An Empty Sack

Can't Stand Upright


Cross Stitching




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!



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



Circles are hard. This one came out wonky.

What doesn’t kill me makes me Smaller


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.


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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