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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Cross stitch


Crafting for me hasn't always been papercraft. 
I used to do cross stitch as a way to unwind in the evenings, especially after a day
 that involved working with children who needed extra help with their education.
 Back then the fingers were a bit more nimble and the eyesight a lot sharper.
I decided to share one of my many pictures today, with a reminder that there is still another week to run on the current challenge at Try It on Tuesdays which is Sewing and/or buttons.
It was had to get a photo as it is behind glass, but I think you will be able to see it okay.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, I always enjoy reading the comments you leave.

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous is this !

    I did just one bigger work in this style.. it took me months... not the right thing for me ...lol!
    oxo
    Susi

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  2. What a beautiful scene! I can't do any more embroidery either, but I still have lots of tablecloths from the good old days!! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. A fabulous work. Stitching becomes very popular again.

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  4. I love a good cross stitch piece, and also admire those who actually finish a piece!! I just can't ever seam to finish anything I start, too impatient maybe?! :) This is lovely, and also love that you framed it, makes it more special!

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  5. Like you Yvonne I did a lot of cross stitching and loved it to bits but the ole body parts aren't as young as they used to be. Beautiful piece.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  6. What a beautiful piece Yvonne - such subtle colours. I used to do a lot of cross stitch too until the eyes started to protest!

    Sally

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  7. I love this Yvonne. I also used to do a lot of cross stitch, in fact I have a couple of unfinished pieces that I keep meaning to get out again. I actually have two pictures from the same series as yours hanging in my hall. I did them a very long time ago and I think they were most probably the most challenging pieces I ever stitched.
    Jean x

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  8. So lovely for you to share this with us, really lovely needlework. Ruth x

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  9. This is so beautiful and so neatly sewn Yvonne

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Beautiful cross stitch picture Yvonne, especially framed. I too used to do cross stitch, in fact know I still have some unfinished! Would need large magnifying glass now xx

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  11. Love the scene on this cross stitch. Last one I did was ForeverFriends for DD!!
    Avril xx

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  12. Boy do I hear you about the eyes and fingers back in the day!!! You still have the talent for sure. This is fabulous! Enjoy!

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  13. This is fabulous, Yvonne! Love the cross stitch scene. Great job!
    Hugs, Mar

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  14. What a fantastic stich work, I love it!!! A real masterpiece for on your wall!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  15. Yvonne you are so clever and this is just beautiful...xx

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  16. Wow! What a beautiful piece Yvonne!

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  17. I love to do cross stitch as well but sadly I have a piece or two unfinished so I need to get at them. This is such a lovely scene and beautifully done.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  18. That's a really lovely image, Yvonne - and I love the soft neutral tones for a gentle evening light. Not much for a needle and thread myself, so I'm always impressed at anyone who has the skills and patience for it.
    Alison xx

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