Cross-stitchaholic here! I have in my living room alone 13 cross stitches hanging on my walls! I do counted cross stitch. Right now I am working on a nightmare Christmas lighthouse. Not enjoyable at all, I have to work in 10x10 squares because of all the intricate color changes. But it'll be beautiful once it's done and then I am never doing another large project as long as I live!
I do a lot of patterns by Bent Creek, Lizzie Kate, Heart in Hand, 4 My Boys. I prefer small to medium patterns so I don't get bored. My dream is to have my own cross stitch store someday. For now, I shop here: http://www.shakespearespeddler.com/
I love holiday themed cross stitch and most of my holiday decorations are cross-stitch.
I always do counted cross stitch, I've never done colored canvases before. I have to say though, the backs of my large projects are always a mess! I make sure that there aren't any threads crossing blank spaces that will be seen from the front, but that's about it. Any tips?
Mommy to DS1 July '09 and DS2 Oct '12 and someone new in May '15
I LOVE doing cross stitch, but i'm not very good. My neighbor began teaching me a few years ago, but I had a young baby at the time, and not a lot of free time to keep up with it. She's since moved, so i'm going to look for a class somewhere.
The projects you guys have posted are awesome. I'm excited to learn!
I used to. I never seem to have time now. I can't imagine why. I mean, I was just interrupted typing this post when my 20MO DD climbed up on me so that I could read her "Is Your Mama a Llama?" for the eighth time tonight. I guess I'll start doing it again someday. Like when she starts college.