A Timid Foray into Cross Stitch

I don’t think I’m really much of a cross stitch person but on some impulse I bought a cross stitch magazine this month and decided to stitch up a little Christmas tree to put on a gift tag. I *may* have miscounted one line as my trunk/pot is three stitches high instead of two stitches on the pattern but hey-ho, who would know?

Cross stitch Christmas tree

I’m still not sure about the cross stitching – it just seems a bit too careful for my style! But I quite enjoyed the repetition and rhythm of the stitching, so maybe I’ll do more 🙂

Either way, someone is going to get a very sweet little gift tag on their present this Christmas!

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21 thoughts on “A Timid Foray into Cross Stitch

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    I love cross stitch, but you are right, it’s tedious. But, the end result very satisfying.
    Love your little tree.

  2. RossMountney says:

    Lovely little cross stitch, I’ve often meant to have a go. Many thanks for visiting my blog too. All the best. x

  3. sizzlewaggle says:

    I like it, and agree with all your comments and thoughts about it and everyone else’s too. I’ve dabbled in cross stitch, and liked how you could get a little result quickly, like your tree, but have never been able to sustain the momentum to do anything large. Pretty little tree!

  4. Ben Naga says:

    And I thought it was only the shops that had started Christmas so early. 🙂

  5. Janie says:

    Very tidy tree. Yes, cross stitch can be stifling but there are ways to shake it up.

  6. katechiconi says:

    Cute little tree. Small items like this are the best way to find out if you love the delicacy and precision of the artform. I have made a good few things in my time, and love the fact that you can pick it up and put it down easily, it’s a very portable form of handwork (think EPP) and you can customise (and dare I say get away with errors!) as you wish.

    • vivjm says:

      Yes, I think I will do a few more little motifs and see how it goes from there! I did think it might make a nice change from EPP for when I need a portable project, or something to do in between bigger projects.

  7. claire93 says:

    I enjoy cross stitch precisely because it’s repetitive ^^ helps me unwind at the end of the day

  8. Kaja says:

    Very sweet and I would be really chuffed if I got in on a Christmas present. I agree probably too precise and careful for me, but Janie said ‘there are ways to shake it up’ and that would be interesting. It would make a nice portable project though.

  9. It’s lovely and perfect!

  10. Sarah says:

    I know exactly what you mean! Sometimes that repetitive motion is quite satisfying. And the results are generally very satisfying!

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