Today's collection is a "sampling" of the cross stitch projects I have around my house. I haven't done much stitching lately, but used to have a project going all the time since the early '90s. Below is the first large picture I ever attempted. It now hangs in my entryway.
Two more I did from patterns. The one on the right was rather challenging; lots of little stitches, but I like the way it turned out.
I did this one for my daughter. Never framed it, but I stretched it to a board so it can stand on a shelf.
I decided to do this one since I have a couple sets of old keys on display. The skeleton keys at the bottom actually came with my house. I never tried them in any doors.
I did the tree picture. The little chicken picture I bought for fifty cents at a thrift shop. That one is actually a crewel picture, not cross stitch.
This one is long, as you can see. I fudged the pattern a bit so it would fit on ready-made aida cloth. I added the cat at the end myself to balance it out. That's trickier than it sounds!
My mother stitched this one in the 1960s. She had it displayed hanging from a dowel. When it came to my hands, I framed it.
I have a friend who cross stitches too. She made this for me.
I've also made lots of ornament type pieces.
And some pillows.
Lots of Halloween...
Lots of Christmas...
This is just the tip of the cross stitch iceberg. I have some pictures stored away, some are complete, but I never did anything with them as far as framing or sewing into a pillow. I've made a ton of pieces for friends and relatives to the point they probably got sick of them. Now, I do the paper crafts and have put stitching on hold. And, yeah, blogging came along too...
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