Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Old Cross Stitch

I found this in my parents' basement today while helping my dad decorate for Christmas. I'm pretty sure, after first learning candlewicking, that this was my very first cross stitch project. I made it for my mom to hang in our blue-and-brown, goose-themed bathroom circa the mid-1980s. The pattern is long gone, but if I had to guess, it was from an old Dimensions or Jiffy kit, maybe Janlynn. The finishing is a wire hoop and you thread the end of the lace bands through the hoop to make the frame. This is one time I'm glad my mom never threw anything away!