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Friday, March 25, 2011


What the heck is this:  

 This is how I attack a giant X stitch project.  I take the enormous pattern and copy it into sections, and work on the sections bit by bit, crossing off the stitches on the pattern as I stitch them.  And, I end up with this:

Isn't it lovely?  I'd never seen an abstract X stitch before and so when I found it in The Stitchery, I just had to do it.  It contains all of the colors of my home, and so can go in many different spots.  I need to wash it and press it and get it over to be framed.  I'm thrilled with the results and that I actually finished it!  I was motivated by my friend Sue, who in an amazing act of kindness tackled a Geisha X Stitch for a friend who was in over her head.  You'll have to hop over to Sue's blog and look at that Geisha, it is ridiculously beautiful and what a piece of work it is. 

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I missed this a few minutes ago..but I did. I love it....I have never seen an abstract cross-stitch either.


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