Sunday, 4 November 2012

cross stitch heart

You know how it is, you've got a mountain of WIPs so high you can't see over them and a list of projects you want to make, not to mention pinboards full of projects and a bookshelf crammed with books overflowing with sticky notes.  So what do you do?  You find a cross stitch project.  For no reason.  In particular you choose this pattern by Gazette 94.  Or is that just me?

I started with the back stitch as the crosses were quite far apart and I was bound to make mistakes galore.  I used some lovely rustic evenweave.

It progressed really quickly and I enjoyed every stitch - probably because it wasn't a WIP or a project I'd promised to do for someone, or something for sale.

Pretty, if I do say so myself!  I ignored the key to the project and just used the threads I had to hand.

I tried to use a blending filament with the pink and blue threads, but as I was already using 4 strands (I wanted to get a really chunky feel to the flowers), the addition of the filament was just too much.  A few knots later and I gave up.

It will become a lavender sachet at some point.  For the time being, it's joined the WIP mountain.


JoJo said...

I love it! And I feel your pain on the blending filament. Wow you used even weave too - you are brave! I can't see it well enough to use. I've passed up beautiful kits b/c of even weave.

dosierosie said...

Love the blue and pink together, reminds me of forget-me- nots.

Melody said...

Very pretty indeed.

Jillayne said...

I love it Wendy, and I love that you did own your own colours - very, very pretty!
You're not alone either, in the "starting something new rather than finishing something old" department either.... I'm right there with you!

Bev said...

i have a finish pile that are not actually finished too, but something so simple looks really effective, well done!

Allie said...

That is really lovely!

Sandra :) said...

HAHA that's pretty - it'll be a lovely sachet :)

cauchy09 said...

oh, so dainty and lovely!

Anna said...

Adorable !
Bonne semaine.