Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cross Stitch Mania

I have come to the conclusion that one of the reasons I am in a perpetual state of project saturation is that at least 75% of my projects involve hand work.  I should change the name of this blog to Hand Work Hoarder!!!  Oh well, what can I say...I love all kinds of handwork.  Wool Applique, cotton applique, embroidery, cross stitch... I even have to have separate boards for embroidery and cross stitch on my Pinterest.  I can't just have a stitchery board because there are too many desires saved in there!

As you know I am currently on the quest to learn cross stitch on linen.  I love the look and I want to master it.  One of the reasons is that Lori bought a cross stitch pattern at the vendor mall in France that is absolutely beautiful.  Of course the instructions are in Italian and French.  I have brought the pattern to my favorite cross stitch shop in Portland to see if they have the linen we need and if they speak Italian or never know.

Isn't it gorgeous!  At least it is only one color thread but this is going to be a year long project.  I'll have a slide show of the shop when I get home!