I Like Cross-stitching

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    Therapeutic. And Slightly Subversive.

    One time, for a friend, I made a lovely pillow on which I embroidered, in pastel pinks and purples, "Rock Out With Your **** Out, Hang Out With Your Wang Out." It was a very graceful script, and the border was made of entwined vines and purple and yellow blossoms...
    BookNerd BookNerd
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    The Process.

    i find the process of cross-stitching to be very soothing. but i hardly ever finish the pattern that i start. and then if i do finish it i don't know what to do with it. so for me it's more of a creative sort of busy work than something to be displayed.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 12, 2007

    Unsuitable and Subversive

    I love the contrast between raw, in-your-face messages and sweet images.  I had never considered such a juxtaposition until I looked at a cross-stitch website an old friend designed for someone.  It was awesome!  I have a number of projects in the planning stages...
    EternalCynic EternalCynic
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

    New Project

    I started a new project yesterday.  It has been so much fun.  I used the free caption maker at www.crosstitch.com and, after looking at tons of free borders, took a piece of graph paper and created a border to go with it.  The project is intended as a gift for my...
    EternalCynic EternalCynic
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2009

    Enjoy It

    But hardly ever finish it! I need to start with something small and start all over again!
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2008
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