Monday, August 22, 2016
Seaside Stars & Stripes Cross-Stitch Picture
If you follow my blog, you know I'm a bit obsessed with cross-stitch. I've shared a few simple projects over the past two-plus years. (You can visit the "Free Cross-Stitch Charts" tab above to see the patterns that are available.) I hope some stitchers have found them and enjoyed them. I also hope I've also inspired a few crafters to give cross-stitch a try.
This week I'm celebrating the (almost) end of summer with my Seaside Stars & Stripes Cross-Stitch picture, which was featured in the Summer 2015 issue of Craft Ideas magazine. The stars are white starfish floating in a blue tide. The stripes are made up of red crabs, fish, and lobsters, and white shells and sand dollars. I admit--it's a big project, but it may not be as difficult as it looks. Once you master each little motif, you just stitch the same design again and again.
If you'd like to cross-stitch your own sea-themed stars and stripes, click here to go to the chart and instructions on the Craft Ideas website. If you'd rather start with a simpler project, try the Cross-Stitch Lobster Ornament that I posted earlier this summer.
Happy stitching--whichever design you choose!