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?