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Cross stitch kitchen items

There are quite a few cross stitches around my grandparents’ house, made by my Aunt Ann. My favorites are these ones: an oven mitt and potholder.

crosstitch oven mitt

I actually just picked up a blank potholder for crosstitching just like this last week at S.C.R.A.P. and can’t wait to make it and put it to use.

crosstitch kitchen potholder

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Christmas cross stitch


Besides some amazing pink and yellow [yes yellow, not gold!] balls [globes? orbs?], I needed some more ornaments for our tree.

Oh yes, and I know I said I wasn’t interested in those plain ball ornaments, but I found these amazing vintage sets at the bins @ 12 for 99 cents…and the colors are so great-even if it’s hard to tell in the above iPhone picture. My mom suggested I keep an eye out for more of them to make a wreath, especially looking for ones with slightly different shapes. The lady’s full of good ideas.

So here are some of the cross stitch ornaments I’ve made:

Noel Cross stitch

Santa cross stitch

Seasons Greetings cross stitch

xoxo, emma

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Kitchen embroidery

Not much crafting going on ’round these parts (well some embroidery has been happening, but it’s Christmas themed so not quite ready to show and tell yet) but at least I have gotten started on hanging up some of my kitchen-themed pieces! I’m just happy because the kitchen was the most dreary, least colorful room of my house, and yet also the room I probably spend the most time in. Now that simply won’t do!

Those silly sushi paintings are from years ago, and somehow have made it with me to a couple other houses. I painted them when friends would come over to my house for “Craft Wednesdays.” I think that weekly date needs to be reinstated with new Portland friends. 🙂

 

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Finished embroidery

Been busy around here with brewing our own beer (post on that soon), but I’ve still found time to work in a bit of embroidery.  I finally finished the eggplant seed packet embroidery I had been working on forever.

eggplant embroidery

And like I said I would, I worked on a smaller piece next…I was definitely in need of some instant craft gratification.  I completed this little (10 cent!) rooster, and happened to have the perfect sized frame in my craft stash to put it in!

rooster embroidery

I’m working on a little cow cross stitch next, and am almost done with it already.  My kitchen embroidery pieces are coming along nicely, which is great because I have a little kitchen redecorating going on this week in preparation of a string of house guests in August.

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UFOs: Unfinished Objects

I don’t tend to have a ton of UFOs (unfinished objects)/WIPs (works in progress) around, but when I do give up, it is right at the end of a project.  This one cross stitch I’ve been working on is definitely at the frustration point.  I’ve been working on it for so long, completing a little each day.  Now I’m almost to the end and having to force myself to finish rather than start another craft project.  I have been wanting to start one of my tiny embroidery kits just because they are so small, and will give instant gratification, but then I know I would never finish this one.  Almost there!  I find the end of a project to be almost stressful, and this is one piece I am definitely ready to be done with.

embroidery and cat

It is especially hard to finish with a cat on my lap.

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