Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Some (old) Stitching

The switching of my knitting and stitching "things" over the weekend prompted me to look at some pieces I have stitched and it has also re-sparked my interest in stitching again.  So, I thought I would show you a few of the pieces I have done.  There are a couple of framed things in my house, but the majority are un-framed.  We only have so much wall space and Fletch certainly doesn't want walls covered with cross stitch - lol.  And, to be honest, I don't either, but I do enjoy the process of making these.

The first is one of the largest pieces I have done.  It is "A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion" from The Scarlet Letter.  Believe I finished this in 2014 or 2015.  I haven't found the right frame for it yet, but once framed it will go to my son (the only piece I've stitched that he likes!!).

Some of my favorite samplers are those depicting Adam and Eve (and that awful snake - lol).  This one is one of most favorite and is aptly named "The Evil Serpent" and is from Examplars From the Heart.

The last is one that I designed and then taught at a local shop.  I think I just called it Spring Band Sampler.

Seeing these (and all the others) has reminded me how much I do enjoy cross stitch.  I may need to go through my stash and see what calls my name.  I have several large pieces "in process" and also some smaller ones, but I might just need to start something fresh!

Mind you, I am not giving up knitting - lol.  In fact, I did finish the 2nd sock for my girlfriend last night and have brought a new skein of yarn and some DP needles to work in the hope that I can cast on a  new sock -- I want to make some for Mailing that are a little more feminine than the pair I knit for Colin.


  1. Nice work. I enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, and crewel embroidery, but I haven't done it in years. Last week's Fiber Guild meeting prompted me to start embroidering again.

  2. I love all of those! The first one is just especially exquisite. And it's always fulfilling to design something yourself and then stitch it!

  3. Those are just beautiful! I've got more unframed than framed too as what I like to stitch doesn't usually coincide with how my house looks.

  4. its fun to see your talents and see you mix it up. My mom did some needlepoint and I wish I had her finishes now.

  5. Long before I started knitting, I did a little cross stitching. I've had a bit of an itching to get back to it!