Still working, though it’s been awhile since my last update. This pattern I’m working on is from a kit I bought at the Devil’s Tower gift shop. The pattern is designed by the Posy Collection. It’s a little more pixelated than I normally like designs, and I don’t love the choice of colors, but it will be another great addition to my national parks wall!
Day 2 . Not going to lie, I’m pretty bored with this design. No spectacle, color or frills?! But I must have it for my national park wall. Fellow NPS afficianados may be familiar with the series of cross stitch kits produced by the Posy Collection that have been popping up at historic sites and parks. This one is from one of my favorite places out West, a place I’ve frequented four times in the last four years….
literarysins asked: Is there a stigma on doing stamped cross stitch versus counted? I can't keep track of numbers doing counted, but I love stamped. Thoughts?
Hello! There might be some snobby stitchers who are against stamped cross stitch, but I don’t see anything wrong with it. In fact, it’s probably a good way to begin! I’ve never done a stamped cross stitch piece, though, but it’s mainly because the designs I favor just happen to come as counted patterns.
Following counted cross stitch patterns can be really easy if you use basting stitches on the your canvas before you start. I usually will use marking stitches running horizontally and vertically along the canvas before I begin, so as to clearly mark the middle. You can also baste along the pattern lines, segmenting your canvas into 10x10 (usually) squares. This makes it easy to focus on just one section of canvas at a time.
Cross stitch can be a tedious hobby, especially if you aren’t enjoying it. I say follow whatever style you most prefer!