Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hot and cross(stitch)

With our Australian summer hotting up it’s been good to have this little cross-stitch pincushion to work on lately while I sit in front of the fan.


It’s a gift for my friend Averil, for her 80th birthday in a couple of days. She has always done the most exquisite heirloom embroidery, but was adventurous enough to join our Stitchin’ Mission last year.  Now I think she’s caught the quilting bug!

IMG_2841 (No, Averil doesn’t read my blog)


  1. This is stunning! And I DO NOT believe you when you say Averil will turn 80! She doesn't look a day older than 50. Seriously.

  2. Looks great! I wish I were hot and Cross-stitchy here in upstate New York, USA. We're in the middle of winter and it is COLD! While you're sitting in front of your fan doing needlework, I'm sitting in front of my heater doing needlework...
    An encyclopedia of needlepoint stitches…

  3. Di, that's lovely! I'm sure your friend will love it.


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