Friday, 22 August 2014

X Stitch Oldie for Friday!

Hello to Everyone, and a BIG WELCOME to my latest Followers, Jaycee and Donna, it's lovely to have you following what I do, I hope you will continue to kike what you see and pop in ofter.

Thanks so much to everyone who left lovely comments on my Sympathy card post, I really do appreciate your time ans comments, your support is fabulous.

I've not managed all that much crafting this last week, couldn't quite get up the enthusiasm, but I will have to crack on as I have a few cards to make for my friend Karen, and I hope to have at least two ready for her tomorrow, when she is joining me here for breakfast and a catch up.

I'm joining in with Erika's (Sappycrafts) Oldie For Friday on this post.

Well as you can see, these are X stitch and were sewn many years ago, folded up and put away.  However, seeing the lovely Xstitch shown by Patricia, (Summerhouse Crafts), I've been inspired to look them out and finally frame them, but, if anyone knows how to get the fold creases out I would so appreciate you telling me.  I've taken a cool iron over them, but not too successfully, I don't want to flatten the stitches.

I'm off to look for frames later and my intention is to give the first one to my friend Linda as a New House gift and  the Snowman to my choir buddy Fiona as she adores, and who doesn't, the Snowman as a Christmas gift. I usually find something from the range for her, I'd forgotten all about this X stitch picture.

I'm off work now for the next five days, yippee!!!, and I don't care what the weather is like, I'm going to have a fab time, no plans except to get some cards made, some knitting, reading and I just might fit in some housework, but there again I might not.

Alistair and I are going into town later to treat ourselves to an Indian Meal and them a few bits of shopping to do.

Have a great weekend whatever you do and hope to see you soon,


aussie aNNie said...

FABulous and cleverly made so lovely to look at and your design, colours are it....have a lovely [btw why do you like sox??]
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Erika said...

Beautiful cross stitching Kate. Good to see you've got the out and getting them framed.
Living by the sea anything beachy gets my full support. A good framer should stretch the canvas rather than ironing it.
Enjoy your week off.. .hope you get some quality craft time?
Hugs Erika. X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate these are two beautiful pieces of cross stitch! Think my favourite is the top but I do love the snowman too! Have wonderful days off - housework can wait lol!! Susan x

Sue said...

What gorgeous cross stitching Kate I haven't done any for years..have a wonderful time off work huggles Sue xx

rachel said...

two amazing pieces Kate - just stunning work - I haven't done one of these for about 10 years - wow - might have to have another dabble x

Sandy said...

Lovely cross stitching - I used to do counted cross stitch all the time but me eyes can no longer handle the small stitches.
Sandy xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cross stitch Kate. definitely should be framed not put away in a drawer.
Lorraine x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Gorgeous cross stitch. I've never done them but the ones my friend has done for me were framed at a shop who pull the aida(sorry if misspelt) taught so may be worth you trying that rather than framing yourself. Also,if you know anyone who works in a local charity shop,they could try steaming them for you.
Enjoy your time off.
Ang x

MRS DUCK said...

That should be "taut". . .bloomin predictive text lol!
Ang x

Diane said...

Just lovely Kate, they will make great gifts and cherished memories.

Hugs Diane

Sue said...

These are so beautiful Kate, it's clear to see the amount of work involved in creating them and they deserve to be framed!
hugs Sue xx

pam said...

These are really beautiful Kate, such a lot of work involved in making them. I would let the framers do them..shame to spoil them.

Marie-Louise said...

They are beautiful Kate and so much work in them. I always ironed mine on top of a folded towel and put a damp cloth on top of the x stitch piece and they did just fine. I also used a fairly hot iron as the cloth was quite damp.

scrappymo! said...

Hope you had a fabulous meal out with your Allistair...sounds like a lovely date night.

Five days of are going to have some fun!
I do not know how to get the fold marks out...sorry...what about dampening it with a spray and then stretching on needlepoint type stretchers?

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
what super cross stitch Oldie for Friday.
They are superb, but my fav is the snowman one.
I can well remember our holiday Nr Inverness and the lovely Indian restaurant we visited while there.
I wish I knew you then as we could have met up.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

debby4000 said...

Lovely cross- stitch, I was hand wash mine, roll in a clean tea towel to soak up some moisture. Then lay face down on a towel and iron from the back. I keep going back to run the iron over till cross stitch is dry.

Asha said...

Amazing project, Kate. Hope you enjoyed your curry. See you tomorrow!
hugs, Asha

vic said...

Aww gorgeous Kate I love your x stitching! My mum x stitches and I've seen her get the folds out by placing it face down then putting a tea towel on top and iron it that way :) hope that helps you should defiantly do more this is gorgeous!!!
Vic xx

Sue said...

These are darling and will look wonderful framed. Lucky recipients too.
Hope your days off are filled with fun crafting.