Almost since I started blogging the most popular post on my blog has been this one - here - called Mollie Makes Pretty Rose Cross Stitch.
It was about using a kit that came with a magazine to make up a cross stitch picture. I actually made it into a pin cushion rather than a picture. I have no idea why it is so popular, but month after month, year after year, there it is, up there at the top of my most viewed posts list.
When I received another one of these kits, I assume again on Mollie Makes, I still didn't want to make a picture with it and I didn't want to make another pin cushion either. So it hung around in my boxes of fabric and yarn for a long time.
While sorting through the yarn and fabric early in August I found it again and decided to do something with it. Putting it together with a plastic embroidery hoop that I had from another - unmade! - kit I turned it into this.
A pretty picture with my initial - because my name really is Amy! - and a little border around the edge. Ta Dah!
I simply drew the letter on to the canvas with one of those disappearing fabric ink pens and then stitched over it in two colours of the floss that came with the kit. Then I added little crosses all around the edge to make the border, a little like a ring of flowers.
The back looks horrid, but I have covered it with a piece of felt to at least try and neaten it up a bit.
I have a couple of other kits that I have made up to produce some little pictures which I will also be sharing and then I will hang them all up somewhere in my office or prop them up on shelves around the house.
Do you think this post will make it to the top of my charts. I wonder!
This is one of the posts that I wrote in August to be published in September but publishing it got delayed by my need to take a blog break.