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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cross stitching


A couple weeks ago Audrey and Melissa came to cross stitch. I decorated our chairs with a hang tag of old fashioned scissors.












At each of our places at the table I had a small dish from my ironstone collection to hold snips of threads.






Here are some projects I've been working on.

This will be a pillow once I get to Erie to purchase a pillow form. I tea dyed and baked this fabric, and the stains look really nice in person.







Lately I've had strawberries on my mind. In another post, I'll show you more strawberries.








A pincushion.











Now that I got some smalls finished up, it's time to get back to pinning stitcheries to foam boards for framing and working on a couple samplers I have going on. There's always lots to do at this place.

14 comments:

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I love what you have stitched! :) I,too,cross stitch...but haven't in a while. I have been spending my craft times knitting! :) Love what you have made! :) Have a wonderful day!

Elizabethd said...

Tea dyed and baked...that's an interesting way to go about getting exactly what you need for colours etc. Does the fabric not shrink?

At Home With Amy said...

You are one talented lady Mary. The strawberries are my favorite. Keep up the good work.
AMY

Sue said...

Those are some very sweet projects you are working on. I love them.

Rural Revival said...

Very sweet work! I've never heard of tea-dying before but it gives it a unique look! I adore that little pincushion. Too cute!

~Andrea~

Debbie said...

Forgive me, Mary, that's it's been a few days since I've been over. I've been working on my new place, trying to get it in order and have spent way more time on it than I should have.
Just last night, Mom, my Mary and I watched The Blind Side. Mom had not seen it, but Mary and I enjoyed it again just like the first time we saw it. I cried at all the appropriate places - again.
The version I used for the scripture was The Message-Remix (Peterson). It's my life coaching Bible and a good one for young believers and general reading. When I post, I usually use whatever version I'm liking best, since I have several versions.
I used to cross-stitch/embroider LOTS of years ago but got into quilting recently. Things you can do with a needle and thread...
Have a blessed day.

Deb said...

I love your stitched pieces, especially the strawberry! I can't wait to see what other ones you've stitched.

Sewn With Grace said...

My goodness, what treasures you have created. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. I love them all. Be blessed today!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

You always care about the little details. I love the strawberries! And the tiny pincushion. I'll take a few. :) I may not put my pins in them, but I'll stick them on a shelf and admire them.

Angie Berry said...

Oh how fun! I like how you fixed things up for them! I enjoy getting together for craft days, they are so much fun! I love all the little projects you have been working on. The little strawberry is so cute!

Have a wonderful week Mary!

Sara said...

I haven't done cross stitch in ages - still have some awesome patterns that I want to do...

Maybe this year...

佳靜 said...

辛苦了!祝你愈來愈好!........................................

Cora said...

Love some cross stitch, but have not done any in a million years! I'd say that I would pick it back up some time soon now that I can't see worth a flip...bi-focals, can't see up close with them or without them! I'm doomed! :(

Love the litte strawberry!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

Very nice. I've not cross-stitched for years. I gave it up when I got carpal tunnel syndrome. I had surgery, but haven't tried it again, yet.

Laura