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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​&​a​m​p​;​s​=​h​i​&​a​m​p​;​q​i​d​=​1​2​0​4​0​9​4​9​3​5​&​a​m​p​;​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.