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Old 08-23-2006, 04:49 PM
 
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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 just finished this one: Perfect Pumpkin

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.
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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?

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Old 08-31-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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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!
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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.
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My mom does the vast majority of her cross stitching sitting in meetings. I wonder if she was a WOHM just so she could get some projects finished!
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I do I do!!!!!! I just started back in May of this year but I love it.

My very first project was a blanket that I made for my sisters baby.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...nt/pics005.jpg

Now I am working on a stocking for her 1st christmas
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The blanket is beautiful!! I can't believe it was a first project! What pattern did you use?

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I used a pattern that my husbands grandma has been making for YEARS> It's from the 60's
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Thought I would share some pictures...

These are the boys family trees.. it comes with the pattern for summer or fall...one I'm doing with adia and dmc, the other linen and overdye.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...familytree.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...reecloseup.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...familytree.jpg

This is one of the sign langage names I sell on ebay on occasion (let me know if you need any )
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...ber/teresa.jpg

This is the birthsampler I designed and did for my new little one..
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...r/keaton-1.jpg

This kinda goes with the birthsampler..
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...eber/flags.jpg

I'm working on a vertical flag sampler for a friend..her surname in flags..

These 2 I did for friends babys..the butterfly was taken from her border..
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...eber/halli.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...ber/charla.jpg
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