Since the beginning of the new year I have been in somewhat of a creative slump when it comes to quilting. Then while cleaning and reorganizing my sewing room, I came across a counted cross stitch project I started many, many years ago. It is nearly finished and it's just been sitting there. I'll show you some of that project in a minute but first I thought I'd share two of my favorite completed needlework pieces that did find a place on my walls.
When I stitched this I hadn't started quilting and couldn't have told you what that pattern was in there. Do you see the Dresden Plates? But I was drawn to the project because I'd always loved quilts.
Counted Cross Stitch is my favorite type of needlework.
My love of the ocean drew me to this pattern.
It wasn't quite as involved as the one above but I sure like the way it turned out.
And now to my current project.
I don't want to show the whole thing til I finish
but here's a very small snippet.
I finished the majority of the cross stitches
and am moving on to the outlining which is my favorite part!
Compare the one above with the one below
and you can see how it brings out the detail and dimension.
Anyway, I'm enjoying having something to keep
my hands busy until I figure out my next quilting adventure.
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