Source of the picture above and all the pictures below is from my own phone.
Good morning or afternoon or evening to everybody. Hope you are all doing well and keeping safe distances. With COVID-19 around the globe, some are having difficulty living out their daily mundane lives. As for me, I have no problems as I am always keeping busy. But watching TV is getting more and more difficult because of that cataract in my left eye. So I am once again and actually always resorting to my crafts to enjoy myself and keep these big fat fingers of mine moving instead of smoking. So here goes a presentation of my latest endeavors.
First off below is a picture of a cross stitch kit that I started about four months.
This kit is on an 18 count aida cloth so the pattern is tighter as the holes and the cross stitch themselves are smaller. Below is a picture of the one quarter of that same kit that I finished so far.
And again below is a close up of the upper left fragment of that same cross stitch.
I wanted to present to you one of the 8 sheets that are included with the kit to show you what they look like. Each sheet has thousand of squares on them with different symbols within the squares. Those symbols refer you to which color floss to put in each hole of the aida cloth. Unfortunately every time I tried to upload that picture there was a pop up stating oops there was an error, try again. And try as many time as I wanted, I just could not upload that particular picture.
Now for the next picture. I started about one year another cross stitch of a young woman holding flowers. I am about half done with that one. Again this kit is an 18 count aida cloth so it takes a long time to do…
Now all these cross stitch projects are done while sitting down on my glider rocking chair. As the years have gone by, the cushions of that chair have become dingy and the color is fading quickly. I am unable to take off the covering of these cushions to wash them and replacement cushions are expensive. Below is a picture of my rocking chair.
And now is one cushion covered up with my creation which I can remove and wash up whenever it is needed.
Below is the finished product…
Well that is it that is all folks. Hope you enjoyed it and that you are all and everyone of you keeping busy and keeping safe distances. See you soon enough I hope…
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Very pretty cross stitch project! I like to x stitch but lack the time. I also have a hard time sitting for that long.
Thank you so much Karen. When it comes to my needle crafts I can sit basically for hours but with my legs up. Do you do any other type of needlecraft by any chance?
I do a bit of crocheting in the winter and love crafting. There are tons of DIY projects on YouTube!
You should maybe showcase some of your crochet creations and other DIY projects… I would love to see them. Sorry about being late in answering and thanking you for your response….
I will be showing some of my crafting creations. I’m working on a new one right now.
Really like this cross stitch it is really worth while doing and very beautiful
Sorry about being late in thanking you for your beautiful comment and up vote…
Wanted to say here, I have a stool that has been revamped with a tapestry..may put up a post about it. I did not do the tapestry but used some unfinished tapestries that I got from a garage sale, probably from a deceased estate, Mum finished the tapestry and we got a horrible looking stool to look really beautiful..
Wow these projects are incredible. You have so much talent. Thank you for sharing your world with us. Great job.
Thank you Carol for sharing your garden and your world with us. Also a big thanks for your visit and your enthusiastic comment and up vote.
I love the cross stitches, HistoryGal. It’s been years since I did a cross stitch. The cushion cover is really nice too.
Cross stitch relaxes me so I need to do it. Thanks for dropping in and commenting and up voting.
Wow!! you are just amazing HistoryGal. Reminds me of my mom’s work. she loved cross stitching.
Wow thanks for the compliment. All my crafts are enjoyed by me to the max. Thanks for visiting and commenting and up voting…
I also embroidered many tapestries. I always buy DMC threads because they are of the highest quality. The biggest size I embroidered was “Girl on the Rock”, 71 cm wide and 55 cm high. But I no longer embroider. Thanks to this job I saved myself from a lot of stress. Congratulations on the wonderful things you do.
I have been knitting and crocheting since about 8 or 10 years old and I cannot let it go. Cross stitch and needlepoint started about 30 or 40 years ago. Now I also do some tatting and eventually needle lace and quilting. You should if you can showcase your embroidery and needlepoint feats. I would love to see them. Thanks for your visit, your beautiful comment and up vote.
We call them “Goblenuri”. In my youth I sewed such goblenuri, but now my eyes don’t help anymore! You’re doing a wonderful job.
Wow a new word for me. I have to write it down… it is too bad about your eyes and I sympathize as I am in the same boat as you with my cataract and possibly another one in my right eye. At least you have replaced your globenuri with photography and lens… Thanks for visiting and your enthusiastic comment and for up voting…
That’s how to use time greatly and fun! Seeing this, I remember how my elder sister sank into her preoccupation with knitting bags.
I agree totally. Crafts can become and are kind of addictive in a good way and takes your mind off bad thoughts. Thank you so much for your visit, your adorable comment and up vote. Tell your sister I would really like to see pictures of her bags…
For the past two years, she has been busy making knitted bags ordered by her friends. Pretty good as a fun activity and hobby while making a profit after she retired a few years ago. I will ask for pictures of his work to show you.
Cannot wait to see those!!!!
I love intricate work like that – although I don’t do mine on fabric!
Now I wonder what medium you use for your creations Doc… Joking aside, thanks for dropping in, thanks for the great comment and up vote. Have a great day…
i mesh words together as poetry!
At a time like this anyone with a hobby such as yours can be happy keeping themselves busy.
Yes I agree I am having a ball staying in and stitching or knitting or crochet or tatting away even more than before. Thanks for dropping in and commenting and up voting.
Very nice and creative cross-stitching. I used to do a lot of this a long time ago and when I left Latvia I left all my cross-stitch work with my stepdaughter.
Oh that is too bad as it would keep you busy today in this lockdown. Still a big thanks for dropping in and commenting and up voting.
These are such beautiful works, you are very talented and skilled! Having a comfortable chair while doing such hobbies is very important.
Thank you so much ellie925. I reqlly appreciate your visit and nice comment and up vote.
I admire you that despite your eye problems, you create these beautiful products.
Well since my eyesight is decreased more to see far away, I rely on what is left of the near vision. Thanks for visiting, commenting and up voting…