I'm loving cross stitching. I think you may be seeing a lot more of this on the blog in the following weeks, months, years. Stitching up these patterns have been so fun. I have a collection of three, all found in this book. I did a blog post about this lovely book here.
I used a light cream burlap with gold thread. I modified the stitches to cover 4 squares instead of one. I also had to shorten the arrow pattern so the arrows would fit in the hoop. When I started stitching, I worried that the gold wouldn't show up well on the pattern, but I'm loving the result. Subtle, shimmering, neutral, and cross stitched. I perfect combination.
I have this idea to do a collection of these fun cross stitch items in my studio, just a gallery wall of gold and white, texture and stitches. Write now they make a pretty collection, just with the three of them together.