This week I’ve managed another finish, a couple of days ago I put the last couple of stitches in the Believe cross-stitch. This was a Dimensions kit, I think I bought it on one of the destash facebook pages a couple of years ago and it’s been languishing in my box of kits ever since. I’ve been trying to steadily work my way through my box of kits, though it would probably help if I stitched faster than I bought!

Anyway, last time I showed you Believe I was about half way round the border…

I finished the borders with just one major mistake, which I left as by the time I noticed it it was too far gone! The word ‘Joy’ is meant to be one square to the left, I fudged that one which meant I also had to fudge the spotty one as it was now one row narrower…

I was surprised how much the little bit of back-stitching really finished off the design, it’s just a row of soft brown round the ‘patchwork’ bit, but it does make such a difference.

So, the finished piece now looks like this…

I really like this one as it’s Christmas without being to Christmassy, if you know what I mean!

I now need to decide whether to make it into a little cushion, more decoration than useable, or make it into a bigger cushion, as it happens I saw a mini jelly roll on offer of Christmas fabrics on line and the colours looked too good a match not to buy it (a feeble excuse I know!!) They do match well, in fact some of them look very similar to the cross-stitch fabrics themselves…

Decision time! Big cushion or little cushion…

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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21 Responses to Believe!

  1. katechiconi says:

    I vote for a big cushion!

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  2. anne54 says:

    It’s lovely Margaret. The patchwork is very effective. You could use the same concept with a different word in the middle, and have a series. (You know how I love a series!)

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  3. claire93 says:

    that’s a lovely piece of stitching and well done on the JOY save. If you hadn’t told us, we’d never have known. I agree with Kate that the idea of a big cushion sounds fun!

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  4. magpiesue says:

    What a lovely design. Whatever you decide to do we can be confident it will be fabulous. πŸ™‚

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  5. Ruth E Price says:

    That’s lovely Margaret, you are so clever. I would vote big cushion

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  6. endrickwater says:

    Given everything that’s going on and that we’re talking about Christmas, here, I definitely vote for BIG!

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  7. Liz says:

    I’d go for big or even bigger,

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  8. Jane M says:

    Looks fabulous and I agree with everyone else BIG.

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  9. Laura says:

    Well done, Margaret! πŸ™‚

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  10. CurlsnSkirls says:

    It’s Fate – or Karma – or Divine Direction.
    Use that jelly roll and make a big ol’ squidgy cushion!

    (Or maybe make it a cushion cover, to change with the seasons. πŸ˜‰)

    Whatever you decide, it will be wonderful. xx

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  11. Sharon says:

    Sounds like big has it. Excited to see what you do πŸ™‚ I know it will be awesome!

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  12. tialys says:

    Little cushion.
    (only joking – BIG)

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  13. nanacathy2 says:

    BIG! the bigger the better- the matching fabric is meant to be.

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  14. daneesey says:

    How pretty! I like a little off-centered JOY every now and then; I’d have never noticed it if you hadn’t mentioned it!! It’s a fabulous finish … will look forward to see how you trim it out!!! πŸ™‚

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  15. Karrin Hurd says:

    Love your finished piece. I think the fabrics you have chosen are perfect!

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  16. Jenny Benton says:

    Lovely stitching, your piece is going to look so nice as a big cushion! Looking forward to seeing the next step.

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  17. Kim Sharman says:

    Oh, such lovely cross stitching in your Believe, demands a big cushion. Your cross stitch is gorgeous!

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  18. Ivani Vieira says:

    great finished! I love it as it is, if you haven’t mention, nobody will know that. It is a beautiful pattern.
    I’ll be looking forward to see what you decide about the cushion. Have a great week

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  19. Amanda says:

    Very nice. You must have seasonal boxes stacked high! πŸ˜„

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