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Itty Bitty Xes.

Originally published at earth-shattering kaboom.. You can comment here or there.

I’ve always been a crafty chick, going back to childhood. Over the years, I’ve been engrossed in any number of different crafts. Until knitting took over my brain, I was really in to cross-stitch. Really in to cross-stitch.

Since I’ve had a couple of knitting disappointments over the last few months, I’ve decided that I need to rediversify my crafty time. Thanks to G (flooring) and Jenn (stitching stand), I have an awesome setup for returning to cross stitch. I figured I’d start with a simple project, since I already have a horribly complex one that’s been going for years now. Apparently, my idea of simple is all sorts of skewed, as I ended up with this kit.

Elegance of the Orient

 

Yeah.

But, I’ve made pretty decent progress so far.

Itty Bitty XesSimple!

 

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I have that kit! :) Among many many many others.

I'm currently working on a samurai, Deco Spirits and Garden Verses. And a single color dragon, so I can carry something with me all the time.

Edited at 2013-06-14 12:54 pm (UTC)
I don't know how I ever got this far without realizing you're a stitcher, too!

What's your preferred method of stitching? Jenn swears by Q-Snaps, but I can't get them tight enough, and I feel like I need another hand when I'm actually holding my stitching, so I almost always use a stand. :)
*grin* I don't post much, which is probably the reason. :)

I use Q snaps when I'm working with beads, since it won't stretch the fabric or the thread. But I can't get things tight enough for long enough either. Then I end up tightening every 3 stitches which is so AGGRAVATING! I usually hold everything. I've never tried a stand (mostly because I'm a cheap bastard). If I actually had my project out more, I might work on it though. :} I've been working on all of these projects for over a year. *sigh*
That is very pretty.

I have this waiting for me, along with a couple of others, but I'm thinking I'm going to start back up with something simple first as well. My idea of simple is clearly different from yours. ;)
That is lovely! But now I do wonder what the "complex" project looks like.

I'd stopped cross-stitch a number of years before starting knitting. I guess in between I must have been gardening? Knitting takes up a lot more space for supplies. And I need to stop making my self sweaters. I have a lot of sweaters now. But I loooove them and want to make them all!