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rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: North of Atlanta
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12:29 pm Oct 12, 2007

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Originally posted by rrmeier
Well, OK, here goes. I've ordered Ivy and will let you all know if (but probably when) I run into trouble.
Thanks for the welcome, and Happy Friday!

Retha


OOOO! That is a great design! Do you have an online photo place, so we can see when you start it????
fenny
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007
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Location: Israel
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4:51 pm Oct 12, 2007

What a welcome,thanks. Saw Ivy, very very nice. You'll get it soon in the mailbox, so you can get started. Love to hear how the 2 of you are getting along
A good weekend to all of you and hope you have some time to stitch. Very Happy
Nora
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Joined: 04 Jul 2007
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12:24 am Oct 14, 2007

Hi Nancy, I'm kinda newbie here too did not post much but welcome aboard. I'm like you, most of my project before are Lavenders and Lace mostly angels and when I found this site I was intimidated at first coz I don't think I can do all the blendings but I found out that its not as hard as I thought it was. I actually like it because there is no half stitch, quarter stitch and all that kind of stuff. Don't let yourself get imtimidated by the quantity of colors because Mirideth make the chart so easy to follow and I believe that you can do it if you done most of those angels before. Good luck on the new adventure. I know you gonna like it. Stitching

Nora
BarBaraPrz
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11:34 am Oct 16, 2007

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Originally posted by Alanna
... we like to know! Wink

Happy stitching Stitching


Cuz we're such a nosey lot! Laughing
fenny
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7:08 am Oct 17, 2007

[quote="BarBaraPrz"]
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Originally posted by Alanna
... we like to know! Wink



Cuz we're such a nosey lot! Laughing


So am I.
Being the latest newbie ,would like to know how all of you got into cross stitch.
Could that be a new topic? Haven't the faintest idea where though. Stitching or coffee break?
Happy stitching to everyone. Stitching
sverzino
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Joined: 26 Oct 2006
Posts: 88
Location: St. Louis, MO
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9:44 am Oct 17, 2007

Being the latest newbie ,would like to know how all of you got into cross stitch.

I taught myself when my neighbor (close friend) was getting married and had a bear theme. I saw a wedding annoucement with the bear groom carrying the bride groom and wondered if I could do the pattern for them as a wedding gift. I bought a little weekend kit, read the instructions and started. I was surprised at how easy it was and it turned out decent so I jumped into the bear wedding annoucement. Now I realize how naieve I was & what a good friend too. The bear wedding annoucement had french knots, personalization/spacing for the bridge/groom's name and date. It turned out nice and I was hooked. Shortly after that project I did a wedding annoucement for my cousin. She ended up getting divorced but loved the stitching since it was done for her and was the Love is patient poem. Years later she remarried and had me take out the previous husband's name and stitch the new guy's name in. She claims one of her critiera was he needed to have a 3 letter name so the spacing wouldn't be messed up! I doubt if that's true or not. Laughing
Alanna
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10:43 am Oct 17, 2007

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Being the latest newbie ,would like to know how all of you got into cross stitch.


I discovered cross stitch whilst staying with my family in-law inbetween moving and bored out of my brain. The family are big TV watchers (which I can't stand) so I would continually leave the room when they were all sitting together, TV blaring in the background. My mother-in-law called me over and gave me a tiny little sampler and showed me how to make the crosses. At first I thought I would hate it (had distant memories of hating cross stitch from when I was very little and failed to stitch even my initial), but very soon found myself hooked. My sister-in-law continued to coach me and I was seen more and more often in the living room with everyone else (deftly ignoring the TV).

When I was finished I was as proud as punch (I like to mix my metaphors, by the way), but I saw that my mother-in-law was working on something far more stunning- an image of Girl with a Pearl Earring. And I vowed that one day I would sew something that wonderful too. And then I discovered SQ and now it's only a matter of time...!
Very Happy Stitching Very Happy
fenny
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11:06 am Oct 17, 2007

That's a great story! Very brave, buying, trying and succeeding.
My cross stitching started, when my grandmother taught me at the age of 5. It really got me hooked when we also at elementary school were taught knitting,crochet and doing patterns of cross stitch.Even at junior high we would learn differnt techniques of stitching ,which was good too. But that's was in the swinging 60 and 70 .Nowadays they don't teach stitching any more,but they do different things.Times changes and there are so many things you can do. My friend makes the most beautiful lamps and even glasspanels with her own design, she says stitching is beautiful but she hasn't got the patience.
So my story is simple ,yours was an adventure in cross stitch! Smile
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rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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1:10 pm Oct 17, 2007

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Originally posted by fenny


Being the latest newbie ,would like to know how all of you got into cross stitch.
Could that be a new topic? Haven't the faintest idea where though. Stitching or coffee break?
Happy stitching to everyone. Stitching


I've pretty much always "made stuff"; always had some kind of art supplies around since I can remember. My mom sewed a lot, on the machine, but has never done any kind of hand work; neither did my grandmothers, as far as I know, though had a great aunt that was crochet-crazy Smile I ran across a crewel kit my sister left int eh house when she married - I am 12 years younger than her, so I'm guessing I was 6-7 when I found that. I had not directions or anything - just thread and fabric with a design printed on it (vase of flowers - very 70's); so I picked up and just started experimenting. Don't remember how far I got on it - not much, as I really discovered reading about the same time, too.

In high school, I did a few crewel pieces - made my dad a hot air balloon picture for his birthday and then the Pegasus and Unicorn crewel kits - had the Pegasus 80% done, and never got to the Unicorn before I gave them up. Also in hs, we had a wonderful arts program at the school I graduated from, and one of the many offerings was a textiles class - we did batik, and a pulled-thread work on burlap, and macrame (none of which I can remember, outside the braids I still use for my hair). That's where I realized I am much more of a 3-D & design person, as opposed to a sketcher - I cannot draw to save my life, but give me a drawing, and I can add colors to it or make a pottery out of it, etc. I learned jewelry making, throwing pottery on a wheel, all kinds of stuff. I was the only art major in the school that couldn't draw (drawing was, of course, one of the required classes; my teacher, Smitty, would just shake his head at my sad homework).

A couple of years out of high school, I found myself in the Air Force and stationed in England. A wife of one of the guys I worked with showed me some cross stitch stuff she was doing at one of our cookouts, and it looked pretty interesting. We had a great arts & crafts shop on base, so I went and poked around, and got a couple of Paula Vaughn charts and some shell designs. I did 3 PV charts, which were all given as gifts, and then I saw Teresa Wentzler's Unicorn - you know the one on black with blended threads. Well, that was my learning piece; once I figured out that the two numbers beside one symbol meant one thread of each, and what the fractionals looked like, I was off and running, teaching myself along the way. No one told me working on black was hard, so it has never bothered me; I have lots of projects on black or dark fabric, and lots in the stash planned for black - currently on the lookout for a yard of 36ct black at the same time I have money Smile 20 years later, I'm pretty much working to support my cross stitch habit, though I am currently doing beaded jewelry (just like everyone else), and took a few stained glass classes in recent years, too, though that is one hobby I can't afford, and have no place to do right now, anyway.

In case you missed previous warnings - if you ask a question, and I see it, prepare yourself for the answer - I have a lot of words laying around, and I'm not afraid to use 'em!!
Alanna
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1:32 pm Oct 17, 2007

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In case you missed previous warnings - if you ask a question, and I see it, prepare yourself for the answer - I have a lot of words laying around, and I'm not afraid to use 'em!!


Yes, I forgot to mention that you should hide all questions from Rife- she sees a question and she just goes... well... rife! Laughing
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