* roses cross stitch

Posted on December 30th, 2008 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Review, Cross Stitch/Embroidery.

Ghosts of crafting past! While I was home, I took a picture of this cross stitch I must’ve done when I was in high school.  The pattern is out of the book 100 Cross-Stitch Gifts from Nature by the Vanessa-Ann Collection. I still have the book, and I bet that I’ve done more projects from it than any other single craft book. Only the tulip napkins ever got posted to craftlog, but I also made a big rose pattern that was used to reupholster a rocking chair seat, a set of placemats with flowers on the corners, and a sampler for latin class (ars longa vita brevis, iirc).  I guess that’s why the binding’s broken.  My how my tastes have changed!

2 Responses to “roses cross stitch”

  1. amy Says:

    This reminds me of what my style used to be, too! Nicely worked embroidery, though!

  2. STL Mom Says:

    I never realized that my mom had kept my old embroidery projects from 4-H, until she gave them to MY CHILDREN. She knew I never wanted to see them again, not only because my tastes have changed since elementary school (when I apparently loved pandas and kittens) but also because I was always rushing to finish before the fair and my old projects are full of errors and mistakes.
    My kids love kittens and pandas, so they insist on displaying my embroideries in their rooms so I can forever be reminded of that horrible last week before the projects were due when I messed everything up. Be glad that you just get reminded of how your taste has changed – you can be proud of your workmanship.


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