Saturday, 13 November 2010

Cross Stitch Display part I...........

Hi Everyone............welcome to the cross stitch display.........I got thinking about my cross stitches when I saw this post by Jean ............I haven't done any samplers like hers but would love too.......just don't think  they were anywhere in the shops I was able to go too.........and I wasn't on the internet then.............what I have done was mostly between 1992 and 1997............no real idea why I stopped.......I have some projects part way thru....I will be having a go at finishing some of them after Christmas......at the bottom of this post is a list of blogs for 22 23 26 others girls who said they were going to do a post.......
....feel free to put up a post of your own work but make sure you leave your blog address in the comments so I can come and check it out............

All these are under glass so not the best photos........

This was Mr Chookyblue's wedding present. Took me approx 120 hours of secret stitching..............He has another one very similar of trains I will show you next Saturday his Aunt stitched for him for his 21st.
I really enjoyed this.........
loved watching the cars come to life.............

I remember a nightmare with I think the front tyres on this one............had to undo a lot of stitching............

"Wildflower Bouquet"
Australian native flowers...................this one was especially for me and I just love the flowers and colours.........it hangs above my bed...........
Luckily I found a photo of this one.........this is framed and hanging in my brothers home............as a child he knew every word just about to the movie "The Man From Snowy River"
based on a famous Australian poem off the same name by Banjo Paterson.
I have a couple of others I have done and never got photos.............one for a friend's daughter it was a aussie bush baby sampler and another flowery one with some butterflies I framed and donated to an auction.........I wished I had kept it but I know it went to a good home..........

Thats all I have to show you today..............I will get another post organised for next Saturday...........in the mean time go check out the following girls who are also doing Cross Stitch displays this Saturday...........

Catch you later..............

45 comments:

  1. Great work chooky! What a lot of detail...they look great! I need to go blog hopping now!

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  2. Oh this is so beautiful. All of it. I am just learning to embroidery. I haven't tried cross stiching yet. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Lovely !!!! There is so much work in cross stitch!!!

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  4. Hi Chooky! Cool stitcheries!
    I found a couple pictures of xstitch projects to share and put them up on my blog. I jump at any chance to bring attention to my favorite kids support groups!

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  5. Great cross stitches Chooky. DH took the camera in his ute again to work... I'll have to go for a drive down and paddock to get it!

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  6. Your husband must have loved the cross stitch you made for the wedding present!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful work. I have to visit the other blogs! Thanks for putting this together for us to enjoy!

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  8. I loved your car stitchery for your husband and your others too.
    I have not cross stitch much at all, sadly though..

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  9. Beautiful stitching, Chookyblue! The majority of x stitch is feminine, so what a lovely surprise to see a manly design. Your hubby must have been surprised and flattered to receive your secret, very special, handmade gift.

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  10. Chooky, your work is divine and thanks for organising this blog a long, such fun

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  11. Those are lovely, I called Hubz over (him being a Ford fan...) and I love our native flowers..... we both enjoyed the pictures...
    Hugz

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  12. Love your cross stitch.you did A gerat job.
    Hugs Mary.

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  13. Thanks - for hosting. I've just gone around house taking photos & uploaded to blog.

    Love Leanne

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  14. They are fabulous Chooky - beautiful stitching. Thanks for settng this up.

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  15. Beautiful... I envy anyone who does cross stitch xxx

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  16. Great job Chooky! Love the wildflowers one especially. I'll pop up my post now (as I'm out for the day) and will pop around all the blogs tonight. Thanks so much for organising this...what fun!

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  17. Your wildflowers are so pretty. You did well to hide it from your hubby(to be) for that long. Bet he was thrilled with it. Thanks again for organising this, it's been lots of fun seeing everyones work.

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  18. So BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Have a great week end:)

    Thank you for these idea;)

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  19. Great work Chooky! What a lot of detail...I see your men folk are Ford car men...they look great!
    I should do a Holden x-stitch for my DS who is Holden car mad, he has a 1961 ute....

