Saturday, 22 September 2012

Friday Night Sew-In for September

This FNSI saw me re-visit a cross stitch that I started work on, but put aside about a year ago.
Cross stitch was the only type of hand stitching I did for nearly 20 years, however I must admit to being attracted in more recent times to the more rapid results of the 'backstitch' type of stitchery.

After a few delays(including distraction due to Sydney beating Collingwood!), I finally got myself set up... correct footwear & all...


... and I can't believe that I sat for a full 8 minutes, trying to remember what to do!
But then my brain kicked in & off I went... slowly... as you do with cross stitch....

This is the design and what I've done on it so far...

... and this shell went from this...

 ... to this...

So not a heap of progress, however I am happy to have started working on this again, & plan to work on it one evening each week until it's finished. So that was my FNSI!

For those of you FNSI visitors who would have seem me working on the Christmas Treasures Wreath, I have finished the stitching, and HERE IT IS

As usual, there is a linky HERE for everyone to go see what other FNSI'ers got up to.


24 comments:

Kate said...

Anthea, this is downright gorgeous!!!!!

Melody said...

Cross stitch was all I did for years too. And I still do a bit every now and again. Your project is really lovely, thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

I think we all have an unfinished cross stitch in the cupboard. I like your plan to get yours finished, maybe I should do the same thing.

Fiona said...

I'm so glad you have picked it up again.. it is so pretty....
Hugz

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

I love your Christmas Treasures wreath! And this project is lovely, too. You do very nice handwork!

barb's creations said...

This post brought home so many memories of when I crossed stitched many,many years ago like you I find backstitch a quicker stitch to work with. Your cross stitch is looking lovely :) Barb.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Cross stitch is slow isn't it, yours looks beautiful.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Anthea what a gorgeous projects...great slippers....

Cheryll said...

It's going to be wonderful Anthea! And with a plan in mind you'll be finished before you realise! :)

Mrs A said...

lovely stitching! Its too warm here now for the uggs! Have a great weekend!

Noela said...

Like your cross stitch. I have several in my cupboard. It makes we want to get one out and start on it. A few quilting stitcheries to do first though. Hugs....

suzitee said...

A bit inspired to pull out the cross-stitch projects here too, Anthea :) There are quite a few! You made good progress...well done!

Deborah said...

That's very pretty. I like decorating with shells.

Josie said...

Love your cross stitch. The design and colours are gorgeous. I'm new to cross stitching and can only look in wonder at the time it must take to complete a design like this one. Wow!

Kelli said...

That is going to be soo beautiful when finished, I love the 3D look of it, so pretty. :) Popped in from the FNSI links.

Nanna said...

don't feel bad I have a quilt I started 5 years ago & in the middle of making 2 more lol!, the cross stich looks great!
Helen

Kristen King said...

Beautiful!! I love cross stitching too...and the weather is becoming perfect for it again. :)

shez said...

wow Anthea this is so pretty,you are a clever lady,well done.xx

katherine macwin said...

i've never done much in the way of cs but i always admire the work that goes into reading the charts and selecting the right shades. it is very time consuming stitching.

katherine macwin said...

i've never done much in the way of cs but i always admire the work that goes into reading the charts and selecting the right shades. it is very time consuming stitching.

Jennifer W. said...

I used to cross stitch, but the older I've gotten, the less I have the time (or patience) for it. I LOVE your redwork wreath, but I think I've mentioned that before. It's so gorgeous, I might just have to make one myself. That'll probably never happen, but I can dream about having time for it. ;) Great FNSI!

Karen said...

Beautiful cross-stitch! Love your slippers too.

wannabequilter.com said...

It's progress!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Such pretty shells...cross stitch is slow but the result is worth it...well done to me that is a whole heap of progress in one sitting...
I had the same distraction, I went to check the score and went back to the sewing area after the final siren...Go Swans!

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