SBQ: Stitching weaknesses?

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 a 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.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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5 thoughts on “SBQ: Stitching weaknesses?

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

    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:–10

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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