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 . . .
I love it, talent (photography) capturing talent (cross stitch). Awesome!
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.
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!
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 . . .
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.
I'm so glad I found out about your photo-a-day blog. What great shots. Bring on the dog and cats anytime!BarbaraLife from the Roots