Sunday, 4 November 2012

Gardening bear



Happy Handmade Monday everyone,

I am very happy to be able to share with you my biggest cross-stitch project to date...my little gardening bear! It is by no means a giant bear but it has taken me a rather long while to get finished...mostly because of my laziness!


Earlier this year, I was very kindly given a whole lot of cross-stitch stuff from Mr T's Nan. It included a little kit to make this cute little guy.


A few months later, a frame was bought to showcase this little achievement of mine:


Small in size but not in the number of hours it has taken me...I am not sure I am ready to take cross-stitching to the next level??!

I am keeping this post short as I am suffering from a very bad case of burning chilli hands after cutting and deseeding a subtantial amount of chillies to make preserves. I will write about these once I'll be able to properly feel my fingers again!

Please pop across to Wendy's blog for Handmade Monday :-)

9 comments:

knitnrun4sanity said...

This is beautiful but I am with you with cross stitch. It takes forever. It is something I am having a break from as I haven't got the energy at the moment for the concentration needed. Good on you :)

Ali said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful. I completely understand about the time it takes. I cross stitched the last supper on black aida for my mother in law, it took me ten years. Yes I do mean 10 years, it was a nightmare. Thanks for sharing.
Ali x

Wendy said...

It's a beautiful picture but cross stitch is definitely time-consuming! Maybe not the craft for when your time is short. Hope those hands have soon recovered!!

CatkinJane said...

He's a lovely gardening bear - I used to love cross stitch but find I've less time for it at the moment, it really is time consuming but a lovely way to spend an afternoon with a good radio programme!

Highland Monkey's said...

I do love cross stitch so I know how long it does take to do even a small picture. Your little bear is gorgeous well done on finishing him.

Carolee Crafts said...

He is beautiful and I know the work that goes into x stitch. You must be very proud of him

Handbags by Helen said...

Can't wait to hear about the chilli preserve. But in the meantime you cross stitch project looks lovely

Susie said...

Oh, I feel your pain as I once burned my hands making jalapeno jelly! Not fun, altho the jelly was delish. :) Love your little bear, that is some fine work. I have done a very little cross stitch and find it hard work and a little tedious. Mostly because I lose my place so much. I really admire you!

tickledpinkcrafts said...

He's adorable. I used to do cross stitch and still have a sampler that is unfinished and am sure would be lovely if I could find the inclination to do it. I don't think it is an "immediate" enough craft for me, if you see what I mean.

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