Monday, November 15, 2010

Cross Stitch Aplenty!

Whew! One lost Post and one regular Blog lost too! I am a determined little chick and I have been trying to problem solve - I've done it, I think I've beaten Blogger by changing my Email Account! Here I am thanking Chookyblue for getting together cross stitches for all to see! I think this one is called Santa of the Forest - very vintage and worked on 32 count pure linen. I was such a purist in those days and a real finisher, too - no UFO's!

Santas of the World in traditional costume. Most of my cross stitches were done when I lived in Gove in Arnhem Land between 1977 and 1984. I raised 4 children and worked full-time in those days, not to mention putting up with Ed, too - just joking - they were some of the happiest days of our lives!
Mr Wind caused me a little bit of frustration - the detail in his beard just a little difficult!

For Mum and Dad - Mum is 92 now and has lived with us for over 10 years - one of the greatest loves of my life Dear Dad left us in 1983.

This treasure of Numbers has a partner, the Alphabet - it hangs on another wall in the Littlies bedroom and was picking up the reflection from the blinds.
I decided to call it quits after that - lots more to show - perhaps another day! I'm off to prepare some Liberty fabrics now to send to the Quilt Fairy to be cut into squares - I can't wait to go on a retreat the weekend after this and put my shoulders to the test doing some machine quilting. I'm really winging it with the Liberties and have in mind a very simple cuddle quilt just for me!
Happy week everyone!

18 Lovely People said ...:

PatchworkRose said...

Have fun with those Liberty's :-)
I have discovered it does not matter what Liberty fabrics you use they all talk to each other as the colours within each print are the same no matter how different the print. Do I make sense. They always look gorgeous.
Have a wonderful time at retreat.
Cheers
Lynne

Laura said...

I recognize the first three designs! You did an amazing job on them as well as the others too! Thanks for sharing.

By Hoki Quilts said...

OMG, what tenacity you have, not to mention talent. I plod through little samplers that require a lot less skill than you have displayed - you clever lady. Thank you for sharing
hugs - Miche'le

Heather said...

Your stitching is beautiful!! thank you for sharing.

Maree: said...

Beautiful Work Lurline...Hope Your Fairy does a good job on those sq's for you & Glad to hear you will be having some Fun with the Gals soon...Hope the Shoulder behaves herself for you.
take care

Julia said...

You did it..lovely to see your cross- stitch posted.
Beautiful work!
Julia ♥

Bev C said...

Hello Lurline,

Oh I do love the first cross stich. Thanks for persisting with blogger. He can be a bit of a pain sometimes. Thank you for sharing.
Happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

Margaret said...

I loved seeing all your cross stitch! Beautiful, all of them! I love seeing how many people do or did both quilting and cross stitching -- me included!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Lurline, Your cross stitch is lovely as is your quilting creations. I saw your dancing dollies header and thought to myself, I've had that pattern for years and years and I really need to create a wee quilt with it. Hugs Judy

Cardygirl said...

Great work Lurline...your Santa is stunning...lots of stitching!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, amazing. Beautiful work!

Deb said...

It's great seeing those pieces. I was like you - a purist - and would finish projects before starting something else. I did Santa in the Forest a long time ago, and it's so good to see someone else did it too. Gone are the days of only stitching - or quilting - one project at a time!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Really lovely. It is getting to be that time isn't it, where we put out the joys of christmas past.

Liz said...

Your cross stitch works are exquisite. Please show us the rest. I would love to see more.
Thanks for sharing.

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous Lurline........thanks for sharing........

Katie said...

These are amazing- I am in love with that Santa sampler!

Rose Marie said...

Your X-stitches are lovely .... what splendid treasures you have!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness the hours in those beautiful crossed stitched pieces!
Just lovely Lurline.
I do hope you have a great pain free time at your retreat.
Happy Sewing