Wednesday, 26 June 2013

WIP – One stitch at a Time

We had a little “Incident” around these parts that involved an ungodly hour, a drunk driver, his car and our house.

Whilst restoration work on our home has been happening, we have been set up in temporary accommodation which makes sewing and blogging a little difficult.  But I have had one saving grace … my love of cross stitch.

There is a silver lining in every cloud (they say) and it just so happens that the temporary accommodation that we are calling home has a lovely winter sun spot in which to sit and happily stitch.

I’ve taken advantage of said spot and am now ¾ through the 1st of 22 pages of counted cross stitch.  I think this will end up being my life’s work, but what a peaceful life it shall be …. fingers crossed!

Aida 14 count
Final width = 218 stitches
Final Height = 275 stitches
Total stitches = 59,950 (eek!)

Floss used = DMC
Amount of colours = 46

Jpeg picture converted to counted cross stitch using this website

The picture was chosen for my Mum.  It’s of a chap called Babur … he’s a relative of Genghis Khan and his life story is quite amazing.  He’s known as the 1st Mughal Emperor. End of history lesson lol!

Hopefully I will be back next week with another instalment of my MIL’s quilt. 

Until then, we'll keep taking advantage of this beautiful winter sun.

I hope you find your sunny spot to sew.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.



  1. wow that is a life's will be beautiful

  2. Glad to hear that some good came out of the bad, amazing cross-stitch!

  3. The cross-stitch pattern you chose is absolutely intimidating but really amazing! Good luck on the counting! I've just finished some Game of thrones characters...and need a new cross-stitch project. Glad i found the link you gave!

  4. Goodness - what an incredible undertaking! Looks like you're off to a good start! Hope that it's not too long until you are back in your own home again!

  5. Sorry about your home being tampered with that is so very terrible to hear.

    Your girls are so beautiful!

    What a intricate cross stitch pattern to undertake,but you seem to be really enjoying yourself at it.

  6. Babur is looking good Serena - thank you :) xxxxxx



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