simple deer cross stitch

After this cross stitch project, I was longing for something simple and easy - a one or two sitting kind of project. I remembered a deer head silhouette pattern in Issue 259 of Cross Stitcher magazine and knew it would be the perfect project to wind down after that last one.

This took a couple of hours of stitching while I watched Downton Abbey. I finally got into that show after about three tries. Everyone was talking about it so I knew there had to be something good despite the first couple of episodes that I found boring and tedious. Once I got familiar with the characters and what was happening I fell in love and watched the first two seasons in about 2 weeks. I just started season 3 today, so no spoilers! I have been avoiding any posts or facebook statuses (statii?) successfully so far. Also I keep saying Mr. Bates in my head over and over again. Mr. Baaaates. If you watch the show you know exactly what I am talking about.

I love this simple little projects just as much as I love the big complicated ones. Ok maybe not just as much, but close. 

The stitching project I am thinking about for March is another big one and I'm excited to pick out colors and get started. Have you been stitching lately? Share a link in the comments - I'd love to check them out!



  1. Allison - I love this! My hubby would really like this, too. He is a big time hunter and this would be perfect for our home. Great job! I guess I really do need to watch Downton Abbey. It is all anyone can talk about. I will have to start renting it on netflix. :)

  2. Adorable! I love it. I still haven't gotten into Downton Abbey, and I'm pretty sure I'm the last holdout on it. I made it through the whole first season and just . . . meh. Not my thing, I guess. Does it get more interesting in season 2?

  3. LOL - Mr. Baaaaates! I loved Downton Abbey from the start and watched the first two seasons really fast, too. I haven't started 3 yet, but will soon!

    Love the cross stitching, BTW.

  4. This makes me want to give cross stitch another try--gorgeous.

  5. Hooked on this stitching at the moment: http://thefrostedpumpkinstitchery.bigcartel.com/product/2013-monthly-woodland-sampler-pdf-pattern. Fun & exciting to get a new small piece to stitch each month.

  6. Hello!
    I love the graphic deer. I can copy it?
    I leave the link if you want to see my proyects.
    A greeting!

    1. The pattern is not mine - it is from Issue 259 of Cross Stitcher. You can buy digital copies of the magazine in the Apple store if you can't find it at a bookstore near you. Hope this helps!


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