Saturday, November 13, 2010

X-Stitch Saturday

Inspired by Jean at Linen and Raspberry with her gorgeous samplers, Chookyblue decided to host a Cross-Stitch display. Cross-stitch was something I was into in a small way before I got into quilting, so I'm showing the few I did here today.

One of my first was this pumpkin picture, I remember working on this before I was married....
The pattern is worked on a gorgeous slubby linen Aida cloth.

After I had my two boys I spied the kit for this lovely x-stitch. My Father loves fishing so the picture with the two boys fishing was meaningful. I still love the gorgeous purples and oranges....
Just a quick, small daffodils x-stitch for the kitchen....
My favourite of all....giant Macaws!
This was stitched with beautiful threads on a wonderfully soft linen. The colours in this x-stitch are divine. This is hanging in my living room and is quite striking.

That's about it. If you love cross-stitch pieces make sure you head over to Chookyblue's blog. Chooky has all the links to the blogs taking part in Cross-Stitch Saturday. xo




27 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The boys fishing is wonderful Cathy!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow love your cross stitches......my fav is the daffodils but the macaws are pretty stunning too.........always nice to have some extra special meaning to your works too........
thanks for sharing........

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous Cathy! Love the fishing boys. Your love of colour is evident in your work.

Tanya said...

multi talented, aren't you!

BubzRugz said...

Some lovely pieces there.... and all special to you...
Hugz

simplestitches said...

wow, what lovely examples of cross stitch...those macaws are stunning!
cheers Julz

broderie said...

it has been an interesting journey round the blogs cathy, i love the colours in the fishing boys too and the macaws, they are so beautiful and really fit in with the colour of life today!

Maree: said...

Seems we have all started in X-Stitch before Quilting..lol..All Yours are Lovely Especially like the Macaws..love the Colours too...TFS
cheers

Mystica said...

Your cross stitch is really striking. Those macaws are so lifelike.

Julia said...

Beautiful.....those Macaws are stunning!
Julia ♥

jean said...

Cathy, I just love the one of the boys fishing, they are all lovely, thanks for sharing

Andi said...

Lovely stitches!!

Lynda said...

The macaws reflect your love of Kaffe fabrics these days. I especially like the fishing cross stitch - lovely colours.

orchidlover said...

They are beautiful. I used to do alot of cross stitch before patchwork took over. I keep meaning to get back into it but I never seem to

Love and hugs Gina xxx

suzitee said...

Cathy, your work is divine! I especially love the daffodils...so cheery. Thanks so much for sharing xxx

Miriam said...

Beautiful work Cathy!! My favourite is the boys fishing.

alobsiger said...

Your cross stitch projects are beautiful! I am still enamored with antique-y looking samplers. Maybe some day? Very pretty work!

Crispy said...

Oooo love your cross stitch projects. Cross stitching is what I do when I can't quilt. I'm still out of town, but you can see my projects by clicking on Cross Stitching in the Label list, on my blog :0)

Crispy

gracie said...

very nice...the parrots are so pretty...and the boys are precious

loulee said...

Oh! Wow, look at those birds, I bet they were a joy to stitch. Thanks for sharing.

Tarnyia said...

Absolutely beautiful work Cathy... love the two boys cross stitch xxx

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Just stunning, I thought the pumpkin was my favourite until I saw the macaws, really lovely colours. Thanks for sharing.

Oleander said...

wow! i just found your blog and your quilts are giving me inspiration! It's gorgeous the way you put together color and pattern!

Janet said...

They are all wonderful, I always thought I'd end up doing a lot of cross stich but compared to you, I was just dabbling.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

That's fun! Cross stitch is one of the first 'crafts' I learned as a girl. I don't know if I have anything to show though??? Glad you did. :)

Liz said...

Just stunning pieces. Love the brightly coloured Macaws and the boys fishing. Such unique patterns.

Helen in Switzerland said...

Hi Cathy!
I just love the daffodils - they are just the perfect symbol of spring to me...not that we'll have any round here for a good long while now....brrrr!