Monday, May 4, 2009


Cross stitch is time consuming. Really time consuming. It's a craft for patient people. I'm not sure I'm one of those. It's also a great way to loose your eyesight, especially if you're working on teeny tiny squares. I'm sure this has a name, but I don't know it. Thread count seems to pop up all over the place when you google cross stitch. So, let's call the tiny squares issue the thread count problem.

But despite of all that I have to admit that it's kind of fun when all those little x's begin to take shape of your design.

These were my first attempts. Both designs are from a DMC pattern book, the heart is my very first cross stitch ever.


  1. The heart looks good! I think the more you cross stitch, the faster you'll get. Also, the secret is to do simpler patterns. You'll finish them sooner than you would a more involved design. Ok, that's just what I do. I don't have the patience to work on charts that have tons of stitches and color changes.

  2. Platno koje kod nas zovu panama je platno koje možeš naći pod imenom aida vani. Za početak vezeno srce je više nego uspjelo, s nestrpljenjem čekam nastavak ... ;-)

  3. I absolutely love that heart pattern - looked on the DMC website for a free download but it's not there, do you happen to have the pattern still or know where I can get it online?