Friday, May 8, 2015

Cross Stitch Crown

This crown was so lovely to stitch up.  I worked on it this last fall/winter.  It added some variety to all those letters I was stitching up for Christmas gifts.  

You can find the pattern here.  I purchased it on a whim, printed it out, and started that same night.  Find the pattern and others like it here.  I stitched it in columns, switching between columns to break it up a bit.  

I was a tinsy bit worried I may get bored stitching in just one color, but I shouldn't have worried, this had so much detail it kept me interested from start to finish.

When I finally finished, I tucked it away for a few months, so much going on around these parts after Christmas this year.  When I finally went  to look for it I actually couldn't find it for a few days.  I was a bit panicked, with all the purging of items from our home, I though it may have accidently been given away.  Luckily I found it tucked away in a safe place.

I debated if I should make this into a pillow, frame it, or put it in a hoop.  I decided on the hoop.  I backed it with a lovely black and white print, just fabric I had on hand, and glued it all together.  I cut off the excess and it was completed.  The gluing and cutting always makes me a bit nervous because there is no going back when it is cut and glued.  

I love how it turned out.  I decided to add it to my growing collection of gold cross stitched items in my office.  

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