I forgot all about the Cousin’s Quilt Square that I need to have done by February 21. Old age I guess..the theme of this years quilt is “birds.”
I usually do a cross stitch pattern on waste cloth.
The waste cloth is attached to the top of your quilt square. Waste cloth is a patterned cloth that has threads running through it..so that a cross stitch design can be stitched upon it and then the cloth is soaked and removed. The threads are pulled..Far Guy likes to do that part.
Here is my pattern. My eyes are not as good as they used to be..but it is coming along.
I pulled some pinky looking floss..I am not sure that it is quite right for the thistle flower so I need to go to town to get some more floss.
I organize all my floss onto plastic holders, that are marked with the color and then they are put into the containers in numerical order. It is one of the things I am anal about…I like it perfect and not a mess. I have been cross stitching for about 30 years and there is nothing as frustrating as having a balled up messy bag of floss to sort through when you want to begin a project.
Years ago I began with cardboard thingys to wind the floss on..then the plastic ones came out. I have a bunch of extras..I am not sure that they even make them anymore. I am not sure why I have three boxes either..I may have used a box for each of the girls..they both enjoyed cross stitching too. I used to cross stitch on sweatshirts and give them away as gifts.
Someone asked for my Pork Chop Recipe. Use one box of Uncle Bens Wild and White Rice and 2 cups of water and a little butter put it all in a roasting pan and submerge three uncooked pork chops into the rice. Bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes…whilst you are napping:)