Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nativity Counted Cross Stitch

I did not make a card today so thought I'd share a picture of one of my first pieces of counted cross stitch. Actually my first piece of counted cross stitch was for my daughter's kindergarten teacher at the end of the school year. It was a Precious Moments piece and was too intricate for my first attempt. I did manage to finish it but swore I'd never cross stitch again. When we moved to Indonesia (my daughter was in the fifth grade by then) I met a sweet friend named Edee who started me off with a simple piece and I came to love counted cross stitch! Many years and many cross stitch projects later, it got to where I couldn't see well enough to do cross stitch and watch tv as well so I had to lay it down. Not too much later, I discovered stamping and cardmaking, so it was on to another addiction! Anyhoo, hope you enjoy this nativity and the sentiment about keeping a little of the Christmas spirit for other days!!



Kerrie said...

Hi Betty, your cross stitch is beautiful, I too love cross stitch, and have made a few.

Patti said...

This is so,so awesome! I love cross stitch! Do you do counted cross stitch or is the image printed on your fabric? I used to do counted... should try that again!

craftieodamae said...

I love this. I use to cross stitch all the time, then the eyes got bad and I started stamping!

Colleen said...

I was never able to sit still long enough to do something as great and detailed as this. Your work amazes me all the time. Great project!

Sue W said...

Ah betty this is gorgeous........I just found some I've worked in the past and not framed!!!!!! It pays to have a clear out every now and then ah!!