Sunday, January 11, 2009

A bit of Cross-stitching

I thought I would show you the first two cross-stitched pictures I made. The first one was a kit my mom bought. She was going to make it for me when I had my first baby. She never got around to doing it, so she decided to just give me the kit. I have had it in each of my kids nurseries and now it hangs above my daughters bed. I really like the way it looks, even after 13 years.
The next one I did about 2 years later. Unlike the one above which was pre-printed on the fabric, the second one was counted cross-stiching. I got the pattern out of a cross-stitching magazine. The thing I love about cross-stitching is that if you buy all the supplies yourself rather than get a kit, it is very inexpensive. I really like country styles so the next one is very country. I really love it. I have had it hanging in my eat-in kitchen since I've made it.


3 comments:

Susan In Texas said...

Your cross-stitch looks very nice. For a while there in the mid 90's it seemed all my friends were having kids at once and I made at least 6 birth samplers, no two alike. It was fun, but it got to be a bit much and I'm not sorry it's over. lol Since I've started quilting again I haven't touched my cross-stitch in months and months, which is really too bad. I see you joined the One Project a Month challenge too, maybe one of my monthly WISP's should be the last cross-stitch piece I was working on. It was a whopper - a giant garden sampler by Theresa Wenzler... maybe I'd better schedule that as my December project to give me plenty of time. lol

Happy Stitching,
Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

Ariane said...

Thank you so much! To be honest I haven't done a cross-stitch in about 10 months. I do have a small one that needs to be finished as well. I should definitly try to get it done as one of my projects.

Ariane

Lulu said...

Your cross stitches are so pretty. I did a lot of cross stitching once, but these days they seem to take so much time, when there are heaps of other things I want to make. The relaxation benefits were great tho.