I have started stitching my little nerdy cross stitch. I had such plans to stitch all the way to/from the US over my Christmas break....but the DMC order didn't arrive in time. (Sigh.) It did arrive by New Years so I have been happily stitching each evening. Want to see what I've made?
It's an 18 count piece of Aida, so WAY finer than I am used to working with. There was a small learning curve, but I think I have found my stride. I choose a soft, light blue/grey color so that the cream of the bone stands out. I'm quite happy with it so far and can't wait to dive in on the lettering.
In the mean time, I have a massive grey noticeboard over my desk that is screaming for color. (Weirdly enough it is nearly the exact color of Kona Med Grey.) I decided to create little scrappy fabric thumb tacks to bring my fabric prints to work and spice up the board a bit. So, I grabbed my button forms (stocked up while in the US!)...
and my overflowing scrap basket...
and I started in. I used a tutorial by How About Orange for inspiration, but had to make a few changes given the bits and pieces I had available to me.
In no time at all I had a set of 10+ thumb tacks ready to brighten up my desk! How satisfying is that for a nice little evening project? Perfect.
I won't show you the "finished" version quite yet...will wait for the great unveil of the whole notice board. I'm now thinking of a little bunting too. Too much?