Friday, April 20, 2012

The Two Year Cross Stitch Project

by Kelly

I have finally, finally finished it. I started this project way back before I even learned how to knit or crochet, so you can imagine how happy I am that it's finally finished.

This is a kit from Dimensions, called Garden Door. I customized it a little, but the changes were very minor. All I did was use different colors in certain places. And since I have a super abundance of extra embroidery floss on hand, it wasn't like I had to go shopping for those extra skeins of floss.

Here's the original, so you can see what it's supposed to look like.

I changed the flowers in the left corner to Black-Eyed Susans, changed the ribbon on the hat to yellow, and changed the kitty to look like our late cat, who was always outside sleeping in the garden somewhere. Or at least, if he wasn't in our garden, he was in a our neighbor's.

I'm really happy with how it turned out, but mostly I'm happy that it's finished, washed and ironed, and ready to be stored until I can find a mat and frame and all that.

Whew! Now, where did I put that knitting...


  1. Amazing and congrats! I wonder if I'll ever have the patience for cross-stitch again. I'm betting no. As of late I haven't had a moment to even think about crocheting, much less take up the hook. I'm a little bummed about that. I've been reading a bunch but haven't trotted out the yarn in some time.

    I heard about the new stash of yarn and can't wait to get a peek.

  2. And see, I haven't had much time for reading...I'm only getting through about two or three books a week. And that means that the stockpile of books from my mom just grows and grows...

    As for the yarn, there's really pretty stuff in there. I love yarn shopping at Donna's!

  3. I like your version much better than the original. It is much more colorful. You can come shopping any time.


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