A Cross Stitched Mai

Pattern Review - Dimensions Gold Petite Counted Cross Stitch: Mai

Believe it or not I have a back log of cross stitch projects to post! I finished this back in mid-December just before the Christmas holidays. I worked on this on and off on this project for just over a year. 

It was a project that I often took on work trips and to my craft group meetups. Although this is from the Dimensions Petite range (the finished project measures 5x7"), the project was fairly complex. There is a large amount back-stitching to give definition to all of the details, especially the kimono. Lazy daisies and satin stitches are also featured in the design. 

The kit comes with 18 count ivory aida, needles and plenty of thread already on a thread organiser. I didn't run out of any colours which is always a plus for cross stitch kits. That said you can always purchase the readily available  (for the UK anyway) DMC threads should you need any more. I would recommend this as a great portable project for those that are intermediate or already have some cross stitch experience. 

I really enjoyed having a portable project to keep my fingers busy when travelling and think that the final project was worth all of the complex stitching. The mounting and glass was purchased from Craft Works in Bristol and the frame was handmade by my Dad! 

This project is displayed with pride on our bookshelf in our living room. This is where the petite size comes in handy. Especially as my girlfriend's lego architecture models take up a fair bit of space! Lego London is one of 4 models currently on the bookshelf...

Stay tuned for a few more cross stitch projects! 

Happy stitching!


  1. Your cross stitched Mai is exquisite. You did such a beautiful job with it. From the photos, it looks like a painting.


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