Cross -Stitch Conundrum

Life is too short to finish a book you hate. Likewise, if you’re not loving a craft project and don’t think you’ll love the finished project…then either unpick it or reuse it somehow.

The colours I used for my latest cross-stitch project were a weird mix that didn’t go nicely together. True, I was using up my stash of threads from previous projects, but I still hated the colours together.

Weird colour combination!

Here is the link to the pattern if you want to see what the proper version looks like! It’s obviously much better than mine as the colours are more cohesive!

https://tidd.ly/3Ct7EdP

So anyway, I decided to stop and do something else to use up the threads.

I think if I do go back to the text design, I will just go out and buy matching new threads!

But for now, I’m making a placemat! I’m calling it a placemat, it could turn into a cushion cover or something else entirely…but for now, it’s a placemat!

I did an outline in black 2 rows wide (would have been 1 but I misjudged the rows!) and I’m going to fill in the centre with random stripes. I’lll try not to put the same colours next to each other, but I won’t stress if I accidentally do that.

Just completely random.

I’m enjoying it so far as I don’t have to look at a pattern, I can put on a video at night and just stitch whatever I want.


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