Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cross Stitching {Peacock Plumes}

My first real crafty love was actually cross stitching. I spent a lot of years making samplers before I started quilting but then drifted away from it about 6 years ago when I got more into quilting. So as I mentioned in my Snowzilla post, I got myself a cross stitch kit to work on during the snowstorm as a quiet couch sitting project. Here's the one I picked out:

Here's the day by day progress I made from (1) Saturday AM, (2) Saturday PM, (3) Sunday, and (4) Monday during the snowstorm:


Since then things have gone a little slower since, you know, I had to go back to work and be a responsible adult and not sit on the couch and sew most of the day. Here's what it looked like last night.


The next step will be continuing with the flowers (the peach areas scattered around the bottom) and the neck of the bird. 

Happy Tuesday! 

8 comments:

  1. You are so fast! My first crafting adventures prior to quilting were cross stitch things too. I have a sheep I need to finish in order to get it framed with the companion pig and cow I made over 21 years ago. Cross stitching is much more difficult for me now with my old tired eyes, but it is nostalgic!

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  2. I haven't cross stitched in years, but this makes me want to start up again. It's so gorgeous. It's just my thing, a large dense project. Just gorgeous! Let us see it when you finish. So beautiful.

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  3. Wow, Alison, so pretty, the colors and the motif. Hat's off to you for having the patience.

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  4. Absolutely fabulous! I've wanted to do a peacock redwork embroidery project for quite some time so i can understand why you'd choose this pattern! I usually stick more to redwork than cross stitch but your stitching is admirable that is for sure :-)

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  5. Absolutely fabulous! I've wanted to do a peacock redwork embroidery project for quite some time so i can understand why you'd choose this pattern! I usually stick more to redwork than cross stitch but your stitching is admirable that is for sure :-)

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  6. It's beautiful! Cross stitch was the first type of needlework I learned years ago :)

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  7. Very pretty. I used to do a lot of counted cross stitch, now all I have time for is quilting.

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  8. That is a beautiful pattern, and you are doing such a beautiful job on it!! That's lots of hand stitching!! Hugs, H

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