Friday, 27 April 2012

What I do when I'm not sewing quilts

I always seem to need to have multiple craft project on the go at any one time. I've been like that since I first started in my teens. I've also never been able to just sit and watch the telly without something else going on. Since the invention of laptops, browsing the internet has been the main thing I do but I've been able to get a few more things finished this week.

When I had the purge before christmas of finishing off old needlepoint and cross-stitches that dated back decades I rediscovered my love of this sort of stitching. I also found a great supplier at a craft show earlier in the year with kits that were a bit different to the norm.

The first one I started was this cross-stitch. I loved the fact that it was a patchwork pattern and such vivid colours.

Then while working on the first one I just had to start this blackwork kit. There are four different kits, each with a different accent colour and I bought them all. The designs work up really quickly as there isn't as much dense stitching as the cross-stitch.

I am determined not to leave these for 20 years before they get framed - I hope I've learnt my lesson on that one!


Leanne said...

Beautiful stitching!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

I really like the blackstitch! Lovely work.x

Di said...

They are lovely, but you said it...get them framed and on the wall pronto! Di xo

Shay said...

I love both of those but especially the patchwork design. I cross stitched for a while but quilting has taken over these days!

Lane said...

I got a lot of my Mom's old cross stitch stuff when I was home. I haven't done that in years, but am thinking about at least making a few. More portable than applique. Lane