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Traveller

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Cross stitch
« on: Feb 18, 2017, 07:50:53 PM »
I used to travel a lot on business, and I used to take a counted cross stitch with me to do in my hotel room.
Maybe an unusual hobby for a guy, but it kept me out of the bar  :D :D

Last thing I did was a tablecloth for my daughter.  I've got photos on my other computer, but meantime here's a sampler that I did some years ago.

You climbed on the ladder with the wind in your sails,
You came like a comet blazing your trail

zoony

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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2017, 08:14:15 PM »
Didn't you have tv show called The Galloping Gourmet?
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Traveller

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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2017, 10:18:14 PM »
No, that's my son. :D :D :D :D
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2017, 10:46:28 PM »
 ;D ;D
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Granny49

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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2017, 12:13:32 AM »

That's lovely Traveller.  I mainly machine sew but love hand sewing and embroidery as it is so restful.  When my brother was born an RAF friend of my parents (male) knitted a beautiful ring shawl - the sort that passes through a wedding ring so incredibly fine work.  There is a long tradition of men doing many handcrafts - sailors come to mind.  In many of the services there were long periods of waiting and watching so this filled people's time.  I look forward to seeing more of your work.
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2017, 10:06:45 AM »
That is beautiful work Traveller and welcome, G49 does lovely work herself.  I envy you both.  Most of my efforts never reach the end, a tapestry began when we emigrated in 76 still awaits completion on its frame.
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2017, 11:14:43 AM »
That means you have several PhDs Firenze (Projects half Done) ;D
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2017, 01:43:24 PM »
G49 I have a Masters in 'unfinished' ;D
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #8 on: Jan 31, 2018, 07:52:05 PM »
This is one my wife did it took 2 years to do.

« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2018, 08:00:50 PM by John.D »
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #9 on: Jan 31, 2018, 07:58:09 PM »
she is working on this one now


« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2018, 08:03:02 PM by John.D »
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #10 on: Jan 31, 2018, 08:07:59 PM »
That's impressive John.  I wouldn't have the patience.
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #11 on: Jan 31, 2018, 08:16:31 PM »
That's impressive John.  I wouldn't have the patience.


She has been doing them all her life, but only in her spare time  :)
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #12 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08:23:03 PM »
Another one of my efforts..........

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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #13 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08:31:48 PM »
cute  :)
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Re: Cross stitch
« Reply #14 on: Jun 25, 2018, 01:13:48 PM »
That's lovely, I'm a knitter I can't sew to save myself.. :(