Cross Stitch Journal: Enjoy the Pleasure of Owning A Good One

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You love cross stitch and spend a lot of time working on your projects. A wonderful way to remember what you’ve created is to write a small journal entry for each one you have completed. These cross stitch journal entries also make a very nice addition when you give your framed cross stitch projects to family and friends. They provide a source of information on the project.

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Feeling Jaded? Here Are Some Great New Cross Stitch Ideas.

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Are you looking to try something new for your next cross stitch project, but  undecided on exactly what. Or, perhaps you’re in a bit of a stitching rut? After all, it’s usually easier to stick with what is familiar. Every now and again though, it’s great to broaden our stitching horizons and try something new! In this article we’ll give you a few new cross stitch ideas and get you to look at things a little differently.

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Why It’s Important So To Take Care of Your Eyes When Stitching

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Today, I visited Karen, a friend of mine who has recently suffered from sight loss. One of the first things she said to me was, “Whatever else you do Scarlet, take good care of your eyes! I didn’t …”.

Fortunately, she can still see strong colors and shapes, and she uses this ability to continue her cross stitching. Instead of using traditional patterns and equipment, she now uses Binca, a fabric that has a low hole-count, and also can be felt easily with your fingers as well as seen.

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Magnolia Cross Stitch: Five Years and Five Continents, Completed at Last – Majestic!

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“Never again,” I said to myself over and over. I must have been out of my mind when I chose Majestic Magnolia cross stitch, a gorgeous design I simply couldn’t resist. It didn’t matter to me that I was still a beginner and I had never stitched on linen. I thought I could tackle any project. Today, it’s my crowning achievement, one that would take five long years and several trips around the globe to complete.

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Beautiful, complicated, and determined never to be left behind!

The chart is barely legible anymore; faded, with coffee stains and who-knows-what-else. I saved it anyway. The magnolia with its creamy white blooms and dark lustrous leaves is a statement of cross stitch beauty, even prettier that I originally imagined it. But, what a love-hate relationship we’ve had. “Never again,” I repeated, too many times to count. This project wreaked havoc with my emotions, from tears of frustration and disappointment, to an incredible sense of pride and joy in the finished piece.

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