I spent the fall and much of December cross stitching, which was certainly one of the main reasons I didn't finish the rest of my books on my 2014 book list, but I was able to watch quite a few Christmas movies. This is an old favorite, something I have enjoyed doing since I was a little girl. I remember making those mason jar cross stitch lids when I was a little girl. Remember those? The last few years I have been on the search for modern cross stitch projects. I created a pinterest board you can follow here. I worked on a few projects you can find here, here, and here. I was happy with these projects, but I still wanted more, something new and fresh.
This fall I was poking around the internet and I found this amazing website with all these amazing cross stitch projects. What Delilah Did is an amazing sight. I fell in love. I ordered one of her projects and started on it right away. I dd the crown on white linen with gold thread. It is completed by is waiting cleaning and framing. (I'm planning on framing it instead of making a pillow with it.)
I also saw that she had written a book, Storyland Cross Stitch, and ordered that as well. Completely inspired and impressed with this book.
So then I decided I wanted to do a fun little gift for family and friends of mine, something that would come together quickly, and be unique to the recipient. I decided on following the letter patterns found in the Storyland Cross Stitch book. The letters are small and I wanted to make them a bit bigger. I decided to stitch them on burlap and stitch my "X" to cover 4 squares instead of 1. It worked out beautifully. I also followed the example in the book to back each hoop with fabric.
They turned out lovely, were fun to do, and I they seemed to be well received by their recipients.