It’s time to participate in the April A-Z Blog Challenge. I will be blogging every day in April, with Sunday’s off.The topic for each day will begin with the designated letter of the alphabet.
This Monday’s letter is X for Counting my X’s.
When my eyes were younger I enjoyed the craft of counted cross stitch.
Counted cross stitch is a form of embroidery in which strands of colored thread are used to sew X shaped stitches onto cloth. A charted pattern is used to instruct the crafter which color threads to use and where to place the x’s. The result is a beautifully crafted artistic picture worthy of a frame.
I made this one in 1989.
|Here is a close up. Can you see the x’s?|
Because of its intricate detail, this type of work requires concentration and excellent vision. I still have the concentration, but not the 20/20.
My creative outlet is now knitting. The starting position for knitting is this:
Find more X’s written by the more than 2,000 bloggers participating in the 2014 A-Z April Challenge.