Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Friday, April 25, 2008

4th Ornament and a Trip

Saint Nick
Studio Seven
c. 1990
Just Cross Stitch-Nov/Dec 1990
Here is the 4th ornament. It's a slightly padded flat finish with coordinating cording. I can't believe I'm on time with getting these finished!
I went with DH to San Antonio for his annual AAPG convention. While he was busy during the day, I went on some of the tours that were offered for the spouses. One stop was the San Antonio Museum of Art. Here is a snap of a gorgeous piece of needlework. It seemed to be mostly cross stitch in very beautiful colors. This is taken without a flash in room with low light. I tried to brighten it up a bit. It's from the late 18th century per the description.
Another stop was the Mission San Jose. This is the lovely detail above the door of the church. The church was completed about 1782 and restored in the 1930's.

We happened to be there during part of Fiesta week, and got to see the river parade on Monday night. We had a grand time on our mini-vacation!


Stitchingranny said...

Pretty little ornament and sounds like you had a great time.

Daffycat said...

I LOVE mini holidays; just the thing to break up the boring details of everyday life. It sounds like you had a great time.

I love your little Santa ornament-great job!

Barbara said...

Very nice, Mary!

Itching To Stitch said...

Cute ornament, great finishing ;)