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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2019 :  1:58:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just out of curiosity, any Cross Stitchers here on the MJF forum?
I know there are a few..
I do so love Cross Stitch,, but my eyes are getting so bad that I just can't devote as much time as I use to.
Most all of my work is done in 14ct.. 11ct kills my eyes..
In fact, I am thinking of buying 10ct to do my 14ct patterns on..
I also find the best time to stitch is earlier in the day when the light is it's strongest or sit outside on a sunny day...
I have the silly hang around your neck, magnifiers as well as a 'OTT-Lite' w/magnifier...
I use to take Cross stitch with me to work to work on during my lunch hour as well as Jury Duty.. but alas,, it may be something I may have to give up...

All that being said,, maybe some of you cross stitchers will share your work and post some pictures here..
I will go dig up some of my small projects to 'show-n-tell' ...




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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2019 :  2:47:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What actually prompted me to ask was,,, I was searching through a bin and came across a bunch of finished but never used small cross stitch projects...

most are 14ct ..

but there are a few 11ct...

as you can see,,, some still have the Hoop bend...

some Holiday ones..

did you spot the little Tea pot and Tea cup in 11ct?

I even did the same pattern twice! Duh!!

I really should frame these or???

oh and in the Bin I found 2 beaded x-stitch projects and a Golfer's Theme.. Not sure how they ended up in the Bin...
Oh Well..
OK,, these are x-stitches in my Bin,, I have a series of ornaments and deco pillows and framed work,, all still packed away..




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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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gramadinah
True Blue Farmgirl

3484 Posts

Diana
Orofino ID
USA
3484 Posts

Posted - Sep 26 2019 :  4:29:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too loved to cross stitch and have for the same reasons have had to stop. I cross stitched on my baby girls clothes now 41 and 39 years old. My grands have started to pick it up now. I have a couple larger pieces that are hanging my house. And have started a couple new ones but it is so hard to see I don't work on them much.

Diana

Farmgirl Sister #273
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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2487 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2487 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  09:56:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace,

I love to cross stitch. I just finished the country sampler a few months ago, and the Victorian alphabet last year. I want to turn the alphabet into a pillow, I just haven't put my butt into gear to do it yet.







Farmgirl #170

FGOTM August 2012

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give...Eleanor Roosevelt

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  1:51:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't tried cross stitch yet but would love to learn. Just last month I seen some beginner learning cross stitch kits. I picked one up, but convinced myself to put it back because I have so many projects now. I still wish I would have grabbed one lol! Next time I go back I will!

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  2:00:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is something calming about x-stitch...
I actually take the chart and enlarge it then as I finish a set amount of stitches, I. Use a yellow or pink hi-liter marker to run through (on the chart) the stitches I Just finished. That way when I put down my Aida cloth, I can see where I left off.


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  2:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Krista... x-stitch should be easy for you... seeing. You understand how to read a chart (crochet) ...
Give it a try.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 27 2019 :  9:30:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marcy... your work is 'sew ' lovely...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Sep 27 2019 9:31:07 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  11:55:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, that's good to know. I will grab me one now. It sounds so fun! I like your idea of crossing off what you have done. I do that with my corners to corners. This helps to know where I left off and help my eyes focus on the correct lines.

Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  12:16:16 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Ditto ditto. Eyes arenít what used to be. My mother did cross-stitch, crewel, embroidery, and needlepoint and I have a lot of her framed items. When I get home I will take some pictures and post them.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6764 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6764 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  12:42:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love cross stitch but it is getting harder to do. I usually copy the pattern so I can cross off as I go. I have one in the hoop now but it has a long way to go. I just do it when I get in the mood and usually do alot while we are traveling.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  1:42:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here are a couple I did a very very very long time ago.. back when I was in my English~Victorian mood, at the time I collected Marty Bell art work,, and these fit with that English county garden theme....


I did the Washington one about 5-6 years ago... I had planned to do a California one as well,, but ran outta steam.. I still have the stich bookkk maybe I will get some steam...

All 3 are now on my sewing room wall...



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  3:47:46 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice Grace.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  6:41:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found some more packed away in the closet.. I'll take photo later tonight and post.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

850 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
850 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  7:01:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, you all have beautiful cross-stitch projects!

Jana
MJF #7110

https://www.etsy.com/shop/cjhandcraftedstudio

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! ~Charles Schulz
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2019 :  7:59:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here are a few more..
remember the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes"?

a poem, and a locket of my daughter's hair.

