Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cross stitch anyone?

I do like to try all sorts of crafts, idle hands and all that! So lucky me at the craft and stitch show I was able to snap up three copies of the latest Cross stitch magazine. So firstly I have done a little cross stitch before, a very long time ago though we are talking decades her, but this is what I managed :

The pictures area bit rubbish as they are in frames, but they are quilt samples. So being excited by this sort of new craft no better way to start than with a freebee gift.

I'm pleased with the outcome. Doing this was was harder than I remember, I hated the counting, so cheated and drew the picture and filled in the gaps, it was then that I started to relax and enjoy. It has shown me how time consuming the larger samplers would be, but nice to curl up on the sofa with a little something to do.

So the Cross stitch magazine, what did I think? Well it's great, so many styles and funky little projects. It was bright, happy, cross stitch for all levels.

So here are a few of my favorites from the latest copy. The top two are large patterns, but there are also smaller projects too.

Yes an inspiring magazine, although I think three copies will be enough for me as I will have so many patterns from them and I just don't get the chance to do it enough. But I did have fun and would like to work on a larger project through the winter.

Does any one else do cross stitch? have any patterns, books, magazines, or websites to recommend?