If you go back through you will notice that I have made a couple cross stitch projects for my boyfriend's mom. This year is no different, except for the fact that it is not Lady Vols themed.
I was at Hobby lobby and saw the most amazing thing...a modern use for cross stitch. TANGENT ALERT. I love the activity of cross stitiching but most premade patterns are a little grannyish for my taste and house. I end up making gifts and Christmas decorations. TANGENT OVER! Hobby Lobby carries a cross stitch make up bag kit. Perfect!
I always stitch with the lightest color first and work my way darker, unless there is a lot of white fill in and then I just do that at the end. I work with the light color first because colors often bleed and the white stays whiter if it is used first. Here is the first progress picture:
In hindsight you can kinda see how the case opens. I stitched all the white flowers first. In the beginning the stitching went pretty fast because it was printed and I did not have to spend as much time referring to the pattern. I will say that I did use the picture on the cover to guide me when I was not sure about the printing on the canvas.
I completed all the white flowers and then started on the background.
I decided to not use the red thread included in the kit and opted for a sky blue instead. I thought it was nice to have a sky background. As a result of the change in threat color I decided to use a full cross stitch instead of the half stitch the kit suggested.
Here is the final progress shot:
My boyfriend's mom love the present and because she stitches as well she appreciated all the work that went into it.