Cross Stitch Projects

A couple months ago, I finished this piece I've been working on since around about when Kyle and I got married, so about 4 years:

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It was quite an ambitious project. It's large and completely stitched (no blank space). And I got to do some things I've never tried before to fancy it up, like the beads she's scattering, and her belt.

Sadly, I'm having a difficult time getting it framed. (I have a frame and a mat, but the opening on the mat is a wee bit too small, so now I need to see if I can get it cut to size for a reasonable price.) Anyway.

After such a large, intricate project, I felt like doing some smaller, easier things. I found the patterns for these owls and snails for free online, and used fabric and thread I already had to do them. I think they'd be cute in Heather's room, maybe?

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Then I ordered this design, and I love it. So much.

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And here we have my final in-between project. I found the charts for these four trees online, again for free. I put them together into one design, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out!

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So yes, I've been busy cross stitching. Heather's been napping so well in the afternoons (knock on wood!), and I've enjoyed being able to have some steady me time to do things like these! My next project should arrive today, but it's going to be another lengthy one.

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  1. Wow Jess! I love the snails and owls! And the top one- that's just wow. The BYU bookstore is the place to get your mat cut and your stitching mounted for cheap! If you bring it with you I could take it in for you ...and figure out some way for you to get it back to CA.

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