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Monday, 27 September 2010

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Unfinished cross stitch projects

How many of you love cross stitch so much that have two or more projects on the go? But also a few unfinished ones somewhere hidden in the house gathering dust. This is a guide to give you some ideas of what you can actually do with all your unfinished cross stitch projects.
There are so many beautiful designs out there that it is impossible not to buy them. But sometimes we end up having too many projects on the go that some will be left aside to be finished at a later time. Others will end up at the back of a drawer because the cross stitch pattern was lost or a page from the pattern has gone missing.
First, you need to decide how important it is to finish the project. Where you planning on giving it to someone for a special occasion? or was simply to decorate your house? Go through all your unfinished cross stitch projects and decide whether you want to keep it or no longer have a passion to finish it ever.
The ones that can not be finished due to pages of the pattern missing, maybe is a good idea to through them away. Unless you are happy to do a bit of investigation, go back to the manufacturer and try to find that particular pattern.
If you decided the excitement has gone for some unfinished projects, you could donate it to your local charity shop. Someone else might be interested in having it and continue the beautiful work you started. Or you can give it to a friend who is now learning to cross stitch.
The other option is to sell it. You will be amazed how many unfinished cross stitch projects sell on ebay! I would suggest you sell it as auction rather than a buy it now price.
If you decide to keep some projects, make sure you get a storage container and place the project and your supplies there. It will keep them nice and tidy away from dust. You could also arrange a rotation. Include your unfinished project in rotation with your other projects. When you get bored of one project, put it aside for a while and start stitching the other.
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