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I am curious, when you complete seasonal / holiday themed cross stitch pictures how do you display them? I have one or two I have made into pillows but my husband and son aren't throw pillow fans so I don't want to get too many. I have thought about designating a changing exhibit gallery where a framed item would be switched out for the holidays but I do not have a lot of storage space, plus it seems like a lot of work for a short display period. How do you display yours?
Hi everybody, I'm very new to the cross stitch world and my mum did a few many years ago so we've been trying to work this out together but to no avail. I have a fairly small cross stitch pattern which has 2 pages but we can't figure out why it has a second page. The only difference on the second page is that the back stitches are represented as thin black lines whereas they are represented with 3 different varieties of lines on the first page (one thick, one thin and one double). I've googled all morning but can't find an answer which is making me think it's something really obvious or simple! Thanks for any help
My daughter does a large amount of cross stitching. She has always used the basic hoop. I have seen several of the stands - lap stands, a double hoop that can sit on your lap, etc. I was hoping to get your recommendations regarding the piece of equipment that has worked the best for you? Thanks so much!
I have been out of the country for quite some time, 19 months to be exact and now that I am back stateside it's time to sew! My sister is having a baby so it's time to make something to be treasured and passed down...I am so excited!
I love these but have no idea of the name in North America. I can’t remember ever seeing them when I lived in Canada.
I am looking for a Christmas Nativity Scene that appeared in a Classic Cross Stitch Magazine many. many. many years ago I think. It had seven figures and two animals front and back and was finished to each stand alone made several over the years and lost my pattern collection in the Houston flood. Can anyone help me ? I know this request is a long shot. Thanks
Taking a day trip to Gettysburg this Saturday to take in the fall foliage! My daughters and pups are going with us. We are packing a picnic lunch and plan to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and scenery and escape for the day! So excited to bond with nature. Jacquie
So, I purchased a pattern and it's a tiny 6.5in x 4in on 14 count. Not only do I want to use a larger count, I want to ENLARGE the pattern. How do I do this without my dyslexic brain exploding?
Does the linen need any prep like washing or ironing before I start cross stitching on it?
My question is what color material is this chart being worked on?
Hi folks!!! Me again:) I really would like a cross stitch buddy. Do any of you have one? I would like someone to come to my house like on mondays and thursdays ( doesnt have to be those exact days-twice a week) and sit around and stitch with me and have conversations. And drink coffee. I'd like snacks also, but we know that leads to dirty hands and that just doesnt work. I would really appreciate a motivational buddy who enjoyed the hobby as i do. Also would be nice to not only see my progress, but someone elses also, and have encouraging words for when we get to the parts we HATE to stitch in the pattern. ( ALL patterns have some part thats not so pleasing to stitch) Does anyone do this and have a buddy??? I hope someone has a dream buddy they can share with me via internet since i have no buddy *sniff sniff*
Just want to share a little piece of the fall design I am working on. Sunflowers are done and outlined!
After completing 20 of the above patterns I handed them to a friend to make into a quilt for my sister-in-law for Christmas. On Monday she came to the office where I work and showed me the progress she had made. IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! She still has to put on 2 more border bands and then she will quilt and back it. I can hardly wait to see the completed quilt. It will be better than I thought it would be. And I will stitch up the patterns I got from Nancye and make them into pillows and cushions to match for next Christmas as her Birthday is in January and there is no chance of me doing it by then. If I can work out how to load a picture into this sight I will try and get one on so everyone can see and admire my friend's work. It is definitely one of a kind.
Does this picture has a bigger size?
Kristi, dearest... Could you please put up the neeeded floss for this item?