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JennB
Posted 2009-04-25 10:30 AM (#25613)
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I had to order some threads I needed for the other Americana project, and they're now in but I'm going to get one or both of these finished before I start it.  I was going through some of my stuff and decided to work up this kit that I bought (the price tag was still on it) from ....1997.  I can't even find it online anymore but it is pretty cute so I've been working on it for a couple of weeks now. I don't have any Christmas stuff so this will go on the wall somewhere...

Christmas Love Begins at Home 

 

and here is my progress so far: I've actually done more of the roof and snowman but you can't see them in the photo.

 

 

And I accidentally left my chart in the car the other day and Zach had it so I had no choice but to start this smaller project that I picked up while at the needlework shop with my mom last week.  I got this book "A Fine Collection" by Barb Adams and Alma Allen by Blackbird Designs that has several smaller projects in it, and I liked this one.

 

my linen is a little darker and I chose a different orange thread but here is just my starting progress of an hour or so: This is my first time to stitch on linen and so I'm getting used to the feel of it. I like it.

 

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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-25 11:23 AM (#25618 - in reply to #25613)
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Jenn, those are all lovely!! Wow, you're making me think of digging out my cross stitch stuff again! I just don't remember though, if the large flat tote with my AIDAs etc is in the container or here - I think in the container. HOWEVER, I might have a project in progress I DO have here.

Those are going to be so pretty when done, I just know you'll share more pics. :) I think the top Christmas one is the prettiest one. See, it DOES pay to hold on to stuff, no matter what others say.



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Gerda
Posted 2009-04-25 11:26 AM (#25619 - in reply to #25613)
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My sister only works(ed) on linen, because she says she only sees the holes on AIDA. I never got the hang of it - I do have some 25 count J..... can't think of the name. I think I will try it this summer - if memory serves, I didn't have reading glasses at the time I tried, and I couldn't focus too well, then I found quilting!!

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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-04-25 12:30 PM (#25624 - in reply to #25619)
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ok the pumpkin one is not my cup o'tea

BUT!!!!!  the christmas one!!!   oh my!!!!!!  that is gawjus!!!!!

dang!!  1997?????  whaaaaa i wanted you to share!!!!!

so MANY projects . . . sewing,quilting,stitching,sewing,quilting,stitching,sewing,quil . . . okokok i think y'all get the picture!

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JennB
Posted 2009-04-25 12:42 PM (#25626 - in reply to #25613)
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I normally would have passed it up too, Cindy, but the shop owner had done it up as a sample and it was so cute. It was actually just a bonus that it came in the book, as I actually bought it for a different chart, of an american flag and gold filagree (surprise surprise)

The meeting that was taking place had some ladies there that I struck up a conversation with, and when I made mention of my husband being military and why I had all the patriotic stuff one piped up that she had some great charts for military stuff, and she brought them up to the store to give me. I gotta go pick them up!
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char77
Posted 2009-04-25 7:17 PM (#25658 - in reply to #25613)
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ooh! I like them both!! I've only stitched on linen once, and really did like it
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scraphappydenise
Posted 2009-04-25 11:33 PM (#25668 - in reply to #25613)
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Jenn, great projects.... I'm not sure how you do all this.... especially with the baby and kids....
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sara
Posted 2009-04-25 11:39 PM (#25670 - in reply to #25613)
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Those are so pretty! I love love love the pumpkin one :)
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JennB
Posted 2009-04-26 8:23 AM (#25680 - in reply to #25668)
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scraphappydenise - 2009-04-25 10:33 PM Jenn, great projects.... I'm not sure how you do all this.... especially with the baby and kids....

Stitching I do in the evenings in front of the tv, since I cant sew once Jacob is in bed. I also take it in the car with us if we go anywhere that requires more than about 20 minutes drive time.

I guess it also helps that DH does most of the work around the house.

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Quilt Mama
Posted 2009-04-26 2:31 PM (#25710 - in reply to #25613)
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Linen and anything finer than 14 count Aida is too fine for me, no matter how great my glasses. Cross stitch and I have an understanding. Much as I love it when it's cycle arrives, the cycle doesn't happen that often. I can't begin to think of the hobbies/crafts that have come and gone. Quilting is constant since 1992 whereas cross stitch has been with me as long as memory serves. Learned from my Grandmother when I was preschool with waste canvas. The worst of that was the removal of the grid. I started a number of projects within the past year and finished only one and it just hit me I never got a pic of it and it's long left my fold.

Your work is gorgeous. Maybe it will inspire me to pick up some of mine soon.
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JennB
Posted 2009-04-26 6:28 PM (#25719 - in reply to #25710)
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I can't remember how young I was when my mom first taught me to do cross stitch, as far back as I can remember. I've started working with Ashley a bit but she doesn't seem as interested in that as she is other artistic outlets.
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misisipimenace
Posted 2009-04-26 9:49 PM (#25748 - in reply to #25719)
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hey, jenn, i started with cross-stitches when i was 7 - they just weren't on aida or evenweave!!  but the technique is basically the same!

btw - i can't say i've ever stitched on linen, but i made the girls' stockings on Monaco 28-ct cloth, stitching over 2 threads . . . so i reckon that was similar . . . at any rate, it was basically the same as 14-ct aida and monaco cloth is 100% cotton.

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JennB
Posted 2009-05-07 8:23 PM (#26519 - in reply to #25748)
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Here's my progress over the last 2 weeks or so. I'm liking this project in that, while it is rather large, there are so many small aspects of it, that you're constantly acheiving "mini" finishes within the larger picture so you really start feeling a sense of accomplishment with each portion you finish!

 

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Gerda
Posted 2009-05-07 8:34 PM (#26521 - in reply to #25613)
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Lookin' goooood, Jenn!!

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sara
Posted 2009-05-07 11:14 PM (#26529 - in reply to #25613)
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That is too cute, you little stitchin' fool you!
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