Earlier in the year when I was gathering things for my surprise giveaway I came across some lovely little Christmas cross stitch kits and bought some to include in the giveaway. Of course I then regretted not buying any for myself. When I returned to get some more, there were more kits for sale - and on sale too! So I bought a few for me. Well, 12 actually! Eeeek!!
Each one is about 3 inches square although the pictures are smaller than that of course. Once I had sewed them all up I needed to decide what to turn them into. I had thought of making some sort of a picture, but that didn't seem right and then I hit upon the idea of making them into flags for Christmas bunting.
I bought some green crocheted lace that was stiffened and some red trim to hang the flags from and decided to sew each little cross stitch to a piece of the lace and then sew them all together. The plan was then to hang them across my mantelpiece.
Once I started sewing them all together I realised that the finished piece was going to be far too long to go across the mantelpiece as each flag is about 6 inches square, and times that by twelve, well, it is very long! Right now they still don't have a home, but I expect that I will hang them across the curtain pole in our dining area.
So, would you like to see them!
Here they are all together.
This is the other way round.
They were lots of fun to make that is sure and kept my heart and hands occupied earlier in the year when I needed to be busy! Even if I don't hang them up right now, I will be grateful for the occupation they provided me with.