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I Love to Cross Stitch

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've always loved crossdressers! I've learned half my makeup tricks from them. They're gorgeous, and definitely my "crowd". I've noticed half my friends are drag queens...
    muckwitch muckwitch 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    I am a very beautiful natural woman. I have been fascinated with cross dressing men since I could remember. I want to talk to and get to know some men.
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Apr 26

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    Basically this is going to be a short story of when i tried to come out to my mum last year... i wrote her a note/ letter and sat beside her as she read it, because i knew i...
    Tyrone147 Tyrone147 18-21 9 Responses May 14

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    I secretly bought these super cute panties and a skirt and some shirts and girl's skinny jeans and omg I love themmmm!!!!!!!!!! Lol Wearing them is kind of a turn on but also I...
    jacepierson jacepierson 18-21, M May 11

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    Hai im just looking for some people to chat too online! feel free to add I recently posted some pics of me in heels! :)
    TheBiGuy TheBiGuy 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    So my profile Pic was of my chest and me wearing a bra and EP took it down as nudity. How is wearing a bra nudity?
    sissytraining sissytraining 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I consider myself a beginner in crafting. I cross stitched two bibs for my nieces and I painted some small tablecloths for my nightstands. I like to paint pumpkins in the fall and...
    preeez preeez 22-25 Apr 25

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    I'm a 16 year old male and I LOVE cross dressing. I've been doing it for like a year now and I just can't stop. I mainly like to wear yoga pants and panties. I want people to...
    CamThayer CamThayer 16-17, M Apr 26

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    ive loved crossdressing since the fourth grade , I crossdress often n I love silk or satin panties messsage me if u wanna chatv:)
    littlejoey4190 littlejoey4190 22-25, T 1 Response May 7

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    I new to EP and I love Crossdressing, the feeling of being fem and sexy is the best. I love tucking and trying on cute outfits, feel free to add me to your circle and message me I...
    HaileyPenny HaileyPenny 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to love crossdressing and going out dressed. The one thing I would have done differently when I started was to sit down and figure out what it was I wanted out of the...
    KaseyLeggs KaseyLeggs 36-40, M 5 Responses May 13

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    Did something new with my hair I love crossdressing
    Zlayer99 Zlayer99 13-15, T May 2

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    I love crossdresser a they make me so hot
    hannah357 hannah357 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have a few from my home state Hawaii. They are small backpacks, not regular sized. One is pastel pink and black with black fishnet pockets on the outside. One is forest green...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F May 1

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    I want to wish the best of luck to my lovely lady Gangstress for the removal of her stitches today yayyyy 😊 You have been so brave over the last few weeks with everything you...
    Princessgemmy Princessgemmy 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I crochet and donate a lot of things to the homeless shelter, children's homes, and women's homes. I am a caregiver too dealing with a difficult significant other, so the crochet...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F May 4

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    I have told a few close friends, male and female, about my crossdressing habit. The most recent was about a year ago, when my wife (Jill) and I went out to Maspalomas, a small town...
    AmandaCarrington AmandaCarrington 56-60, T 5 Responses Apr 28

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    1) Moses's answer: And God came down from the Heavens, and He said unto the chicken, "Thou shalt cross the road." And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing. 2...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 7

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    Part Ii 11) Martin Luther King Jr.'s answer: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question. 12) Richard...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses May 7

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    Best thing about summer is taking a naked walk at night down the street when its still warm outside, did it with my brother when I was ten and he was seven, strolled down into the...
    TheNudistTeen TheNudistTeen 13-15, M Apr 23

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    Part III 21) Pat Buchanan's answer: To steal a job from a decent, hard-working American. 22) L.A.P.D.'s answer: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out. 23) Bill...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

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    From Arch Enemy when Angela was still as a vocalist, Walls Of Jericho, Otep, a bit of Agonist and Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Devil Driver, Mayhem, Slayer, Hatebreed...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    I was able to get out today in spite of bad levels of stress ailments. I just was glad I could get out. I thought of a certain someone while Radio Disney was on and felt mostly...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I was a Supervisor in a prison most of my life. That meant being "On Call" pretty much 24/7. If there was an emergency such as a fight I'd have to go in and clean up the mess...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 4 days ago

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