Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Counting days, counting stitches

Only a few more days till my husband comes home, and I find myself keeping busy to make the time pass more quickly. 

Today I felt the need to put in some old Stargate dvd's, park on the couch, and hand-stitch. 

power up project

This is my first time doing cross-stitch...pretty much ever. I mean I had one or two attempts when I was 9 years old or so, but I was too impatient for anything that wasn't quick. Cross-stitch is not quick. At. All. 

Working on such tiny stitches with nothing but a printout of some pixelated images was definitely not as relaxing as, say, a nice back-stitch or some hand quilting. But I find cross stitch lends itself particularly well to this kind of image, and the end result is very satisfying.

I can't say yet what this is for, but I can already say that I won't be keeping it. Which is a little sad for me, but I'll get over it. Most of what I make I give away anyway. 

Happy Wednesday!

6 comments:

Leanne said...

Those are very cute! Cross stitch is really fun once you get into it.

Tina said...

Mario!

Kandra said...

It's official. We'd totally be BFFs in real life.....

SewAmy said...

Pretty cute. I cross stitch and I feel it isn't quick either. I love the look of it though and I think that's why I do it. I find embroidering is much more relaxing.

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Those are cute! And what tiny cross stitch. I don't know if I'd have the patience for that. Can't wait to see the finish!

Rachel Hauser said...

If there ever is a reason for the existance of cross stitch, I'm pretty sure imitating pixel-ated computer images would be it.

I've never tried cross stitch, but I'm sure I will someday!