My first embroidery was a school project, I was 7 and, to be honest, it was fairly awful, but you have to start somewhere. The following 2 school projects were a bit nicer and did encourage me to make some more, but it's only when I was about 20 years old and discovered cross-stitch that I started in earnest.
My current projects are:
I have finished recently:
- Once Upon a time by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum from the Butternut Road series. "A white dove flies to a regal lady dressed in red, purple, and blue. Behind the lady lies a distant, misty castle. With its realistic background and intricate shading,
this design is like a tapestry."
- Dragon Heart by BlackSwan Designs: "A knight heading towards a castle. Two dragons are in its way. One guards the castle. The other prevents the knight from ever reaching the castle. Together, they form a heart for the royal palace!"
- finishing a tablecloth for my parents to go with their china.
Following are the pictures of some of my projects. Most I don't have anymore because I make them mostly for friends and family.
I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw it:Celtic Christmas by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum from the Lavender and Lace series.|
Had to have it!
I consider as my masterpiece to date. It is about 140cm tall by 90cm
wide. It was my second project and I did it for a couple of friends
and their (5) kids. The characters are based on Kate Greenaway designs. |
I have started a series of initials for the 5 children, doing (at first)
Cicely ?'s fairies for the girls and Country Companions for the boys.
(I seem to have a problem framing with my camera...)
I made the frames myself (it's more economical and quicker!)
made this one for a friend's wedding. I adaped a Lanarte kit from
a bell-pull to have the 4 birds circling the entwined initials.|
I made this one for my sister, because it looked so much like her cat...
I have offered these 3 to my mother:|
Another design by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum: Guardian Angel
Various others I have done:|
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