This column is about budget friendly crafts, which designing an aida cross stitch project definitely is time consuming. Since this project that can take weeks or months to complete, this might be something to keep in mind if crafters only have limited amount of time each week. If a crafter cannot work on their aida cross stitch project every day, it may take a long time to finish the project. Some cross stitchers have admitted on their blogs that it takes months to finish a piece, which is something this crafter has realized with the length of time it is taking to completet the cross stitched palm tree featured in this article.
The cross stitch palm tree was designed by hand is taking over two months to complete thus far, and a considerable amount of time has been set aside for it each day. So it is always good to keep in mind that while a craft might be budget friendly, it is not necessarily time friendly. For crafters who want to try their hand a cross stitching but who are short on time, consider doing a simple cross stitch project with plastic canvas mesh.
When completing an elaborate cross stitching project on aida cloth it is good to have a game plan, which helps to break up the project into smaller components that are less overwhelming. The slide show will demonstrate how a certain portion of the aida cloth was worked at a time rather than just cross stitching one row after another. The cross stitched palm tree is still a work in progress, so come back to see a future article on its completion.