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My Crosstitch

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Having enjoyed looking at Simbad’s crosstitch pictures I thought maybe you would like to see some of mine. I don’t do it anymore as it affects my eyes too much, but used to enjoy it, as it helps to pass the time as well. Hope you enjoy….

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Lovely ... especially like pics 3 and 4 ... shame you don't do this now ... our daughter-in-law enjoys this hobby and is currently doing a very involved 'planets & stars' one. : o )

3 Dec, 2010

 

how lovely, I've not done cross stitch but did tapestry for a while and now enjoy quilting but not patchwork, last year was advent calendars, stockings and two cot quilts-- one was 'bunnies in bed' really enjoyable to do and less strain than Xstitch or tapestry

3 Dec, 2010

 

Thank you Shirley, no.4 is The garden shed. quite a complicated one to do. I have several unfinished, maybe I should persevere and do just a little at a time, with my magnifying glass.

Pam I used to do tapestry and then progressed on to cross stitch, but then in those days I used to make some of my own clothes too - ah well those days are gone I think....

3 Dec, 2010

 

Very nice love them all, but i really like the one with the kittys looking out the window at the birds, well done you they are beautifull...

3 Dec, 2010

 

You've done a lovely job of all your cross stitch, Cinders. I can see how intricate the work would be...my favourite was also the kittens looking out the window :)

They must bring you lots of enjoyment being able to hang them in pride of place in your home.

3 Dec, 2010

 

Very lovely cross-stitch work ....
... it's a pity when eyes deteriorate and hobbies can't be continued...

3 Dec, 2010

 

really lovely Cinders especially the one with the cute little cats...

3 Dec, 2010

 

those are really beautiful, what a lot of work; i especially like the little boy fishing and the irresistable kittens looking at the birds.

3 Dec, 2010

 

They're beautiful Cinders, love the second one and the garden shed which must have taken forever, shame you can't still do it :-(

3 Dec, 2010

 

brilliant Cinders..bet the waterfall was difficult, with all those whites and greys...

3 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments, I enjoyed doing them all. The one with the little boy especially has memories for me, as my husband when in the final stages of his illness watched me do it all. Also the one with the kittens I was doing when he died, but it doesnt stop me from enjoying them.

3 Dec, 2010

 

Tetrarch the waterfall was a bit difficult, it is a waterfall in Yosemite Park, which I believe is in Canada.

3 Dec, 2010

 

And Im sure he enjoyed watching you do them Cinders, despite his illness.

3 Dec, 2010

 

These are lovely Cinders, I have a few here but not my work, my daughters used to do a lot, now one is too busy with family,work and studying for a degree and my other daughter now has arthritis so cannot do anything like that now.I like them all but think the kittens watching the birds is my favourite........

3 Dec, 2010

 

Cinderella they look brilliant - I wish I had talents like this I'd do it all the time- art unfortunately I am not good at.

3 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Tetrarch, Lincslass and Paul. It is a lovely relaxing pastime.

3 Dec, 2010

 

just beautiful....love the cats and birds

3 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Scabious,

3 Dec, 2010

 

They are all lovely Cinders. I especially like the first and second ones. Absolutely gorgeous. :o)

3 Dec, 2010

 

Thats very nice of you Gilli, thank you.

3 Dec, 2010

 

I love them all Cinders,and love the garden shed especially.
I have watched my friend doing cross stitch pictures,and I know the time it takes to do them..I applaud you for your skills and patience..Beautiful..:o)

3 Dec, 2010

 

You are so kind Sandra, thank you so much for your lovely comments. It does take a long time, but seeing the picture grow keeps you going.

3 Dec, 2010

 

They are lovely Cinders, specially the waterfall and the garden shed. I used to do a lot of needlework ie making most of my childrens clothes, knitting, crochet and embroidery but sadly am unable to do so anymore due to the strain on the eyes and achey hands. I now do cross stitch using a lamp with magnifying glass incorporated but find it quite fiddly. As you said, it takes a long time but it's great seeing the pictures grow.

