I took up cross-stitch several months ago when I realized the craft had been hijacked by the cool kids and was no longer your grandma’s needlework. I like something a little more modern than the country sampler in my stitching. And I like cross-stitching and embroidery in general because it’s an accessible craft for those of us who can’t draw or paint worth a darn. I speak for myself here.
Besides, when I walk into the embroidery section at the craft store, I drift off into a happy place where all is colorful. I love those bins of string. So, in addition to creating my own cross-stitch pieces, I’ve become infatuated with others’ and have found some great pieces worthy of starting a collection.
Like these from steotch:
Or this from Wee Little Stitches:
Too kitschy? How about some inspiration?
From Fun With Needles:
These are from Ruggles Stitch:
This awesomeness is from the Tiny Modernist:
And from Wall Work:
Linens via Remodelista:
See? Not your granny’s cross-stitch. Thanks for stopping by!