31 Before 31 ~ Complete a Cross Stitch

I’ve been loving doing the BEDM challenge; it has really thrown me out of my comfort zone, and got me writing a lot. But I’ve been neglecting the other parts of my blog, and as BEDM winds down, I’m getting back to the everyday business of Is That You Darling!

The order of business today is a 31 Before 31 update. This one has been a work in progress for a while, but I couldn’t share it with you because it was a birthday present for my friend Jen, who turned thirty last week while we were away. As I’m low on funds at the moment, I couldn’t splash out and buy her something fancy, so I decided to make her a cross-stitch from a free pattern that PixelPower provided. I love PixelPower’s designs, and Jen is a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so I thought she would like a Gandalf cross stitch.

Lord of the Rings Cross Stitch Pattern

Lord of the Rings Cross Stitch

And here is the finished product! My dad framed it for me, because I’m rubbish at things like that, and I am really pleased with it. I think Jen was too, I hope she’ll display it proudly!

23. Complete a cross stitch

14 Comments on 31 Before 31 ~ Complete a Cross Stitch

  1. lonestarsky
    May 26, 2013 at 11:35 am (4 years ago)

    That cross-stitch is awesome, well done 🙂 . Not something I’ve ever tried but I’d love to give it a go eventually.

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    • Janey
      May 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! This one was really easy – it didn’t take me very long at all, which suits me fine! The more detailed they get, the more chance I have of messing them up!

      Reply
  2. bevchen
    May 26, 2013 at 11:37 am (4 years ago)

    Oooh, love it!! Lord of the Rings and cross stitch = WIN!!

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    • Janey
      May 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

      I know – I wanted to keep it for myself!

      Reply
  3. Sarah-Louise
    May 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    That’s awesome! xx

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    • Janey
      May 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks – I am very proud of myself!

      Reply
  4. Louisa
    May 28, 2013 at 12:08 am (4 years ago)

    Fab cross stitch! Perfect for a Tolkien fan! 🙂

    I have a cross stitch project I still haven’t finished from 2002 – it’s a large sampler for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee – It’s going to feature on my ’32 before 32′ list but I don’t think I’m going to get it anywhere near finished! 🙂 x

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    • Janey
      May 29, 2013 at 2:46 pm (4 years ago)

      Wow – that’s a long time to be working on a cross stitch! I can’t take on anything so ambitious, I would just mess it up too many times and get bored of trying to get it completed! Good luck 🙂

      Reply
  5. Kevin
    September 15, 2013 at 12:08 am (4 years ago)

    You don’t happen to still have the pattern for this cross-stitch, do you? I can’t find it anywhere…

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