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Re: how did you start?

by CavyMom » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:13 am

My grandmother stitched, but by the time I decided I was interested in learning how, she wasn't around to teach me anymore. So I bought a small no-count cross-stitch kit and decided to teach myself. At the time, I had no idea what the difference was between no-count and counted cross stitch, but no-count sounded like it would be easier. When I opened up the kit, I was so disappointed to see that I was only going to get to stitch a few leaves and some roses. :roll:

My next project was a counted cross stitch, and significantly larger. Most of the kits I stitch now tell you how to find the middle of the design to get it centered on your fabric. This kit didn't have any of that, so I just made a guess as to where to start it and I got lucky. The design fit on the fabric, but it wasn't at all centered. (If I had run out of space, I think I might have been mad enough that I would have been done with the hobby forever--you know being a temperamental teenager at the time :oops: )

I've been stitching ever since, although it wasn't until the last eight years or so that I've been stitching regularly. And it wasn't until recently that I started learning things here that have really helped with my stitching. (Thank you loop starts and gridding!) It calms and relaxes me at the end of the day, and I find it therapeutic. There's just so many things I want to stitch and not enough time!
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Re: how did you start?

by stitchaddict » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:49 pm

I started when I was 14 years old. My mom always stitch so she bought me santa stitch kit . It was fun and I was stuck. And during my high school year I toke a paus because of my dad wanted to do housework and i didnt had any time. so during my 3 years i only done housework, study when i must sleep and i got 1 hour sleep every school day for 3 years but when I moved out from that hell house. I toke it up again and meet my prince.
:whoop: :whoop: and he said always do some stitching and that is what i do
 
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Re: how did you start?

by CindyW » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:55 am

I started when I was pregnant with my first daughter. My enormous belly made a perfect 'table' for holding my threads. :roll: My first project was a pillow for her nursery. I did birth samplers for both of my girls, and wedding samplers when they married. In between I did lots of projects like experimenting with waste canvas to give them unique tee and sweatshirts. I cross stitched Christmas stockings for all of us. I made toothfairy pillows for them. All of these things have evolved into family traditions.
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    Nostalgic Christmas (Christmas stocking)
    On the Pond (Christmas stocking)
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