Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Rainbow Cross stitch block

I love doing cross stitch.   Cross stitch , its like a meditation for me. While I was simply surfing the net for some free cross stitch patterns I landed up at this crafty mummy and was genuinely happy to see the free Rainbow Cross stitch blocks on offer.  My hands were itching to start this project .  I have got some 15 count aida in my stash and then rummaged through my thread box. Bingo !!! Out of the 7 different colors of the rainbow palette, I already had some 5 available in my stash.  Last weekend I went to the nearby shops but could not find the Indigo color mentioned.  So I just grabbed the closest color.

First I prewashed the aida cloth.  The aida cloth what I have is somewhat very stiff due to the startch so I prewashed the aida , zig zagged the edges so that the aida cloth edges dont unravel.  Then I basted the centre and marked the Top with a "T" of the aida fabric.

Now I am all set to start stitching.

The needlecase in this above photo is one of my completed projects of last year.    This free needlecase cross stitch pattern can be found here.  Last year I ordered different types of needle and made about 7 cross stitch needle cases for my needles to rest snuggly in a cozy little needlecase.  Here is the front of the needlecase.

Here is the back side of the needlecase.

Here is the inside of the needlecase.
This is the home for tapestry needles.  :)-

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