Sunday, October 11, 2009

Small Token

This is my first cross stitch project after about 20 years! I used to do a lot of counted cross stitching in earlier years, but through the years I went into other interests etc. After I joined NNC - where there are so many talented cross-stitchers - I felt tempted to start over again. Thanks to (especially) MW @ NNC, who encouraged me the most! :) I was introduced to so many cute designs; "Blackbird Designs" as well as "Little House Needleworks" etc. I enjoyed so much doing the pincushion from Blackbird Designs. It was a bit hard for my eyes, but I managed - some mistakes and unpicking included! :)
It is stitched on 32ct Lakeside Linens (vintage sand dune) over 2 threads. I have used 2 strands DMC floss. It measures 4" x 5 1/4" - approx 10 x 13 cm.

5 comments:

Margaret wong said...

Wow, the pincushion is so pretty - I love the lace too! Welcome back to the world of XS, Astrid!

The Heart of Paul said...

Nicely finished!

karenfae said...

that is pretty - I use to do a lot of needle point but haven't done much of it in years.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nettie said...

this is lovely Astrid!

Jackie said...

I'm picking up cross stitch after 20 or so years too. I only stitched on Aida and now I've moved on to linen. Love your pin cushion!