Saturday, 13 November 2010

Blame Chookyblue

As some of you know, I was a cross stitcher before I got interested in patchwork and quilting. So when our beloved elf Chookyblue asked if anyone would be interested in doing a post or two about cross stitch I jumped in. I've been working so many early shifts I have no energy for sewing, so it's nice to show something here.
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This first cross stitch piece I made back in 2004 and gifted it to my mum. I framed it first of course. It now hangs in her sitting room.
This picture really doesn't do it much justice, it really is a beautifully peaceful scene.
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This is another piece I made as a gift, I think I made it at about the same time. A chess board for my Hunney. I made it all in secret and gifted it to him for Christmas. He knew nothing about it.
Everyone else did, our friends at the framers. The window guy who cut me the toughened glass is also a friend of ours, all of my colleagues and service users at work. Only my Hunney was in the dark.
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I'll post some cross stitch over the weekend.

17 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I've just unpacked a box and found a couple of cross stitch pieces I stitched and framed for my mum. I'd forgotten I'd done them

Cardygirl said...

Great pics of your lovely work. Isn't it fun making surprises!

Chookyblue...... said...

it's ok to take the blame when it is for something good........LOL.......lovely cross stitches.......thanks for sharing......my favourite is the top one........how are you going to finish it off......

Chookyblue...... said...

dddrrrrrhhhhh you have framed it...........sorry was reading the date you made it.......to busy looking at the cross stitch........

Julia said...

Beautiful work Loulee..love the chess board
I do remember seeing your doing x-stitch...The one with the tiger cubs..

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

The chess board one looks as if it would make a great quilt. They are both quite lovely.

broderie said...

it is lovely to see all the different examples, enjoying the trip around the different blogs.

Tammy said...

I just love the dragonfly picture was that a pattern? Can you give me the info of the designer and name of design thanks

Maria said...

Lovely cross stitches. What a great surprise for you Hunny.

suzitee said...

Gorgeous work! Love the idea of the chess board...that's clever! Thanks for sharing xxx

simplestitches said...

love the chess board cross stitch....love the outer border.
lovely surprise
thanks for sharing
Julz

Shirley Goodwin said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary!

anne bebbington said...

Lou - what a lovely gift for a chess player - love the celtic knotwork round the edge

Lynda said...

Those pieces are beautiful.

gracie said...

lovely work...will return for the next post

Leanne said...

I'm not sure I could have parted with the gift for your mother it is lovely.

LuAnn said...

I love the Nordic angel. It is fun seeing all of the cross stitches in blogs this weekend. I also love your knitted blanket in the earlier post.