On a whim, I decided to crossstitch a couple pillows. Relying on faded memories of my mom's 80's crossstitch projects, which included "Home Sweet Home" with some hearts and ducks, I headed to Jo-Ann Fabrics. Without knowing what I was looking for, I found everything I needed and hoped I wouldn't have to make a second trip.
Having recently made some throw-pillow slip covers, I decided that making crossstitch slip-covers for throw pillows would be the most practical, because who doesn't love a pillow? and aren't slip-covers handy?
I just got to work. I didn't really plan anything or use a pattern. I made lots of mistakes. I didn't check to see how each letter should be stitched. I didn't follow the heart pattern consistently. I had to use an iron edge fuse (thingie) so the cloth didn't fray. That said, I ended up using lots of the iron-fuse, so the pillows are practically bullet proof.
I ironed the heck out of the wedding pillow, but the ring indentation wouldn't come out. It probably would in the wash, but (against the directions) I didn't wash them.
I will definitely be doing more cross-stitching because there are so many avenues for it now!
I make stuff and put it in my house, on my kids or out in the garden. Here are some of my projects.