The first time I ever tried cross stitching, DH was dumbfounded. He was amazed that anyone could just sit for so long and stitch X’s repeatedly. That was 25 years ago, and he has learned not to make such off hand remarks regarding my artsy craftsy endeavors. I still have my Thanksgiving sampler to complete, but when I saw these cute, quick, and free projects over at Brook’s Book Publishing, I just had to make them. I made Stupid Cupid into an ornament, and the other, into earrings. The Sweet Treat earrings call out using perforated cross stitch paper, but I didn’t have any, so I just used beige aida cloth.
To complete the earrings, I glued a backing of aida cloth, trimmed, and embellished with swarovski crystals and glitter – everything is better with glitter! 🙂
Brooke’s Book Publishing has some really neat cross stitch patterns to purchase as well as for free – worth checking out.