13 September 2012

Completed cross-stitch

Roll up, roll up, Ladies and Gentlemen, to witness a project capable of stealing hours of your life! Totally worth it though :)

Those of you keeping an eye on my recent posts may have spotted my over-excited chattering about the FREE Emily Peacock alphabet sampler I found on the interwebs. Combine this with my current obsession with the circus, and I think you can see where this is going....

I spent the majority of my Norfolk Broads "cruising" (teehee) holiday working on this beauty. A helluva lot of hours have gone into this, and I now need to get it in a frame ASAP before I cover it in chocolate/red wine and subsequently my own tears.

Ta-da! 





Have you completed any big projects recently that you've been working on for hours? Or undertaken any Emily Peacock cross-stitch samplers? They certainly aren't for the faint-hearted!

Katie xxx

P.S. To get an idea of scale- this thing is nearly a METRE long!! Serious.

14 comments:

  1. Well done!!! This is amazing!Everytime I see more of her letters in cross stitcher I think that I need to do something with them! I then think about how long it would take me/that Icant think what to write/i have too many other projects to stitch. ONE DAY. ONE DAY! xxx

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    1. Maybe you need to stitch "one day"? :) It will remind you that even the biggest projects become finished eventually! :p Thank you very much- I am very glad I persevered! Looking forward to doing something that isn't cross-stitch for a little while though...
      xxx

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  2. Oooh it's like your very own Bayeaux Tapestry! Love it. I've just tried my first (very small) cross stitch and have now had my eyes opened to all the cool designs out there. This is one of them, well done you!

    Anna. x

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    1. Thank you very much :) I honestly don't know how the people responsible for the Bayeaux Tapestry persevered! I bet they didn't have loads of trash TV to watch whilst they were doing it, either :p

      I really love cross-stitch; especially coming up with my own designs using my super-nerdy graph paper :)
      xx

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  3. I love these letters, they're fab! This looks amazing.

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  4. This is beautiful well done for finishing this one, I have many cross stitch patterns to finish one is over ten years old loops!

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  5. Hi

    I love this and am planning my own word now! Did you use Zweigart Aida? What count? I'm looking for mine to be a similar size - so overexcited!

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    1. Hi Sally :) Thanks for your comment - I'm really sorry but I have NO idea what size this Aida was - I bought it in my local cheapy fabric shop. Good luck with your cross-stitch though; what word are you writing? xx

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    2. no worries, I'll work it out I guess. my word is Brighton. I live here and have loads of art associated with the city and want to make a 'banner' for a wall to hang all the Brighton stuff on. It seems like a good font to use - with a lot of the traditional Regency stuff on the front being destroyed rather than preserved (an absolute pet hate of mine), one of the few things being kept is the carousel and it feels like a good Brighton vibe. I'm a knitter by instinct rather than cross stitch but really want to do this. It may even force me to make progress knitting my Brighton Afghan to hang on the wall. thanks for your reply - I'm going to buy a metre of whatever size fabric which should guilt me into starting x

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    3. If it helps, I bought my Aida from fabric land on Western road and pretty sure I got the medium-sized option (the Mummy Bear of Aida, if you will :p). I love the carousel, but my favourite is the helter-skelter at the end of the pier- I really want a huge photo of it to hang at the top of our stairs :) good luck with the stitching! Xx

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    4. are you in Brighton too? I'll see what Fabric Land has to offer. I've a gorgeous pic of the helter skelter that I assume I nicked off the internet to use as an image for my afghan. am totally failing to copy it into here but will try and send it to you. thanks for the help, this is definitely my winter project. along with all the unfinished stuff that I need to get done xx

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    5. I'm in Lewes now but lived in Brighton for my late teens/early twenties. I count myself as still close enough to consider myself a local :p Fabric land was the best and cheapest place I found for aida- it's quite stiff but I think that helps keep the stitching in shape. Finishing off the million craft projects I started in the summer before being abandoned in favour of drinking in the garden is exactly what winter is for! :) xxx

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