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I just ordered a piece of this linen and the website picture doesn't look anything like the orangy color on the model that is stitched. Does it have any orange to it?
hi , does they have a cherry blossom project , i really want to have that kind of project , just like in the picture i attached.. please help.
Hello stitchers! As you know, I have been following Merry Lee the Great White Shark who makes her way from Nantucket to Florida. The Atlantic City Press just printed an article saying she is on course to head back to South Jersey for the Holiday weekend. She usually does this every year. She is quite a special shark. The director of Ocearch.org tagged her in September of 2012 off the Massachusetts coast. Chris Fisher is the founder of OCEARCH and the person who tagged her. He named her in honor of his mother because she was so special. I have had great fun following her antics. Bermuda.....are you out there??? You have asked me if I thought she was going up and down the coast in the spring with hopes of mating. That is exactly what Chris Fisher thinks this is about! Her estimated weight is now 3,500 pounds. My husband and I will make out way down to Cape May this weekend. I would just LOVE to hear that she was spotted in the waters nearby. She has come as close as 1 1/2 miles off the tip of Cape May. Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!
What's the highest number of projects you guys have worked on at one time? Currently, I'm working on three, one is in backstitch stage, one is small, and one is large. Update 5/28/17: The backstitch one is now a UFO because I want to save the floss for a project that I actually like. The backstitch one was a gift, and it's cute but not something I am totally in love with.
Texas - In a recent post you mentioned that you had ordered the pattern "Enchanted Alphabet" along with the floss and fabric, except you never received the pattern because it is out of print. I've had this pattern for several years and have never gotten around to stitching it, and probably never will. You are welcome to it, just let me know. Susan
There are a couple of patterns that I want to order, but they require 30 count linen. I don't do linen. I know my limitations,ha! So, my question is, will 28 count evenweave work (over 2)? I don't mind if it makes a bit of difference in the project size. Thanks!
If the supply list doesn't include the suggested fabric for this pattern, does it mean that you don't carry it? Do you have a suggestion for a substitute? Thank you.
what does the letters ul mean in describing the colour of coffee brown or any other colour?
The only good thing about a rainy Memorial Day forecast is that I get to cross stitch more! Normally, I would work on my flower gardens but with the rain coming I think I will work on my cross stitch flowers instead! A rainy three day weekend is better than a rainy day at the office! Jacquie
This is in booklet form, which I do not like. Before I order more, I will need to find out in what form it is sent. Also, the symbols are on there as to what colors to use but now what stitch to use. Confusing!
Most of us understand that ECS cannot possibly carry all of the supplies for all of your patterns. When the supply list is posted it would probably be helpful to add a disclaimer or a notice that says something like: The designer of this pattern suggests that you use a particular fabric; or the pattern calls for other items that you do not carry. Still list the items that you don't carry. Just make sure that information is available. That way the customer will not be disappointed when he or she does not receive all of the supplies.
Thanks Kristie for your help this week. I know you have been busy ironing out teething problems with the new site. When I tried to go to the payment site the system would not go there - must have had gremlins in my system again! I have new placed the order for the kits and have five months to complete the wedding sampler. We travel hopefully. I like the new site and look forward to many more purchases ion the future (as if I needed any more patterns)!!
what does the letters ul mean in describing the colour of coffee brown or any other colour?
How many different colors of floss does this use?
I just got a huge knot in one of my parked threads. O_O So after unknotting the tangled mess, I decided I probably needed a needle minder, so I made one of my own. I didn't make the design on the front, I used a hot glue gun to adhere a magnet onto the back of it.