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Cross Stitch WIP

Cross Stitch WIP

This is the beginning of my most complicated cross stitch project ever. It’s not huge, maybe the size of a standard piece of printer paper, but there are 51 colors and over 16,500 stitches. I started it in November (2012) but only worked on it one time and didn’t touch it again until 3 days ago. So the pic was actually taken after 4 days of work.

It’s going to take a while. I’ve been experiencing pain in my elbows for a few years but it’s been getting worse. I found out pretty recently that it could be arthritis, but there’s a pretty high chance that it’s something a bit more serious, so I’m trying to take it easy for now. Crafting has become more and more painful (especially since I’m right-handed and the pain in my right elbow is more severe), but I can’t stop because I love it too much :)

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So I’ve Decided to Take Up Cross Stitching…

I’ve dabbled in cross stitching in the past but have never bothered finishing any projects I start. Today, I am proud to say that I have finally finished one! It’s my very own design that I based on this picture:

It’s Lumpy Space Princess, a character from one of my favorite shows, Adventure Time. Before I add a picture of the finished cross stitch, I have to explain a bit about her.

Lumpy Space Princess, or LSP for short, is the princess of Lumpy Space. She has a masculine voice, but she speaks kind of like a valley girl or a teenager (lots of “whatever!”). She’s often selfish and uncaring, and she tends to replace expletives with the word ‘lump’.

Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the finished project:

There is definitely room for improvement, but I’m pretty happy with it overall. It still needs to be washed and ironed, but I won’t be able to do that for a while because I’m not home right now… I’m apartment/dog sitting until July 1st. So just, you know, imagine it clean, ironed, and in a frame of some sort.

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