Work in progress: the cross stitch banner

2 Oct

I took it upon myself last week to organize a tin of knotted floss that I’d bought at a tag sale last summer. (to be fair, it was that knotted tin of floss, 5 hoops and 3 packs of white linen napkins for a quarter!) Why? Because I saw how Jason over at Domestigay stores his and I needed to copy him – because he’s mad cool.

This is how it looked when I started, while Bea kept stirring it and saying “happy birthday for daddy” and offering me bites (that I politely declined!):


I ran out of clothes pins before I could finish…but here’s what I did do:


All that organizing made me want to work some more on the what were you thinking, starting this? banner. I didn’t really make a ton of progress but in cross stitch, an inch or two feels like a lot of progress – at least to me.


This is what it will, eventually, look like. You can see how I’m almost done! Ha ha ha!!


*and I also wanted to mention that I updated my etsy shop, and I’ve got a coupon code for all my wonderful readers – FRIEND15, for 15% off your purchase as a thanks for being such great blog readers*


2 Responses to “Work in progress: the cross stitch banner”

  1. Jason October 20, 2012 at 18:53 #

    I just logged in and saw that you mentioned me on your post. Then I read, “because he’s mad cool.” You totally just made my month! That’s so sweet. That banner is fierce, though! I can’t wait to see it all stitched up.

    • Chantal October 20, 2012 at 20:26 #

      That banner will take forever. I need to work on it this week – I’ve moved on to being obsessed with printing my own fabric to make dresses for Bea and tips for Lucien. But, yeah, in about a decade when I finish…it will be awesome.

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