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I Love to Cross Stitch

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    Accomplishment :)

    Well, I don't exactly love cross stitching, but I have had to do it. We learned the technique in Home Economics and for my exam, I've had to make a big picture out of cross stitch. My canvas in almost filled, it is size A3 and I'm on to outlining my piece now :) It's very tedious...
    LittleMissDimples LittleMissDimples 18-21, F Aug 27, 2013

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    X.x.X.x.X.x.X

    I`ve been doing this for many many years. But I don't like to use store bought patterns, cuz most of them are just too... pretty or sentimentally schmaltzy. I don`t want to sew puppies and kittens either. I prefer to make up my own. I create geometric designs like mandalas a lot...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Cross Stitch Escape

     cross stitch takes me away from all the stresses in life, once that needle starts to stitch everything becomes bearable, I am doing a heaven and earth design at the moment I  think it will take me the rest of my life to complete!!!!
    Stitchersuzie Stitchersuzie 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    Helps Me Deal With Life!

    I have been cross stitching for years. I am working on my first large pattern on linen and I love the way it looks! I have Fibrmyalgia and sometimes my pain level is to high to do much of anything so cross stitching helps me deal with the pain and the frustration. I have given...
    Buttercup41104 Buttercup41104 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Help

    I love to crossstitch but I want to make my own patterns but have no idea where to start. Looking for advise as to what software I would need and if there was a tutorial available. Any helo you could give would be appreciated thanx rhona x
    rhonafraser rhonafraser 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    Looking For Pattern

    Hello everyone I am looking for a old pattern of a rustic well with lavendar flowers on it. I think it may be in the Country Treasures Book #4. Can anyone help please. Thanks
    LK14 LK14 51-55, F Jul 23, 2013

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    I Love To Cross Stitch And Make Patterns

    i love to cross stitch. it makes me feel relaxed and it keeps me occupied when i'm boredi also make patterns of them :) mainly because i want it to be more personalized and since my place doesn't really sell alot of this stuffs >.> one of my designs are given on that link below...
    iHatshepsut iHatshepsut 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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    Hi Everyone and Merry Christmas!

    I love love to cross stitch! I am looking for A cross Stitch Kit called Bed of Roses by Donna Dewberry. It's 90x90 there are Pillow Shams also. Will gladly pay you for it and shipping. It is a discontinued kit. Sure hope someone has one!
    jackieds jackieds 66-70, F Dec 12, 2013

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    Photo To Pattern

    Wondering where people like to send their photos to be turned into patterns?
    mikelbrodie mikelbrodie 51-55 1 Response May 22, 2013

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    Missing Chart

    HELP!!!!! I'm almost finished with Dimensions counted cross stitch #3817 memory lane and my charts have dissapeared. Cananyone help me?
    sccoombe sccoombe 56-60 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    I Need To Learn To Finish A Project I Start!

    I have been cross-stitching since childhood. My grandmother first taught me by doing my initials on a hand towel, and after that, I was hooked. I tend to get a bit carried away with cross-stitching magazines and patterns that I happen across. I will buy them all gung-ho about the...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2011

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    Sore Thumbs...Tired Eyes...

    I love to cross stitch and have been doing so for over 20 years. I find it relaxing and im always so proud of the finished article. I have done dozens and dozens over the years, most as presents of people. I could sit for hours and can get quite obsessed with a project on the go...
    sillysoo sillysoo 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    Eye of the Needle

    My mother taught me the basics of embroidery as a child. Later in my teen years I discovered counted cross stitch. I have finished several projects, some simple, and others more complex. I feel calm with a needle in my hand. I can stitch while I listen to music, watch a movie...
    nomorepelicans nomorepelicans 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    Beginner

    Went on a road trip to North Carolina and a friend introduced me to cross stitching. I was quick to dismiss it... "That's so girly." Continuing on the trip, I saw a 2 dollar cross stitching activity in a Cracker Barrel... this is where the addiction began. I feel like I'm a rare...
    BionicMichael BionicMichael 13-15, M Jul 18, 2012

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    Obsessive Stitching

    Since I was a child, I was always fascinated by patterns and shapes. Going out to dinner with the family or visiting Mom's friends had me considering the decor, wallpaper, curtains, and anything else of simple or intricate design. Shadows on the wall at bedtime wasn't scarey, but...
    stitchedhen stitchedhen 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    It's A Family Thing

    I'm 24 years old, married and the mother of an infant (which means that I cross stitch a lot of baby motifs). I live in California with my son, husband and 2 cats, Loki and Pursia.My grandmother taught my mother to cross stitch when she was a little girl. My mother, in turn...
    CalebzMama CalebzMama 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2012

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    Y--------not..

    HELLO TO ALL, I HAVE BEEN STITCHING FOR A LONG TIME, AND AM INTERESTED IN FINDING NEW FRIEND'S... I SO THINK IT IS AWSOM, TO MEET MEN STITCHERS......Y ???????????????? BECOUSE IT IS SO COOL KNOWING THAT MEN, CAN GET INTO SOMTHING LIKE THIS. AND I WOULD ENJOY THERE STORIES...TO AS...
    tonyboy123 tonyboy123 46-50 5 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    I Love To Cross Stitch

    I have been cross stitching for over 25yrs. I love stitching on 28 ct. Jubilee. But I can't find that fabric.
    Michelle1957 Michelle1957 51-55, F Apr 10, 2012

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    One Of Many Crafts

    i love to cross stitch.. just have hard time seeing the small holes anymore to work as fast as i used to. working on some horses right now for my daughter. i have found its a nice release as once i start stitching i find myself lost in my own little world with not worrying about...
    LostSpace LostSpace 41-45 2 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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