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Ouchie

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Quick cross stitch for a friend for (late) Christmas.

 

Lessons learned:

  • Cross stitching is *easy* when the intent is sloppiness.
  • I don’t know if I’ll ever care to use white thread on a white canvas.
  • I should definitely secure the threads better before framing. Also, iron better.

Ich Liebe Dich!

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I should learn how to do more fancy borders.

Lessons learned:

  • Plan first. Don’t use pencil.
  • Borders are nice. Use them more often.

Do or Do Not

This one took way longer than I expected. The lightsaber is more time consuming than it looks.20161223_202136

Strength of His Heart

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Circles are hard. This one came out wonky.

What doesn’t kill me makes me Smaller

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Another gift framed cross stitch. Took me about 10 hours to finish?

It came out really well, but I have some concerns for my cross stitching future.

  • How does one pick out the colors? I did the pipe a little differently from the model (I used just one green instead of fading from yellow to green)…
  • How does one make a Goombah not look like a Hershey’s kiss?
  • I like that I didn’t do a fair amount of detail, and yet it still looks good.

Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.

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My first cross-stitch project, finished almost a year ago. It’s been on my fridge, but I recently decided to frame it and gift it for Christmas.

Apparently, this year the ladiesĀ get the mini-quilts and the men get the cross stitches.

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