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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-28 9:23 PM (#47841 - in reply to #18174)
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aaahhh, then I DON'T have it - I hadn't bought XS mags for years by then - just quilting ones. Oh, well (sigh), it isn't to be, I guess! I'll just have to drool over yours!

I ordered a 1-year subscription of Cross Country Stitching a year and a half ago, that ran out a few months back, but I have bought an issue lately when I've seen it. Maybe - maybe - I'll order the back issue. Thanks for the info. Cindy.

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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-28 9:26 PM (#47843 - in reply to #18174)
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That's the "Folk Art ABCs" issue??? I just went to their site to look for it.

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Jess
Posted 2010-07-28 11:28 PM (#47850 - in reply to #47843)
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Wow Cindy! I really love Wren's stocking! It reminds me of my Granny, who made some stockings for my younger cousins who lived with her. She is the one who did the angel that hangs in Phire's room. Ah, memories. :sigh: The cottages are cute too!

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scraphappydenise
Posted 2010-07-29 12:27 AM (#47855 - in reply to #18174)
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Nice work, Cindy! that stocking is going to be wonderful!

the shoppes are cute too!

I haven't cross stitched in ages.... been working on some embroidery now and then....

I feel the same way about both quilting and digging in the dirt! It just has a way of easing the soul.
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MsMeow
Posted 2010-07-29 9:39 AM (#47873 - in reply to #18174)
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Cindy, both projects are beautiful! Love the little shops and the wall hanging setting!

I started a huge CS back in the fall...so far I've stitched about 20 stitches on it. I put it aside to crochet afghans for Camp Cheerio, then crochet some stuff for our guild's boutique, now I've knitted a vest...guess one of these days I should get out the CS again. I even bought an Ott Lite with a magnifier to use with it!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-07-29 9:43 AM (#47875 - in reply to #47855)
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Cindy--Lovely shoppes and great progress on the stocking.

My focus is changing from quilting back to cross stitch though I combine them. I finished stitching the project that had become a real challenge. It taught me to never again buy a no-name brand of Aida because it was cheaper. The frustration just isn't worth it. Add to that the fact that I washed it so I could dye it before I stared stitching and some glasses that had become a problem. As a result it was in and out of the garbage can a few times. Also it didn't have any takers at a garage sale. Now I am auditioning it for the frame borders. Here's Thistle Stop No 44 designed by Crossed Wing Collection. what adds to my pleasure is that we have had all species stitched at our bird feeders over the years.



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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 9:55 AM (#47880 - in reply to #18174)
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Agnes, that is so GORGEOUS!!! Way to go!
I have the loons fr Crossed Wing - started it for DH, never went back to it - I should dig it out one of these days, when I'm caught up on stuff.

Thank you so much for sharing.

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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-07-29 10:06 AM (#47882 - in reply to #18174)
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Gerda--The loons was the very first Crossed Wing design I did. That was back in the late 80's-early 90s. Seeing it done up is what hooked me on their designs. I left it with DS2 when we moved from Red Lake back to the prairies. It would have come with me but because we received a painting print of a loon from our church group I left it behind. I must get a photo of it this weekend while we're visiting him. I know now that if I were ever to do it again I would grid the fabric to save me a lot of insanity.
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MsMeow
Posted 2010-07-29 10:59 AM (#47886 - in reply to #18174)
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Agnes, it's beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it!
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Jess
Posted 2010-07-29 11:43 AM (#47895 - in reply to #47886)
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Wow Agnes! Way to perservere! I think I would have put it away in a box, thrown it to the back of a shelf, and never looked back. Well done.

I have an issue with CS'ing: they aren't really my style to display around the house, so when I am finished with them they get stuck in a drawer. I have a bunch of Aggie CS's that I want to finish, but I lost my motivation since I would never hang them. When Jeri was over recently she suggested that I put them into a quilt! I don't know why that never occurred to me, but it is a fantastic idea. I am motivated about them again and I think I will start working away!

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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 12:43 PM (#47903 - in reply to #18174)
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I was about to suggest the same thing, Jess - put them in a quilt.

Agnes, I think I will try to grid mine when I get back to it (if I remember - hmmm, I think I"ll write a note and stick it on there right now, while I think of it. It's every 10 holes, or every 20?? I use Aida 14 or 16, though the loons are on light blue 14). It should work even though I've started CSing it. Thanks!

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char77
Posted 2010-07-29 1:05 PM (#47904 - in reply to #18174)
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Gorgeous Agnes!!
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misisipimenace
Posted 2010-07-29 2:34 PM (#47906 - in reply to #47903)
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very pretty, agnes!!      

gerda, the charts are usually gridded in a "10 stitches x 10 stitches" square - and yeah, you should be able to grid your fabric even if you have already started on it if you are very careful about placement of the grid lines.

i don't know that i will every try the gridding or not - i seldom have to pick out stitches because of misplacement (mind you, i did not say "never ever", just seldom  ).  i did not even have to pick out too many stitches in a thanksgiving poem i did for my mother-in-law one christmas - and it was OH SO MANY browns and oranges and deep greens!  i'm thinking that for me the gridding would be a waste of time and thread

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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-07-29 2:55 PM (#47909 - in reply to #18174)
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Griding was my life saver on this and would have made the houndstooth type back of the loon so-o-o-o much easier. It's when you go cross eyed and it really matters. Checking and redoing within 10 stitches is so much easier than when the mistake throws everything out of killter 50 or 100 stitches down the way.
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Gerda
Posted 2010-07-29 4:42 PM (#47920 - in reply to #18174)
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I may try it on a small piece first - I have never gridded and never had a problem ('course, the old eyes were younger then LOL), my first big project was from a wildlife cross stitch book - a buck jumping over a grey log with yellow fall leaves - the buck's back was the four or five light/med browns 430-435 or something extremely close. I decided to do the darkest color, then the second lightest, then the med, then the light - worked out fine. AND I always make a photocopy of the pattern so I can pencil/cross out the stitches I've done.

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