Let’s talk about Counted Cross Stitch

The thing I like most about counted cross stitch, is it allows you creative freedom. All you have to do is make minor alterations in color choices to major ones altering the pattern to make them even more special.

I have done many cross stitch patterns through the years. I have learned to get creative and use patterns as guides.  Follow them sometimes and emphasize them at other times.

I have collected a multitude of patterns and have even made a couple of my own. There are some really nice patterns that end up looking like a painting or a photograph. The programs are getting so much easier to use. At this time, I hand draw my wording patterns for the wedding items.  Like I did here on this wedding invitation:

Sample only not for sale

Sample only not for sale

These items are meant to be very personal.  I am making a line of special items for this occasion. So keep an eye out for what I come up with.

The color of the roses were picked out by the bride and groom.  The rest of the pattern is from a different announcement. Basically, I merged 3 different pattern ideas for this one.

Tell me about some of your special items and what inspired you.