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.