“Life” a finish off

If you vaguely remember having seen a photo of this once upon a time

that means you’ve been following my blog for quite a number of years.  This is a cross stitch kit I stitched from February – July 2015.

A kit by Design Works”, artwork by Jo Moulton.  Not only did I love the colours but I loved (and still love) the sentiment:  ” Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away”.  Anyway, it was very enjoyable to stitch, but like most of my cross stitch projects, once finished, it was folded and put away in “the drawer”.  Where it remained forgotten about for almost 6 years.

However, after my recent bout of sensible sewing, and the making of cushion covers for kitchen chairs using a sage green fabric.

Plus, after the new sofa covers (not been clawed to pieces yet!) . . . I remembered my “Life” design and realised it would look rather nice  on the “new” sofa.  I had plenty of the fraying sage green fabric left so I made another simple back of a cushion (same as above).  Cut a few strips to add borders on the front.  Did some very sparse quilting on the front, just to hold the wadding behind in place, and voilà!

There are still numerous folded cross stitch pieces in the drawer, waiting patiently to be finished off properly, but for now, I’m just very happy to have this one finally on display!

 

24 thoughts on ““Life” a finish off

    • I enjoy the making of things (stitching for xstitch or piecing for patchwork) but always slow down when it comes to the finishing off.

  1. That is a perfect match! I went on a finishing binge a couple of years ago, and made several pillows from stitching projects, and ai have enjoyed having them out! It was quite liberating to get out of a Framing mindset!

    • in the early days of cross stitching I used to frame my finishes, which was quick but not always cheap. Since learning to patchwork and sew, I prefer to finish things off with fabric, as cushion covers, wall-hangings etc, because I can then swap things around and everything can go in the washng machine when it gets dirty.

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