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Sand Castle Cross Stitch

Second cross stitch finish this week! Sand Castle, the second mini cross stitch in a trio by Hands on Design, is done! (See the first one, Sail Around, here.)

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

I used a navy blue aida fabric, and the same floss colors are used for all three patterns, so they coordinate well. I finally picked up this one when I had a break between Frosted Pumpkin patterns, and the  4″x 4″ design came together super quickly.

The charts are really unique – just one quarter is shown, then you rotate the chart to complete all four parts. It got a bit tricky in parts and one of my quarters doesn’t line up exactly… but strategically placed embellishments covered that right up. Someone at guild recently said that “imperfection is beautiful” and I’ve decided that’s my official motto 🙂

I’m working on #3 now and have white frames picked out as soon as the trio is complete.

A few progress pics:

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

My Flosstube obsession continues! It is strangely soothing to listen to strangers talk about their WIPs while I stitch.

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

 

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

 

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

 

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

 

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

 

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

Ta da!

The Amateur Librarian // Sandcastle Cross Stitch

It’s not a quilt… but I’m linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday!

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