I have been cross stitching for many years. Although I love some projects framed and wood frames to add to pieces. sometimes it is difficult to find a good wood frame or expensive to have framed professionally. So over time I have developed a method of fabric framing - TUTORIAL FOUND HERE.
I have a fondness of old buildings and rustic and country. This little piece wraps it all up - Apples For Sale.
And samplers - so many possibilities with settings, color, thread play, beading - all in a piece that gives me a connection to my greatgran and aunties.
With my new found skill in quilting, I have improved and expanded and experiment with the two fiber arts. The Grape Vine Wreath set with reverse applique and circular quilting.
This was one of my earlies pieces in combining quilting and cross stitch and now belongs to another lovely blogger. This was designed for our regional Quilter's Hall of Fame challenge - Life in Africa. These are African women doing a ceremonial wedding dance in their tribal attire. A number of different threads were used, beading, and quilted.
This is my newest piece. I designed this Eagle in the Sun pattern and used it in many wallhangings and quilts for awards for Boy Scouts who earned their Eagle Badge. Some how this one got lost over the years, so I went to work to designing a setting for it.
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