Your colour combinations are soooo beautiful, Diana. Reminds me of those stripey lollipops...good enough to eat. :))
Really beautiful work Diana :))
Woo Hoo Glo!! This is a gorgeous square. How delightful for the little one who receives it in their blanket. :))
I'm impressed Gloria, you've done very well. This return to a previous hobby to thrill an African child is just so cute and will be treasured ✅
Terrific square, Gloria - the colour (of course!), the stitch, and the brilliant use of both crafts. Hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea - 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery', after all! I was also a keen cross-stitcher when my sight was better, and I was wondering a couple of days ago what to do with all the embroidery threads and 'Aida' fabric still stashed away - now I know how to use at least some of it!
Oh yes, Lesley, please do borrow this idea! I actually borrowed it from Pam quite a while back, so I certainly don't mind sharing :) I'll be anxious to see your creations ... xo
Beautiful work, Gloria. A child will have so much to feel and learn from this square.
Count me in as one who did cross stitch when eyes were younger. Isn't it nice to know that we share so many experiences and interests? A great feeling of warmth.
I think I cleared out all my cross stitch materials years ago, but I have the patterns, and have found that the simple ones work quite well for Tunisian Crochet, either by changing colors as you stitch, or by cross-stitching over the top of a Tunisian Simple Stitch Background. Easier on the old eyes, for me.
You're right, Sharon! A Tunisian Simple Stitch square makes a perfect "aida cloth" for aging eyes ... xo
Yes, I was yet another cross-stitcher! Beautiful square, Gloria.
I was into cross stitching for years too, until the need for reading glasses drove me to despair at mulit-tasking. At least with knitting I can enjoy my hobby without looking at it for every stitch. We are a creative little family aren't we ❤️
This is probably just a question for the British contingent but does anybody remember a magazine from the 1970s called Golden Hands? It covered knitting, sewing, and all sorts of other crafty ideas. My friend and I loved it and could usually find something in every issue to have a go at.
(I've just found this image on Pinterest which seemed particularly appropriate to KASers with the lovely granny squares).