Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mission Accomplished

So we had our service auction last August and I am finally done with my service. Granted, I chose something a little more time consuming than usual. I offered to crosstitch a baby announcement and Kari (who won the service) liked the look of the three pieces together. So, I did all three. Compared to the size of projects I normally tackle, these weren't too bad, and it was fun to see how they turned out. They aren't framed yet (that was NOT part of the service), but I hope she will enjoy them.






I think I have mentioned before that I usually only crosstitch for myself. My mom says that many things she spent a LONG time on were put in garages or given away. And no joke, crosstitching takes forever. I went to a baby shower and this lady had these cute little crocheted hats that she made in about 2 hours. I suddenly thought that maybe I should take up knitting or something, so I don't have to wait a year or so to look at a finished project.
One of the only large projects I have done for someone else was for George and Maxwell after Summer passed away. And I have never finished so quickly. I was truly happy to give that one away. It reminded me of Summer with her beautiful blond hair. Here is a picture.



But other than that, I just crosstitch for me, me, me. Maybe my girls will like them someday. In the meantime, please don't put these in the garage Kari. I will lose all faith in humankind.

11 comments:

Mushratmom said...

Looking at the beautiful things you can do, it suddenly makes all those frustrating cross-stitching sessions with you and Miranda worth it. I didn't have to do 'athletic' cross-stitching, but I didn't get much done on my own projects what with threading needles, untangling snarls, and other general help. And, yes, they do take a LONG time to complete, but the feeling of accomplishment is equally great. (Or so I keep telling myself!)

Vieve! said...

You are so amazing at the cross-stitching! I wish I had a talent like that! I way think you should continue to do this stuff forever.

Deanne said...

They turned out great! I don't have the patience for such a wonderful talent, but I can appreciate the beauty of your talent! Good work.

Emilie said...

Holy cow Maleen, I knew that you cross-stitched, but I never realized how good you are at it! The one of "summer" is truly amazing. Keep it up!

Ker said...

Beautiful job! I am so impressed with your talent. I love all the pieces you have done in your home too.

Michelle said...

I love your cross-stitching. You know if you made me one, I, truly, would not throw it away or give it away. HINT HINT

Melanie said...

How impressive!! Those are beautiful!

I know the feeling of not spending all that time on people that won't appreciate it. It's so frustrating! I'm still learning that...

Kari said...

NEVER will I do that! Thank you, Thank you! I love them and amazed at how talented you are. It's too bad so many people don't appreciate the talent you and your mom have. I really need more hobbies maybe I'll learn one of these days. Thanks again and when I get the framed (which I will someday soon I hope) I'll let you know. Once again I can't thank you enough and so glad you were willing to do three for me. You are the BEST!

Desmama said...

Those are amazingly beautiful. My MIL cross-stitches and is quite good at it. I wish I had the patience, but I'm afraid I'd just become frustrated with the pace. Still, those pieces are true heirlooms. Lovely work!

Cindy B said...

Those are beautiful, Maleen!

Rynell said...

Those are awesome. You are very talented. I am more of a crocheting type, but I really admire the cross stitchers, it takes so long and it so intricate!