A total cliche, but I have developed a love for old typewriters. Last year, my calendar at work was gorgeous pictures of candy-colored vintage typewriters. I loved them. And occassionally I will do a little wistful shopping for vintage typewriters on etsy.
They seem to be full of romantic notions for me – beautiful design and colors and the possibility of writing great things.
When I finished my Pretty Little Paris cross stitch, I decided I wanted to try stitching on linen. I went looking for a great typewriter pattern. I thought the one solid shape would help with the counting part of counted cross stitch on those tiny linen squares. I was right. The back is a mess, but I was able to keep track of what stitch went where.
I love this little piece – it looks a lot like the Royal typewriter above, doesn’t it?
So, the internet. I was a little befuddled on how to finish the cross stitch I have completed. I wanted to use hoops – I think that looks so sweet. I thought maybe you glued the fabric onto the hoop? So wrong. Luckily I found this helpful tutorial.
And it worked beautifully!! Pretty good looking for the back of something. Because the back of my cross stitch really is very private. Trust me.