I've made a bit of progress on my Crossed Wing Collection snowmen, and started on a geeky Star Wars-themed thing. It's dorky and I can't wait to get it done.
This weekend I took some pictures of the first cross stitch projects I ever completed, which I gave to my parents.
It's been a good 20 years since I did these, and I don't know the provenance of the patterns. The first one was a kit, I know that; and the second came from a cross stitch pattern collection book I had checked out from the library. But that's all I know.
EDIT: WHAT. I dug out a box of keepsakes looking for some papers, and waaaaay down at the bottom I found the old kit pattern. !!! What are the odds that I would run across it today?? It's a 1995 Cross My Heart, Inc. kit called "Sabre Wing Hummingbirds."
First cross stitch project ever:
|From an oooooold kit by Cross My Heart, Inc.|
And then, instead of learning my lesson from that first project, I immediately chose another project (on linen this time, wtf) that required blending filament through 95% of the pattern.
|From a book of cross stitch patterns; don't remember the book or designer|
After this one, I did a couple of projects that ended up with my sister, and then I did the Lavender and Lace Angel of Autumn, which was for me, took like ten years, and is upstairs. I'll have to get a picture of it.
Speaking of Lavender and Lace, I also got a picture of the framed Nantucket Rose from my parents' house; sharing because it's purty.
|Nantucket Rose by Lavender and Lace/Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum|