Sunday, February 27, 2011


Well I finally finished this cross stitch. I've been working on it for a couple weeks on and off. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the finished piece but decided to make it into a pillow. I'm not the best sewer in the world--I don't really like to measure so I just go with it. So I'm sure it's a little off in places but to me it just adds to the charm. I am actually very pleased with how it turned out--flaws and all. This cross stitch pattern is from the January 2001 issue of Cross Stitcher magazine (#234). It's a Jacqui Pearce design and she always has really hip patterns. I really love this magazine in general because it usually has several designs that I would love to stitch up.

I added a few strips of colorful fabric and some funky fringe that I found at a flea market for $1.

The stitching did take a while--and I messed up several times. I don't know what it is but I always seem to get off count when I work on larger cross stitches. But I just make it work--I don't like to pull out hundreds of stitches so I just roll with it.



So love to you all---flaws and all!