Friday, November 25, 2016

Patient Peony

Here she sits, patiently waiting for the day when I can resume the golden x's that will bring her to life.
Inspired by The Mother's Damask Roses (or guided by stitcher's envy!) I began The Peony Garden.
Stitched on 32ct ODLinen Pewter
The Maiden  

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Just Keep Swimming

Almost 2 years ago I was in a car accident, and I have struggled to find my way back to the needle ever since. Like many, I took solace in my hobby, and lost a valuable coping mechanism in a matter of moments. Gone was the ability to spend hours immersed in thought as I engaged in a visual and tactile feast of fibers and fabrics. Every few months I would try to stitch, and after a few meager crosses I would give in to the pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders. This project is the product of such attempts.
"Aphrodite" by Mirabilia, stitched on 28ct Lugana Opalescence

The fabric truly is the star of the show!
The Maiden

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Colonel

This could be the start of a beautiful relationship...
The Crone

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Ghastlie Gathering

While the Crone has not been cross stitching she has been creating these wonderful embroidered designs!

These will be pillows from the Ghastlies line of fabric, we recently discovered while in St. George that the once retired line has been restarted!

We once traveled to 3 different states to buy this fabric, I am excited to see what will come of our obsession... at the very least I hope I will learn a new skill!
The Maiden