Sunday, 2 December 2012

Anniversary Present

It's actually the anniversary of my divorce coming through today. Things between Pooch and I are going well so I'm not inclined to celebrate it. But in others news, my parents have been married for 20 years! This is Mumsy and Dad2, Rob. I started planning this cross stitch about 18 months ago so it won't surprise anyone that I only just finished it in time.
Cross Stitch Finished
It is about 10" across and on 18ct white aida. Various dmc cottons used throughout with 2 strands out of the 6 used except for occasional outlining done just with 1 strand. Each of the items was chosen for a reason and it roughly corresponds to the 4 seasons, starting with spring bottom left and going clockwise.

This is me (on the left) and Sian (she who will be married next week and who has gotten me off the hook by having a baby, due next year). In the middle is Artemis, the mighty hunter and chicken fearer.
Cross Stitch Sian Lixie and Cat
Then the fear inducing chickens, or at least, one chicken.
Cross Stitch Chicken
I was rather proud of this. Brown on the left and then one strand of brown and cream in the middle, then just cream on the right. Then books.
Cross Stitch books
Mater is known for her immense weekend breakfasts.
Cross Stitch Fry Up
A few home grown veg. Variegated green used on cabbage thing.
Cross Stitch Vegetables
Rob is a big steam fan.
Cross Stitch Train
It was little mum who started me off knitting and sewing so I wanted to include a sewing machine.
Cross Stitch Sewing Machine
I'm not saying they drink a lot, but there are many occasions which are celebrated with a bottle of something bubbly.
Cross Stitch Champagne and Glasses
Mumsy is also renowned for her christmas puddings which represent 50% proof cannon balls of yum.
Cross Stitch Christmas Pudding and Holly

So there you have it. Sian helped me with the design and the rest is history.

2 comments:

PURLPOWER said...

That chicken is genius. Genius I'm telling ya.

apartmentcat said...

It's amazing! Showing love through craft is the best way of all, I think.

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