Thursday 8 December 2011

Music & Laughter

Do you remember the Keep Calm And Cross Stitch frame I made earlier this year? I made something similar for my friend Cecilia. She is passionate about Salsa, so I wanted to cross stitch a saying that was related to music. I picked this quote, which means something like "The music is riddled with laughter". (Correct my shoddy Spanish, if you can!)

I used a piece of vintage fabric from my stash and embroidered the letters in DMC 714 with the help of waste canvas. I did not use an embroidery hoop, which is why the stitches look a bit crooked. Won't happen again!


© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. How do you cross stitch without the little squares? (I am betraying my beginnerness)

  2. I love this! Gorgeous colors. Great work!

  3. What a great gift idea. I am already thinking this would be brilliant for two wedding presents. I am heading home for a friends wedding in Cape Town and my first idea of a crochet blanket is probably not so feasible considering space but I love the personal home-made touch of this.


  4. so pretty! and love the fact that it's in spanish :)

  5. Niiiiiik!

    Guess what, I am the last to see these photos, of my own gift!

    Now it's here in my house and I love it.

    I hope to see you soon, I am not used of being away for more than 6 months in a row, now...


  6. That saying says, "With smiles music penetrates" and it is very beautiful and well done! So cute!!


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