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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Keepsake NeedleArts purchases

Counted Cross Stitch has become my daughter's favorite form of needlework lately and she's accomplished quite a bit of it over the past few weeks while recovering from a much needed tonsillectomy. The puppies piece, of which I thought I had a picture to show you, is now complete and she has asked for its professional framing as her birthday gift this year, much like we did for her Irish Blessing cross stitch for Christmas two years ago. And she has started working on the cute little gingerbread Christmas piece pictured HERE.

The gingerbread kit was purchased last summer on our annual vacation trip to Center Harbor, New Hampshire when we visit our favorite needlework, quilting and yarn shops. At the same time, she also purchased a New York skyline cross stitch kit which she has not yet started. On this summer's vacation visit, she found a few more kits to fill her time.

Cross Stitch kits from Keepsake NeedleArtsAfter our trip to New York City in May, she has the idea that she wants to do several pieces of New York themed cross stitch to arrange on a wall with some of the other New York pieces of art she acquired. So this little kit of the Statue of Liberty will fit right in.

Cross Stitch kits from Keepsake NeedleArtsThis little bunny and bridge kit is just so cute and will make a nice decoration in her first home away from home, wherever that might be.

Cross Stitch kits from Keepsake NeedleArtsThe little kit with the cozy cabin in the woods is something she wants to display during the winter time as part of a Christmas scene. Its finished size is small, only about 5 by 7 inches so it will be a nice little handmade decoration to prop up among other festive snowy things.

Her 20th birthday is coming up at the end of next month, so I think we need to take a trip down to our local Michael's store and order up that framing if it is going to be ready for the big occasion. I'll be sure to take some pictures when it is all finished so you can see how cute these little cross stitched puppies are.

Happy Stitching!

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  • Funny, I just posted a bunch of cross stitch on my blog.
    Smart idea to frame finished projects before they mysteriously get stored away and forgotten!

    I like your daughter's idea of grouping NY art. What a fun way to remember fun times spent there.

    By Blogger Rumi, At August 15, 2010 at 5:20 PM  

  • Your daughter does beautiful work. I am so in love with the Irish sampler - anything Irish is to meaningful to me. I used to do so much cross stitch. I am guilty of having pieces stored away and forgotten, naturally unframed! I know she will treasure these pieces - remind her to date them on the back of the frame!

    By Blogger annemarie, At August 15, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

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