A few weeks ago my youngest brother sent me a link to a page he had come across containing all sorts of cross stitch patterns. A lot of them were for superhero types and I had a lot of fun looking down through them. Then I came to a Lord of the Rings pattern for the fellowship of the ring and just had to go off trying to source it.
Sure enough, I soon did:
I bought the pattern from weelittlestitches on Etsy and I'll definitely be back for more. They have the coolest range of patterns including one from The Princess Bride which I just have to make for a friend of mine.
Cross stitch is something I've always wanted to do a little bit of, but the patterns in my local craft shop seem to be mostly aimed at little old ladies. So when I got this into my hands I was thrilled, being a Lord of the Rings fanatic. It took a little while for the right fabric to come into stock, but I got some last week and yesterday I started stitching, with Gandalf.
Doesn't he look cool? For my 2nd cross stitch ever, I'm pretty happy with him although I messed up a little on the thread and used a wrong colour gray in the middle of his cloak. But Gandalf was cool so I'm not sure he'd mind!
Can't wait to get back to it later today. Plus I must finish the binding on my Princess Charming quilt. Hope you had a lovely weekend!