& A Chevron Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch

Home Sweet Home Print

Home Sweet Home Print

So I absolutely love chevron designs. Like a whollllle lot, if you couldn’t already tell given some of my previous posts like my first baby chevron quilt, my other chevron quilt, and my chevron canvases haha!

I think I aimed a little high with wanting to try and create  a cross stitch design like this, especially given that I don’t use a program for mine .. I simply use Excel.

 So, in light of this .. I turned to my trusty love of chevron designed, and I’ve now come up with a chevron design for a ‘Home Sweet Home’ cross stitch. The design is 98% finalised now, and is itching to be stitched, so I’ll be starting that when we’re back from our honeymoon (I honestly can’t say YAAAAAY enough times)!


 

Home Sweet Home Chevron Pattern

Home Sweet Home Chevron Pattern

Here’s my pattern for my cross stitch. I haven’t 100% decided on the yellow border just yet, or the font colour as I’m going to pilfer around my DMC collection first. The plan is to frame this in a square white frame, as I don’t think a cross stitch hoop would work for this piece.

I also intend on doing some smaller, 3-6″ accompanying cross stitches in an ensemble kind of like this. How much do you LOVE that oval hoop?!  I think I’ll do a small love heart, a tiny house, and a small chevron print in a different colour scheme just so my friend can either display them all together, or display the small ones in different areas of her house.

I always get a bit nervy buying / making things for people houses. Their décor is obviously very specific to them, and their house, and painstakingly making something that might not work for their space is a heartbreaking though, especially when you’ve put so much time and effort into it.

So on that note, I’ve done some recon work with my friends regarding colour schemes / favourite colours. I think this will work, or should I say I realllllllly hope this will work haha!

One day I hope to be clever enough to create a pattern like the print I put up before, but for now, I’m going to work to my small small pattern strength, and stick with something I know.

Crosstitchery does Snow!

So if you’ve ever been to Australia, particularly Perth, you’d know that snow is pretty hard to come by.

In fact, in my 20something years I’ve never seen snow. Ever. Not even a tiny glimpse.

The closest I’ve come is in movies .. which is pretty sad really!

So in tribute to this, I want to share some of my new favourite photos of our honeymoon so far. We spent a couple of days in Engelberg, Switzerland which is home to amount Mt Titlis.

Standing at about 10,000 feet at the higest point for tourists, it’s pretty darn high and has amazing scenery. For someone who has never seen snow, or mountains so high, it was a truly amazing experience.

When we got to the top via 3 gondolas, it was actually snowing, with a temperature of -2 Celsius, not including wind chill factor.

A. and I made snow angels, had a snow ball fight (which ouch, really hurts if you pack them too hard .. who knew?!), walked across the suspension bridge, and generally had an absolute ball. In tribute, here’s a few photos of our first snow experience. My momento includes a kick ass beanie which makes me resemble a bear slightly .. Switzerland is absolutely amazing, and I wish we could’ve stayed longer!

Crosstitchery & Snow

Crosstitchery & Snow

Crosstitchery & Snow

Crosstitchery & Snow

Photographing Cross Stitch

 

Visit this website for some great tips regarding photographing you finished work.

I am personally a sucker for posting my work too early. Either it’s not framed, it’s still has the hoop mark in it, it hasn’t been washed, or it’s framed but a photo taken in a pretty blah location.

I’m totally working on this, and working on my patience even though I am literally busting at the seams to display my finished piece. I absolutely love the feedback (whether positive or negative), on my finished work, but I know I should do it justice and wait till every single aspect of it is finished, before I post on here about it.

On that note, this is something I intend to work on .. Hopefully I’ll be able to control myself and wait to post some photos of my pieces, but I make no promises! :)

Tea & Hugs Cross Stitch

I love tea.

It’s a fact. Any kinds of tea; hot,cold, black, white, green, fruity .. All of it!

I think it stems from the fact that I don’t drink coffee, or juice, or soft drinks all that much (aside from Coke and Kaluha .. get in my belly!), so to spice up my water drinking ways, I found a world of tea that I want to be in always. Every day. All the time.

One of my best friends, Miss P. is also a fan of tea. And cuddles. Who doesn’t like cuddles amiright?!

 


 

With this in mind, here’s a cross stitch I’ve done up for her. I feel like it sums her up to a T (pun intended – oh yeah, I went there).

All You Need Are Hugs & Tea

All You Need Are Hugs & Tea

This hasn’t yet been washed or framed in the centre of the hoop, as I was tossing up between framing it in a hoop, or framing it in a picture frame.

I think I’ve settled on the hoop though, and I’ll be using this idea to really make it pop. It’s quite a simple cross stitch really, with not a whole lot going on so I think the fabric hoop with give it some more life.

London & Surronds!

A. and I are having an amazing time on our honeymoon .. So far we’ve been to London and France, and yesterday arrived in Spain.

The buildings are so beautiful everywhere, nothing like back home!

Here’s one of my favourite photos so far, featuring Big Ben in the background.

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