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Chloey
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Post by Chloey » September 20th, 2008, 7:06 pm

I know that there are knitters and crocheters here, but are there any fellow cross-stitchers in the world of Librivox?!?!

I have 2 big pictures in progress right now, & was thinking about posting a picture.
Cross-stitching does take a long time, but I love creating my own art/home decor.

(I can't always find time to read aloud, but I can find quiet time to work on this hobby most evenings.)

Chloey
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Post by SopranoHarmony » September 20th, 2008, 9:37 pm

I occasionally cross-stitch. I'm in the middle of a lighthouse pattern, but I don't think I'm close to finishing anytime soon. Finding spare time is a major issue these days; I'm barely finding times to read for LibriVox.

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Post by Julila » September 21st, 2008, 12:07 am

I occasionally cross-stitch as well. I like doing small projects: I'm more inclined to finish those than larger projects. I stitched a border on a small towel for my niece's first birthday a couple of months ago.

I particularly like cross-stitching when listening to an audio-book. I find that my attention floats a bit when I 'only' stitch and likewise I always feel so useless and a bit uncomfortable when 'only' listening to a book, I need to do something with my hands in the meantime. If that makes any sense.

Julie.
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Post by Caeristhiona » September 21st, 2008, 12:09 am

I'm actually working on two large pictures right now! I learned how to cross stitch when I was...er...four, I think? And I've been doing it ever since. :D

I adapted a couple of Teresa Wentzler's patterns and am turning them into challah covers. It's slow going, but it will absolutely be worth it when they are done!
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Post by anna » September 21st, 2008, 12:11 am

I do a lot of Cross-stitching.

I make samplers, big and small. I'm looking for sampler patterns, but they are hard to find.

I'm now making the Christmas cards.

I do cross stitching when I'm proof listening :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » September 21st, 2008, 2:59 am

Caeristhiona wrote: I adapted a couple of Teresa Wentzler's patterns and am turning them into challah covers. It's slow going, but it will absolutely be worth it when they are done!
Wentzler's patterns are wonderful! I haven't done any myself yet, but maybe some day...
How about sharing some pictures of completed works? (If only I could figure out how to post a picture here... :? )
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Post by Chloey » September 21st, 2008, 3:10 am

:) I'm not alone....


I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one toiling through a Theresa Wentzler pattern! Oh my goodness....
I'm working on "The Lady Of Chalot" and she is gorgeous!....but very time consuming. I have to take it slow...
as my eyes get stained easily... and the doctor doesn't like that. I too
listen to audio books while stitching. :)

My favorite patterns are from Mirabilia, Passione Ricamo, TW, Lanarte... and some others I have found over the years. I love cross-stitching elegant ladies.

I will go ahead and post a couple of pics.....:)
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Post by Starlite » September 21st, 2008, 3:44 am

I used to do a lot of cross stitch but no more as I can't even hold a needle long enough to do anything. I have fibromyalgia and the feeling is much like arthritis in the hands. I actually will drop the needle.

Anyways, I usually did small projects too and have several nice pictures hanging round the house.

Esther :)
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Post by Bear Creek Mama » September 21st, 2008, 5:30 am

Like Esther, I used to cross stitch and I really enjoyed it. These days, I have carpel tunnel syndrome and it hurts to hold the needle and the hoop. :(

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Post by anna » September 21st, 2008, 7:10 am

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Post by Bear Creek Mama » September 21st, 2008, 7:35 am

Ans, those are gorgeous!! :clap: :clap:

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Post by Chloey » September 21st, 2008, 10:57 am

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Post by bublsort » September 21st, 2008, 12:07 pm

wow it's funny this has been asked, I was wondering the same thing just recently. I love to do cross stitch. I haven't done very much though, only finished 1 picture and some christmas ornaments. it takes so long. but I really like it.

erin

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Post by bublsort » September 21st, 2008, 12:10 pm

anna wrote:Here are some pictures :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/panaka00/
those samplers are beautiful. Where do you get the patterns, or do you just make them up?

erin

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Post by anna » September 21st, 2008, 12:19 pm

The Christmas samplers are from Jan Houtman,his books are difficult to get
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