Jun 30, 2008

Nautical Light

This is about a 5 x 7 inch lighthouse I did and gave to my grandson. It was a kit by Creative Accents and was a fun project. A little challenging but it turned out very nice I thought.

Jun 25, 2008

Completing the Barns

With the completion of that first barn, I knew I wanted to take on the task of stitching the set of 3 barns with the proper colors. I made my list of the yarn colors, purchased them along with extra needles and the 14 count aida cloth. I then began my mission to stitch the complete set. These 3 stitched barns are now hanging on my wall in frames.

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Jun 23, 2008

Stitching Barns

This is where it all began with my cross stitching hobby. It began with barns, yes barns!
I was fascinated that my daughter could do such beautiful cross stitch projects and decided I wanted to try my hand at it. She had presented me with several nice finished and framed pieces of her work and I still have and love every one of them.
One day in 1999, I was flipping through one of her cross stitch magazines looking for something interesting to try to stitch, something small and easy, when I saw this barn. It looked like a familiar country scene that I had seen somewhere or maybe even been there.
This barn was neither small or easy, but I decided to take the challenge. I didn't have the exact colors but I decided to go ahead anyway since this was just a trial run to see if I could do it.
I studied the chart and with a few phone calls to ask 'what does this mean' or 'how do I do that', I finished my first project. This is the end result... a piece of cake!
This was only the beginning with many more projects to come. This addiction finally gave way to other craft hobbies, mainly computer crafts. During this time, I managed to finish many projects. As I present more of my finished projects you will see how this barn began my love of cross stitching.
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