Wednesday 23 February 2022

A wish list of cross stitch kits that I'd love to complete one day

I don't have enough time to be able to cross stitch every design that I'd like to. Not to mention not having enough wall space to hang them! But it's always fun to browse, and so here's a wish list of cross stitch kits that I would love to be able to stitch. Who knows, maybe one or two of them might make it into my craft space one day!

I am really pleased with my Three Things sampler by Moira Blackburn, and she has also created many other lovely designs based on historical samplers. This one is called Season and Time. The quote reads "To every thing there is a Season, and a Time to every purpose under Heaven". It's another big one and I like the unusual shape for a sampler.

I also really like Peaceful Garden. "Peaceful is my garden, Contentment is my lot". What a gorgeous wide border and I also love the animals, especially the curled up cat.

A couple of years ago I stitched the Heart cross stitch by Awesome Pattern Studio on Etsy. I first spotted the design on Pinterest I think, but when I went to the shop I found an amazing selection of patterns. It's just the designs, not a full kit, although I have plenty of spare embroidery thread that I can work with.

Love heart cross stitch design by Awesome Pattern Studio

There are so many designs here that I would love to stitch, but if I had to narrow it down I would go for one of the city scenes like the London city scene or the Rome city scene. Or maybe the one that depicts Bryce Canyon National Park in the US, the beautiful national park where we got engaged.

I would really like to complete a Van Gogh cross stitch design. My favourite work is Sunflowers which I had hanging on my student walls for many years.

On a botanical theme I'm also always drawn to cactuses, a theme that I've not worked with yet although I do have a few cactuses around the house. This one is a nice simple sampler style design.

And this one isn't technically cross stitch, it's embroidery with a stamped outline which isn't a type of stitched craft that I've tried before. I must confess that I've added this to my Amazon wish list already, perhaps I'll be lucky enough to get it for my birthday!

Finally, after putting together a post with some Christmas themed cross stitch kits inspiration I would really love to stitch this 12 Days of Christmas. It looks like a tough one, as well as being complex with lots of detail it also has metallic threads and beading. But it would be really satisfying to complete! 

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