I have always enjoyed arts and crafts every since I was young. When I was in my mid-teens I was introduced to cross stitch and it remains a hobby which I continue to enjoy today. I have always kept to the more simple prints such as cartoon characters as they feature large blocks of the same colour which make them easier to stitch. That is until recently when as I was searching through the shelves for my next project I saw a lovely cross stitch of Our lady with the Child Jesus.It was harder than anything I have every tried before, the different shades of skin, hair and cloth meant that many of the colours were interwoven, nonetheless as it was such a special find.
As you can not doubt imagine it is not every day that you find a cross stitch of this theme on the shelf of an arts and crafts store in England and would usually have to specially order them over the Internet which adds on the additional cost of postage and packaging. Anyway I just had to have it. It has taken me more hours than I can remember but just before I began writing this blog I finished it and here it is below.
If anyone would like the template that I followed for this design I still have it and would be quite happy to photocopy it and post or e mail it to you if they just let me have their address in the comment box of this post or indeed if you prefer my e mail address which can be found by viewing my profile.
Now that I now I can do these more interact designs I would like my next project to be the 14 Stations of the Cross however I do not know of any you can buy and will have to find good pictures that I can get transferred to template and have coloured threads made up for. So if anyone knows of any particularly good pictures of the Stations of the Cross please let me know.