Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cross Stitch...the flip side of passion

What I know is that quilters are passionate people...and even if their #1 passion is quilting they might also be involved in Scrapbooking, Garment sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Mixed Media or Cross Stitch.  I love embroidery and cross stitch.  I have been asked by fellow stitchers to share more about my current cross stitch project.  This cross stitch pattern is one that a friend and I fell in love with while attending the Le Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork.   The Vendor Mall was the most amazing but the sample of this cross stitch just WOW'd us and so we shared the cost of purchasing the pattern.



Since this is a long project it is printed in 4 sections.  I roll and clip my pattern as I finish a tree.  I also pencil in a line once I have stitched so as to keep track of where I am.


likewise I roll my linen as it is easier to hold and stitch.  And yes...it is a fact that I do not use a hoop! (OMG)  I can hear the gasps.  I have never had an issue with my pieces and it is easier for me to handle.  You just have to be consistent with your tension.


I am happy to report that this week I have moved on to page 2!  This will be a year long project but it is so relaxing to stitch.


Bee Happy, Bee Generous and Keep Stitching