After sewing dolls, quilts, ornies, embroidery for many years I have re-discovered Cross Stitch!
It was one of the first crafts I learned sitting at my Grandma's knee (the first being knitting and crochet)when I was a tiny little 4 year old (OMG is that really already 41 years ago? NOOO It can't be!)
Wasn't I the cutest??
So now I've dug out the embroidery threads and have been stitching up a storm! I'm really giving the old eyes a work out as I'm stitching on Osnaburg or even an old linen teatowel as in the first photo. I put an Australian 5 cent piece next to it to give an idea of the stitch size ( although I did notice just now the needle does a good job there already!)