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I Love to Cross Stitch

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 112 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've only ever worn ladies underwear. I'm straight but I wasn't satisfied with men's underwear so I decided to just try ladies underwear and loved the fabric. It was more...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am a cross dresser I enjoy it very much I try to look like a woman and dress like a woman and would like to have sex the same way women's have it
    dresscross dresscross 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am a cross dresser and looking for lot of fun
    dresscross dresscross 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I love doing craft late into the night. When I work with my hands to make these Granny Squares, I feel that I am one with time. I don't run faster than it that I am out of breath...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm here. Lonely. Ask your questions, pass your judgments. I think I'm ready for it.
    BrokenMelodies BrokenMelodies 22-25, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My mother traveled extensively while we were growing up. My siblings and I were raised by her side of the family. I knew she would come back bearing gifts, she always did, mostly...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    stitches by Shawn Mendis listening all the day and night
    Dreck007 Dreck007 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Wham! "A Ray Of Sunshine" Move it move it, baby Can't you see I'm ready to dance? And I can't stop this rhythm in my heart. Move it move it baby, Can't you see I'm ready to...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always loved high heels, they introduced me to crossdressing. I always wore my mother's when I was a little boy, even when my family was at home with me. Now I wear heels...
    ImasexyCD ImasexyCD 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    (Gf) Abby: Hello my love (Me) Kat: hello, princess A: Aren't these nicknames adorable? I love them! K: I agree A: just like I love you K: *giggle* A: I love you more than...
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a manly man and I like it. I love my body as it is ( mybe more muscle and less fat will be nice..). I like it when I walk in the street and women enjoy looking at me,junkies...
    IsraeliCD IsraeliCD 36-40 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This was something I drew about a month ago. Unfortunately, I never took a picture of it finished, but I did take one when I was working on it. This is Lilo from Lilo & stitch haha...
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I had the best time of my life tonight. I got the dressed up and went to get a massage in fem for the first time ever. I have always wanted to dress up and go out in public but...
    Rebecca83cruz Rebecca83cruz 31-35, T 5 days ago

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    I was at home alone and I decided to dress up like everyday. So I was wearing some black and pink lingerie and a golden fishnet garterbelt, and a pair of sexy black 4 inches heels...
    ImasexyCD ImasexyCD 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes and no. I wish it could be more like other social media sights where you could just share what's on your mind with friends who know you and not have to create an experience...
    silkydrawers silkydrawers 46-50 2 Responses a week ago

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    Okay this is my first post I am a 19 year old cross dresser. only two people know my two best female friends. I wish I could come out completely to the world but I am scared of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26

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    I love my boyfriend more than anyone! He tells me that a lot of people don't like dating cross-dressers but I don't know why! Here's a few reasons my cross-dressing boyfriend is...
    madmae16 madmae16 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    you took it all gracefully on the chin, knowing that the beatings had to someday end, you found the bandages inside the pen, and stitches on the radio
    dreamboat87 dreamboat87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I've almost completed my 3rd blanket for charity out of yarn donated to me. I sure hope they're cherished by the families that receive them. I wish I could see their faces. I hope...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Jun 25

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    I love to have a cross dresser friend to meet up with and have chat and anything else that goes with if
    dresscross dresscross 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 24

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    My lover is my best friend, but it is a mess. Where to begin, and it will be a bit lengthy. I will call him D and we met when we were 11. It has been the same bond since we first...
    dfclifton55 dfclifton55 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I am married to a cross dresser. I was not part of that world. I found out he was cross dressing after 13 yrs together only because I found his feminine items. It was a shock to me...
    alecastro alecastro 31-35, F Jun 24

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    Hi, I am a 15 year old crossdresser who wants to chat so please message me!
    Crossdresser3333 Crossdresser3333 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Would love to have a first experience with cd
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24

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