Thursday, September 11, 2014

September WIPocalypse

Image: Statue of Liberty and New York Skyline w/ backdrop of US flag


Today I am a couple of days late in joining Measi for WIPocalypse. I have been lapse in joining for the past few months. I just don't pay attention to when there is a full moon.
This month's question is "Who is your favorite person to stitch for, or do you prefer to keep your stitching for yourself?"
My answer: As I was going through my photos I realized that although I stitch gifts for family and friends, I mostly stitch for myself.

Currently I am in the midst of my Large Cross-stitch #1 which will be for my son. I am on the first of 10 pages. This is where it is now:
 A photo card of this little angel was the Christmas card I send a few years ago. It is one of my first forays into my own designs.
 I have also designed for Valentine's Day....
 and Halloween.
 The chart for this towel can be found under the pattern tab at the top of this page.
 I made this towel from a pattern in a magazine.
This is the latest angel that I designed. I am still working on the designs for the other seasons.
I made this cross-stitch using elements from various magazine patterns at my MIL's request many years ago. She liked this saying from the Family Circus newspaper comic strip and asked me to stitch it.
My mother-in-law re-gifted it back to me last Christmas now that hubby and I are empty-nesters.
This is another one of my own designs that now hangs at my mom's house. The colors went well with her den.
I have made many, many more cross-stitch items for myself, family and friends. I hope you enjoyed this little picture tour. 
Thanks for stopping by!








9 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

It really was an enjoyable picture tour, thank you for sharing. I love the new year towel. Have a great week.

Katie said...

Beautiful pieces. What is the whole picture you are stitching for your son? Sure looks pretty.

cheryl said...

Your designs are lovely. Thank you for the pattern - I think I would like to stitch the cat as an ornament.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.

CathieJ said...

Thank you Cheryl. I appreciate your kind comment. I think the ornament is a great idea.

Julie Corbisiero said...

You have made such pretty cross stitch pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by & leaving the nice comment on the crochet scarf I made!
Julie

CathieJ said...
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CathieJ said...

Thank you Julie. I am glad you returned the favor.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I did enjoy ! Your scary kitty made me laugh :)