|flowers one of my favourites|
I used to do a lot of cross stitch in my 40's before having to wear glasses. And found it a very relaxing exercise, keeping the mind sharp while also creating items that gave me pleasure. I started off small then tried harder projects as I got more confident and experienced. And ending up doing gifts for friends and other folk. (see photos of work I still have)
|country cottages another favourite|
|a selection of cross stitch|
But very occasionally in life's rich tapestry I catch a glimpse of the right side, like the patterns of my cross stitch creations, and it all makes sense. The colours look good, the threads are continuous and the overall picture has been worth the effort.
"My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever changing view
A wondrous woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold"
Carole King, Tapestry single & album 1971