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Cross Stitching Chaos

Hello my blogging friends. It is now past mid-June and creating a blog post has been longer than I had planned. So many things get in the way and yet I can’t remember most of them. I had a big cross stitch post planned, but plans change and I have decided to go in a different direction.

So, what have I been stitching? Well, my cross stitch projects have seemed to have expanded in the last few months. I was stitching on 2 Mirabilia’s and the Fox & Rabbit Mystery Sampler. But after the events that unfolded on Social Media over the weekend, I couldn’t even stitch on Saturday night…at all…on anything! That almost never happens with me. And on Sunday night I started yet another cross stitch project. So much for trying to get through my WIP’s. Anyway, a lot of my recent nights have been spent stitching on Rosamund by Mirabilia. I fell in love with her the moment I saw her and immediately started stitching on her as soon as I received her and the fabric.

Rosamund by Mirabilia

I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Salem from Fiberlicious Yummy Fibers. I worked with the dyer to get the fabric painted so that I wouldn’t lose the edges into a frame. There are only 2″ on the sides for framing, and I am wondering if any of the black will show. But for now I stitch on.

Sweet Rosamund

I rarely ever do a face first when I am cross stitching. I usually work from the middle down and then the middle up. I feel that if I do her face first, I may get bored and my progress to get her done will really slow down. But since this is a vertical design, my needle automatically went to the right and wow! She is beautiful and I do love stitching on her.

Beautiful Rosamund

And this is where I left off before the weekend.

Sweet Rosamund

I am really enjoying stitching on this Mirabilia. But after the Mirabilia designer posted on social media that she thought the Bella Filipina Designer was copying her designs, I couldn’t stitch on her Saturday night. There were so many negative comments going around and I just felt awful about the whole thing. I thought it was very distasteful what the Mirabilia designer posted. I love both designers. I think they each have their own style, that is different from each other. I am sure I will get back to Rosamund and Blossom, but last night I decided to do this:


This was a recent limited design by Bella Filipina Designs for the Casa Cenina shop in Italy. I am so lucky to have gotten her and very quickly I might add. I am not using the 32ct fabric that was included in the kit. I am going to stitch her on 16ct Aida Oberon from Fabrics by Stephanie. I thought it would be perfect for Esmeralda. After all the time it took me to find the perfect fabric and a scroll frame that wouldn’t drive me crazy, I don’t have much stitching to show. I will next time.

So what are you stitching on?

12 thoughts on “Cross Stitching Chaos

  1. The news from social media is saddening, Ginny–I hope the negativity abates. Hope your enjoyment of stitching continues despite it; I love how your projects look so far.


  2. I came across a similar tussle over the construction of a fabric book using beads as dividers between the pages, with one person insisting another acknowledged her in a book as the designer. Seems to me its not really something one person only would think of. Bit like musicians complaining about similar tunes. That aside I love your stitching. I’m doing some felt lavender houses . Post in due course.


    1. Thank you, Nanacathy2. I know what you mean about the musician thing. I just don’t know what else to say about it. I wish it hadn’t happened, but it did and it will forever be in the back of my mind. My stitching will continue, on one thing or another. And of course I will share and document here ❤


  3. I just wanted to tell you I find your stitching beautiful and pretty perfect! I enjoy looking at your work and taking inspiration from it! Please keep letting us know what you’re working on!


  4. People on social media can be so nasty sometimes. I don’t really get on Facebook anymore and I stay away from Twitter unless absolutely necessary. I hope the drama passes quickly so you can get back to stitching on your lovely projects! Your work always amazes me. 🙂


    1. Hi Hannah! Thank you for your kind words. I am trying not to let what I hear on social media effect my stitching these days. It is good to see you hear. I always enjoyed seeing your beautiful crocheted creations. I hope to see more 🙂


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