MMM: Crying over Cross Stitch

You know when you get a present that is so thoughtful it moves you to tears? Well I got one this week, or rather, my little one did.

My gorgeous present. Wonder what she based that design on?!

As much as I LOVE the design, it was the work, time, love and thought that went into it that really made me cry. I know it will be on my daughter’s wall forever, so THANK YOU SC.

There’s something enduringly lovely about the homespun sampler. I have hung this one – made by my Aunt years ago – on the dining room wall.

My Home Sweet Home traditional sampler

But there is a whole raft of new textile designers creating modern cross stitch kits for contemporary homes wanting that retro vibe.

Emily Peacock seems to be the tapestry queen. Her kits sell online and can be turned into cool cushions, like these:

Emily Peacock tapestry kits, emilypeacock.com
Emily Peacock modern cross stitch kits, emilypeacock.com

And at Notonthehighstreet, Jacqui P from Granny Knits has created a really lovely range of craft kits, including a beginner’s Union Jack kit.

More Tea Vicar, Jacqui P at notonthehighstreet.com
Union Jack Beginners cross stitch kit, Jacqui P at notonthehighstreet.com

And how fabulous are these designs, from cool home wear site Misofunky?

MC Hammer always was WAY  too overlooked. Too Legit to Quit, Misofunky.com

I want this one.

Be nice or go home, Misofunky.com

All fabulous, but not a stitch on mine.

 

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