Thursday, 10 September 2009

More Cross-stitch!

............ a pincushion this time. Nice and easy to do too – it didn’t take long to complete. The pattern came to me courtesy of Pat – thank you Pat. I have deviated slightly from the pattern, as the pattern title is called ‘My Pins’ and the original has the word ‘My’ at the top whereas I’ve simply repeated the word ‘Pins’ instead. I’ve also used what floss and linen I had to hand ...... trying to use some of my stash you see – aren’t I good??!!! I was quite impressed with myself actually, as the only linen I had was an antique white, which is lovely, but not what this pattern called for, so I tea-dyed it – first time I’ve done it – and it worked. Why do I sound so amazed with myself I ask!! So, I’m really hooked on cross-stitch again now, although I have just started on a small patchwork project – well, truth to tell, I’m re-working an earlier patchwork project that I didn’t feel worked out very well ...... may be able to show you that next time!

But right now (well, in about half an hour) I'm going away for few days! I’m off to see my lovely cousin Pauline in Macclesfield and her equally lovely other-half, Jonathan. Then Pauline and I are off to Haworth (Bronte country) in Yorkshire for a couple of days – can’t wait! I’ve been before, but Pauline hasn’t.

See ya later!


Solstitches said...

You're on a roll Julia! Nice to see that you seem to have the x stitch bug.
I love your finished pin cushion and you have photographed it beautifully.


Karen said...

I have a little collection of pin cushions, so I am always interested in seeing a new one.

Deb said...

Happy holiday Julia. Your pincushion looks great and why you should sound so surprised with your finished result I have no idea. You are a clever lady and extremely capable of whatever you put your hand to.

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Patti said...

I looked and looked at that and then decided not to do it. But yours is just gorgeous. Your finishing is superb.
Patti xxx