I’ve been doing a lot of cross stitch this week. I finished the first color I was working on and added a couple of shades of yellow for the sun:
That’s the same color of yellow, but some half crosses are with a single strand and some are with three strands of floss. Most of my past cross stitching projects have been small images on unstitched fabric and this is my first one with significant background shading, so I’m not sure if this is typical or not. Those of you who’ve done more projects like this, is it a common feature?
My other minor project was a simple needle minder — you can see it in the first picture. I’d seen a couple of needle minders on other cross stitcher’s pictures and videos, and I happened to have a couple of broken refrigerator magnets, a random button, and hot glue…
I hot glued the button on top of one round magnet, and put the other round magnet on the underside of the fabric. Eventually I hope to find something prettier than the button to glue to the second magnet, so that I can have the pretty side up and the button on the underside of the fabric.