Monday, January 11, 2010

Design Wall Monday - Week Two


I finally finished this cute redword embroidery project. Now I need to decide on a border. This was an adorable holiday alphabet that I bought years ago, started and put away with multiple other hand working projects. Like many quilters I came to this craft via counted cross stitch. Over time my eyes just don't want to work as well when working with those patterns, but I find myself being drawn to them again. This happens after each Christmas when I put away some beautiful pieces I had done over 10 years ago and hand for the holidays. My favorite was working on 28 count aida cloth, can you imagine????

5 comments:

Kare said...

After borders, how do you plan to use this redwork embroidery piece?

Quilter Kathy said...

This is so adorable, I do hope you finish it!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I can imagine - though I can't remember just why I thought it was fun. The redwork is darling.

Brenda said...

I can imagine 28 count aida - I love to work on linen!!!!

And I won't put my cross stich stuff away - it hangs out 'cause sometimes, I just have to work on something mindless..... at least I find it that easy!! And how about using a magnifing glass over your work?? One of those big one that I've seen that just sort of hang around???? that would give your eyes what they need to see so you can still work on projects with less eye strain.

And I love it when I pull out my projects and get to enjoy them again.!! Soon, I will be saying that about my christmas quilt wall hangings - at least that is one of my many goals this year!!!
Enjoy working on your redwork project!!!

Karen said...

A cute alphabet stitchery.