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Anyone Into Cross Stitching?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Crafting
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  • shellyshelly Forumite
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    rainmac wrote: »
    Wanted to show this coaster as I think it is so cute, not sure if I can part with it (supposed to be a present!). Maybe I've got time to make another...?

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    The chart was in World of Cross Stitching magazine a few months ago. I used 16 count aida so my finished design is smaller than the one in the magazine but I like it and love the colours :D

    That's really nice!

    Last night I got out what I call my sewing chest (its a tool box really but a good size for all my sewing and repairing things :D ) and found quite a few small cross stitch kits in it! I just knew when hubby got my other bits out of the loft there didn't seem enough kits there!

    I still haven't got round to actually doing any stitching........and after all my nagging too :o
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  • Ruth_honeyRuth_honey Forumite
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    poppett wrote: »
    Hi Rainmac,

    I don't usually start one and go onto something else but the Betty Boop is one I started ages ago and I ran out of the Madeira thread to finish it. I am having great difficulty in finding Madira stockists now. I should look on ebay to see if I can get it really.

    Poppet,
    Do you still need Madeira threads? I have some colours that I've hardly used. If you let me know what you need, I'll check my stash.
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  • sammy_kaye18sammy_kaye18 Forumite
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    Hi all

    I knwo this is a stupid question but does anyone have any nice christmas card cross stitches?? I would love to get a head start on a christmas cross stitch for the cards asap so i can give them to relatives who i dont necessarily buy for so they can have somethign nice and a keepsake that is hand made and a labour of love.

    Does anyone have any nice designs??? Also does anyone have a pretty native american design I could put in a card? maybe feathers etc? as a birthday card for my native american mad mother?

    many thanks (of cours ei will update with pictures too! )
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  • melissa75_2melissa75_2 Forumite
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    Hi everyone. I used to cross stitch years ago, until I got into card-making. I used to really enjoy it, and I found it so relaxing, but I never used to get around to framing my projects. I have loads of finished projects stashed away in a drawer that are probably covered in dust now! That's why I stopped, but its something I would like to get back into, although I don't really have the time! I might have a look at ebay and see what treasures I can find on there! I wouldn't mind stitching some oriental designs again as I would definately put them on display!
  • MRSMCAWBERMRSMCAWBER Forumite
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    oooohhhh sammy

    I will have to post photos of to native american pictures i have done..they were the 1st 2 big pictures i did..i also have one that is still to be finished of a medicine woman
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  • shellyshelly Forumite
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    I actually done some stitching on Friday! Found a small (very small :D ) kit of a cottage that comes with a frame for when its done. Now all I have to do is learn french knots for the flowers in the garden :o
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  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    shelly wrote: »
    I actually done some stitching on Friday! Found a small (very small :D ) kit of a cottage that comes with a frame for when its done. Now all I have to do is learn french knots for the flowers in the garden :o

    French knots, they are my pet hate!!! :mad: Never managed to conquer them properly, good luck with your cottage - post a pic when your done!!!
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    Melissa75 wrote: »
    Hi everyone. I used to cross stitch years ago, until I got into card-making. I used to really enjoy it, and I found it so relaxing, but I never used to get around to framing my projects. I have loads of finished projects stashed away in a drawer that are probably covered in dust now! That's why I stopped, but its something I would like to get back into, although I don't really have the time! I might have a look at ebay and see what treasures I can find on there! I wouldn't mind stitching some oriental designs again as I would definately put them on display!

    Hi melissa, why don't you frame what you've done and give for presents if you don't want them yourself? Or stich them onto cushions, onto a card, on top of a box (to make a keepsake box)...people love handmade pressies and you've done all the hard work already!!! :D
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  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    Hi sammy, I haven't thought about Xmas cards yet but summer is a good time to get started to make sure you get them all done in time in between other projects :D .

    You could probably get some reasonably priced Xmas charts on ebay? Have you looked here for freebie charts? They also sell charts and have a competition page. Hope you find something you like so can get stitching!!! :T
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  • NicolefuryNicolefury Forumite
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    I haven't cross stitched for years, but I've just bought a basic kit of ebay to ease me back into it. If I still really enjoy it, I'd like to make some semi big things for christmas pressies.
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