A Stitcher's Stitchings

Oh, for the love of cross stitching….and a few ramblings

Bi-weekly updates April 30, 2012

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Updates — K. Marie @ 10:14 PM
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I’m going to try and do updates on Tuesdays and Fridays so that my progress can be shown twice a week and hopefully it’ll motivate me to keep going even more. That means my next check-in will be tomorrow. I’m excited to show how much I’ve gotten done!!

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Current Project (WIP)

Filed under: Updates,WIP — K. Marie @ 10:12 PM
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Little Kisses

 

What the finished image should look like

 

My progress as of 4/28/12

 

I’m hoping to have it completed and framed soon. Then I’ll add a start date for my next project.
 

My tips and tricks

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings — K. Marie @ 10:08 PM
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I find that I cross stitch by strands instead of in any type of pattern. I know this typically isn’t how cross stitching is done but it works out beautifully for me because I can see how the picture is coming together. I’ll start with one color and work with it until I run out of the set I started with (the set being the strands that are wrapped together, usually 6 to a set) then I’ll start on another one that is around the first set so that I’m actually working from the inside out.
If the pattern calls for 2 strands I have found that it is easier to take one strand and double it up instead of taking two and having to cut it so it’s not too long. If it’s doubled up it’s half the size of the strand and works perfectly without getting knotted.
*If you’re new to cross stitching it will be to your benefit to get a hoop or frame of some type to hold your fabric in. It’s much easier to do this way and cuts down on frustration quite a bit!!

 

Please be patient….

Filed under: Ramblings — K. Marie @ 10:04 PM

I’m just getting into the blogging so it may take me a bit of time to get the hang of how this goes. I also have a blog on blogspot but I think that I may like the WordPress set up a bit more if I can get the hang of it. So please be patient with me because I’m still figuring out how to do all of this.  🙂

 

Introduction

Filed under: General Cross Stitchings,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 10:04 AM
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Cross-stitching is something that is very relaxing and gives you beautiful finished projects. Right now I’m working on one for my daughter because she has a love of horses and I can’t wait to complete it so I can hang it in her room. I’m not sure how long I’ve been working on it because I’ve been off and on for a while with it and I’m trying to hurry and get it completed before everything starts getting busy again. I’ll keep up with when I start projects and when I complete them so that I can see my progress. I’ll take weekly shots of what I’m working on so my progress can be shown.
(Of course there might be some off topic ramblings every now and then but for the most part cross-stitching is going to be the basis of this blog.)