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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Alphabet Cross Stitch Cushion."

Hello,

I spent some time in the sewing room this morning making up this "Alphabet Cross Stitch Cushion."

"Alphabet Cross Stitch Cushion."

I did the cross stitch earlier on this week and had plans to turn it into a little mini cushion for display. After I had added the first border I changed my mind and found some more material to make it bigger. It ends up being just over 16 inches square.  I used some of the buttons Lisa had sent me from New Zealand last year. They matched in perfectly. I used DMC 3726 for the cross stitch on some 14 count cream Aida that I had bought from Good Sammy's. I used some Cream Osnaburg material for the backing.
I only made one change to the cross stitch pattern. I didn't like how the letter "G" was stitched so changed that to suit me.




The pattern is a freebie available from Cathy's blog.

Happy days.
Bev C

18 comments:

Melody said...

Beautiful sewing, what a lovely project

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely Bev...you make me want to do cross stitch again!!!

Karen said...

This looks lovely, Bev. Beautiful work.

Cybele's patch said...

It is gorgeous Bev. Really love it.

Fiona said...

Beautiful project... the buttons are a great touch...
Hugz

Bobbie Lynn said...

Just beautiful Bev. Love that cross stitch fabric too. Perfect fabric. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.

Dolores said...

I think your idea was wonderful. It turned out so good.

Christine M said...

Lovely cushion Bev.

Terriaw said...

what a charming piece of stitchery! Love the fabric you framed it in.

shez said...

very nice Bev,well done.xx

marina said...

I have downloaded that cross stitch too. Yours looks so pretty. A great idea to make it a cushion.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely stitching Bev....very sweet cushion.

Cheryll said...

You've been stitching up a storm Bev,with this one and the fir tree sampler. Both are beautiful! :)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

This is so lovely!

Sharon said...

That is such a lovely project! I like how you added the borders and made it into a cushion.

Nicky said...

Beautiful Bev, the buttons are a lovely touch too. You have really been bitten hard by the cross-stitch bug - what's next??

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful sewing and I love how you finished. Thanks for sharing the link for the free pattern, I have downloaded it already.

Michelle said...

I love the colour you've used...it's beautiful