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Old Counted Cross-stitch Creations
tudor ensemble 1
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(Cross posted from A Gentlewoman's Blog: http://kimiko1.com/blog/2015/01/old-counted-cross-stitch-creations/)

When I was cleaning through my sewing room a few months ago, I rediscovered my old cross stitch designs that I had worked on in the late 1980s and 1990s. I had in fact wrote this post back then, but got side tracked before getting the photos ready. So, here they are as an actual post.


Glamis Castle (a castle in Scotland) is finished and looks like it is cleaned and ready to block and have framed. I think I finished this in the early 1990s.


Glamis Castle cross stitch, finished. Glamis Castle cross stitch, finished.


Excalibur is not quite finished, but I can wing the dark blue section to finish. I still have the old threads. I’m glad the silver threads are still shiny. A reason to not use real silver sometimes. It is done on Aida cloth, which tells me I started this before the castle piece.


Excalibur in the hand of the Lady of the Lake (unfinished). Excalibur in the hand of the Lady of the Lake (unfinished).


 


The Lute Player is about halfway through. I’m not sure where I put the pattern for it, so it may end up as something else. See, I had an interest in illuminations for quite awhile.


Cross stitch of a lute player, in the style of an illumination. (unfinished) Cross stitch of a lute player, in the style of an illumination. (unfinished)


 


I’ve really moved away from doing cross stitch pictures like these. But it would be worth getting these finished and framed for my walls, so that we can enjoy the fruits of my early work.



 





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(Cross posted from A Gentlewoman's Blog: http://kimiko1.com/blog/2015/01/old-counted-cross-stitch-creations/. Comments can be posted here or there.)

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