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sandybeach 12-06-2010 11:36 AM

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This is what kept my hands busy before I found quilting.

Quiltforme 12-06-2010 11:37 AM

speechless.

mrspete 12-06-2010 11:39 AM

oh myyyyyyyyy, I stand in awe! those little x-ie things make my eyes cross! How grand are these?! Super Grand!

Blessings, Ruth

trueimage 12-06-2010 11:39 AM

Wow!!! Impressive!

NorBanaquilts 12-06-2010 11:39 AM

Wow, they are all beautiful.

dream56 12-06-2010 11:40 AM

Very beautiful

dakotamaid 12-06-2010 11:40 AM

Those are beautiful. I too love counted cross stitch. I'm now working on one in my spare time (?), it is, get this, quilt block design!!LOL!

tutty 12-06-2010 11:44 AM

How beautiful ! I just don't have the focus or patience. Tried on one time and probably started to big a project !! Did a few small one's. But , love quilting ! Thanks for sharing.

virtualbernie 12-06-2010 11:46 AM

I never liked cross stitch in the past but if I could have done work as beautiful as yours... They are lovely!

Momof3Es 12-06-2010 11:46 AM

Wow! That is cool!

Kitsapquilter 12-06-2010 11:51 AM

Oh My!! Those are so pretty. I used to do crosstitch but it sort of went by the way-side when I started quilting. I never ever made anything as elegant as you have shown us here!

Central Ohio Quilter 12-06-2010 11:59 AM

I used to do counted cross stitch too, but for me it doesn't bring the satisfied feeling of creativity because you are just following exactly someone else's direction and following their creativity ...... unless you were designing your own.

I get so much more satisfaction from quilting because there is so much more possibility for creativity with picking out fabrics, combinations, quilting designs, etc.

Your cross stitch work is exquisite, beautiful.

Japonica 12-06-2010 12:05 PM

WOW!!!

sandybeach 12-06-2010 12:10 PM

Thank you all. I really love counted cross stitch because of its preciseness. I guess that is my mild-OCD popping up. I could do it when the boys were little and still keep an eye on them, and could even take it with me if I was going to be sitting at someone's house for very long. Can't do it much any more because I believe it caused arthritis or tendonitis in my left thumb from holding the hoop for so many hours.

np3 12-06-2010 12:23 PM

Beautiful job!!

gramabiese 12-06-2010 12:24 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I yet find time to do a bit of CCS and it is so relaxing for me. I am in awe of your work though. Thank you so much for sharing, they are spectacular.

Laneyhod 12-06-2010 12:27 PM

These are gorgeouse!

clem55 12-06-2010 12:28 PM

Those are absolutly beautiful!!

Vanessa17 12-06-2010 12:39 PM

you do such great work!!!!

Dragonfly Nana 12-06-2010 12:43 PM

Those are stunning. I could never master the stitches but you obviously did. Thanks for sharing with us.

PS - If the angel ever needs a new home, please let me konw.

Anne 12-06-2010 12:47 PM

I think those are absolutely beautiful! I cannot imainge the hours you put into them. Blessings, Anne

craftybear 12-06-2010 12:48 PM

Beautiful!

no1jan 12-06-2010 12:53 PM

Those are stunning!

I used to enjoy cross-stitch but have a hard time with it now.

You do fantastic work!

amma 12-06-2010 12:54 PM

Stunning handwork :D:D:D

Lori S 12-06-2010 12:56 PM

Spectacular!!!

ajohn52 12-06-2010 12:58 PM

How lovely! I too used to cross stitch. In fact I have a couple of projects to complete.....some day...lol

MommaDorian 12-06-2010 01:15 PM

That's a hobby of mine too, but I've only done 1 as beautiful as those!!! Amazing!!

yetta 12-06-2010 01:16 PM

beautiful, I do cross stitch but much simplier ,your is fantastic...

Rosyhf 12-06-2010 01:18 PM

Just beautiful. I remember that angel and may have one in my bin of things lol. C S was also one of my passtimes....

Jim's Gem 12-06-2010 01:38 PM

YES!! That is what I used to do too. I have many of the Lavender and Lace Angels stitched up and framed (even a couple under the couch un-frames) I do hope to get some Cross stitching done again. I stopped stitching when I went to work and when my shoulder problems started.

Ducky 12-06-2010 01:39 PM

You do beautiful work! The angel is stunning!!!!! I love to do counted cross stitch, and have done it for many, many years. My latest projects will be four fairies from the Nora Corbett collection. Once I got back into quilting, my cross stitch slowed down to almost a complete stop. I'm trying to find a balance between the two.

Karina 12-06-2010 01:51 PM

So beautyful, I also made cross-stitch befor I started quilting.

Greetings Karina

laurafet 12-06-2010 01:56 PM

Oh wow! Quilting is a piece of cake, huh??

Juliebelle 12-06-2010 01:57 PM

those are totally awesome beautiful work

Prissnboot 12-06-2010 02:01 PM

WOW!!! Beautiful work! I did an 8x10 cross stitch 18 count piece - it was a wedding angel, and I did it for my church's 5th anniversary - I look at it sometimes and just can't believe I finished it! It's truly a beautiful piece, as are yours - Congratulations! Now, you can always cross stitch and then make a quilt out of them - ever thought of combining your two loves?

Carrie Jo 12-06-2010 02:02 PM

sooooo beautiful! Iam so envious.

Iluv2quilt 12-06-2010 02:02 PM

Beautiful! You are very talented!!

rutthy 12-06-2010 02:03 PM

Absolutley amazing.

watterstide 12-06-2010 02:05 PM

OH WOW! :thumbup:

redquilter 12-06-2010 02:28 PM

Gorgeous. Elegant. Fabulous. Stunning. Breathtaking. Unbelievable. Can you tell I LOVE them?


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