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Made with Love

11 May 2009 33 comments

Images of my Mum's Cross-stitches...
I'm the proud owner of the first two...



Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch. Sometimes cross-stitch is done on designs printed on the fabric (stamped cross-stitch); the stitcher simply stitches over the printed pattern.
Cross-stitch is one of the oldest forms of embroidery and can be found all over the world. Many folk museums show examples of clothing decorated with cross-stitch, especially from continental Europe and Asia.

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so for Music Monday I have chosen this beautiful song ...
I know he is one of your favourite singers Mum....
thanks Mum!!

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33 comments: to “ Made with Love so far...

  • Mariuca 11.5.09


  • Mariuca 11.5.09

    Beautiful dedication for ur mom, KIm! Am sure she'll love this one from you. Happy Mother's Day! :):):)

  • Mariuca 11.5.09

    And Happy MM too of coz! :)

  • Carleen 11.5.09

    OMG, how did you manage to find such a treasure of a video?! I need to spend a lot more time at YouTube, LOL. Wishing you a happy MM!

  • Mariuca 11.5.09

    Oh I didn see the cros-stitches earlier Kim! They're lovely!!

  • Mariuca 11.5.09

    I'd be proud to own one too!


    Great song. Definitely took me back to the times I used to watch old Hollywood movies with my granny. Have a great week!

  • diane 12.5.09

    Gorgeous work! Cross stitch needs so much patience - I've tried tapestry work and embroidery so I appreciate the skill involved! Not sure my eyes would be up to it these days :-)

  • Lynda Lehmann 12.5.09

    Wow, they are intricate and just beautiful, Kim! I see creativity runs in the family! She must have loads of patience and nimble fingers.

    Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day, yourself, Kim!

  • Amy Lilley Designs 12.5.09

    OH MY...these are just mother and great-aunt
    have also done cross--stitch work...tablecloths...I'll have to take some pics as well...but these are just fabulous...the creative genes have certainly been passed along, and along, and along in your family...send her my very best...and I hope that you all had a GREAT Mother's Day....:)))))

  • Michelle B. Hendry 12.5.09

    They are so beautiful!

  • socre 12.5.09

    I like this blog, especially the photos. I am waiting your next posting ( photos).

  • John M. Mora 12.5.09

    Is that you on he beach painting? lovely, I have few things my grandmother stictched.

  • Lisa Lorenz 12.5.09

    WOW Kim, I love cross stithces. YOur mom is very talented, they are beautiful. Very taltented family you come from! wishing you a great day and Happy Belated Mothers Day, xxx Lisa

  • TH 12.5.09

    hi kim hows your day? me just busy checking online for the MPV car. Its expensive as hubby budget RM$80K

  • TH 12.5.09

    so far his nissan cannot fit 7 ppl so can only sell RM$30K

  • TH 12.5.09

    he bought that time was 7 years back and it cost nearly RM$80K

  • TH 12.5.09

    lovely cross stiched!

  • TH 13.5.09

    there is one which is not called cross stiched as you need to use needle to poke it through and pull the thread too. I tried that before and my finger all hurt and bloody.

  • TH 13.5.09

    we plan sunday to go test drive MPV

  • Artist Boyd Greene 13.5.09

    Your mom's work is most amazing! Wow! What a vision. Using colors that cannot be manipulated to make such beautiful works of art! Like mosaics.

  • TH 14.5.09

    my mom have cross stiched too its in the store room as we painted the house few years back.

  • RennyBA 15.5.09

    The love is obvious - breath taking!

  • The Muse 16.5.09

    I see that talent is a family thing! :)

  • TH 16.5.09

    hi kim, how you doing, its Saturday. we watching mr bean cartoon now.

  • TH 16.5.09

    still waiting hubby back from work.

  • Mariuca 17.5.09

    LOL Kim!!! I saw ur tweet and came over to congratulate u on that very brave move, CONGRATS!!!! :):):):):)

  • Mariuca 17.5.09

    Don worry, am positive ur PR will return, hugs! :)

  • Kim 17.5.09

    thanks for your comments everyone :)
    I've been super busy painting more stage props and changing my blog to its own domain...eek!!!
    I should be back on board this week :)

  • Kim 17.5.09

    lol Mariuca
    I've cross posted with you ..
    thanks so much for dropping by and your kind wishes...
    I'm madly changing all my links and visiting my blogging friends haha I've just dropped in at your blogs ;) ;)

  • Cooper 18.5.09

    Those are beautiful pieces Kim. Something you don't see here that often and though not a forgotten craft I wish there were more of it.

  • Speedcat Hollydale 19.5.09

    I learnt me sumthin here today!

    How do you get the color patterns right with the cross bill stitching?? I am guessing a pre-template of some sort ?

  • Kim 19.5.09

    thanks Cooper :)
    I think so too... I wouldn't have the patience but I love looking at them :)

    hi Speedy good question :)
    Mum told me that she used a graph for these though she has used print on templates too :))

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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news