Sometime in 1994 I started my little boy picture. I filled many, many nights and many hours of counting and stitching. In 1995 all I had left to do was the back-stitching and that print would be done. Then I could finally start on the little girl. What I did not know was that there was going to be a move in my future. A move where the little boy was lost!!! LOST!!!! All that work!!!!!
A few years later I was rummaging around in my cross-stitching books and came across that little boy picture again. Just the picture, not all my hard work. I decided then and there that I was starting over. This was a project that I was seeing to the end.
These pictures are my proudest achievement. They took me almost 2 full years to complete. They are also the last bit of cross-stitching I ever did. To this day I still have hundreds of DMC floss and patterns that have never been used. These pictures were beyond "difficult", in every sense of the word.
You may be asking yourself why I am telling you all this. Well I decided to try my hand at cross-stitching on a cookie.
I found a free pattern at ABC Free Cross-stitch and got to work. If you would like to see the pattern I worked off of you can go here.
This was honestly not an easy cookie. It took me two hours to pipe all the lines with a #1 PME tip. With no clogs I might add :) Instead of making the traditional X's that you make with cross-stitching, I did dots with my 1.5 PME tip. Now that the cookie is done, I really wish I would have taken step by step pictures. But I was not sure whether this project was going to turn out as well as it did.
I'm linking this post up with Melissa at Simply Sweets by Honeybee and Stephanie at Ellie's Bites Decorated Cookies for their January Inspiration Challenge. The challenge was "New Year/New You". And believe me this cookie was a true challenge and something I have never tempted to do before.
In the next few weeks I will be sharing some Hot Air Balloon cookies and a new technique to me.......fondant AND Glaze Icing with a few Royal Icing accents.