It was Christmas 2013 when Mick bought me a cross stitch kit. I remember attempting one when I was in my teens but I never got it finished, in fact, I've still got it kicking around somewhere. I started my new kit back in January this year and I've really enjoyed completing it. I actually finished the cross stitch back in April or May but put it away over the summer months as I lost my crafting mojo a little and also because I just wasn't enjoying the backstitch part of it. I persevered with it though as I do think it makes the stitching stand out and I've finally finished it.
I'm really pleased with how it looks. There's some marks on the aida which have been left by the embroidery hoop though so it does need a rinse through, I wonder if any of you cross stitchers out there can tell me the best way to wash it and what with.
I'm always curious to see the back of people's work, I know it doesn't really matter what it's like as it's never seen, but just in case anyone out there is like me, here's the back. It could be neater but I don't think it's that bad.
I really fancy having a go at an alphabet sampler next but can't seem to find any I like. It doesn't have to be a kit, a chart would do. Any recommendations please?