February 27, 2014

Colorful Cross Stitch Sampler

Although I love embroidery, crewel, and needlepoint, I think my favorite hand sewing technique is cross stitch ~ a perfect project to undertake while sitting under a warm throw watching a TV movie.

For me cross stitching is like an art piece ~ starting with a clean canvas and slowly seeing the colors and patterns develop.

From this~

to this~ 


I used to enjoy stitching on small count (22pt) Aida as in these projects:


Now I find, even with reading glasses, it is much easier to work with a larger 16pt. 
I love the various fonts used in this pattern by nerdylittlestitcher, and the bright colors added a cheerful feeling to my wall.


Happy Stitching! ♥

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