I can’t pretend to be a scholar of William Shakespeare. In truth: I’ve only read a few of his plays to completion. But there’s something about the playful banter between enemies to lovers Benedick and Beatrice (not to mention the shenanigans of their friends) in his comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The play actually contains one of my favorite bits of dialogue to appear in anything. It comes courtesy of Benedick after he’s realized that despite previous animosity, he’s actually crazy about Beatrice. He says:
I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is not that strange?“Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare | Act 4, Scene 1
I created this two-tone cross-stitch pattern as a way to commemorate it.
12-inch Aida Cloth
10-inch Embroidery Hoop
Embroidery Floss in Two Colors (I suggest using two or three strands to complete this project)
While I left this in the hoop and added a small heart to the bottom, this size and layout would also make for a good decorative pillow. You could also added a couple of names or initials and a date at the bottom to turn it into a wedding or anniversary gift.
I hope you will enjoy making this. If you do, be sure to tag me in your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @myreaderliving and with the hashtag #readerliving.