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.
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.
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.
I'll post some cross stitch over the weekend.