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Old 05-14-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Cross stitchers?

Just curious. I have like 9000 links to free (legal) charts.

I'll start here: http://blackworkjourney.co.uk/freebies1.shtml
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:07 PM   #2
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I cross stitch a lot. The project I'm working on has been in progress for over a year. Part is really intense, it's a tortoise shell cat walking through a fence. The fence is so easy but all the shading is time consuming.

What kind of projects are the rest of you working on?
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I have way too many WIPs! Right now, I am working on a cute fried egg/bacon freebie, to commemorate my transition to full omnivore.http://www.wonderstrange.com/sunday-...titch-pattern/

And a Dimensions kit, an old Hallmark teddy bear kit, a Heaven and Earth Design, a DMC freebie, some 80s kit, a Fireside Originals, I forget what else. haha. Startitis is a disease.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:40 PM   #4
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I used to do a lot of cross stitch, but gardening wrecked my hands. I can barely hold a needle anymore.

DD#1 has taken it up, I'll pass the link on to her.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:26 PM   #5
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http://www.yiotas-xstitch.com/dolphi...-pattern-chart
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Old 06-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #6
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I started this a few days ago, on evenweave:
http://www.cyberstitchers.com/free_p...colorful_witch
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Old 06-09-2015, 12:58 AM   #7
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I am perpetually cross.

I was stitching the other day too.

Had to repair a 40 year old backpack.

So yes. I'm a "Cross Stitcher."
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I am perpetually cross.

I was stitching the other day too.

Had to repair a 40 year old backpack.

So yes. I'm a "Cross Stitcher."
I'm often cross, myself! LOL
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Old 06-09-2015, 04:12 PM   #9
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That is really cute, Ari. I used to love to cross-stitch, but somewhere on this side of 45, my eyes stopped cooperating and it's just too much of a pain to have to switch my focus between medium or long distance vision and the tiny up-close work.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:07 PM   #10
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I love to cross stitch, but I have a hard time with the repetitive motion, so I don't do much of it anymore. I have tons of WIPs and I do take them out from time to time, but since I can't work on them for very long I don't make much progress. It's the same with my knitting and quilting and it drives me a bit nuts by times!
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Here's my WIP. I still have the bottom third and part of the top third yet to do. I've been working on it for little over two years off and on. DG I take my glasses off to do my cross stitch. It was suggested by two opthomologists.(sp?) Works pretty good, I just listen to the TV.
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My problem is astigmatism, so after I've been doing close-up work for a while, my eyes have a hard time with medium to long focus vision, and anything with a light has beards and haloes. It used to be quite a challenge to drive home in the dark after my weekly evening knitting group -- I'd be using flashy metal knitting needles in a not very brightly lit coffeehouse, and then i'd drive home and have to decipher all the traffic lights, streetlights, and worst of all, headlights.

It's a total pain in the *ss.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:38 PM   #13
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I too have astigmatism and I am near-sighted, I wear Rx eyeglasses all the time except while sleeping and showering. My mother uses those magnifying eyeglasses and I use a clip-on magnifier when necessary (I think it's a Daylight, scored it cheap off of eBay.)
http://www.joann.com/daylight-flexil...p/9815317.html

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I have one of those.
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I have one of those.
Hmmm...I get eyestrain sometimes, so I do my best to focus on far away objects periodically.

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I really wonder how my mother manages to stitch on 32 ct at the age of 64, even with magnifying glasses. O.o
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Almost subversive. I cross stitched a very simple word: the F-word. Oh, and a F*** the Police with a boombox from a book.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1598474...n-cross-stitch stitched that, too.
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