I love this little needlecase.
My Goodness!! Where did the year go?

In praise of cross stitch.

I think I have told this story before, but, when I was at school I could never get the hang of cross stitch.  My stitching was just a mess.  When I left school and travelled to Denmark I found all this cross stitch at the Danish Handcraft Guild.  I just had to master the technique and during the process got addicted.  At one point I stitched a sampler every year, until I had so many I had no place to display them.

Recently I came across an internet link to a library of free cross stitch designs from Hungary.  There are hundreds of designs.  I like this dragon.

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Border designs just go on and on....

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Then they get even more detailed.

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Some are taken from Museum Collections.

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There are even instructions on how to digitise photos ,drawings and mosaics.

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But I think I will make this needle case.  I found it at a blog called "Make Stuff Be Happy"

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There are a lot of free patterns here and this pattern was taken from the above library.

Looks like I have talked myself into doing some more cross stitch again!


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We always return to our old friends, don't we!

Carolyn Foley

Yes we do.  Especially if we have an addiction!!

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