Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cross Stitch

I'm helping out a friend at the moment as I am in between projects so not much to report this week.

Have you all been enjoying this hot and sunny weather?


We have had lots of bbqs with friends and lazy evening drinks out in the sunshine.


My treat
I popped over to Paignton the other day and had a gorgeous walk along the beach, paddling my way from one end to the other.  It was just beautiful in this sunshine and so lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves.  My daughter was on the beach with a group of students so I even stopped to have a short chat with her :)  This was my treat for having just been to the dentist!

Train Cross Stitch
As I mentioned at the beginning, I am helping out a lovely elderly lady that I clean for at the moment. She has done cross stitch for years and I have seen many of her very beautiful finished articles. Unfortunately though, age is catching up with her and she is finding it a little more challenging now.

Recently she began a rather detailed train scene.  She has completed all the interesting bits beautifully, but the variety of blues, greys and whites in the sky had her pulling her hair out!!!  So I offered to do this bit for her!!!! (Why oh why did I open my mouth!!!)  I now know where she was coming from!! I could quite cheerfully have thrown it out the window - but I was outside at the time so this would have proved difficult :)  Anyway I'm persevering and with a little artistic licence I shall get there!

Here's a couple of pictures showing how far 'we' have progressed so far ....



As you can see it is very nearly finished.  Not much sky left to do now, thank goodness!  Then, just an incy wincy bit (I wish) of out line stitching and it will be complete!

I'm off to sit in the garden and do a bit more 'sky' now!! Look forward to seeing you all over on Handmade Harbour, just in time for Handmade Monday :)  Have a good week everyone :)


22 comments:

  1. What a delightful cross stitch and how kind of you to finish sewing it xx

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    1. I am beginning to wonder if I am just a little bit mad lol!

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  2. Phew. That will be beautiful when finished. Focus on the end product :)

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    1. Thank you, that's what I keep telling myself! :)

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    1. Aww! Thank you. She is a really lovely lady and we get on so well together, so I don't mind at all :)

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  4. My daughter is looking over my shoulder (should be in bed) and just said "wow".

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    1. Lol! You'll have to get her started on one!!!

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  5. Lovely cross stitch, Mum! Good luck with the sky, rather you than me with all those colours!

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  6. OMGoodness - I really couldn't be doing all that sky !!!! I like cross stitch but only for for little card pieces or bookmarks because I would never finish them. Bought a bell pull kit 10 years ago and it's still in the packet !!! pfffftttt !!!! :-D

    IKE xxx

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    1. I have to admit, I have only ever done 1 this big previously, but this lady has done loads and they are all beautiful. Maybe we have inspired you to get the bell pull kit out!!! Lol

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  7. Its fabulous but so detailed! I'm sure it will look spectacular when its finished. On a different note, I love the font you use in your blog too.

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    1. I do like detailed cross stitches,I find they hold my interest better. I get bored if they are too simple :) Glad you like the font, I chose it because I thought it looked friendly :)

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  8. You deserve a medal for tackling this project! Have a great week, Jo x

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  9. How kind of you to help that lady out with her projects! It will surely look great when the whole scenery with the train is finished!
    this situation reminds me very well of my bf's nan and grandad. she stitches a project in needlepoint and he is always given to finish off all sorts of "boring backgrounds" ha ha :)it makes me laugh to see pop sitting over a tapestry frame and finishing all that stitching for mom-mom :)

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  10. Think how lovely it will look when finished and I am sure the person you are doing it for will be so pleased. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. I'll bear this in mind between the outbursts of bad language, lol :)

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  11. Beautiful. The train reminds me of the steam train at Paignton actually...what a lovely place. x

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I really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave so thank you for taking precious time to do this.