During July I drug out some cross stitch and one crewel project that had been hiding in a drawer and finished them by making quilted wall hangings of them. If you enjoy these you might check out the needle craft forum and see what else I've been up to. I embroidered these pots a LONG time ago and never did anything with them until now. They fit right in with my Santa Fe style house.
I am a real sucker for anything with a cat... I had a beautiful calico but the neighborhood bobcat got her about six weeks ago... I have a friend that has a calico named Jasmine that looks so much like this little kitty that I've named her Jasmine.
Fishy, I did the needle work on these years ago and decided I'd better get them finished. Turning 70 in January has inspired me to finish up things while I can still see!! And get them out where I can enjoy them. barefoot, thanks. I had a dog that I liked better than I did most people when I did that one. She has been long gone but is still in my heart. I've used fabric from my stash to finish these projects and was very happy when I found the paw print. And thanks to Barb also. It is a nice feeling to finally finish something and enjoy it.
Thank you Elizabeth. I'm sure your work is just fine. housse, glad I can be an instigator!! It was lots of fun to finish these projects. I'm also finishing a couple of tatting projects. I'll be posting them on the Needle Craft forum when they are done. I have a few there already if you'd like to check them out.
Thank you, housse. I have looked at directions on how to tat and I would never be able to learn from them either!!! My grandmother taught me. I think you have to see someone tatting to even have a clue.
My mom taught me. my daughter and her son. Daughter still does quite a bit of tatting. I never cared much for it, not enough patience. My mom used to tat the lace for vintage style dresses I made for grand daughters, and for a couple christening gowns. She used the thinnest, finest thread she could find, it looked like spider silk. I have only a tiny piece left.