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#13654 - 08/17/05 03:40 AM Re: Personal Plug
Lisa Kalmar Offline
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Whoa - those are unbelievable! How do you do that?!?

Me mum used to really be into the counted xstitch. I thought she was good, but your stuff is other wordly! She used to say that the world would be a much better place if everyone just learned to xstitch! \:D

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#13655 - 08/17/05 04:08 AM Re: Personal Plug
pianoannie Offline
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Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 946
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It's been many years since I've done any cross-stitching...but I have enough experience to know those are fabulous! I adore the Victorian Christmas one especially! Thank you for sharing--I truly enjoyed looking at them. I even zoomed in close up to appreciate the details.

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#13656 - 08/17/05 04:59 AM Re: Personal Plug
unreal Offline
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Registered: 06/23/03
Posts: 945
Loc: CA
Gorgeous, xstitch! Absolutely gorgeous...I used to xstitch too, back in the day, and sew and crochet too. Fun little doodads remain around the house to remind me, but nothing like what you've shown us here.

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#13657 - 08/17/05 06:07 AM Re: Personal Plug
xstitch4me Offline
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Registered: 08/15/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Idaho
Thank you all so much. You're very sweet. I just love it - to me, cross stitching and piano are equal in value to me. I can't imagine life without either one. One personal confession: these two things fill a void in my life that I'm missing. I won't go into detail but I'm sure some of you understand. Thanks for your support.

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#13658 - 08/17/05 09:12 AM Re: Personal Plug
Dolce Offline
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Registered: 06/04/02
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Unbelievably beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

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#13659 - 08/17/05 08:20 PM Re: Personal Plug
Whitney Offline
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Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 139
Loc: California
Wow....I had no idea cross stitches could be so intricate and beautiful. Thanks!

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#13660 - 08/18/05 03:26 AM Re: Personal Plug
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 2168
Loc: Texas
These are beautiful. How long did it take you to do all of them? You must have spent years!
I used to cross stitch, but my eyes can't take it anymore.

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#13661 - 08/18/05 01:20 PM Re: Personal Plug
xstitch4me Offline
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Registered: 08/15/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Idaho
I started with my first son's birth who's now 19. I started with a birth announcement, liked it and kept going. I later picked a piece I wanted to do on linen and a cross stitch store owner told me I couldn't do it for my first one and I decided that I could and I did. Been going ever since. I usually complete 2 large ones a year. I feel like I have to keep going since my eyes will go one day too. That will be a hard time for me.

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#13662 - 08/19/05 11:10 AM Re: Personal Plug
pianoc Offline
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Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 1088
Loc: Goshen, Indiana
OK - so this may be just a plain, dumb question...

Are yours counted cross-stitch, printed on fabric, or both?

I guess I want to know more about where you get your patterns that actually look beautiful when you're done, instead of like something homemade to pass the time of day.

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#13663 - 08/19/05 01:39 PM Re: Personal Plug
xstitch4me Offline
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Registered: 08/15/04
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Loc: Idaho
I only do counted cross stitch. I buy patterns from catalogs mostly or from nice needlework stores. You can also find them at Michael's (if you have one). It's a craft store. www.thestitchery.com is a great site and catalog. www.crosssitch.com is another I think. I don't order online but you can order a catalog through the websites. Yep, you start with a blank piece of ada cloth or linen...makes me feel sort of like an artist. Just wish I could create the patterns myself.

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