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  20. Lovely work! I would love to play along but there are just too many other things on my to-do list and I don't have any digital photos of my cross stitch- probably tells you how long ago I made one. I know I stopped cross stitching cos I ran out of walls to hang everything on! Maybe I could join in next weekend?

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  21. Lovely ... great work and I'm especially fond of the floral cross sitch!

    I just did my post showing my stuff.

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  22. Thanks for this Chooky, it's been really interesting touring round all the blogs and seeing the cross stitching that people have done. I think I need to find a small sampler that I can make in between everything else lol.

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  23. Love all those FORD'S Chooky....beautiful, beautiful Chooky..

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  24. Beautiful cross-stitch Chooky! Those Australian flowers are especially pretty. I used to do a lot of it too -- I wonder if I still can?

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  25. Wow, such gorgeous cross stich, Chooky! I have traveled around blogland and admired all the others...I have some too...now to dig them out!

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  26. I adore your Ford cars one Chooky. Haven't seen any like it. Your others are beautiful too. Thanks for hosting. xo

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  27. Great idea and a great way to have work by those of us who have never cross stitched.

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  28. So very beautiful....amazing!! So much detail.

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  29. Hello Donna,

    Love your cross stitch. I think I have done more cross stitch for Ian than me. My favourite is a 1948 FX Holden Car.

    Thanks for organising the display.

    Hope you get your ones finished.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  30. I love your X stitches of the old cars.
    Thank you for running the cross stitch tour. I have really enjoyed popping over to visit all the ladies.

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  31. great cars! Thanks Chookyblue for getting this up and running....

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  32. oohh what a fab idea, just found you from another blog. Can I add this post to your list, it might get me re-started again with cross stitch if I have a bit of a push :-)

    http://scentedsweetpeas.blogspot.com/2010/02/cross-stitch-revival.html

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  33. They are all lovely I love the aussie flowers one the best like you such wonderful colours just like our amazing country.

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  34. Thanks for setting up the blog hop Chooky, I'm really enjoying it.
    Those cars look fab.

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  35. Lovely works of art!
    Also a great idea to dedicate a post to it ... you've got me thinking about mine now ... maybe next Saturday.

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  36. What a great idea. Now that I am following your blog, I will have to keep an eye out for any future displays.

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  37. I am in AWE of your coss stitching skills!! And your patience! What a lovely wedding gift for your hubby-it is quite special. I did a book mark once and that drove me nuts!!!!Have a good week:)

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  38. I bet Mr Chooky loves his gift - the old cars are geat!
    I fancy Banjo too!
    Good fun looking at lots of posts of cross stitch - lots of talent out there:)

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  39. Hello Chookyblue,
    You visit my blog and comment on the pincushion swap, thanks for your visit and nice words! Here is a site we in Holland love to visit and get free X stitch patterns of!http://gazette94.blogspot.com/2008/11/grand-abecedaire.html if you follow it you come direct on the pattern that I am stitching at the moment, but on the left side you find many more free patterns. On my blog you find "borduren" on the left and there you can see what I stitched lately and also the pattern my daughter made for me. On the right you find the name Willy, she also makes the most beautifull X stitch patterns. Hope you like what I send! Greetings,
    Lida

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  40. Love love love this post!!! I have a stack of cross stitches here waiting to be done...just got sidetracked into stitching and patchwork!!! I was going to make 2010 the Year of the Cross Stitch but somehow never got to it...Maybe next year LOL...Dzintra♥x

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  41. I love your wildflower bouquet!
    The cars are great. Beautiful work!
    Thank you for organising this and listing all those links.

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  42. Amazing stitcheries Donna! Wow, the cars was truly a labour of love huh?! Your wildflowers are divine. Thanks for organising us all for the blogger's display.

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  43. What beautiful work! I love that you stitched a wedding present for your DH--what a great gift! I am off to look at the other blogs in your list...

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  44. I remember the days of doing cross stitch. Haven't done any in years.
    I have seen that movie and I liked it a lot.

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  45. Your cross stitch is lovely. I have been meaning to participate but kept forgetting, hope I'm not too late, I'm posting some today.

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