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SBQ: Stitching weaknesses?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Needlework, SBQ | Posted on 26-02-2008


What is your cross stitch weak­ness? (i.e., What do you have to have when you see it, even if you are sup­posed to be on the Wag­on?)

I’m sup­posed to go telling my weak­ness­es, in pub­lic?

Well, I guess I’ve already exposed them, con­sid­er­ing the lists on my site. I adore “dif­fer­ent” pat­terns. If it jumps out from all the cutesy crap, I want it. Celtic knot­work is anoth­er one. I haven’t seen too many good pagan designs, so when I do, I pay atten­tion.

I have a near­ly-full set of DMC. The sweet­est thing hus­band v.1 ever did was com­plete my col­lec­tion. I think a few new col­ors have been released in the last cou­ple of years that I don’t have yet, but unless they’re required for some­thing I stitch, I’m unlike­ly to wor­ry about them much. I do enjoy look­ing at them, though. So pret­ty! I wish I could think of a way to store them so I could see them all the time, with­out expos­ing them to dust or spills.

Spe­cial­ty fibers, though — I want! Silks and hand-dyed threads are near­ly impos­si­ble for me to resist. I have to stay away from those areas of Nease’s unless I’m pulling items for spe­cif­ic design.


I’ve been stitch­ing more late­ly, since I’ve been watch­ing Dex­ter with Katie and The Dres­den Files with Sam. I’m still work­ing on the Fairy Tale Sam­pler, and doing a lot of frog­ging. I real­ly need to get a mag­ni­fi­er attach­ment for my Ott Lite.

Comments (5)

Ooooh, I loved The Dres­den Files, both the episodes I saw and the books. I already have a note in my cal­en­dar to check the library for the new one when it comes out 🙂

I love, love, LOVE The Dres­den Files. I am so sor­ry they were can­celed. I nev­er watched them on tele­vi­sion as I dis­like watch­ing any­thing that isn’t in HD, but I won a copy of the DVDs at a tele­vi­sion hoo­te­nan­ny. My hus­band and I went through them in a cou­ple of nights.

This http://​thread​sofde​sire​.blogspot​.com/​2​0​0​7​/​0​3​/​o​r​g​a​n​i​z​e​d​-​n​o​t​-​s​o​-​m​u​c​h​.​h​tml
is my DMC stash. See through Floss*Away bags in a clear plas­tic tub. Almost vis­i­ble all the time. I also have some wound on cards and put in a 3 ring binder. Very pret­ty, but hard to use.

Instead of a mag­ni­fi­er for your Ott-Light, you might try a flu­o­res­cent mag­ni­fy­ing lamp like this:
http://​www​.ama​zon​.com/​G​r​a​n​d​r​i​c​h​-​M​L​-​2​4​5​-​H​e​a​v​y​-​F​l​u​o​r​e​s​c​e​n​t​-​M​a​g​n​i​f​i​e​r​/​d​p​/​B​0​0​0​0​2​2​5​B​8​/​r​e​f​=​p​d​_​b​b​s​_​1​0​?​i​e​=​U​T​F​8​&​s​=​h​i​&​q​i​d​=​1​2​0​4​0​9​4​9​3​5​&​s​r=8 – 10

I already put in a request at our library for Small Favor too, Hope 🙂

Pret­ty, pret­ty, Kathryn! I bet that works a lot bet­ter for the spe­cial­ty fibers than the floss bob­bins, too. I’m still using them — have since high school. That’s a lot of wrap­ping!

Have you seen those gor­geous wood­en cab­i­nets with all the lit­tle draw­ers, just for floss? A guy who hung out on rec.crafts.textiles.needlework used to make cus­tom ones, but I think he quit doing wood­work­ing after his wife (who was the stitch­er) died.

Have you read the Dres­den nov­els? If not, I envy you, because you’ve got some great stuff ahead of you. See­ing the TV shows won’t spoil them for you at all. One of the things I enjoy about them is that they came up with all-new sto­ries.

I love Dex­ter. And I know noth­ing of the ‘Dres­den Files’ except that now I’m going to find the DVD’s and buy the books. Thanks.