Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Experimental Parking and One Page Complete

Wow I have two exciting things to write about today.  Firstly I finally finished my first page of this cross stitch, which means only 41 pages or so to go..yeeeeeeeeeeh.  Secondly I have started on the second page and have begun experimenting with "parking" thanks to the great assistance of The Crafty Princess (thanks lovie) and a great blog site Princess directed me to which explains exactly how to park.  I love the idea and so far it is working great.  Will update as I go, and will try and add a new picture of my progress...thanks for reading followers (ha ha ha).

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Blogging is a Learning Process

Hello world (as John Laws would say),

Its been a week or so since my first entry and I am ashamed to say I have only stitched about 200 crosses since my last entry and as such I have no photo to add.  Just thought I'd drop a line to say I have redesigned my Blog and have added the most gorgeous photo of my most special babies, April and Tito in the title.    Enjoy.  Hopefully my next entry may have an updated photo with a noticeable difference.

Monday, 8 August 2011

The finished Project

Well this is what the finished project should look like,
I guess I should have put this in first, but as you
can see I am only new at this blogging stuff.

This is a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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First Photos with Mrs Dibble's frame holder thingy.

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First photos

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The Beginning of Girl at the Piano

Thanks to Crafty Princess and Mrs Dibble, I have decided to start my own blog.  Unfortunately I am not anywhere near as talented or craft orientated as the above two mentioned but I will endeavour to publish photos  of my cross stitch as I create it.  This cross stitch was inspired by my very own piano teacher Miss Joy King who taught me piano from the age of 10 until about 21.  Joy was always great at craft and was forever doing a new tapestry, one being of the "girl at the piano".  I always loved seeing it in a beautiful antique looking  frame above the grand piano.  So when I finish mine in about 30 years, I hope I have an artwork as beautiful as Joys.   Oh well, not sure if I know what I'm doing but will attempt to import the first couple of photos taken.  This is already after about 40 hours of cross stitching.