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The other day a work mate asked me if I was going to make some more crochet blankets for babies as I did last year for our 'Kidz in Hospital" fund raising we do each September. After some thought I have reluctantly put down "Sweet Rememberance" and picked up the crochet hook and am now over halfway through the second blanket. I will pick up some more wool from the MIL's house on Sunday as she has so much wool in a bedroom I couldn't believe it when I went and looked. There should also be some baby jackets, booties and hats I did a while ago so I must go and find them and they can go as well. Damn I was really getting into this project and not Krafty will get ahead of me.
I just sent my 10 projects to be entered in our regional fair (the fairgrounds are only a couple of hundred yards away from my office - and I'm on the second floor of my building, so I get to see the setting up and taking down of the carnival each year) ... and wondered if anybody else enters their work in local fairs? I am trying to do my part to keep the art alive and interesting - especially for young people! On the one hand, I don't really care about ribbons or rosettes - but on the other hand it's always interesting to see what others are stitching, and what the judges like. Last year, I entered a cross stitch piece that I stitched over 30 years ago - it was my first cross-stitch project, actually. Someone else entered the EXACT same pattern, on a different color cloth. The difference the cloth color made in the final product was fascinating, and illuminating. And it amazed me that the same pattern from long ago was entered the same year. Would love to hear of others' experiences! :)
Or I just don't pay enough attention. I just noticed that at the bottom of the chat home screen on the right hand side it tells you when and what time your last visit to chat was, learn something new every day...lol Is it just me or did you all know this, don't be shy about your answer I can take it....lol I think I need go visit with Bermuda and have that stiff drink and couple it with one in real life so if I seem loopy at the beach Bermuda you know why....lol🍹
I just ran out of one color of floss for my WIP. I have looked high, low, behind things, and under stuff, I do not have another one. I have two options, 1) change into something that’s acceptable for appearing in public, drive across town in the cluster that is road construction. Or 2) Wait till Tuesday, because I have PT a couple of blocks away. I think I’ll go with option 2, option 1 is way too complicated for a .59 purchase.
Kristie, Would you please list the supplies for this pattern? Thank you.
Oh, my... the air out there. Environment Canada says on a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the worst air quality possible, we are now at a 10. There's a high risk advisory for people with breathing issues right now, so I've been wearing a respirator mask to stitch (and do everything else) for a couple of days. My eyes are so itchy and watery that I can hardly see to stitch but the breathing is so hard I can barely do anything else but sit!! I have pretty much had my asthma under control for years but not right now. We have a lot of fires in the area. Any good vibes or thoughts for some relief would be awesome. Til then, I'll be here in my particulate mask trying to survive!!
I began this project about a week ago and it's looking better all the time. This is a large piece, roughly 30" x 30" so there is lots of fabric all around my loom (looks like a pvc pipe). The loom I have is about 17" x 11". Stitchers, what do you do with so much fabric overlapping? I have "rolled up" each side using the clamps to hold it down. Any suggestions? Is there a larger loom available other than the ones used for quilting?
I decided instead of cross stitching today I would help DH out. I always feel bad watching him mow the lawn by himself, which is about 2 acres, while I just sit, the neighbors do help when they are home but I don't feel like I am contributing. Me being me I went out while he was mowing and asked him to teach me how to drive the riding lawn mower. It is a big one it makes a 60 inch cut and has those little bar thingys you use to make it turn, stop or whatever. I figured easy, no problem. Yep bad, bad decision. Left is right, right is left, forwards is backwards and on and on, plus there is apparently a cut line which a person has to follow and I never did figure that out. So picture a 110lb woman built like a scarecrow bouncing around on this 1000lb mower trying to find the cut line with grass, bugs and god know what else blowing up into her face trying to drive straight(didn't happen I think a toddler could have cut a straighter line 〰️) at a snails pace mowing a lawn, that was me. DH hubby filmed it and if it shows up on Facebook his dinner may not be done right if at all tonight. I need a shower.🤐
Well, here I am, learning about floss again. I know a lot about DMC. It was not named after its founders, Mr. D., M.,&C. In some folks who like to teach us all they know about this long staple Egyptian cotton, I prefer accuracy. It was indeed named after the founders, Mr. Dolfuss & Mr. Meigs,. What about C.? I am not leaving him out. He is really Mr. Companie, the French for Company. Please don't continue telling others that it was named after the THREE founders. Reality is that there were only two founders. You can read this on older floss labels. I was sent floss by an older (I am feeling old today) stitcher that I will donate to a local thrift shop. The labels told me that two skeins were made by J&P Coats and are 8.7 meters or 9 yards. I am familiar with these guys. My grandma said they were brothers, but I don't know that. Maybe they were a married couple! Then, I have one skein labelled "Star Six Strand" by "American Thread Co.". Anyone know about them? Please speak up. The biggest bunch of floss is "mercerized embroidery cotton" by "ART 21" sold by KMart. I am thinking they were from the 1950s or early 1960s because the price on the KMart tag read 15 cents. FIFTEEN CENTS! Yikes. You can determine, perhaps, that I may have develop a bit of OCD over a lifetime of stitching. My great-grandmother, my Nana, was of German descent, spoke German and French because she immigrated to the U.S. by moving from Alsace-Lorraine (an area of Germany near the French border) to become a French-Canadian. She picked up English as a child in Canada. Alsace Lorraine still debates whether they are French or German. She was a devoted fan of DMC. After all, she spoke German! She did not remember much French.
Just wondering if you know when this item is estimated to be back in stock and ready to ship?
what size fabric do I need to stitch this pattern on 14 ct. Aida or 16 ct??
Is the floss included? How about the Aida?
My daughter recently passed away and left some unfinished cross stitch. One of them is a set of 4 round (approximately 4.5 inches) of the four seasons. I have three -- spring-winter-fall They are not finished but I do not have the patterns for them. I would love to have the instructions -- patterns etc. for all four so I can finish them in her memory. Any help would be appreciated. If necessary I will try to post a picture of one of them. They may have been in a magazine??
Well I have just "girded my loins " and gone through my wish list and done a clear out of patterns and kits that no longer excite me. Has brought it back to a more manageable level (for the time being). Now let's go and look at what can replace the discarded patterns/kits. Tee Hee!!!!!
Something in my diet. Have you ever had an urge to eat something but you can’t put your finger on what the specific food is you want? Maybe it’s due to the head banging....😳