Thursday, January 10, 2013

Header Picture

Although we don't know what the future holds, sometimes when we look back we see the clues that were right in front of us.  I used to cross stitch, same as many other quilters.  This header was my first project.  I had no idea about quilting at the time.  Hmmm, how could I miss that sign?  Then when I returned to school in my late 30's and learned how to write pc code, my final project was an online store that sold quilts. Well, not real quilts, they were bed spreads made "you know where". Sometimes I have to be hit over the head for something to sink in.

I have no info about this stitchery, other than it was a kit and I loved it. I remember someone telling me I could hang it in the laundry room.  It was my first x stitch so of course I considered it a masterpiece at the time and I couldn't imagine hiding this in a laundry room.  I wanted to show it off so I hung it, proudly, in my living room!  Now it hangs above my stairs down to the sewing studio. 
I have this big x stitch that is about 1/3 finished, maybe Santa will be done this year since I put this on my list of UFO's...........if Ijust dedicate one night a week to this, I know I'll make great headway.



Barb said...

what a lovely cross stitchy! too good for the laundry room :)

Frog Quilter said...

I too was a cross,stitcher before quilting. Now in the evenings as soon as my butt sits on the couch, there will be a needle and thread in my hand. Little bits of time really add up. Btw I love the header picture. What pattern is it? Thanks.

Janet O. said...

Love the new header! I used to cross-stitch, too. I once stitched an Amish scene of quilts on the line in front of a home and gave it to my mom. She had been quilting for years by that time. It still hangs in her home.
That is an ambitious looking stitchery of Santa.

Lori said...

I remember that feeling about my first cross stitch! One night a week would make more progress then no nights a week:)

Nifty Quilts said...

Wowie zow! That is some beautiful cross stitch!

taylorsoutback said...

Love your new header! Anyone who can do cross stitch always amazes me - so far beyond my skill level & ability for such fine detail. You have the best of both worlds - a cross stitched piece with quilts as the design!