Category Archives: My Life in Stitches

My journal of counted-cross-stitch.

The Cat Bag

IMAG0295Me, cross? Almost never. But I do have an obsession with cross-stitch—particularly and exclusively with the counted kind. Frequently, between the hours of seven p.m. and nine p.m., I can be found hunched over my craft table, huddled under an OTTLite®, working on my latest project.

Here’s my most recent completed project to date. I started “Cat Bag” by designer Lucie Heaton in August 2013 and finished it February 18, 2014. I sew, also, and wanted to put the design directly onto a piece of linen fabric instead of purchasing the tote bag as suggested by Cross Stitch Gold Magazine. (The design appeared in their August 2013 issue.) After not being able to find the 20 count natural linen locally, I found the perfect piece of linen online at Needle in a Haystack.

Now all I have to do is sew it into a tote bag! It is for my sister, whose birthday is in September. There is a slight chance it will be done on time, LOL