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McLaren & Hamilton – cross stitch


This is the scheduled three-weekly post for the SAL that I’m doing with several other crafty blogs.

Hooray! It’s finished. One cross-stitched Lewis Hamilton in his McLaren F1 racing car. The last section was stitched while binge-watching Nashville.

Hamilton300515I’ve really put in some hours on this over the past week. I did the final few stitches last night as I was determined to finish it in time for the SAL update. It looks a tad wonky but that’s probably because I pressed it really quickly to try to catch the last of the natural light for a photo. It’ll straighten up once I frame it. (whenever that may be)

I had my little helper with me several times while working on this. He’s very good when I’m stitching and apart from the odd half-hearted swipe at the dangling threads, he pretty much ignores it and goes to sleep.


I’m now torn between starting a new project for the SAL, pulling out yet another old abandoned project, or maybe moving the African Sampler to the SAL. I think it may be the latter, and then I can concentrate on putting some more stitches into the dreaming cat one too.

For the stitch-a-long I’m linking up to these lovely blogs:

Avis at Sewing beside the sea
Claire at Claire93
Kate at Tall tales from Chiconia
Gun at Rutigt
Alison at Minerva’s meanderings
Jule at From the boudoir
Elizabeth at Garden 4 therapy
Wendy at The crafter’s apprentice
Lucy at Lucyannluna
Cathy at Nanacathydotcom

Do pop over and have a look at their beautiful creations.

Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

24 thoughts on “McLaren & Hamilton – cross stitch

  1. I would not do cross stitch but I admire anybody who can finish one of those. A coworker of mine spent six months on one. I also know what it is like to have a furry gold companion while I am working.


  2. haha! My cat Neko lays on my lap underneath the cross stitch frame. She’ll bite the thread though when I’m starting a brand new stitch…then up comes wet thread ;p


  3. Well done on the finish, it looks great!


  4. Wow, that was quick! Congrats on finishing this great project. 🙂


  5. Yey! What a great finish 🙂 Looking forward to the next one already.


  6. Congratulations on a fine finish! Bring out the checkered flag. Woo hoo!!!


  7. Congrats!!!!! And your kitten is sooooooo cute 🙂


  8. Oh, well done! Can’t wait to see what you’re working on next.


  9. That car looks a real mean beast. I can hear the squeal o f the tryes and smell the fumes!


  10. oooh a happy dance! well done! look forward to seeing which project you move into this slot


  11. Looks fantastic, that’s another finished object. Well done


  12. Woot! Congratulations on finishing it 🙂


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