because I don't do it very often.  It was also in storage for 4 of those years.
But when I do finish it I have the next project already in my mind; Kiss by Emily Peacock.  I have the pattern and I will have to buy all the supplies for it.  It is very large but just so cute.  Cross stitches are a good thing to take on holiday as they aren't usually very big.  I did do some of my patchwork hearts once on holiday. 
I love that the kiss cushion is something I would want in my home.  Too many cross stitch designs are too twee and cute and you don't want the finished product.  Sometimes just the process of making it is enjoyable enough though, isn't it?


  1. Love the Kiss cross stitch in particular. Such fabulous colours. Great work.

  2. It's a great pattern and I know what you mean about too sweet. I tend to loose interest and can't imagine still liking anything 5 years later. Good luck.

  3. I love the one you're working on right now! I don't have the patience to stick with something for quite that long!

  4. I love a bit of cross stitch ... I find it really relaxing. Love the "kiss" cushion ... I've pinned it so that I remember to make it one day :)

  5. Love the patchwork hearts, cross stitch projects are so portable for travelling. Does mean they take so long to do too though :)

  6. pretty projects!!I have seen cross stitch projects i love but have not tried it. i do love embroidery. I hope your Kiss project doesn't take 10 years; i would like to see it finished :)

  7. Cross-stitch is my first love. My mom and I were recently having a quite-involved conversation about the time it takes for cross-stitching vs quilting.

  8. I love the chickens in your first project and the KISS one is going to be gorgeous! I am amazed that you finish your cross stitch patterns. I never do!

  9. Beautiful work! I used to do a lot of cross stitch too! Thanks for sharing.
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