Saturday, March 01, 2014

Affirmation Swap - What I sent

My partner FINALLY received her package for the affirmation swap I took part it - it seemed to take a REALLY long time to arrive. So I can now finally share what I made for her - a cross stitch hoop with one of her favourite sayings.

I knew I wanted to make a cross stitch hoop as soon as I joined this swap, when I received my partners details she told me one of her favourite sayings was "don't let the bastards get you down". I searched the phrase on esty and I found the perfect pattern almost immediately. I bought it on instant download and started stitching!
This pattern was generally pretty simple, although I would be lying if I said that border didn't drive me a little crazy. Here's a close up of some of the stitching, the fabric is actually grey rather than white, I picked it up from one of my sewing blogger friends at on of our many WSBN swaps.
I added a bit of green ribbon and my project was finished and ready to hang (actually - it was ready to be posted to the USA and then hung).

I have to say I've become more enthusiastic about cross-stitching since I took a break from the epic cross stitch project I was working on last year. I think I'm more of a "quick win" kind of crafter, long term projects kind of make me lose interest. I'm currently working on one of Rich's designs, which I will share once I've finished it up and its reached its final destination. Hope you all have a great weekend!

9 comments:

pastcaring said...

What a great swap gift - and your stitching is so neat! xxx

Louise said...

I love this! It looks amazing! The border would have driven me mad, too, but it looks like it was worth all your hard work! xx

Vix said...

That is an incredible creation, I bet your partner was thrilled to bits! x

Lara Lizard said...

Love it :D! Love the strong message combined to the cutesy look :D x

alicia said...

i just need a tattoo of that. the bastards are CONSTANTLY getting me down! i can't wait to learn to stitch! <3

PolyCraftual said...

That looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

Your cross-stitch is flawless. Worth being driven crazy by!

acharmofmagpies said...

Totally amazingly awesome!

Melanie said...

The stitching is just lovely.