Thursday, 10 January 2008

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I havea pile of old tapestries and cross stitches in the bottom drawer of my dressing table! Here's the very first one I did. I have never had it on display.
I used to do a fair bit of cross stitch and tapestry. I still have a beautiful cushion half done, which I still mean to finish off one day. It is an Elizabeth Bradley one and it has auriculas on it. It is absolutely gorgeous! The colours in the cushion are so subtle, but that has been the main problem - you can't see the difference in the poor light of winter, which is when I want to do stitching! I have finished the flowers, it's just the black background to do now. Perhaps I'll get it out again now!

10 comments:

Rachael said...

Great thread picture it looks very interesting. Good luck with finishing it. I have the same problem with half finished cross stitch projects all over the place. x

Bambi said...

i hope you do finish it so you can show us the final product (^_^)

Rach said...

I never finish any cross stitching that I start - well I've only attempted 1! ha ha ha

Good shot!

JACKIE M said...

Lovely photo, Love your "White" photo too ..

Jen said...

thread after it's been used - fab!

Shannon said...

I so want to see the whole thing! I am a cross-stitcher but I have been bad lately about it. I love that shot. Gets my curousity!

maz said...

It does look like a lovely design. All my cross stitch cushions get laid on by the dog now :-(

Louise Woolford. said...

Fab take on the prompt, I like cross stitch but dont have the patience for big detailed ones I tend to get fed up lol.

Sarah said...

Great picture, lovely subtle colours. I have a tapestry somewhere that I started about 10 years ago, every now and then DH asks if he can throw it away but I'm sure one of these days I'll get around to finishing it!

Chris said...

Fab photo Linda... I hope you do finish it and show us the finished project...it sounds wonderful :D