Sunday, 5 May 2019

Cross stitch cushion

After probably 20 years of good intentions, I've finally finished off this cross stitch! 



All that had to be done was the back-stitching - oh my goodness, it took me about 8 hours!  But I was determined to get it done so that I could use the frame it had been on for the last 20 years.


I even blogged about finishing it in January 2016!  Thought that might have spurred me on - oh no! 


So once I had finished the awful back-stitching, I decided that I had to do something with the piece.  Since it was quite large, I decided to make it into a cushion.  That's been my project for the last three days.  Vowed I would not start a new cross stitch until I had completed this one!  So, a final finish - at long last!   (Yippee - I can start a new cross stitch!)

Is it just me, or have you got a project that you've put off finishing?

Love, Liz

11 comments:

Donna G. said...

Lovely piece. I have many projects that I need to finish stitching!

Kim said...

Your sweet cross stitch looks lovely made up as a cushion. Gorgeous cushion....love the pretty fabric at the top and bottom.

NanaDiana said...

That is really darling. Good for you for finishing up before moving forward. I have a few of those "I need to finish that" projects hanging over my head. xo Diana

Crimson Kettle said...

Hurray!

Jean said...

It's beautiful. I have many projects I haven't even started!

Lilbitbrit said...

Looks very nice. I know about the now moving on to the next project until one is finished. I like the cushion.

Polyester Princess said...

Wow, 20 years! It was well worth the wait, though, even if the back-stitching sounds quite exhausting. But you know what they say about the last mile taking the longest ... xxx

crafty cat corner said...

This post reminded me of a hedgehog that I started making for my youngest son, it was never finished and he's 48 years old, lol
He still reminds me of it. ha ha
Briony
x

Sheryl said...

Hi Liz wow beautiful work my friend,the cushion is so cute xx

Mary said...

YOu freed up a frame and have an adorable finish and can start a new project guilt free! I would say that's a win!
OH, I doubt much would be finished if I didn't blog. It's certainly not my favorite thing to do! Looking forward to seeing what project you stitch next. Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

Sheila said...

It was worth the eight hours backstitching Liz....it looks beautiful made up into a cushion.
Hugs-x-