My hoop’s new home

Cross Stitcher - - Dog Cards - Eve­lyn Selby, Portsmouth

Hello CrossStitcher! I thought you might like to see my lat­est project. Af­ter sav­ing the pen­nies for a very long time, I have fi­nally been able to buy my first home! It’s very ex­cit­ing but now for the dec­o­rat­ing which must be done on a budget. As soon as I saw this project in the Fe­bru­ary is­sue, I knew it would be the perfect thing to brighten up my home.

I ab­so­lutely love all of the pat­terns you fea­ture by Emma Cong­don as I pre­fer bold de­signs with min­i­mal shad­ing and as lit­tle fid­dly back­stitch as I can get away with! I de­cided to work on black fab­ric in­stead of yel­low to make the colours re­ally stand out and I hope that you (and Emma) don’t mind that I changed the cen­tre word from ‘love’ to ‘home’.

I don’t have any fancy com­puter soft­ware so with pen­cil and graph pa­per I set about work­ing out how to make it fit. It wasn’t easy but I’m re­ally pleased with the fi­nal re­sult.

The fin­ished hoop is now hang­ing in pride of place in my liv­ing room where all vis­i­tors can see it. I get so many com­pli­ments and I love be­ing able to tell peo­ple that I made it. Keep up the great work

CrossStitcher. I’m al­ready on the look out for my next project. Maybe for my bed­room...

Above: The­p­ro­ject asitap­pearedi­nour Fe­bru­aryis­sue. Left: Eve­lynused graph­pa­perto sketchout­the new­word‘home’, be­for­estitch­ing.

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