Thursday, January 28, 2010

Years Ago and Today...

Dear Friends,

Back in, about 1983, a friend of mine was cross stitching and making wonderful ornaments for her Christmas tree. She taught me the basic steps, stitching on 11 count Aida with DMC threads. When I finally caught on, she took me to Bentonville, Arkansas to a neat cross stitch shop called, Cross Stitch Crazy. I picked out two charts, brought them home, stitched them, and have loved them ever since. I don't remember the designers, but I love sunflowers, so thought you might like to see my beginnings.

Now, most of you know, I am not much for putting a finish on a stitched items. But, I am trying to do better this new year. So, after stitching three Valentine designs, I decided to put a finish on them so I can use them this Valentine month. So here is my work table, messy isn't it!!

I love stitching the design and seeing the design come alive on the fabric, but to sit in front of this machine.............IS NOT FUN FOR ME!! But, today I did sit in front of it.

The stitched items have a back on them, a couple have hangers, they are turned, stuffed, and ready to have the openings stitched, but that will come in the morning, because I was ready to sit down and do some stitching.

SO, you have to tune in tomorrow to see the finished designs.....

Until tomorrow,


Nancy said...

Your first stitches are very sweet Barbara, and I'm sure they are very sentimental too! I look forward to seeing your Valentine finishes!

angelasweby said...

Barbara, I love your workstation!! How inspiring to sit surrounded by such pretty fabrics and trimmings :>)

The little sunflower is so so pretty especially the seed shaped buttons. It's a lovely reminder of how you started and all the pleasure stitching has given you since then.
Warm hugs Angela

Anonymous said...

I love messy workplaces! and I love your first piece. Mine was one that said "Happiness is a huggy hubby". I wonder that piece is???
babs in alabama

primitivebettys said...

Oh you aren't alone with messy work space. You should see mine! Total disaster zone!! :)

Lovely finishes Barbara :)

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