Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Needlework Tuesday - Embroidery and My Old Eyes

It's time for another instalment of "Needlework Tuesday", which I first saw over at Heather's blog, Books and Quilts.

I don't have much to report again this week. I re-stretched both of my embroidery projects I mentioned last week. I also managed to confirm that I have the thread necessary to complete the cross crochet/counted cross-stitch flowery pillow. That's was a huge sigh of relief. I even started stitching that one again. Yippee!!!

Because I haven't picked these up in years, it's going to take me a little time to get back into it. I noticed that my eyesight isn't what it used to be. I don't use the reading part of my progressive lens all that much because I really only need them for very small print, which I don't come across that very often. However, with this embroidery thing I'm finding that I have to use that part of the lens for longer periods. It ain't easy to find just the right angle.

A couple of people made comments last week about the cross crochet so I decided to post a close-up of it. It's done on Aida cloth and only looks complicated. It's actually quite easy to do.

I haven't been doing much crafting because we are still working on the renovations to the living room. I'm pretty much tired of it and wouldn't have minded if we just took a break from it for awhile....a long, long while. However, my husband is still gung-ho and thanks to him we are pretty much ready for painting. I think he wants to start tomorrow. Me? I think I want to start 3 weeks from next...oh never mind. I've already tried that trick and failed. Did I mention I like to procrastinate?

That's it for this week.

Heather's is juggling her many projects this week and is thinking of adding more. Is she crazy? Go check out her wondferul work. She's issued a invitation this week to anyone else who'd like to join this regular Tuesday feature. Really, we'd be happy to have you.

Rikki from Rikkis Teleidoscope has created some really nice curtains for her balcony using fabric from IKEA. Good Job!

Have a wonderful productive week!


  1. the cross crochet looks so cool. i'm still not convinced that it's easy to do. Did it start as a kit, or are you working from a pattern and you bought the supplies separately?

  2. Wow, that cross crochet looks very nice. I'm not sure yet it is easy either, but what a great frame for any stitching project!


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