Completed – Cross Stitch “Imagination Creates Reality”

Ah, the end of June. Bookending this month with one post at the beginning and now one at the end. I would have liked to put up more posts, but several things required attention first. Anyway, I’m back now, and excited to share with you this project that I finished last Friday:

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About one and a half weeks ago, I found out about a charity silent auction being held (now) yesterday, 26 June. It was organised by a company called Safe Steps, which supports women and children experiencing family violence, and would be held in conjunction with a high tea to raise funds. I decided to chip in, got information about the event, and set about preparing this project.

I looked up a few quotes by Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, etc., but nothing really caught my eye until I found this one by Richard Wagner: “Imagination creates reality.” Short, punchy, to the point – perfect! I created the design last weekend on graph paper, and started the stitching too.

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Wagner’s name and “creates”, both in cursive font, were very easy and reasonably quick to do. The hard yards were in “Reality” and “Imagination”. I enjoyed the process, but sometimes it was hard as I was pressed for time, and worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it done. Also, my original design had black diamonds for “Imagination”, which I had to sneakily turn into squares because the diamond shapes were hard to see. But I think it worked out well!

I’m also very happy that I got to use this photo frame, which I bought from Salvos. So all in all, I’m very glad that I got to help out two charities in one project.

One thing that I wasn’t 100% satisfied with was that sometimes I pulled too hard when stitching, which lead to the scrunching around the words. Perhaps I should have used a stiffer cloth. But it’s a good learning tip.

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Now, the second part of the project was that as a sponsor, I was allowed to distribute promotional material for my business. Perhaps not many people know this, but I am planning to set up a shop quite soon πŸ™‚ I’ll be selling patterns (crochet and cross stitch), and the actual products. Anyway, that’s why I wrote up a note for each of the high tea participants, and stuck in a small little pipecleaner heart:

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120 little notes…

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…and 120 little hearts

All of these were cut up and made on Thursday and Friday, before I passed them on for the auction!

I’m very happy I got the opportunity to do this, and I hope the high tea was a success for Safe Steps. To celebrate, I will be bringing out a tutorial for you next time and show you how to make my little pipecleaner hearts πŸ™‚ ❀ have a super week!

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