It is my gran's 80th birthday this weekend and I wanted to make her something nice to keep. I decided to do a nice cross stitch picture for her and bought a kit a few months ago. I completed it last week and off it went to be framed..
I used to do lots and lots of cross stitch but hadn't done any for ages before starting this sunflower picture. However, I really enjoyed doing this and have plans to do another soon... (when I finish all my other WIPs though!). This was a kit by The Stitching Shed - they have lots of pretty cross stitch and needlework kits and I have done quite a few of their designs already. I plan to give this to gran on Saturday as we are all going out for dinner to celebrate her birthday. Hope she likes it...!
I mentioned in this post about a little cross stitch picture I had finished a while back but had then forgotten all about it! Well it went to be framed also...
I really love the bright red of the frame, I think it complements the little picture really nicely. It's such a cheery little picture and makes me smile when it catches my eye.
The chart for this little picture can be found in the gorgeous book above - Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch by Helen Phillips. This is such a lovely book with some really nice samplers in. Helen also has a beautiful blog which is well worth a look too.
So, I am doing pretty well with finishing off my WIPs at the moment, I just have a baby blanket to finish and then I will allow myself to buy some new yarn and start some of the other projects which I have in my head - of which there are many!
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