3/11/2010

Things I like to do

Over the years I've enjoyed doing embroidery of all sorts. In the UK, my friend and I went to Evening class and we were lucky that our teacher was doing a City and Guilds in Crafts and taught us lots of different types of work such as shadow, drawn thread, Florentine etc. The only snag was that she taught a new skill every few weeks, not enought time to complete the previous one, as I was teaching full time and had 2 children, so little time to catch-up at home.

I saved it all 'for when I retired', but I still don't seem to have enough time to finish those projects!

This is a cushion I made for our bedroom.

I've done lots of birth samplers, one for each grandchild, wedding cushions etc

I made this Kaffe Fassett 'Victorian Cats' cushion for my daughter, supposedly for her 21st birthday, but actually got finished for her 30th! This is the kit before I started. All the shades of the cats were so difficult to see in the evening.


I'm making my son a Celtic design tapestry cushion; hope he'll get it before he's 40!! I'm following a chart this time instead of a printed canvas. He wanted different colours just to add complications an already complicated design; all the red is purple, the orange is another shade of purple and there are various shades of mauve and lilac; we've kept the turquoise and the black!



These cushions will be the family heirlooms!


This is one I'm doing for my French friends. They keep chickens and have a cockerel who is just like this one, strutting his stuff in front of his harem!


My next project but 2 will be this cushion - I love roses so this is a must do!

Now all I have to do is find some time!

4 comments:

Rhyleysgranny said...

Such beautiful work.It takes a lot of time and patience to do these things doesn't it.

snowy said...

Thank you Brenda. Yes you do need patience, but the results are worth it.

lynn said...

It's been almost a year since I last picked up my cross-stitch, but I've got so much to do (honest). Last thing I finished was a Christmas sampler and I keep meaning to get it framed so that I can whip it out as part of the decorations.
Your Cockerel is fantastic and I'm sure your friends will be wowed by him.

Anna said...

Beautiful, creative work Snowy! Well done, you have more patience than me LOL