Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Wanna see some more Cross stitch?

Todays pieces are all from 2004 and 2005.
This is a beautiful piece, I love it, but I gave it away, promising myself that I would stitch it again. Of course we never do, do we?
My brothers wife also fell in love with it while it was still a WIP, so now it hangs over their bed. I know it's cherished. It was framed in a simple wooden frame with an oval aperture.
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Forget me not was a free pattern offered by Pam Kellogg, I played about with it a little making a larger version of her pattern and added some vines as well as the beads and other embellishments and the words Forget me not into the larger heart. It's now on a real bell pull hanger, rather than a knitting stitch holder!
It hangs in our dressing room.
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Canterbury Fairy was a gift for my penpal. This was a freebie on the front of a magazine, though I substituted the white fabric for my own blue piece.
Noel, is one of Lavender and Lace 'Celtic Ladies' I do have some of her sister patterns here awaiting my attentions. She is framed in a very ornate gold frame and comes out every Christmas. It took me exactly one month to complete her.
To lift the glass off the bead work my framer put a tiny gold slip frame under the heavier ornate frame. I love these ladies and really want to stitch the whole set so that they can change with the seasons. One day..........................................................
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Nothing much to report, a whole bunch of early shifts and not much in the way of late shifts, so no sewing happening. I have knitted a few rows of hat, but that's about it.

7 comments:

Cath said...

Wow , you have done some totally gorgeous stitching . You have some very lucky friends and relatives to have been gifted some of it . X

Cardygirl said...

Lovely work...Noel is stunning!

orchidlover said...

Beautiful stitching.
I love the Lavendar and Lace patterns. I did a huge one for my wedding. I won't tell you how long it took me to get it done.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching, some very lucky people to receive such a pretty gift.

Noel looks beautiful. gorgeous colours.

Liz said...

Beautiful pieces. I think your cross stitch recipients should feel very honoured. Love the celtic lady. They are just gorgeous patterns.

quiltygal said...

Stunning work I particularly like the lady...

Chookyblue...... said...

even more beautiful cross stitch............