Thursday, October 20, 2011

ADVENTURES WITH NEEDLE &THREAD!

       I am here thinking about the sewing classes that Janine and I did during our high school days. Mark you, they did not go on for a long period but believe it or not my twin and I managed to make two skirts.  I would not say they were the best of skirts but they turned out okay! :) I wish we had taken a picture wearing them. However I remember they had a green background with some orange designs on them.


       Neverthless I am not hopeless with a needle and thread. I have dabbled with cross-stitch and can crochet quite well.


     In this post I am featuring my work done in cross-stitch.  I can remember how relieved I was to get a card kit not too long after my twin's death. I could not stand a moment of idle time and I was not in the frame of mind to write. I passed the time working on this card and presented it to my mom on Mother's Day.


    Below are pictures of the card and 3 other pieces that I have done over the years. Janine helped a little but I did most of the work. You will notice that they mainly feature birds and have therefore been big favourites for us! I really enjoyed doing them.


                         
       

54 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Very nice and even better because she helped you with them. A great keepsake.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Judy said...

Great work! They are all beautiful. I love them all.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Judy. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Cher! Have yourself a good day.

Katherines Corner said...

They are all beautiful Judy, sewn with love. xo P.S. thank you for linking up at Katherines Corner

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Katherine. I am really happy to participate in your Blog Hop.

Treat and Trick said...

Awesome work! They look pretty dear...

Anji said...

Like you I didn't sew too well, but I enjoyed cross stitch and embroidery.

The birds are really lovely

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Anji! Take care and all the best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Treat and Trick. A good day to you!

JamericanSpice said...

You are very good with that. I did some once when I was very young and I was so excited, however that was many years ago and I don't think I can still do it :)

I would Love to crochet. I bought a few things to teach myself :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much JamericanSpice. It would be great if you had a go at crocheting. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

Life,Twins,DramaQueen said...

Hello Judy,

We are happy to have you again in the blog hop. I can to your page to make sure I was following you for evey way possible but for some reason blogger will not show me nothing on you blog just your post :( I will come back later.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Life, Twins & a Drama Queen, Thanks for stopping by. I hope the problem will be sorted out soon. Take care.

Chris said...

Hi Judy, new follower here, hopping from Katherine and Grace's blogs. I always admire anyone who has the patience to cross-stitch. I love the final result, your are so colourful. Even the concept of cross-stitch is beyond me. Cheers

Grace InAZ said...

Thank you,Judy - your needlework looks fine to me & birds are always a pretty subject. Thanks for the visit this a.m. I am hopping along from Katherine's Corner. Hugs, GraceinAZ

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Grace. All the very best to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Chris. Take care.

Frugal in WV said...

I love cross stitch, your work looks beautiful, great job!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Lovely work, Judy. I used to cross stitch quite a bit when my kids were young -- but my eyesight is not what it used to be! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Frugal in WV, Thank you so much. Always great to hear from you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Nancy,Thanks a lot. Take care.

Jansen Family said...

Nice work! They are beautiful! I like to crochet too!

Carla

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Jansen family. Take care.

Jenny said...

You have a real talent there! Those are amazing! Great job!!

New follower from the blog hop!
http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for becoming a Follower and sharing your comments Jenny!

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

I cannot imagine having the patience to do needle work. Your projects look lovely.

cheerfulnuts said...

I suck with needle and thread. My work is always messy LOL. Plus, they hurt my eyes. Great job. The birds are cute.:)

Jessica said...

Nice work!

New End Studio said...

I've never cross stitched, but enjoy embroidery and taught myself basic crochet. Your cards would look nice in frames. TFS.

Sheri said...

Great work!! I love the Mother's day card idea, butterflies are one of my favorites and what a special way to show mom how much you love her.

Hope you have a great day, my friend!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like needle crafts, too. I am working on a big piece that commemorates Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage. I hope I can get it finished in time for their first anniversary, LOL!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Ricki,
The piece you are working on featuring the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton sounds great. You are going to feel so good when you have finished it. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Sheri! Have yourself a wonderful day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks New End Studio. A good day to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Jessica. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi cheerfulnuts, It is always good hearing from you. Have an enjoyable day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Ellen Marie. A good day to you.

Candice said...

Awesome job! I don't have the patience to do these. Yours look amazing. Hope you have a great weekend, Judy :)

May said...

Judy, I'm loving your creativity. My mum is very good at it. I plan going back on how to sew, because is the latest trend now. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks May. A great weekend to you and your family.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Candice. I wish you and your family an enjoyable weekend.

Maria said...

judy, you are so talented!! those are so pretty!! i especially like the second to last one! the colors you used are fantastic!
you have so many beautiful things that keep her memory alive. and remind you of all the wonderful times you shared. i love all you share with us.
wishing you a beautiful weekend, judy!!
lots of love!
xoxo
maria <3

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your kind words Maria. You have certainly brightened my Friday. Take very good care of yourself and lots of love and best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

The Belly Dancer said...

I love them, they are awesome! New follower.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much The Belly Dancer. Have a great weekend.

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

That is so special for you to have. I love the birds especially! Thanks for stopping by! Following you back!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Sarah! Have a great weekend.

Laura said...

What beautiful work! I have not tried counted cross stitch since I was too young to have the patience. So far I'm just sticking with the stamped variety! oh, and visiting from the weekend wander.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Laura. Take care and have a good weekend.

A Mom said...

i love your works guys, keep it up
! Thanks for visiting my site by the way.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks A Mom and have a good weekend!

The Belly Dancer said...

Judy these are really great! I'd love to see some of your crochet!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks The Belly Dancer!I will share some of my crochet work soon.

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