I’ve been busy making serious progress on my Bothy Threads Vintage cross stitch kit!
It might not look much at the moment but those letters are big! It has been taking me approximately one evening to do each of the smaller, simple letters (I, T, E) and two evenings to cross stitch the larger letters or even three or four nights to finish the ‘N’! I wasn’t going to backstitch the letters until I had finished all of the objects around the writing, then do all of the backstitch together because I don’t like doing backstitch but ultimately that was the reason why I ended up doing it first. I don’t enjoy having to concentrate to make sure that all of the backstitch is in the right place but I decided that I would like to get it out of the way since I could – you can’t with many kits!
I’m glad that I did the backstitch first after all because I can see the writing coming together now and it is really motivating me to keep going. I’m currently aiming to backstitch two letters a night so I should speed through this bit! It is also giving me a welcome break from slaving away at the cross stitching which, while enjoyable, can feel like it is taking forever some nights! I’m looking forward to moving on to cross stitching the objects that surround the letters though as they are smaller than the letters so hopefully I will get through them quickly! I will be aiming to do three small objects a night and I will hopefully be backstitching them as I go.
In other cross stitching news…remember this?
I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t! It has been lurking in my UFO bag for about 6 months now! Since I can’t transport my massive stitching frame to my boyfriend’s house I have sent a load of small kits (most of which were free off magazines) to his house for me to stitch while I am there. On Friday I was busy working on this Tigger bookmark that I started over the summer holiday. Hopefully on my next trip to his house I will get this one finished as I only have to do the French knots over the ‘i’s’ and a band across the bottom to match the one at the top. The kit also has a Winnie the Pooh bookmark which I will be making a start on next.
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