February 24, 2010


It was great meeting so many new people at the TNNA show in Nashville. I also found some beautiful cross-stitch and jewelry that I just couldn't leave there! I found two lovely necklaces created by Mo Jewelry and The Goode Huswife. The pictures are of some of their wonderful jewelry creations. They both also create beautiful cross-stitch designs.

I also had the pleasure of meeting a very talented woman, Gigi Ries (pictured above). The beautiful piece she is standing in front of is one of hers. It is done on a big piece of linen from graziano 40 count. The designs on it came from several different designers. It's quite impressive to see it in person! I neglected to ask her how many hours this piece took.

After attempting cross-stitch before this show and becoming completely frustrated, I'm determined to try it again. This time I'm going to use an 18 count so my poor eyes can see what I'm doing. I remember when I was young watching my mom struggle to thread a needle and I just couldn't imagine what it was like not to see that huge needle eye, but now I am in the same boat!
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Laurie said...

Beautiful! I know what you mean about the eyes...

See you soon,

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I just finished (10 min. ago) my Long May She Wave red work..I love it!

I'm trying my hand at cross stitch again after many years away from it. I used to cross stitch like a crazy woman. Holey moley I can't see the stuff any more!!!!

That coverlet was amazing! I'm in shock!

Stay a few extra days when you come to Nashville next year girl..There is shoppin to be DONE.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Ahhh, I miss those TNNA and SEYG markets (I used to buy AND sell). Those were the days! Of course, THEN I used to stitch samplers on 36 ct. linen. Now, I too have trouble threading a needle!

Thanks for leading me down Memory Lane!

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of stitching, beautiful piece. I am stitching again too and using 18 count. I have 14, but the 18 count holes, seemed easier to see. At this point, I would prefer the 11 count, lol. Sounds like your trip was fun.


Anonymous said...

Thankyou for showing my graziano linen stitched Ackworth School
Symposium of 2006 sheet...
actually I am better known as Gigi than Jeanne-Caroline (my official name)I backstitced all the participants names amonst the different samplers as a
remembrance of the wonderful time we had at Ackworth School that year

Juels said...

I have a lighted magnifier that stands on the floor. I use it all the time. Why let a little thing like sight stop you!