7/17/12

missouri cross stitch

A very good friend of mine moved away this weekend and I wanted to make her something as a reminder of her time here in Missouri.

I'm really not a mushy sort of person, so I wanted it to be fun and sort of quirky and maybe even a little random. I think I got it.


That's the shape of the state of Missouri, just in case it was a little too random for some of you. 

I came up with the pattern on my own using a Google image of the state and some graph paper. I just laid the graph paper over the print out of the shape of Missouri and traced. To finish it, I painted a frame to match the grey Aida cloth I used. Since I decided to make this only about 3 days before she left, it was a quick project for me - maybe 6-8 hours of work?


While I am sad to see a friend move so far away, I am happy for her and this big change. Plus I made sure she had a weird, random gift to remember me by.

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15 comments:

  1. I love it! Is that just regular DMC? It looks so pearly!

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    1. Yes, it is regular DMC. I use shorter strands so the threads stay glossy and pretty. If you use a really long strand, by the time you have stitched a bunch of stitches, the string has been pulled through the cloth so much that it starts to get ragged and a little dull. Keep your floss length short and it helps keep your work pretty.

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  2. It's so precious. Maybe I'm weird, but I don't think it's a weird gift at all.

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  3. Go Missouri! I knew what it was right away... and definitely not weird :)

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  4. LOVE this! Woo woo Missouri!!

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  5. your stitches are so perfect, I did not know that about the length of thread making a difference! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love this, i've been wanting to do something craft with our state of Michigan as a basis and this looks a great idea! That or i'll be tempted to have homage to my homeland of the UK in a similar way!

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  7. That's awesome! A perfect going away gift. Sorry that your friend is leaving you . . . have you considered kidnapping her?

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  8. Love it! Awesome gift! Pinning this for later!
    Hugs, Jen @ f5

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  9. I adore it! What a perfect gift for a KU fan! ;)

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  10. That's such a great gift! Love it!

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