Thursday, November 21, 2013

Throw Back Thursday: a cross stitch project

Mary, my daughter, told me I had to do Throw Back Thursday on my blog. Apparently it's all the rage on YouTube! She is a massive fan of the TV show, Dance Mums, and this is something that is featured commonly.

What is Throw Back Thursday? Something from the past. In my case, a completed cross stitch project from 15 years ago.



I started this Shepherd's Bush cross stitch in late 1996.  I bought it as a kit duty-free on Norfolk Island during a holiday. It is a large project - 70 x 70cm.  My heart does flips when I see the beads, charms, bells, ribbon and wool added to the shepherd. It was framed and completed for Mary's nursery in mid-1998 15 years ago.It is stitched on a 32 count linen. The frame mount was customised to this project.  I don't think this design has dated at all and would happily stitch it again.

Don't forget to post a link and join my Linky Party so I can check out your current WiP (Work In Progress) here.  I am sure others would like to check out your post too.

Thanks for wandering through the garden of my past...
                                                                              Jan x

9 comments:

Catherine said...

Sweet project!

My Xstitch Place said...

gorgeous project!!

cucki said...

Sweet x

zenuwpees said...

La broderie est magnifique felicitation bonne journee Marie-Claire

Chris said...

Love the SB finish! It is fun to see what we were stitching way back then. LOL

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful! I guess you're a fan of Shepherd's Bush, huh? They have such attention to detail. I'm going to check them out and maybe find one I can add to my next stash infusion :D

Linda said...

What a gorgeous design Jan.

Linda

Shelleen said...

You did a great job and you are right it looks like something stitchers would stitch on now.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That's a great design. I love the soft colours Shepherd's Bush use.

Throwback Thursday is a good idea for a blog post too. I shall keep it for a quiet blogging month and do one!