2 fun projects


and a poem for our marriage, kind of hard to photo,,

mementos of our daught's High School


I have more.. to bore you all with.. lol!

I had made many x-stitch gifts and wish I had taken photos..
I was agasht when one lovely x-stitch pillow I stitched for a friend for her birthday,, I was so proud of it and it took quite some time to complete, I used velvet for the pillow and ruffle.. then one day while at her house we went into her tween-ager daughter's room and there was the smusched down, slightly dirty pillow I had made... my heart was broken because I thought this pillow would be a symble of our friendship... well,,, I got over it,, and she and I are still the best of friends...but I no longer make projects like that as gifts..
That being said,, I still do make gifts, I just remind myself when I give them away,,, they no longer are for me to covet...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3470 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3470 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2019 :  12:31:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Grace! I need to make that daughters lock of hair one! Everleigh is getting her first hair cut on Friday! I'm a bit nervous for her and sad too. Why do kids have to get so big so fast?? I need a hysterical crying emoji lol

Krista
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2019 :  4:00:03 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here are some of my mother's cross stitch and needlepoint projects. I'm sorry for some of the shadows on the pictures. It is hard to get light and no shadows. LOL!
CROSS-STITCH

NEEDLEPOINT

CREWEL/EMBROIDERY

This one I purchased for $5 at an estate sale.


I need to find another cross-stitch I purchased at an estate sale - it is a beautiful framed Halloween picture. I will post it and a few others of my mothers when I find it. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

Edited by - quiltee on Oct 02 2019 4:07:34 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2019 :  10:40:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda,,, I Luv the "Don't Rush Me" one! lol!

Your mom did lovely work,,,

I actually kept track of a 5x7 project I did many years ago of a dog chewing on a boot lace.. it took 20hours to complete...can you imagine what that would cost at todays minimum wage??? so your finding that lovely x-stitch for $5 is a great find.


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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2019 :  10:43:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista,,, I totally get it.. our babies grow up way to fast!
I will dig through my stash of cross stitch patterns to see if I still that the pattern of the 'baby's lock of hair' poem.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

549 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
549 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  10:47:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like to cross stitch and have some hung here in the house and have given quite a few to my Granddaughter who loves vintage. I found quite a few stamped pieces from the 20s-50s on eBay and had fun stitching them for her -- mostly dresser sets, etc. Still have some to do. I have a special one that I found several years ago when we cleaned Dad's house that my Mother had started. Mom passed away in 1997 and this piece was still in a metal hoop --stitching just started on the top corner -- with horrendous rust stains from the hoop. It took many sessions of sunshine and lemon juice to lighten it. Still visible but much better. I'm not sure why she started it as cross stitch was the only form of stitchery that she didn't like. The picture didn't come out so good -- the reflections on the glass make the white bare spots. I can't do counted cross stitch due to eyes that don't work so good.


Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  11:28:09 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
That's nice, Judith. I love the vintage, too!

Hope you are feeling better.


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  2:51:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith,, awesome that you cherish your mom's hand work and awesome that you finished the one you found..
My mom was never a hand stitcher,, she mostly knitted and quite frankly,, pretty much gave knitting up by the time I was 9-10..
Mom wan't a gardener or craft person but OMG! she was a fabulous cook and loved to sing.
We all have our special talents.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  2:55:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista,,, I have searched high and low,, and can not find the Leaflet/pattern for the 'lock of baby hair poem'..
When we moved in 2017, I pretty much donated all of my stitchery leaflets/booklets.. I only kept a small stash..
I can type up the verse for you and you can get a Alphabet stitchey book to use for the cross stitch poem.


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

549 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
549 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  3:14:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found it on scrapbook.com:

A Lock of Hair

(Submitted By: amanda corny)

A lock of hair from a child so
fair,
A miracle from above placed
gently in my care.
This child is growing up so fast.
Tomorrow is the future, today is
the past,
Walking ...talking...fading riddles
and rhymes,
This lock of hair remains a
keepsake of past times.

Author: Unknown


Judith

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12679 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12679 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  3:34:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Judith,, that is such a sweet verse..

The one I did is a wee bit different.. wish I had the leaflet with the designer/author's nbame..
I stitched it in 1980 when my daughter was 4 years old.
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Nothing more precious to keep
In tones of a hue so deep
As soft as a silent prayer
A lock of my baby's hair
I catch it before it lands
And save each shiny strand
A remembrance of one more step
Of my baby's growing up
With in this poem it will be
Lovingly placed for all to see...

It is such a sweet reminder of my days as a young mother.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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