This month's #stitchventure pattern may be a little late (thanks immune system), but it is worth the wait (I promise)!
Featuring some mistletoe tied with a pretty bow and the words "Merry Kiss Mass", this pun loving pattern is perfect to stitch up for someone you have been crushing on (or to display at a holiday party to really "set the mood").
I chose a fun fabric and hoop to stitch the pattern this month and, honestly, I kind of regretted it? For the first time this whole year, I really struggled with a pattern. Perhaps it was the sickness that plagued me this past week and a half or maybe it was just embroidery burnout from this fun and busy year (hey, none of us are perfect), but whatever it was, I just couldn't nail down a color palette that I liked.
The result? I ended up tearing out my stitches a total of THREE TIMES, nearly ripping a hole in the fabric and throwing the whole thing across the room in frustration.
Why am I telling you this, you ask? Well, if you have ever looked at my work and thought, "Man, she really has it together," I just want you to know .. that I struggle with this medium just as much as the next person!
If you ever feel like giving up on a piece or just can't seem to get to it and have it sitting in a corner unfinished, remember that I too have a pile of unfinished pieces and a stack of ideas that never became reality (I won't even go into the massive amount of finger pricks and numb fingers that I struggle with on the daily because you legit would have a candlelit vigil in memoriam for my messed up, calloused hands).
So, after that revealing amount of real talk, I just want to wish you all a very merry KISS-MAS and hope that you enjoy this pattern (more than I did, haha)!
If you end up completing it, please post it! I would love to share on social media, so just make sure to tag it with #stitchventure, so I don't miss it!
Check out the details for the pattern here and make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win this month's pattern for free!
This month's #stitchventure pattern is in collaboration with illustrator and teacher, Alexis Winter!
Read on to learn more about her process and to enter to win this month's hand embroidery pattern!
This month's #stitchventure pattern is in collaboration with Deanna Maree Creative Studio.
Read on to learn more about her process and to enter to win this month's pattern!