Sunday, February 21, 2010



I enjoy cross stitching in my spare time when I need to do some mindless meditative movements. Cross stitching is super for relaxing, but keeping your hands busy.

I just love the way the tiger turned out. He took me about 1 1/2 months last year while I was basically bed ridden and couldn't do anything else. The Earth and animal one I worked on off and on over a period of around 6 years.

One thing I have never mastered is the french knot. So these have been sitting around for a year waiting for me to get around to mastering that stitch. Thankfully my super sweet cousin Lori also cross stitches and does a great french knot. So she was nice enough to do the finishing touches on the pieces for me so that I can finally get around to having them framed.

Thanks Lori!


Bella said...

Hi. I'm visiting your blog because you left a comment on mine! Thanks for dropping by and I hope you come again. I used to cross stitch and made many, many projects back in the day, so I'm quite impressed with your "peaceable kingdom" project. (That's what it reminds me of) I think I might go get my last project and see what I can do about finishing it. Thanks!! And may I put a link to your blog on mine?

lilylovekin said...

It was fun to do the french knots-embroidery is my first love and I never do it any more. I had a great time at my retreat, I learned basics but did not make a finished project!

Yvette said...

I am also returning your visit.

Your cross stitch is gorgeous. I used to do cross stitch many years ago but nothing even comes close to the beauty of yours.

RoseMary said...

I love the tiger.
I wish I could see to do cross stitch again.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Karen Taylor said...

Thank you for leaving the wonderful comments on my blog...Creative Yearnings. It was so nice reading your comment and it put a smile on my face!...Your work it fantastic!! I a scuba diver so the beaded braclet put me overt the moon and your cross stitch is breath taking!! I have tried to do it.....but I can not sit still that long! ; )

Carol said...

These pieces are gorgeous!! I love the big cats. Several can be seen in my home and office.