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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Counted Cross-Stitch



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  1. One of my distant cousins added cross stitch to her list of interests on her facebook profile today . . . and that inspired me to photograph a piece of my sparkling stitchery (the hand) with a page showing one of my published counted cross-stitch designs . . . this page is from Greetings in Cross-Stitch by The Vanessa-Ann Collection . . . published by Oxmoor House in 1988 . . . sparkling stitchery is a process I came up with for treating my cross-stitch designs back in the 1980s . . . the pieces I still have are now almost a quarter of a century old, and have amazingly shown no signs of deterioration or yellowing . . .

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  2. I love it, talent (photography) capturing talent (cross stitch). Awesome!

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  3. These beautiful pieces so look as if you had just made them Vickie.I love the hand and the star with the hearts inside.

    I can see why your work and designs would be picked up and published, they are excellent. My beautiful mom did cross-stitch...there is a piece she has been working on for years that is still NOT finished, and I am hoping to get from her home very soon. I may have to learn how to do this lovely hobby so I can finish it for her. Would the preservation be during or after working on the piece?

    Thank you for sharing more of your amazing talents.

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  4. Jasia, I did not want to get out in our dreary weather today, so I was looking for something in the house to photograph . . . and I am trying to limit how many times I use Riley (the poodle) . . . haven't even started on the cats yet!

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  5. Gini, what a wonderful project, to finish a piece your Mom had been working on . . . I love that idea . . . that sparkling stitchery process included applying a water-based varnish that is no longer available . . . it was applied to the finished stitched piece . . . I have not yet experimented with what is on the market now to try to find something comparable . . . I only used it on small ornament-sized pieces, or pieces large enough for bookmarks . . .

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  6. That is beautiful I use to do cross stitch over 25 years ago. Have not done any since. Carpo Tunnel problems ended that hobby. May have to try something small and see if I can do it. Found two patterns at the thrift stores. Will have to take a picture of them and put on my blog to show you.

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  7. I'm so glad I found out about your photo-a-day blog. What great shots. Bring on the dog and cats anytime!
    Barbara
    Life from the Roots

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