I fancied an easy quick stitch project the other day, and it just so happens that I subscribe to Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, which drops in my letter box once a month and always with a lovely freebie kit. I therefore picked up the following
It’s a design by Emma Congdon. Only problem was . . . when I looked at threads & chart, the “light turquoise” in the kit I received (supposed to be DMC 158) seemed very dark compared to the magazine photo. I checked it up against my DMC thread colour card and it was a few shades darker. Luckily, a quick rummage in my own thread stash and I found a skein of DMC 158 so I frogged, and stitched that colour again.
Much better! Anyway, since the kit came complete with the blue hoop AND the pink pompoms . . . I followed instructions and did my finish the magazine way, which is quite unusual for me.
This isn’t the kind of design I would normally stitch, but I love the lettering and colours, especially the backstitch detail makes the word “Heart” so 3-dimensional. I’ve now got this cheerful little piece on display in my sewing room. A quick & easy project, but it felt good to have a little happy dance with minimal effort.