How this pattern came about?
Many months ago, I was really stressed at work and all I could think of was to head home and continue my cross-stitch. Then the first half of the quote came into my mind....
"Cross-stitch is my comfort game..."
"to Stay sane in this reality game"
which is pretty apt in my case. My harsh reality is I am in the accounts line of work which is zapping away my sanity. LOL!
Most of all, me being a random person as I was, I like to play around with poems and words and as it turns out, both quotes rhyme and the letters "C" and "S" is the abbreviation for "Cross-Stitch".
As mentioned above, the inspiration was drawn from Peacock & Fig's YouTube tutorial on french knots (click on the link to view). Initially it was meant to be covered in french knots but I scale it down because not everyone is a fan of knots. Added basic patterns for flowers and it kind of resembles a cross of sakura and plum blossom? or so i thought.....
It is available as a digital download on my Etsy shop: RainsCraftyBits @ S$6.11. There will be 3 pdf files available for download. 1 for general information, 1 chart with black symbols on white background and 1 chart with colored symbols on color background.
Pattern details as per follows:
Completed stitched area (WxH) approximately: 29.3cm X 14.1cm (11.5"X5.5")
Fabric: 18ct Aida
Number of colors: 6
Number of stitches (+/-): 5,108
Number of knots: 58