I am staying with Mum and Dad this weekend, which has given me the opportunity to photograph some pieces that I stitched in the past. So before bringing you right up to date, we'll take a trip down memory lane first!
I stitched this map of Pembrokeshire for Dad as a present for Christmas 2005 - this was my first attempt at the Heritage Stitchcraft Maps of British Counties, and as you will have seen (and will see) I still enjoy stitching them. The design is stitched on ivory 28hpi evenweave in DMC threads.
This piece goes back even further. I stitched it as a Christmas present for Mum for Christmas 2001. The kit is by Derwentwater Designs and the design is stitched on white 14hpi aida in DMC threads, with some sparkly bits...
I designed this one myself for Dad - I think it was a father's day card - maybe June 2005.
These flowers were one of my very first pieces - unfortunately I haven't dated it, but I would guess at the mid 1990s... I think the design cam from a magazine that's now been discontinued, but I can't quite remember - maybe one day I'll go back through my old magazines and find the design.
And finally a bookmark I made for Mum - it came from a Cross Stitcher magazine and was designed by Joan Elliot
There ends the trip down memory lane.