What a difference a year makes!
Pattern Review: Dimensions Crafts Oriental Butterfly Counted Cross Stitch Kit
My sewing blog has been pretty quiet recently as I have been travelling a lot with work and my sewing mojo is at an all time low. However I am delighted that I have (finally) finished my recent cross stitch project.
I purchased this Dimensions cross stitch pattern for just under £11 in October 2014 and have been working on it on and off for the past year. My first cross stitch project was very much a beginner project and I can tell that I am more confident and used to following patterns. I am really pleased with the finished product and for the price it is excellent!
I have to admit I go through a love/hate relationship with cross stitch. I like having a project always on hand to take to my craft group and I like that I can do this no matter how stressed or poorly I am feeling (unlike sewing). However, at times I really struggle with how long it takes compared to sewing. We all know that cross stitch is not a speedy hobby but sometimes I can't help but feel a little despondent when I have been working on it for 3 hours and hardly finished an inch of the pattern!
That said seeing this framed (thanks dad for my handmade frame!) and hung in the hallway makes it all better and I am excited to be working on another project. The next cross stitch project is a little bit of instant gratification - if there is such a thing!
Do you have any slow burning hobbies that you do in-between other things such as sewing?