13 November 2010

Chookyblue's Cross Stitch Tour - lots of photos

Before stitcheries, patchwork, quilting, bag and doll-making took over, I spent every spare moment cross-stitching, starting in 1978 when we were living in Holland for 12 months.  Many pieces have been given away, a few are hung in our house while others only come out at Christmas.  Most of the pictures have been scanned in from not great photos.

One of my favourite designers is Shepherd's Bush:

"Heart Blooms"
"A Mother's Heart"

"Charmed Hearts"
 My other favourite designer would be Lavender and Lace.  I've only finished one design

"Heavenly Gifts"
This lives at Michael and Peta's home.  I have another two on the go - one is so close to being finished - all that needs to be done is to couch the gold rays coming from the halo around the large angel's head.  I'm ashamed to say I started this in about 1996 with plans to have it finished for Elizabeth's 18th birthday in 1997.

"Angel of Mercy"
This one was started in abou 2004 for Jenni because she had an under the sea theme for her bedroom and this angel has blonde hair and blue eyes - just like my Jenni at the time (these days her hair colour changes like the weather).

"Angel of the Sea"
I have a collection of patterns, fabrics, threads, beads all set to go for many more Lavender and Lace angels - somehow I don't think they'll ever come out of the drawer.

My other long-standing WIP is a Mirabillia design, again for Jenni - she loved Princess Aurora when she was little.

"Sleeping Beauty"
 My one and only Teresa Wentzler cross stitch lives at Michael and Peta's.  This was very time consuming to stitch - so many quarter-stitches and mixed colours.

"Legends of the Dragons"
 Some Christmas cross-stitches (I don't recall some of the designers): 

"Angel Gathering" - Mill Hill
"Charmed Christmas"

"Christmas is for Angels" and "Three Little Angels" - Blue Whale Designs
The red fabric cross stitch above is what Jenni is stitching in the photo at the top right hand corner of my blog.

My other love is hardanger and these last two are a mixture of cross-stitch and hardanger:

"Christmas Church"
Great idea Chooky for this tour - I enjoyed seeing Jean's samplers so very much.  You never know - one day  I may feel inspired to start stitching those angels again.


Farm Girl said...

Lynda your stitching is stunning - another Shepherds Bush fan - I'm seeing a theme among a few of the cross stitcher bloggers taking part!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you have done some beautiful cross stitches......maybe you could get the rays finished on the one for your daughter.......
thanks for sharing all your beautiful hand work..........

broderie said...

lynda, all your work is lovely! 'shepherds bush' were certainly very popular here in australia and i always had so much admiration for anyone who attempted 'lavendar and lace' and all those angels and beads etc. well done you, i say. sometimes it is not the doing, but the getting!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Beautiful stitching, it's interesting visiting blogs and seeing all the different cross-stitches, I almost want to rush away and start one (but I need to finish a quilt first)

Cardygirl said...

Some stunning pieces! I love Shepherds bush too! There is so much work in some of those pieces!

Maria said...

You are such a talented lady. Not only do you make great quilts your stitching is lovely too.
You certainly keep busy.

suzitee said...

It is so inspiring, seeing all these beautiful pieces. Thank you so much for sharing xxx

simplestitches said...

gorgeous gorgeous work...what a fabulous display!
thanks for sharing these lovely works of art....
cheers Julz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You get an OMG as well....Lynda, your display is amazing!!!!!!

Julia said...

Beautiful stitching, it's fun and interesting visiting blogs ..
Julia ♥

Maree: said...

I Love the first 2 Hearts even though all of your work is just Beautiful so detailed some...I have a ufo now I feel Inspired to get it out...it's amazing how many of us were x-stitchers before we discovered patchwork..lol.TFS

Chrissie said...

Lovely work, do hope you feel inspired to finish the angels

Leanne said...

You have some lovely one there. Not sure I could pick which one I like the best. That chook is full of good ideas I have enjoyed the world tour.

gracie said...

beautiful...love Shepaherd's Bush and Mirabella

Rose Marie said...

All of your pieces are beautiful and you do have quite the collection!

loulee said...

Such beautiful pieces, I particularly like those romantic hearts.

joolzmac said...

Hi Lynda,

You have some lovely pieces there. I love the Shepherd's Bush ones. Thanks for stopping by my blog for a look, it's been fun!

Cheers -Joolz

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda,

I just loved them all. I have some fairy kits still to be opened so you are way in front of me. Love your hardanger and cross stitch one.
Hope you find some time to finish them of. Thanks for sharing.
Happy days.

Liz said...

Gorgeous pieces, love the framing.
So much work in them all.

HelôZanardi said...

Hi Lynda! Even unfinished are beautiful. Wonderful! I love cross stitch too. Greetings! Heloísa


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