Saturday, August 15, 2020

Completed Cross Stitch - Kitten in the Window

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Kitten in the Window Cross Stitch

This piece took me quite a while. I struggled! Before I get into my struggles, here are the details of the kit.

Design by: The MacNeil Studio
Published by: Dimensions
Finished Size: 12" x 12"
Stitched on: 18 Count Aida
Kit comes with aida, needles, thread and instructions.

I'm used to stitching on 14 count Aida because my eyes struggle with 16 count, but this one was on 18 count and I had a hard time most of the way through. I had a hard time with the size of the symbols on the pattern as well. I use a light when stitching and it helped some, but I even tried reading glasses! I don't know if it was a case of tired eyes or a case of I need glasses, but the reading glasses didn't help.

On some areas of this piece, I took pictures with my phone and tablet so that I could zoom in to see the symbols. Especially on the french knots throughout the flowers. These were particularly hard for me to see.

This kit came with 2 needles and I broke both of them working on the half stitches that uses 3 strands. Pulling 3 strands of thread through 18 count... whew!... my hands were hurting!

One of the great things about this kit is there was plenty of thread! I had so much left over that it felt as if I missed stitching something.

I know this may sound like a lot of negatives for this kit, but overall I would stitch this piece again.

My favorite thing about this kit is that when I look at it, I will always be reminded of Mr. Morris.

If you are interested in purchasing this kit, you can find it here on Amazon. (affiliate link)

This is before I added back stitching and french knots.

Kitten in the Window Cross Stitch Before


Here is the completed piece.

Completed Kitten in the Window Cross Stitch


And these are a few close up pictures.

Kitten Cross Stitch Close Up


If you've already stitched this piece, I would love for you to hop over to my stitching Facebook page and share pictures!

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