Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cross Stitch???

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edited:  I realized that in trying to be funny, I was inadvertently combative in this post, which was not my intention, but I got some lovely comments and suggestions, so instead of deleting it altogether, I'm leaving the photo behind.  Can you tell what it's going to be?

10 comments:

  1. am with you on the cross stitch because it recently had a renaissance with me..but i'm on the older side of middle age so i have to be careful that i'm not seen as some old crusty who hasn't got a life..:)..

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  2. there's a cross stitch that I've been aching to buy but I keep leaving it because I'd probalby never get to it. You should make a macrame owl! Then you could show exactly how you did it, I want to make one

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  3. I love cross stitching too. You can make so much small objects, and then I make a little pillow from it. Or a biscornu... You can see the things I make on my blog.
    Nice work you are stitching.. I am interested in the next!

    Greetings from Elizabeth

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  4. Kristen - did you see this a while back? http://www.molliemakes.com/inspiration/comp-alert-oh-what-a-charming-cushion-she-cried/
    If there is anything to make you pick up threads its that. I bought the magazine for it - just have to get round to it I suppose. And make a great seat for Radish!

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  5. I just love to cross stitch. I know it is a slow craft, but I just love how is really calms me.

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  6. Hey watch your mouth lol! Cross stitch is not '90s! It is so in and it has moved on a lot since the 90s. There are some wonderful designs out there and a huge following of faithful stitchers. Some of the designs are amazing. I love it. Can't wait to see what you are making. x

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  7. Now some people are very snobby about cross stitch but while I also love all types of embroidery and enjoy doing it more, there are times that only cross stitch will do. Some designs are uniquely suited to cross stitch and are just gorgeous. Incidentally the more 'clever' embroidery often doesn't take nearly so long. In fact does anything take longer than cross stitch?

    I don't care about fashions in craft, I just do my thing. The only thing is that it is easier to get patterns, materials etc when a thing is in vogue. I have long been a cat lady and now I am of the right middle aged years to fit the stereo type. I knit too. All I know is I think I would be more boring if I just sat and watched telly all day. Looking forward to seeing the design.
    Sara

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  8. I'm a bit perturbed by this post. I'm 33 and having been doing cross stitch for a couple of years. There are plenty of funky, modern patterns out there and even a magazine which is up to date. Suggesting cross stitch is old-fashioned and "uncool" is a bit like suggesting crochet is only for grannies.

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  9. I used to do only cross stitch(in the 90's). I have a big stash of stuff and I pull it out every once in awhile and sigh. I still love it, especially the overdyed floss and linen. But once I started quilting and then crocheting, it got left behind. Sadly a lot of good stitching shops have closed. I'm curious to see what you're making! Maybe you will inspire some of us to pick up the needle again!

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  10. For awhile in the 80's, cross stitch was my only craft too, and I made a bunch of, well, pretty ugly stuff. But it was so much fun to do, and I always thought I'd maybe design my own, but I really lack the ability. Now, it looks like there are some really great modern designs out there, and I'm all fired up again. I begin to think there is no craft I will not fall in love with! It's a fun problem to have.

    Thanks for all your fabulous links and website suggestions--if you have more, let's see 'em. :)

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