The Stitching Bloggers Question of the Week:
Do you currently subscribe to any stitching publications or have you in the past? (Either in print or online) If so, which ones?
I don’t subscribe to any at the moment, and I rarely buy them off the rack. I have hundreds of them in my stash, and I keep meaning to go through and just keep the designs I’m still planning to stitch, but I never get around to doing it! I stopped buying them because I realized that I haven’t ever stitched one single pattern in any of those hundreds of magazines.
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This week’s Stitching Bloggers’ Question is:
When you stitch a pattern that you have downloaded do you print out
the pattern or do you stitch directly from your computer screen?
I don’t remember actually stitching any of the many patterns I’ve downloaded. Theoretically, though, I’m sure I’d print them out, and probably put the printout in a clear page protector. I like to keep my current pattern in my stitching bag, and the monitor just isn’t a good fit 🙂
I lost most of the patterns I’d collected online over the years when my laptop died, unfortunately. I think maybe I should print them out after downloading them, and put them in a notebook kept with the rest of my patterns. That way I’d be more likely to remember them when I’m looking for an idea, too.
(I’m glad to see the SBQ back. I didn’t get a message from the list last week, and maybe not the week before.)
This week’s question is the first of some recycled questions. It was first asked back in 2005, and I don’t think I even knew about SBQ then, so I doubt that I’ve answered it before.
After you stitch a pattern or kit, what do you do with it?
I’ve done so few kits that they hardly count. I think I have just about every pattern I’ve ever stitch, though. I wish I had photos of all the items I’ve stitched from those patterns! I guess hanging on to the pattern is a memoir, of sorts, as I’m very unlikely to stitch most things more than once.
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First, I’ll answer this week’s SBQ:
What do you do with your charts once youâ€™ve stitched them? Do you keep them or dispose of them? If you keep them, do you organize them in a way that is different from the way you keep your unstitched charts?
I keep them. ALL of them. In fact, Sam has pointed out that collecting charts should be considered a hobby in and of itself, separate from the actual stitching. If I could display my lovely patterns somehow, I would.
Next, I must Squee! For I’ve been asked for an original cross-stitch design for a book that’ll be published this coming year. I’m so tickled! I’m not telling more than that, but it’s all professional and everything.
And finally, that was the impetus for another change. I’ll announce it in the next week. It’s a surprise for now 🙂