I have finally finished a cross stitching project that I have been working on for almost 3 years. Although I snuck a few little projects in between, I managed to finished this massive one.
When I was in Disney World in 2010, I found a cross stitch kit at one of the Disney stores. I was so amazed! They had a few different kits and apparently they are exclusive to the Disney parks. You can’t find them anywhere else in the world. Of course I bought my favourite one with every intention of starting right away. I think I started on the plane ride home, honestly! Haha.
It was a fairly easy cross stitch, albeit huge. I had some trouble because it was my first time working with metallic thread. The thing about metallic thread is that it knots and frays constantly. Ugh. I actually almost gave up on it because I had so much trouble. Then I decided to consult my good friend Google and he came through for me. After finding some little tips and tricks as to how to work with the metallic thread, I was cross stitching my heart away. Phew. I had almost lost my mojo.
Once all the stitching was done, I had to work on the back stitching, or outlining as it is more commonly called. The outlining is the part I HATE most about cross stitching. It’s so tedious and you really have to plan out your needle’s route. So I didn’t start the outline for a couple weeks and then I finally had to buckle down and just do it. From this experience, I have decided that I will always do the outlining as I go along instead of waiting until I am completely done the stitching. It will help make it less of a headache for me and the stitching will look pretty before the project is done.
For a birthday gift this year, Peter paid to have it professionally framed. As it is so huge, it wasn’t cheap. He told me that he would have paid 5x as much because I worked so hard and did such an amazing job. Aw, that’s why I love him.
The finished project measures 18″x24″ and with the complete frame, much larger! As you can probably tell, I am quite proud of this. So without further ado, here it is!!
I have already started on my next project which will also be a very long one! So maybe in a couple years I will post again when I am done! LOL.
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