Sewing Room Cross-stitch

Over the last couple of months I’ve been stitching a sign for my sewing room. It’s a pattern from Stoney Creek, it’s a little dated in style, it’s typical of the 80’s and 90’s, but it appealed and it seems to include all aspects of sewing I enjoy, patchwork, embroidery and dress-making. I changed the colours from pink to purple to match my sewing room.

Last time I showed you my progress I’d just made myself stitch the metallic bits on the sewing machine…

Well I cracked on and I’ve just finished it…I think!

At the top is writing in deepening shades of purple. With hindsight I would have been better with a slightly darker shade at the bottom as it doesn’t show up much. Now I’m not going to start unpicking all that, but I could outline the bottom rows with a little back-stitch in a slightly darker thread.

The last bit to stitch was the thread on the sewing machine in long stitches of purple, I think it gives a lovely finishing touch.

Once I’ve decided whether or not it’s finished I need to put some fabric borders on to make it a little wider as I have a sewing machine shaped hanger for it which is a little too wide. I have some sewing themed fabric which I think will go nicely.

I’m pretty pleased with it, I love the cotton reel border in particular! I do think the spacing of the different elements is a bit off, so like the patchwork blocks are pushed into the lower corners rather than spacing them more evenly. There was actually meant to be another 6 empty rows above my name which I missed off. All in all though, I’m happy with it.

Mini happy dance time!

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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9 Responses to Sewing Room Cross-stitch

  1. Ellen T says:

    Lovely & a lot of work!

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  2. Cheryl says:

    I think it looks grand. It’s always hard to tell what a color change from the original will look like on the final project. Many – no, all – of my little projects so far have been changed to suit the floss I was given in an old tin. Some were perfect. Others were – er, less perfect.
    You could put the date above the quilt blocks on each side. Or just leave it as a bold design choice. Do what makes you happy, because you’ll be looking at it for a long, long time!

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  3. Jaya says:

    It’s simply superb!

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  4. Laura says:

    Love it! πŸ™‚

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  5. CurlsnSkirls says:

    This is grand & I love the changes you made!

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  6. How wonderful! What a great add to your sewing area!

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  7. claire93 says:

    very pretty ^^

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  8. Amanda says:

    Only you could pick fault in it! It’s lovely. I think the top letters do need that little bit of outline though. It’s not a selling boom. πŸ˜¬πŸ™„πŸ˜

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