First, let me tell you – cross stitching is way more laborious than embroidery, and much less like drawing as well.
I’ve been working on this cross stitch pattern for my cousin and his new bride for…like, six months. Good grief. They eloped in Nashville and got married by a man dressed as Elvis. What better gift than a kitschy TCB cross stitch? That’s the King’s personal motto: Taking Care of Business. With a lightning bolt. Heck yes.
I printed the logo (which I ganked off the interwebs), cut it out, and used a tracing pencil to outline the pattern onto black cross stitch fabric. It was verrrry challenging, but so worth it.
I figured out that if I held the hoop above a small light table I could see each hole in the grid of the black fabric. That was a life saver, and also when I really started trucking. Despite having to unstitch an entire letter T at one point, it really did go pretty smoothly, it just took for-e-ver.
Ta da! A black frame with offset white matts gussies it right up.