Friday, 19 April 2019

Nautical cross stitching

Here's my latest fully finished cross stitch project - "I love Greenock".  Greenock is my hometown and a port, so I went for a nautical colour scheme and theme.  I'm quite happy with it!

I thought it would look good on a "driftwood" background, and fortunately Hubby found just the right bit of wood in his stash.  See, it's not just us girls who have stashes of things that "might come in handy!  I sponged the wood with some watered down white paint for effect.  Two eyelets at the top with some white cord through them finished the look.

I've been getting a bit muddled while trying to finish off some of my projects, but Lynn on her blog, Happiness is Cross Stitching had a fabulous tutorial on how to add fabric to stitched pieces.  She has lots of photographs to show how it is done and by following her instructions, I found it a lot easier to complete my sewing.  Lynn's blog is really beautiful and she has a few free cross stitch patterns too, so check it out here.

The sewn piece is attached to the wood with velcro, which means that I can change the cross stitch anytime.  I added my name to the back along with a little ribbon label.  The inspiration for the lettering came from a Lizzie Kate pattern I stitched recently.

Love, Liz


Sheila said...

Just beautiful.
I love the driftwood and the lettering is gorgeous.

Jean said...

That's brilliant. I love the little display with it.

Polyester Princess said...

That's just brilliant, Liz! What a fabulous idea to use the driftwood as a background. I love the little still life you've made. xxx

Crimson Kettle said...

Very nice indeed!

Raewyn said...

Such a cute cross stitch - and I love the way you have finished it too :-)

Lynne said...

Love your cross stitch and the mounting.
My hubby always seems to have “some stash” around to help me with projects!

Julie said...

Well done, you did a great job with this finish