As an homage to my recent surgery and the stitches it left me in, this weeks Iron Craft challenge was to stitch something up. With a cast up past my elbow, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do anything for this challenge, but I found I could do a little if I worked slowly and carefully. Cross stitching my iPhone case seemed like the perfect project.
I was a little hesitant about trying this after Susi’s issues cross stitching her case. So, I took some lessons from her, kept my pattern simple and used only 4 strands of floss for stitching. The directions said to not pull the stitches too tight as it would distort, so I paid attention to that too. Well, as you see the case is not finished and at this point I don’t plan on finishing it.
See in the picture above how the stitched pig distorts the case and makes it pop up. It does that even while on the phone. Plus the case is very loose on the phone now. I am a believer in not wasting anymore time on something that has no chance of working out. At least I tried and I have a flying pig chart to share with you.
When I wasn’t sure I’d be actually able to stitch for this challenge, I worked on another cross stitch chart as well (I thought maybe you all would give me a by if I did something stitching related.)
This chart is going to be used on an advent calendar project. I can’t wait to show it to you when it’s all stitched up.
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