Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cross stitch lavender bag

Cross stitch lavender bag craft

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know about my never ending cross stitch sampler. I can't remember exactly how long I've been working on it, but it was a Christmas present and I definitely received it before the Christmas that I was heavily pregnant with Harry. So that puts it at around Christmas 2007, which would make sense because my previous sampler was finished in summer 2007.

The sampler is large, although not enormous, but over the years I've worked on it in mad bursts of activity before putting it down for a little while to concentrate on other projects. It has definitely taken a back seat after the birth of each child. Although I've browsed other cross stitch patterns, and I have another one in mind for when it's finally finished, I've always been a faithful stitcher and only worked on my sampler.

Until that is I bought a little cross stitch kit in the sales this year. Cross stitch kits can be very expensive, and as it was only £2.50 I couldn't resist. It was so little, and it seemed a shame to put it aside until I'd finished my mammoth project, probably several years away. So I worked on it and finished it over several sessions.

I'm really pleased with it, I think that it's very sweet, and it felt very satisfying to have actually finished something. I can't help feeling bad about my sampler though. I'm going to need to do some serious work on it now to assuage the guilt!

Cross stitch lavender bag craft

9 comments:

  1. What I like to do is alternate things. Work on one project monogamously for a week, then change to another and work on just that, then you make progress on both. Or you could do a little project and finish it, then do a set amount of the big sampler, then another little project. Then you get the satisfaction of finishing things.

    And I have a cross stitch sampler in the cupboard that I haven't touched in about 3 years, and not for about 5 years before that. I should dig it out.

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    1. That's a good idea. I find if I'm only working on one thing then I get bored. I bet that there are many more unfinished pieces of cross stitch about than there are finished pieces!

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  2. I do that all the time. I've got a dress all cut out ready to sew and I've been distracted by other things. It would only take a couple of evenings to finish it, but I've lost all momentum

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    1. Sometimes it's the last little bits that are needed to finish a project that take the longest!

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  3. It's beautiful and would make a really special gift.

    CJ x

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  4. This is lovely! I think taking time out from bigger projects to finish little projects is a very sensible approach.

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