Comfort Stitching #3

Six weeks ago I showed you that I’d finished 1/2 of the cross stitch piece I’d been working on as ‘comfort stitching’ during lock down.

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I’m not sure this is comfort stitching anymore, but I am still stitching it. So just popping in to show you my progress since I’m now 3/4 way through.

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Previously this spent 8 years on the UFO pile 1/4 finished. Hopefully I’ll finish it now without it hitting the UFO pile again.

Did you resurrect any UFOs in lock down? And have you finished them?

Until next time,

Bekki

Comfort Stitching #2

It’s been just over a month since I showed you the cross stitch I started working on again at the beginning of lock down, which had been lying untouched for several years. At the time I mentioned how this felt rather therapeutic under the lock own circumstances and many agreed they had found themselves ‘comfort crafting’ too, rather than working on their more usual projects.

Including my lock down stitching I’d completed about a quarter…

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I’m pleased to say that I’ve now completed around a half…

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So if it’s taken me 8 years to do approximately half, at that speed I’ll be finished by 2028 – or maybe, if I keep going, even less.

Are you still comfort crafting or doing something else?

Until next time,

Bekki x

A Quarter of the Way There

I’m still spending most of my evenings in front of the telly working on my cross stitch, so I thought I’d post an update on it. Slow going with it being so fine. It’s taken me a good week  to stitch just the hat…

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I think I’m about a quarter of the way there. Given I started this in 2013, that means I’m potentially on a finish date of some when in 2041!

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Stay safe, stay well.

Until next time,

Bekki x

Comfort Stitching

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with cross stitch. Sometimes I wonder why I would  ever want to sit stitching cross after cross after cross from a grid instruction rather than doing something a bit more challenging. Other times I happily sit and follow a chart that tells me where to place cross after cross after cross. This results in my cross stitch projects spending a lot of time hibernating. It’s resulted in my current project (started in 2012) spending at least the last two years untouched.

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However a few weeks ago, when the Covid 19 thing turned to a pandemic, I picked it up and have worked on it almost every evening since. Thinking about my love/hate for cross stitch I’m wondering if it’s a bit of a comfort blanket. For the last few weeks I’ve struggled to find my creative flow, but cross stitch has given me something easy to do that I don’t have to really think about.

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As you can see, there’s a still a long way to go and I suspect this project will get a deal more hibernation before it’s finished – hopefully well after the Covid 19 pandemic has become just a bad dream.

Stay well, stay safe.

Until next time,

Bekki x

FO Catch Up #1

So here I am attempting to catch up with showing you my summer makes. I’m afraid this one is a rather short post, because I have no idea what to more to tell you about a cross stitch than, Look, I finished my chicken cross stitch!

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Well, and that it took a second place in the craft section at the produce show.

Now I need to get on and frame it.

Until next time.

Bekki xx

Scrap Happy – New Home Cross Stitch Chart

I always save the left over embroidery threads from cross stitch kits, but until now have never found use for them. But I finally used some…

Recently a friend’s daughter and her boyfriend bought their first house. When I looked for a card to send her none felt good enough, so I decided to make my own with a bit of left over aida and some of the aforesaid left over embroidery thread.

‘Cheapskate’ I hear you say?  Well, I guess it didn’t cost a bean, but it took a lot more time, effort and love than buying a card. Plus once I’d finished it, I decided to pop it in a small frame, that I did pay for, as I felt there’d just been too much effort put into it to glue it to a card that would only be enjoyed for a week or two.

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If you fancy stitching your own house cross stitch for a card or to be framed, here’s the chart I made up for mine…

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I’m joining in this month with Kate & Gun’s monthly Scrap Happy Day where you too can use your scraps of fabric, yarn, paper, wood, anything to make something useful or lovely or both and show it off to the world.  You don’t have to join in every month, only when you have something to show.  Here’s a list of the other Scrap Happy participants should you want to visit their blogs:

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, JanKaren,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJeanJohanna,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwenConnie, and Pauline

Bekki