My daughter Kelli is a big-time cross stitcher. I say big-time for two reasons…
1- She stitches a log
2- She only stitches big intense pieces
The other day she was at my house and I asked her if I could take pictures of her projects and share them with you. She said sure but they aren’t ironed. I told her thought you all would forgive her. HA!
Kelli and I both thought we’d have the bug to work on Consider the Lilies by Heartstring Samplery. This piece is HUGE. Really HUGE…and wonderful.
Kelli, like me, got the outer border together…got some motifs stitched and then stopped.
Kelli started stitching in the lower left…me the upper right. Both of us want to find the mojo to actually work on this. So far, we petered out. I’m not giving up. I’m sure the mood will strike us both at some point.
Kelli likes “artsy” pieces. Me, I love looking at them but not stitching them. There is VERY little room for error on a piece like this. I NEED error room.
This is Pandemic by Long Dog Samplers. It was a free pattern in 2020 when Kelli first downloaded it. Now it’s a paid-for pattern.
This is Kelli’s second start on this. I think the first time around she was stitching it on a larger count linen with two strands of floss. I converted her to a 40-count one-strand girl. She is doing so well on this…but still isn’t quite half way yet.
Even when Kelli picks smaller pieces, they still have a LOT of stitches. This is Plum Street Sampler’s project called A Thousand Hills. You can see along the bottom with the grass and animals, it’s full coverage meaning everything is cross stitch.
Here is where Kelli is at. I love the colors and the pretty flowers.
Another piece Kelli is working on is A Peacock, Unicorn, a Badger by Needlework Press. This one is intense. The entire piece is all stitches. The entire piece!! All the color you see in the background of the chart is stitched. She is going great on this!! She is stitching this one for her daughter Georgia. Remember how much she loves unicorns. Hopefully she’ll still be love with them by the time Kelli finishes this.
If nothing else, maybe it will be a graduation present. HA!! Georgia is only 4 (and a 1/2). She gets really mad if you don’t include the half.
I just love cross-stitching…there are so many different styles for so many different tastes. I love everything Kelli is working on but WOW…they are a little too big and a little too much for me to commit to. I love looking at them…love talking about with her but I just can’t commit to all of that.
Curiously…do you all stitch any of these styles of intense pieces??