Cross Stitch…

by Kate on September 6, 2010

I have long been an admirer of the humble cross stitch and given I am surrounded by friends of the stitchy kind, I am surprised it has taken me this long to have a go.

For some reason, I always thought it would be really tricky…with all those teenie tiny crosses but it’s easy and like most repetitive tasks, I found it quite therapeutic.

Scissor pattern taken from this book.

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1 Kirsty September 6, 2010 at 8:46 am

Beautiful! You've done a gorgeous job. Now onto the free stylin.

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2 Mary September 6, 2010 at 9:17 am

Well, it may have taken you a while, but you did a beautiful job! Anything is possible.

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3 1/4 of an inch September 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

You do know this is just another highly addictive craft? Lovely work, xxt.

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4 m.e (Cathie) September 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

absolutely beautiful!
great pic Kate.

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5 izzy inspired September 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

I agree, it is very therapeutic. love your little blue scissors.

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6 Cindy September 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Go you – I really love the scissors! Glad you really liked the process, I think it is really a love or hate one

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7 Andi September 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Lovely stitchin'.
Would love to catch up soon. It's been ages!!!

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8 Blueberry Park September 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

stunning in it's simplicity and perfect in every way…just like everything you do ;-)

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9 inkie-mumma September 6, 2010 at 6:21 pm

just started stitching in the last month… I'm in love with just how easy it is!

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10 Louise September 6, 2010 at 7:40 pm

It's a lovely and simple design Kate and I agree – it's very addictive! Haven't done any for years and am too scared in case I like it too much – I have enough to keep me busy!!

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11 Patchwork and Play September 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I love cross stitch too! Is that pattern from the"Made in France"book? It's a lovely book and your work is lovely too!

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12 Sally September 6, 2010 at 9:59 pm

So gorgeous.

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13 Isabella Morais September 7, 2010 at 6:27 am

I just loved this pattern!

I have scissors just like the one from the pattern :) I will stitch it if you don't mind.

Kisses from Brazil..

Isa

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14 thelastpiece September 7, 2010 at 7:36 am

That's really pretty Kate! I love doing cross stitch.

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15 gret September 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Oh yes, cross stitch is completely therapeutic! Very sweet. :)

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16 Tania September 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

Oh, don't. Please don't. I'm still making french knotty ruglets. Especially since I am soooooooooo on the cusp of this cross stitch bizzo. And they are snazzy scissors. (Please stop me if I ever do cusp of scrapbooking bizzo).

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17 Summer :) September 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Couldn't agree more! :) I love doing it… plus you can do it around others and I find I focus better on what is being said when I do this. Doing things like this makes me in wonder and awe of the women of long ago and wonder why we have gotten so far away from it… and so thankful we are making our way back! :)

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18 Sara September 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Kate, this is so beautifully done. I've never tried it but would love to try someday. How is your finger healing, am glad to hear your mother was able to come and help. Oh, and love the cowl and Maddie is so cute!

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