I was tidying out my 'blanket box' the other day, and I discovered some tablecloths I had embroidered many years ago.
I suppose I should really use them as I think they are quite pretty, but of course I put them back in the box again!
I did think to take a few pictures for you to have a look at, so here they are:
This is quite a small cloth, but could be used over a larger one I suppose. Here is a detail of one of the corners:
Then I discovered this one:
This shows the detail at the corners:
And in the middle:
And then this one! I used a sheet to embroider this onto...................
Some of the detail close up:
I used to do quite a lot of embroidery when the children were small.
I also used to do cross stitch. I don't do as much now, as my eyesight struggles with very fine work. However I have just had some new glasses from the opticians just for craft work, so I might have a go again sometime.
Here are some of the things I have made in cross stitch:
I made the Leicester map while I was recovering from a foot operation some years ago. I couldn't move about much, so spent my time making this.
Then I cross stitched these little pictures from kits I was bought. I like the blue frames, which I got from a craft fair in Norfolk. They compliment the pictures nicely I think
So that's all for now. I had better go and get on with backing a quilt I am making for the village show in August. (Chances are it will sit on the side until a few days before the show as I get side tracked easily)!!!
I saw this lovely quote on Pinterest (can't use it at all but one day will learn):
|So very true!|