Abandoned Tapestry

The Object of My Dejection
by Krista
Tell us about the object of your dejection — something you made, a masterpiece unfinished, or some sort of project that failed to meet your expectations. What did you learn from the experience? How would you do things differently next time?


I always wanted to paint. What I needed was to take classes, and years of dedication to attain the object of my dreams. What I was good at, was embroidery, and cross stitch. So those works adorned my home.

A few years back, I bought a cd. It could change a photograph into a cross stitch scene.

There was a lovely photo of my two elder grandsons H, and Sn, with me too in the picture. I scanned the photo to my computer, and changed it into a cross stitch scene.

I started working on it. My eyes couldn’t take the strain. I let it be for a while. It’s still lying somewhere in my sewing room.

Now that I have time, I suppose I can work on it, that’s if I can find it. But now, I want IB (the youngest one) in my picture too. So now I will wait for an appropriate photo in which all three are there, or make another effort to work at two tapestries.



4 thoughts on “Abandoned Tapestry”

  1. I used to do a lot of cross-stitched pictures. I haven’t for some time. In fact I was only thinking the other day about how I haven’t been doing any craft work. I have been cooking new recipes! But no craft. Maybe that’s something to take up again for the new year?

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    1. That era of working on needlework, and cross stitch is gone. Stitch Craft (UK) and Needlework and Craft (US) used to be my two favorite monthly magazines.
      Girls used to be taught simple stitches. I have a cross stitch sampler still with me, made by my daughter at the age of seven.
      Nowadays no one does that.


      1. You’re right, it is a dying craft. Though my niece has asked if I will teach her while I am back in home country next year – so that will be lovely to pass that skill on.

        I used to enjoy the way I could complete something, doing work that is simple but precise. It helped when work and life and were neither simple, nor able to be ‘completed’.


      2. Things made by one’s own hands lends a uniqueness to home which isn’t there in a store brought cushion, or wall hanging.
        I am glad that you will be teaching your niece. It is commendable that your niece wants to learn. Girls now don’t have the time, or inclination.

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