The year so far in cross stitch

I just realised that I haven’t actually uploaded any of my cross stitching so far this year. Not that I’ve done much, what with the move and everything,but I did manage to make a few cards. Unfortunately I have a habit of forgetting to take photos before I send the cards so there are at least three missing, but here are the ones I did remember to photograph! For each one, I’ve included a picture of the full card and a close up shot of the actual stitching.

First of all, a birhday card for a friend’s little girl whose birthday was at the beginning of February. A fairly simple one to stitch, but I thought it was incredibly cute.

Next, a Mother’s Day cardI stitched for my mum. I decided the little girl looked like me. Please take note of all the French knots – there were loads of them and I hate French knots! With this one I didn’t actually take a picture of the completed card for some reason.

I’ve made two New Home cards so far this year, but only took a photo of one of them. Both were of bird houses, but in slightly different styles. Here’s the one I did remember to take a photo of.

Finally, my most recent piece of stitching – a card for the wedding I attended at the weekend. Try to ignore the weird pink splodges! I had to block out the names to protect the innocent!

Next up will be a birthday card for my godson, then I think I’ll need to get started on Christmas cards based on how long they took me last year!

Would you appreciate being given a cross stitch card, or would you just throw it away?
Which of these cards is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

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18 thoughts on “The year so far in cross stitch

  1. I love that little bear on the swing, so simple yet so effective! I also love the wedding one, I hope the couple liked it, I’m sure that’s one they’ll treasure.
    I’d treasure anything handmade that anyone gave me, I think it really shows you care – all those hours spent, unfortunately, non-crafters seem to believe we can whip things like this up in minutes 😦

  2. Lovely little projects! I’ve not done any cross stitch since finishing a wedding project back in April. That had French knots and I hate them!! It also had some light effect threads which were a pain to work with!

    I would definitely appreciate a cross stitch card being a stitcher myself. I always keep any handmade cards.

  3. The bear on the swing – adorable!! They’re all lovely, I think, and I can’t imagine throwing a card like that away. Too bad some people don’t even acknowledge them. 😦 Do they know you do them yourself?!? This looks like a really sweet hobby and a lovely way to share your talents with others.

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