I’ve been making slow but steady progress over the last couple of weeks on my cross-stitch box. It’s a kit by Nutmeg Designs for a small box with a lift off lid. What I particularly liked about this one was the embroidery inside the box. It’s a series of four, one for each season and inside are a few words about the season in the dales. I’m stitching the summer one so along the inside of the lid it says ‘Summer in the Dales, the swallows are back’
I stitched the box sides first, I’ve just finished the lid top and inside. It’s stitched as one piece with a cross-stitch design on both sides. I have to admit I did get in a bit of a pickle with the inside of the lid. I started with the dark green at the bottom of the design, I didn’t realised til I was quite a bit further on that I’d made a mistake two-thirds of the way along. The right hand side was one stitch lower than it should be! I was definitely too far along to even consider unpicking it! I decided to work up the side I’d stitched correctly to the top and then work downwards, I could then just fill in the gaps that were left! It worked, I added some extra green and a few cream crosses too, I don’t think anyone will notice!!
I’ve just got the lid sides to stitch now which is just one length of border similar to the one below but with less gold fortunately (my least favorite bit of any sampler!) and the words. I do quite like getting to the stage when you know you have finished with a certain colour, it’s like ticking them off, finished! Once I’ve done all the cross-stitch I can construct the box.,,then it really is finished 🙂
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not have a look what everyone else is stitching.