September 21, 2016

Lord of the Rings Cross Stitch

Lord of the Rings Cross Stitch

Sometimes I make nerdy things and sometimes I love it.

I began cross-stitching this summer (something I hadn't done since I was a young teenager), and it turns out I quite like it.

While I usually flit from hobby to hobby and don't know how long this one will last, I've managed to complete two entirely geeky projects, both of which I'll eventually frame and hang near my bookcases.

I don't remember ever completing a cross-stitch project when I was younger, so here's to lengthened attention spans!

I mostly made this one while listening to audiobooks or watching TV or movies (I LOVE audiobooks).

It's a pattern from the Etsy store WeeLittleStitches that I only slightly modified: I added the quote "not all those who wander are lost" below the gang, stitched it on light green Aida (difficult to see in this photograph), added more flair to Legolas' boots, made the hobbits varying heights, and slightly tailored some of their hairstyles and accessories. Other than these minor changes, the finished project is pretty close to the original design you can purchase, print, and then cross stitch on your own.

What do you think? What nerdy hobbies do you enjoy?

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