Cross Stitch

My mom taught me how to cross stitch when I was about 15 and I've been stitching, off and on, ever since then. I love stitching even though I am a slow stitcher and I often get frustrated - especially when things happen like my thread becomes impossibly knotted, I find out I've made a mistake and I have to rip out stitches and start over or I get way too much help from the cats. Most of my pieces I stitch for myself. I only stitch for others when I feel it will be truly appreciated. Of the pieces below, the keys, Aggretsuko and the coyote were stitched for other people.

This is the current piece I'm working on. He is going to be SO GORGEOUS when he's done! This picture was taken with the flash so it's much lighter than it is in real life. This is being stitched on 18 count Aida and I'm at a part where I need to fill in a lot of black and navy blue stitching. Argh! My eyes are not a fan of this part of the project. I almost feel like I'm stitching in the dark between the dark fabric and the dark floss.

UPDATE! I've been working away at my fabulous kitty. Check out the progress I've made!

colorful cross stitch cat on dark blue background
same cross stitch piece but with more completed

Check out some of my finished projects! The images will be greyscale until you hover on them. If you click on them, they will open up in a lightbox (larger view).

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