Enjoy with me my journey through retirement while I dabble here and there with my love of textiles, family, environment, friends, and all the little extras that come along.
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Friday, June 4, 2010
I'm so pleased with myself......
as today I picked up from the framer's a cross-stitch that I have been working on for 12 months. I finished the stitching a couple of weeks ago, cleaned, pressed and took it to the framers. When he bought it out - I thought wow I am thrilled at how it looks in the frame. Can't wait to get it up on my wall - it will probably go in the lounge room. I used 3 different sepia/brown colours for the stitching as I wanted to create an 'olde world' look and used a combination of full and half cross stitches for depth and texture.
Cross stitching was one of the first crafts I learnt along with crochet and I have always loved doing it. I find it very relaxing to do, even though you are counting threads and stitches all the time. In the coming months I will put up some of my other work to show you.
Now that this is finished and framed I am itching to get out another chart I have of a bouquet of Australian wildflowers which is stitched on black linen.