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I Love to Cross Stitch

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm addicted to this kit.

    It's a beautiful warm toned woman in kimono, my first big project. I just can't stop working on it. It's been several days now and I'm slow but doing well it seems so far. A little proud of myself too I must admit.
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty 31-35, F Jan 27

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    I got into cross stitch

    when I was in my teens watching my mother do samplers and landscapes. Thinking it was not my thing I casually dismissed it. Until the day I went to Hobby Lobby with her to get more thread, and I saw it, a wolf starter kit. I bought it and had mom teach me how to figure out the...
    rattlethatlock rattlethatlock 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Aug 27, 2013

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    I absolutely LOVE crossdressers. Nothing would please me more than to be dominated by one (pee-holding wise that is;).
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    it started when i was about 5, I would play house with my brother who was 4 and i would play the part of the mommy so i would put my moms full length black slip and from then on i...
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    One thing I have yet to do, in the 15 years I've been crossdressing, is find some one to host well I get all prettied up. Fix my makeup, throw a pretty wig on, and throw a sexy...
    Jasminesissy Jasminesissy 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Crossdressing is like a drug. The secrecy. The chance to get caught. All this just adds to it. For me to crossdress in my teens I had to steal panties. So I would take some crazy...
    Jasminesissy Jasminesissy 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi gals! I haven't posted in several years hehe but I'm back! So, things have been very different for me. I'm married now, living abroad and overall living a happy life. Despite...
    AndreaFlorentina AndreaFlorentina 26-30 2 days ago

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    Wishart95 Wishart95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The problem that I see with it, "it's inaccurate as a noun!" Might be a decent adverb verb if there were crosses that needed dressing! The only reason it is a word at all is...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    Its true I do like the cross-dressing me. Well I do now that I am open about it not just with other people but also with myself. In the past I have tried to suppress who I really...
    TrannyHannah TrannyHannah 41-45, T 7 Responses a week ago

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    I am a straight crossdresser. I love woman. Does this mean when I'm dressed am I a lesbian lol.
    Pickenann Pickenann 56-60, M Feb 5

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    it all started with my older sisters cloths... we use to have a lot of teen age baysitters when we were young and my sister always wanted to play dress up. I think the baby sitter...
    crossdresserfun crossdresserfun 22-25, T 2 Responses Feb 5

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    well 2 years ago for Halloween right before a party I had no costume ideas, with my girlfriend knowing im a crossdressing fanatic her and her friend suggested I dress as a classy...
    crossdresserfun crossdresserfun 22-25, T 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Well I have always loved high heels as far back as I can remember. When I was about 8 years old my cousin moved in with us she was 10 years older than me. Boy I loved that when she...
    Pickenann Pickenann 56-60, M Feb 5

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    I LOVE LOVE crossdrssing so much. I know one thing is for sure is that it is a extremely big part of my life now. I can't believe I have tried to stop doing it numerous times. Now...
    12rak38 12rak38 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm a 15 year old sissyboy who secretly wears his 17 year old sisters bra panties bikini lingirie tights leggings dresses skirts tank tops gowns heels lipstick skinny jeans heels...
    sissyboyteen sissyboyteen 13-15, M Feb 3

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    I always felt like when I cross-dressed it brought me joy because I was expressing the inner me my femme self. I started feeling a tingle when younger but I didn't understand it...
    bcsissy bcsissy 61-65, T 3 Responses Feb 2

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    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Being the man in the relationship or being the play toy sissy in her life. Crossdressing in front of your girlfriend can be the end of your relationship or life time of being...
    KatrinaBoyer41 KatrinaBoyer41 41-45 6 Responses Jan 29

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    This is somewhat of a different way of getting caught. I buy my cosmetics at my local drug store. It is nice because they have a self checkout line, and for a closet crossdresser...
    andreatcial andreatcial 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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