Since I finished my counted cross stitch picture last week, I needed to find another hand stitching project to work on. I found my EPP plus signs and decided to make some more. I recently bought some more fabrics that would be good for this project, so I cut some of them up so I would be ready to do some hand stitching tomorrow.
When my daughter was younger, I taught her how to do counted cross stitch. She did a couple of small projects and then seemed to lose interest. A few weeks ago, much to my surprise, she purchased three patterns on Etsy to make pictures to hang on the wall in her apartment. The first one is a city scape of Detroit, Michigan. The first picture she sent to me did not look like much...
As she added more colours, the buildings started to take shape.
This is the latest picture that I have, taken while we were FaceTiming one evening. She has done more stitching since I took this picture, but I have not seen it again since then. The other two patterns are for London, England and New York City, all places that she has been before. I love the patterns she has chosen.
I am going to a quilt retreat in early April and the organizers set up a lanyard swap amongst the participants. Here is the lanyard I made for my swap partner:
We will use them for our name tags at the retreat. Here is the lanyard that I received in the mail this week:
I'm already making a list in my head of the projects that I would like to work on at the retreat...
I will be linking up with Kathy in the morning. Go and take a look at what everyone is working on. The link is in my sidebar.