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Fri 24-Dec-10
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mike.
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A few years ago we made cross-stitch christmas cards (bought in kit form from hobbycraft). It was the first time I had ever done cross-stitch and it took me ages just to make the one card, so I take my hat off to anyone who can do it properly.

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I just finished a Christmas card for my Mum but forgot to take a photo before I hurriedly shoved it in the post. it took me a month so everyone else got regular cards frown

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Fri 24-Dec-10
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crossstitch for me is the one you have to do when loseing a button on the way out .aargh  Gottaknit has done a lot and got a cup for best handicraft in local show last year with a table runner .

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Fri 24-Dec-10
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I just can't get along with cross-stitch at all, embroidery I can do and enjoy but not those crosses, I feel restricted by them somehow.

I'll try that again!

Fri 24-Dec-10
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Toffeeapple said:

 but not those crosses, I feel restricted by them somehow.


 

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Fri 24-Dec-10
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I'll try that again!

Tue 28-Dec-10
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I've just looked out a bear related design to make up as a birthday present for elder my niece, and as I had to pop over to hobbycraft anyway to get some card to make more boxes to put truffles and things in for hampers I thought I'd pick upte threads I need for it. For once I got organised enough to take the chart and key with me so I could get the right one, but came back without any at all because they're 99p EACH! 

 When did threads get so expensive? When I started buying them for cross stitch and friendship bracelets they were 25p a skein. When I bought a load a few months ago I swear they were "only" 75p.

But this is ridiculous.

I should have checked exactly what I had before I went out, but being lazy and in a hurry I didn't. Now I look I have only two or three of the exact numbers in the key.Though I have a few that are pretty close. To get all the ones I don't have would cost over £30! just for thread.

the design is from a magazine published in 1998, and it reckons the over all cost of making this should be £20, including fabric and mounting.

I must be getting old.

 

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Wed 29-Dec-10
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Rae

I have a load of embroidery thread upstairs, I've not used it, it must be 15 years old, would it be of any use?

Wed 29-Dec-10
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Rae Mond
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That's incredibly kind Janet!

I found a website that stocks all the colours I need at just 52p a skein, which is a bit of an improvement! I've ordered them, and they say usually shipped in 24 hours, but I'll not hold my breath over the holiday period.

My niece's birthday isn't til the end of March,so there should be plenty o timeto get it done.

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Wed 29-Dec-10
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Rae- scour your local Charity Shops- they often get big bags of embroidery threads and crewel/tapestry wools and sell them cheapo, very well worth checking occasionally or even having a word with the people behind the counter to get them to set them by for you- they would rather sell them than not!

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Fri 31-Dec-10
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99p! Good grief! I thought it was bad when I saw them for 69p in John Lewis, and that was a few years ago. Over here they're 35c (~22p), which I roll my eyes about as when I lived on the East Coast the Craft Shops sold them for 24c (and twice a year they sold them at 50% off). Sheesh. I havn't been able to figure out why the DMC threads are cheaper in the USA than UK, when they're produced in France - what gives? Each time I come back I bring about 50 skeins for a friend who is cross-stitching a tablecloth in one particular shade of blue.

 

 

 

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this is the nearly extortionately expensive work in progress...

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Sun 9-Jan-11
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Fab, Rae. welldone

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wave  That is so beautiful.  magic

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thank ye kindly.

I can't help wondering why only the bear in the middle is wearing wellies though...

I mean the rabbit has gone as far as getting a lovely turquoise rain coat and a slightlydodgy pink umbrella, so what's with the no shoes?

And the poor little ted at the back... he has no brolly AND no wellies, and he's being hit on the head by a big drop of rain!

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