Hand embroidery. I do counted cross stitch and traditional embroidery, and I have become keen on crazy quilting, ATCs and fabric postcards - thanks to Stitchin Fingers! I collect old embroidered linens of all kinds, including aprons, and they can be seen on my blogs.
Where did you learn your textile skills?
I learnt basic stitching skills when I was about 6 years old at primary school, and later at secondary school. I became interested in embroidery again in my 30's, and when I was 40-something, I joined the Embroidery Guild of Victoria, where I took the basic embroidery course "Elements Of Stitching".
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I'm 62 years young, married with no children, and before I retired, I worked as a personal carer for elderly and disabled people.
This is late, sorry Gina. Health problems. Sometimes you can't help bad luck. I live on Russell Island in Moreton Bay. Lived in Brisbane, but got sick and tired of the city. Did the sea and tree change & wish I'd moved sooner. Peace and quiet!
Thank you Gina, I look forward to getting it in the mail! I am sure it is beautiful and can't wait to see it :) I saw your post on the Cross Stitchin Fingers page, I hope that your husband is doing well after his surgery!
How kind of you to offer to swap humbugs. As I only made this one, I think I will keep it. I have had it on a shelf with a few other smalls. I rather like it there. Yes, you should do one for yourself.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Thank you very much.
I wanted you to know that I liked your cross stitch of the stretching cat so much that I made one like it for my daughter-in-law. I referred to your picture to know where to place each x. I will be posting a picture of it after I send you this message.
Thank you for your comment and guidance. I found it all a bit overwhelming with everyone knowing what to do and how to do and me just not knowing where to start. I love your crazy patchwork. Thanks Debbie.