Cross stitch

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.

FINISHED (Stitching)

South Seas Lace – Debbie Draper Design from The Gift of Stitching Magazine May 2009 issue.  Using 32ct linen with Threadworx Bleeding Hearts thread.  Stitching as part of a SAL with Claire and Sandra.

imag0625 Little freebie stitchery from Blackbird Designs,28ct Evenweave, Threadworx: Cherry Cola,This is for Mum, started another one for me, in Red, of course!


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.


Mary Wigham Sampler – my first Quaker Sampler offered as a free download by Needleprint.  Using Stitches and Spice Sandstorm Belfast 32ct Linen and my own conversion of Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.

Isabelle Haccourt Vautier Grand Marquoir – another freebie design found on the web.  Using DMC 817 on white linen.

The Bramble and The Rose - 3rd Update

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!


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