Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Focusing in on the detail

I decided it would be nice to do some French-inspired cross stitch.  But on calico, because I don't like aida.  The stitches are tiny.  I have to concentrate very hard indeed.  I would only attempt this sort of foolishness in the University holidays when I have hour after hour free, to sit squinting at calico and deciding where EXACTLY to put my needle in next.

Cross stitch - TINY cross stitch!

I do love holidays.  Full of pointless, small satisfactions like this.

8 comments:

  1. I am more than a bit envious that you are in France, embroidering, and it's warm.

    But i'm happy for YOU that YOU are :)

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  2. Wonderful. I know what you mean about having to squint, I have one that I can hardly see! Hope you are having a lovely break.

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  3. You must have very good eyesight, it looks lovely - certainly not pointless!

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  4. gorgeous. I'm just about to pack a holiday craft project. I'm torn between a shawl and a basket of granny squares of which there will never ever be enough to make a blanket..............

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  5. I don't think I can actually see well enough to do that any more but I agree it looks better than aida.

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  6. Much better than aida but I know my eyesight wouldn't be able to cope with it.

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  7. I know just what you mean! But my eyes can't take the small stuff nowdays.

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  8. All of these are looking mind blowing thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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