WIP-WIP, Cross-stitch style!

Nothing much to say, I just enjoyed this picture of my WIPs that I took last week. Oh and I’ve started “proper cross-stitch”, as if I didn’t have enough hobbies….!!! 20170320_114902_edited

As you can see by this picture, I’ve been inspired by the Hygge to do some cross-stitch.  I’ve found a lovely heart-pattern (goes with the Hygge theme I think!) on Etsy.  Unfortunately, I know very little about cross-stitch.  I thought, oohh, great, I’ve got some old cross-stitch fabric and I’ve got lots of embroidery floss, easy-peasy, just get the pattern and go…!

How hard can it be? The heart pattern is only pinks / blues / oranges and greens…I have those!!

Oh how little I know.  I didn’t think about the fact that to make it look right I’d need the specific colours that the designer wrote it with.  It sounds really silly now I type it “out-loud”….but…!

Not to be put off, I found some of the specific thread colours online for about 70p each and bought those.  I figured if I was going to do it, I might as well do it properly.  Then I realised that only had “18-count Aida” and I should have had “14-count Aida” – apparently 18 count has more “holes”per inch.  however, I decided that I could persevere with that.

Now I’ve started, I’m pleased with how it is looking. Doing it on 18-count makes it more “dainty” but I think I like that!!


Its not much to look at yet, just a collection of crosses, but its coming together!!!  Watch this space.  Some time in 2027 I may get it finished!!!!!!

“These days, everyone is on a ‘journey’…” (groans my other half, when watching another sob-story on Britain’s got the X-Factor).

Well taking a leaf out of their book…if its all about the ‘journey’, this is mine, and I’m blooming-well going to enjoy it, no matter how long it takes me to finish this cross-stitch part of my ‘journey’!!!! :o)


That’s all for now!




About jo creates

I'm afraid to say that I'm a little obsessed with things yarn-based or food-based! not yet been able to combine the two..... knitted spaghetti anyone???

7 Responses

  1. Oh wow, the embroidery pattern is awesome, I am sure you’ll end up with an amazing heart!
    I am enjoying the hygge cross-stitching because it is so different from what I am used to. Most of my embroidery projects have left no places unstitched! 😀


  2. Looks very pretty 🙂 This is the first time I heard about “hygge cross stitching”. I lived in Denmark for three months, so I’m very familliar with the term hygge, but that just meant…candles everywhere and late night dinners with lots of alcohol, haha.

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