I’m deep in the midst of doing a proper, through cleaning of my craft closet. I’m going very slowly, taking time to look through everything and decide if I’m keeping and where it needs to be stored. One good result from this is that I’ve rediscovered a lot of great WIPs and new projects I want to work on; one bad result is that I have come to the realization that my stash really is much too large. :/

But, what better way to whittle down one’s stash than to work on projects and complete them! One of the first things I fished out my messy stash as a little cross stitch kit I received a few months back.

The Buddha

The Buddha

I don’t know much about the kit. It is all in Chinese and included the chart, some adia, and the floss presorted on a card. I switched out the adia for a scrap of white evenweave, and stitched it with the included floss (which was very, very nice to work with and super soft). I think the finished piece is just lovely, and much prettier than the chart. Since there was no cover photo, it was a nice surprise to see it come together.

He is very small, about 60 x 60 stitches, and he worked up in the matter of a couple of days. It helps that there isn’t a lot of back stitching! The Chinese character on the right means Buddha, and I did debate leaving it off, but ultimately decided it looked nice.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with him. Most likely he will just end up in my box full of finished but not finished finished projects. Oh well, at least it is one more kit out of the WIP pile.

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12 Responses to Buddha

  1. Meari says:

    Very cute. Maybe you could make him into a flatfold?

  2. B. Lapp says:

    Very pretty. He would make a great card if you know anyone who is Buddhist.

  3. JudyC says:

    Nice!!! Your work is beautiful!

  4. Kerry P says:

    Lovely finish

  5. Rachel says:

    All that tidying up is indeed a great excuse to finish a few pieces!

  6. Kim says:

    Really like this! I bet you had a great sense of accomplishment.

  7. Katie says:

    Great finish!!

  8. Joanne P says:

    What a great little design, very serene. It’s nice to finish an older piece.

  9. Heather says:

    He looks great 🙂

  10. Nicole McReavy says:

    Lovely finish. Its always nice to have some things done, so that when the perfect person comes along you have a piece for them 🙂

  11. Dani says:

    He’s a lovely Buddha!

  12. Suzemo says:

    That’s a lovely finish – I really like him