My friend Val taught me how to cross stitch as a teenager. We bought a Holly Hobbie greeting card and traced the design on to Aida and I picked colours and she sat there and taught me at lunchtimes at school.
Val’s main thing is cross stitch… she’s an Aussie Greek girl, and does the most beautiful work, as does her mother!
So, I’ve dabbled in cross stitch for over 30 years but will admit I haven’t been too excited by it until recently, when I discovered Quaker designs and Ink Circles and The Gift of Stitching Digital Magazine.
So, am now adding Cross Stitch to current obsessions… will list here projects both finished and in progress here.
Little freebie stitchery from Blackbird Designs,28ct Evenweave, Threadworx: Cherry Cola,This is for Mum, started another one for me, in Red, of course!
WORK IN PROGRESS
Blackbird Design Stocking Series – Am hoping to work on all of these little stockings during 2010 as part of Yoyo at Dragon My Needle’s Christmas Design SAL – click the link above to see my progress to date on a separate page.
Isabelle Haccourt Vautier Grand Marquoir – another freebie design found on the web. Using DMC 817 on white linen.
Ink Circles Bramble and The Rose – started as stitchalong that is another fallen by the wayside project… sigh… I will get back to this, I will!