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littlelegs

littlelegs Report 19 Aug 2013 21:17

HI ALL

ANYONE DO CROSS STITCH

BE LOVELY TO HEAR FROM YOU

LORRAINE :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 19 Aug 2013 22:05

I think there may e some on the boards, pretty certain somebody was on the other craft thread talking cross stitch.

I have done a couple of pictures which are framed and daughter has done a lot, some beautiful ones. I find it too much of a strain on my eyes now sadly so switched to card making and scrap booking.

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 19 Aug 2013 22:43

HI ANN
NICE TO SEE YOU ON HERE

LORRAINE

Renes

Renes Report 20 Aug 2013 01:06


Lorraine

I "do". tapestries ..... but the "long thread" type ....

would love to see your cross stick work....

I lived in Spain for many years - and cross stitch is a obligatory craft for village women ,,,

x

Claire

Claire Report 20 Aug 2013 09:20

Hi All

I've been doing cross stitch for about 10 years now and some days it's the only way to stay sane!

I've done some lovely things and there just isn't enough time to do everything I want....

For anyone interested, why not visit the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace during 10th-13th October - absolutely wonderful day out and great for all sorts of creative stuff!! So good that I'm driving down from Suffolk just for the day!!

Last year I had a mini meetup with 2 lovely GR members - anyone fancy it again?

AnninGlos - you can get a clip on magnifier that would help with stitching - I use mine all the time.

Claire xx

Renes

Renes Report 20 Aug 2013 09:42


Claire

Would love to see some of your work .....can you upload to public keepsake ...


Irene

Claire

Claire Report 20 Aug 2013 11:15

I will have to consult my technical adviser (son) on that as I'm not very good at computer stuff etc. All seems a bit complicated and that makes me nervous!


As he's on honeymoon at the moment I think I'll have to wait a bit......

Claire

Island

Island Report 20 Aug 2013 12:14

Hi Claire

Is your hallowe'en cross stitch ready to hang this year?

I don't think I'll make the Knit and Stitch this year as I lurve my new home to much to leave it on it's own for too long at the moment, :-)

GinN

GinN Report 20 Aug 2013 13:38

Hi, littlelegs, I enjoy cross stich, and seem to have a drawer full of half and nearly finished projects. My best is a framed picture of a poppy field. I recently tried blackwork as a variation, and find this quite satisfying, as the stitches are so varied. :-)

Potty

Potty Report 20 Aug 2013 13:53

Geordie, my drawers are full of finished projects! I recently promised myself I would only do practical ones, like cushions as I don't have room to hang framed ones (well, actually, I do, but I hate having to dust them!)

I have just finished a runner, only the hem to do and I will start that tonight if I can bring myself to put the ironing board up to press it. There was quite a lot of metallic embroidery - ugh! So difficult to do as the threads kept coming out of the needle.

A friend brought back a kit from China and the lady in the shop had marked out a 10 x 10 grid on the fabric in red. She promised it would wash out - fingers crossed! The material edges had been zig-zag stitched - wonderful, no messing about with masking tape.

I love any sort of counted thread embroidery - Hardanger, blackwork, canvas work, especially using lots of different stitches.

Claire

Claire Report 20 Aug 2013 14:19

Island, my first halloween stitch was finished and made into a cushion last year, already for spooks night! I backed it with some spider themed printed cotton and edged it with black frilly knicker lace - looks so nice I haven't put it away!!

I've still got the hanger one to do that is even better but probably won't get time this year as I am still trying to finish the sampler thingy for my son's wedding.

Glad you have settled into your new home and hope you are getting the veggie plot organised. I know what you mean about leaving home - I really don't like leaving Suffolk any more unless it involves serious fun!!

Claire

Amokavid

Amokavid Report 20 Aug 2013 14:28

I am a crosstitcher, done lots of projects over many years, I particularly enjoy crosstitching my Family Tree,& have done several of the different branches.

My current work is called ....Bathing Beauties... & shows a caracature of an overweight man & woman sharing a bath tub enjoyng a glass of wine & cake, very comical, really enjoying stitching it.

I have other kits waiting to be worked on,& no doubt I shall aquire more,i can't resist looking for new ones.
I have a rather large collection of threads,Venus being my favourite brand to work with,I have every single colour available,(approx 400) they are kept in a set of drawers specially made to store threads.

I use a floor stand that I have had for many years, I don't care for the hoops, & as most of my projects are large the floor stand works better for me.

Joan.

GinN

GinN Report 20 Aug 2013 14:54

Amokavid - cross stitching a family tree sounds a lovely idea, and one that you could keep going back and adding to.
Definitely one to think about trying. :-)

Amokavid

Amokavid Report 20 Aug 2013 15:15

Hi Geordie,

There are a lot of ready made Family Tree kits on sale,I have used those but I don't always follow them to the letter, I tend to "tweek" them a little,usually to either take out or add something.
I designed my first one myself, just a simple one nothing fancy, just wanted to stitch it a bit different from the norm!

I frame & hang my work,but as I also collect the old stitched samplers I am running out of wall space, LOL.

Joan.

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 20 Aug 2013 16:31

hello to all

so lovely to hear from you



i am not good at computers either
this is about all i can do [post ] :-D :-D

lorraine

GinN

GinN Report 20 Aug 2013 17:02

littlelegs, you are not the only one! :-D :-D

If it wasn't for OH, I'd still be in the Dark Ages - only halfway out of it even now. ;-)

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 24 Aug 2013 18:15

renes

so sorry i seem to have not replyed

i will have to get my daughter to put cross stitch pictures in keepsake if she can

i would not know where to start :-D

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 28 Sep 2013 20:11

hello all cross stitchers
how you all getting on with it

not done any all summer

might get back into it now the summers over

Potty

Potty Report 29 Sep 2013 11:57

I am doing a Mr Men and Little Misses sampler at the moment. Quite a simple design but I am really enjoying it. The kit is from Bothy Threads and I really like the thread organiser. This is probably the first time I haven't ended up with jumble of threads. The organiser has a notch at the top that the threads loop round and a slot at the bottom to hold them in place. Will certainly keep it to reuse on other projects.

littlelegs

littlelegs Report 30 Sep 2013 13:46

hi potty

glad you are enjoying it

i am just about to start doing a christmas teddy bears

i have about 5 projects on the go at the moment really must get them finished