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Ida's Photo Theme Challenge

37. Rows And Rows Of…


As anyone who has been following my theme challenge blog may have noticed, I’ve been out of commission for a while. As other bloggers have left me far behind, I’m making a real effort to renew my enthusiasm and catch up. My archives didn’t hold much promise to satisfy the “Rows” theme. So I took a closer look at my environment and opted to stick close to home.

My passion for needlework began during my school years and really blossomed after I completed my first tablecloth as a requirement for a Home Economics class. Since then, I have threaded multiple needles with hundreds of different colors on a variety of fabrics with projects ranging in size from tiny beaded Christmas ornaments to full size tablecloths. I have gifted some and kept some. I’ve spent an astounding number of hours counting even-weave fabric threads, carefully following patterns, and completing rows and rows of stitches to paint pictures using every color of the rainbow.

I have several completed projects that have not been framed and one that has been in the works for a couple of years. I chose a few to photograph so I could share those “Rows And Rows Of…”



And even closer…



24 thoughts on “37. Rows And Rows Of…

  1. What a great idea for the theme! Beautiful work Ida. 😊


  2. You’re always so sweet, Carolyn. Thank you.


  3. Love it!! I especially love the close up ones. What a cool way to use this theme. So creative…all around!


  4. Great closeup of rows of stitching – good job


  5. I appreciate the compliment, Vince! 🙂


  6. I love your creative mind, Ida. Your needlework is beautiful … just as beautiful as the lady who holds the needle.


  7. Welcome back, Ida. Great idea for this theme, and as you know, close to my own heart!


  8. The close ups show the great detail. Lovely


  9. What beautiful work! You have so much talent. Thank you for sharing.


  10. Excellent. I love the close ups and you have a steady needle.
    I have a number of needle works on my walls and in my friend’s home. I have a closet full of “future projects” that unfortunately will probably never happen. Aging has a way of taking away some of our joys.
    Glad to have you back.


    • Ah, another needlework enthusiast! Like you, I have many, many future projects. I drool over some of the patterns and ideas that several boxes contain. I have to admit that the eyesight is just not what it used to be and makes the needlework more challenging. I’m not going to give up! 🙂

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  11. Whhhooohooooo! Welcome back! Glad your feeling inspired again… Great shots 🙂


  12. Very nice needlework and it fits the theme perfectly. Glad you’re back……missed you.


  13. so talented – and patient! … great for the theme.


  14. What beautiful work. You have lots of patience to do such intense craftsmanship. Welcome back.


  15. I really like this. This would make a nice canvas wrap.


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