4 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Rohima, I did love doing them, and I used to make my childrens clothes too. I haven't crosstitched now for about five years, but I keep thinking I should try again, and perhaps limit myself to half an hour or so at a time

4 Dec, 2010

 

You have some beautiful scenes and love the Ladies, and how cute the little boy and kittens are you ve done a great job of them, shame you could nt get an attacked magnifing glass for to enable you to carry on.

4 Dec, 2010

 

Fantastic Cinders, my fav is the cats looking at the birds. :o)

4 Dec, 2010

 

Thank you Sixpence. Actually I do have a magnifying glass, and I have a light that I could angle over the work, so maybe I will have another go at it.

Thanks Littlelegs, the kittens are quite sweet aren't they.

4 Dec, 2010

 

Thats great Cinders it would be ashame to give up such art and beauty.

4 Dec, 2010

 

They are really lovely Cinders. I especially like the garden shed and the first one. I have 2 here, one that I treasure because it was done for me by a patient and completed only 5 days before she died and the other which is of pansies done by another who told me he wanted me to have this particular one because pansies stand for friendship.

4 Dec, 2010

 

Brilliant, such talent on this site.

5 Dec, 2010

 

Thats nice Hb, lovely memories. Its amazing when you look around the house, how many things hold precious memories. Ornaments, books, pictures, it goes on.... Thank you for your lovely comments.

Dotty thank you, I think we all have something we can do well, but some more than others, and I'm not counting me in that !

5 Dec, 2010

 

Wow Cinders......how gorgeous....I love the one with the cats looking through the window at the birds Lol. Isnt it amazing how many of us have got the wonderful winter pastimes, to keep us occupied til Spring Planting........Lol

5 Dec, 2010

 

Thank you Milky, it seems most people like the kittens, we all love our cats and dogs don't we.

5 Dec, 2010

 

Cinders well you should be counting yourself.

5 Dec, 2010

 

Thank you Dotty.

5 Dec, 2010

 

absolutely outstanding, they are just wonderful, clever you.

6 Dec, 2010

 

O, hello, thanks for that, nice weekend ?

6 Dec, 2010

 

PM you

6 Dec, 2010

 

i am lost for words cinderella, they are all stunning, your very talented :))

7 Dec, 2010

 

Nice compliment Mark, thank you very much.

7 Dec, 2010

 

They are beautiful Cinders, you obviously have lots of patience.. I did a bit of crosstich about 10 years ago, to help me stop smoking, you know something to do with your hands, it worked a treat, but like you I find it difficult with the old eyes now, well its old everything now really LOL

8 Dec, 2010

 

Ha Ha Dido, very true. Thanks for that.

8 Dec, 2010

 

WOW, fantastic crosstich Love the photos very pretty:-)))

28 Jan, 2013

 

Thank you

28 Jan, 2013

 

How lovely to see all these again Cinders..I'm glad Junna found them..did you ever start on one again ?I know you said you found it difficult..

28 Jan, 2013

 

Hi Sandra, I haven't done another large one for a while, but I was given a small one for Christmas, so will be making a start on that when I have been out to get another magnifying glass !! It does make my eyes a bit sore these days, so will have to limit myself timewise.

28 Jan, 2013

 

I can imagine how hard it is,as I have to enlarge emails sometimes..some have such small writing.and trying to thread a needle is a triumph ! Lol.There is no way I could attempt cross stitch..good luck :o) .

28 Jan, 2013

 

Forgot about these Cinders lovely to look at them again :-), I've had to resort to a new magnifying glass now too got a great one recently that you hang round your neck and it rests on your chest brilliant !!!!!

29 Jan, 2013

 

Thats the sort I had before, it was a square one, but unfortunately had a mishap and the frame got broken. So want to get another one like that if I can. Such a help.

29 Jan, 2013

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