While I was taking my blogging hiatus I rediscovered my love of cross stitch. Well I say rediscovered it never really went away but as I have bad eyes doing more than 30 mins at a time was out of the question. As a result I left it alone.
Then came a pair of new Varifocals. And I love them. It means I can hand stitch again without my eyes getting tired and sore.
A new cross frame was bought and away I went.
I've pulled out a WIP that is more than a few years old
Dimensions Gold Big Cats. Its that old the aida is starting to discolour in places. That doesn't matter though as it gives the background a nice mottled effect.
Here it is all framed up a couple of weeks ago ready to start again.
And here's the current progress shot
There is an enormous amount of confetti stitches which gives a good effect I suppose. It's all done in cross stitch and half cross stitch with three strands of cotton.
After getting it all back out it had to go away for a week or so as I've had a new carpet and three piece suite but now my sewing corner is up and running again so I can stitch away in the evenings while himself is watching the sport.
Linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday