Anyway I have been doing some cross stitching and at the moment I am in knitting mood, which I wasn't for many years now.
So, here is what I have been doing:
A scissors fob
I took the pattern from a Sampler & Antique Needlework magazine and mirrored it so I could get to triangles joined together.
As to the scissors I'm showing it in the original box I got them. I bought them in ebay as my 50th birthday present and when I got them I had the very pleasant surprise to see they had been a birthday present for someone who had the same birthday day I have and precisely 50 years before.
Even though I love the LHN designs this was the first one I cross stitched and I love it.
Old fashioned ways
This sampler is a tribute to mum and I. It will go on the top of a box and so I had specific measurements to create it. Not to have to be sitting at the computer, where I have 2 cross stitch programmes to design I used the old paper and pencil and so I could do it sitting on my sofa!
This sampler is a mixture of all I love in a sampler: alphabets, house (this is a typical Portuguese one), people (mum and I) animals (doves, stork, peacock and the dogs will be in too), trees and flowers.
It's stitched with 2 over 2, except the phrase, which is 1 over 1.
I'll show some more photos of it when I complete it, as...
... for the moment I'm in a knitting mood:
Woolen long cardiganThis this the back of the cardigan. For the first time I am creating a pattern and see how it goes along.
The back consists on 4 different parts: first I knitted the bigger part in a A shape, then a braid that was sewn along it, afterwords I knitted the upper back from side to side and to finish the lower part.
Now let's see what I will come up for the front!
I hope you enjoy watching my pics and leave a comment. they always make my day.
Love to you all