iPhone Case Redux

Two Octobers ago I stitched a case for my iPhone 4. Since then, Apple has released a few different iterations of the phone, but I’ve never upgraded. I’ve stuck with my iPhone 4, and my lovely dragon case. But, my poor phone has started to lose its mind a little (the GPS is often wrong among other issues), and my poor dragon has started to fray. So, just as you buy a new car when the ashtray is full*, it is time for me to get a new phone.

Where is my phone?!

Sadly, my new phone is on back-order and I have no idea when it will arrive. Apparently the gold phones are very popular, which actually surprised me. But, thankfully, my new cross stitch case is here and I can get my phone’s home started.

I’ve been stressing out so much about what to stitch. I keep thinking that I have to make just the right choice since I will be living with this phone for a while. But, my husband took pity on me and remind me that these cases are actually pretty cheap compared to many other cases, so if I don’t like what I stitched, it will actually be okay to buy another one, or even get a regular case instead. 

iPhone case and lotus

iPhone case and lotus

So, after look through my (far too big) collection of charts, magazines and books, I settled on waterlilies designed by Joan Elliot, and found in the magazine/book The Ultimate Joan Elliot Cross Stitch Collection.

Hopefully I’ll have the stitching all done by the time my phone arrives.

* An old family joke, but from when I was a kid, people smoked in cars, and my parents smoked like chimneys. Cleaning out the car’s ashtray always grossed out my mom. Do cars even have ashtrays anymore?

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4 Responses to iPhone Case Redux

  1. Zeb A. says:

    I wish here was an option like this for Samsung Galaxy S2 phones. I’m tempted to go iPhone JUST so I can stitch my own case, sad huh? 🙂

    I think the waterlilies are a great choice, and hey, even if you DO like it, you can always stitch more so you have cases you can interchange 😀

  2. Annie says:

    I’m old enough to remember the ashtray adage too. I think your design choice is excellent and sounds like you picked a pretty good DH too! Enjoy your stitching and your new phone when it arrives!

  3. Anny P says:

    Wow, I love that idea – look forward to seeing the finished article.

  4. Giovanna says:

    I think I need to get one of those too… I found a nice London-themed chart which would be perfect. Have fun 🙂