I am a cross stitch addict!

@JABeau59 (446)
United States
March 20, 2009 12:59pm CST
I can't help myself, whenever I see a project that I think would be fun or beautiful when finished, I have to buy it. I have finished many of the projects, but I have many more in my closet just waiting to see the light of day. I also have to confess that I don't always finish a project once I start it. I always come back to finish at some point, but invariably I will see another one that I just have to do and will put the other one away. I always keep all the supplies with each project so I haven't run into the problem of losing part of my kit. I also crochet baby blankets and a couple of young ladies from church are expecting the stork this year so I have a couple blankets going at this time also. Is there ever enough time?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
20 Mar 09
i used to cross stitch a ton but last fall, while crocheting, i pulled a muscle in my wrist and because i type pretty much every day (for work at home and outside of the house) it tends to agrivate my wrist. i just find it really hard to grasp a tiny needle with that hand (my right). i like to crochet too and i found a crochet hook at walmart (here in canada) that has a bigger base (because it has a light in it of all things!) but it is not as small to hold on to. right now, i am pretty much into making my own cards and gift tags.
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@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
20 Mar 09
cher, I am so sorry to hear that you injured yourself. Hopefully it will heal and you can get back to doing what you love. I will have to look for a crochet hook with a light. That sounds really interesting and helpful.
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@rosekiss (30268)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Jun 09
I love to cross stitch as well, especially counted cross stitch. It is very tedious and time consuming though. I am like you, I never finish what I start. I see another one I want to do, and I will start on it. O have finished some things that I have started but not all. The counted cross stitch pictures I like the best are the Thomas Kincaide pictures. They are absolutely beautiful. I have a Thomas Kincaide painting hanging on my wall, as that is how much I really like his work. I do the lighthouses, and the cottages mostly, but I basically like all his pictures. Well, have a good day, and happy mylotting.
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@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I love Thomas Kincaide pictures too. Counted cross stitch is the only kind I buy now. I have a couple cross stitch pictures to do of his stuff. I haven't started them yet though. LOL I am hopelessly fond of all this stuff. Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
• United States
24 Oct 11
i also like cross stitching but i do not think that i am considered an addict and i definitely have alot of control when it comes to buying cross stitch patterns i usually only buy them if they are on sale for a good price i also like to make my own patterns i also have alot of patterns in my closet that i have not attempted to do yet right now i am working on a horse saddle drapped over a fence it usually takes me a long time to finish a project because i do not have alot of time to cross stitch
@bwanna (282)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I understand how you feel! I always start them, but never finish them! Once I did, though, because I finally buckled down and finished it. Of course, it wa a Harry Potter one. That is one of my favorite subjects, although I think that I'm begining to think that I'm outgrowing him!! So sad. I guess I'll have to figure out a new book hero.
@CatGods (4596)
• United States
5 Sep 09
oh yes cross stitch is ALLOT of fun. I bought a few kits, but now due to working all of the time, I put them up for sale. So I have cross stitch, a candle wicking pillow kit, and a embroidery kit. Look in my profile above my avatar for the link to my store. You will have to copy and paste.
@rosekiss (30268)
• Eugene, Oregon
17 Jun 09
I love cross stitch too. I do the counted cross stich pictures. My favorite ones are the ones of Thomas Kincaide's paintings. I like the cottage ones and also the lighthouses. I too, will start something, then decide to do a picture, then when I see a different picture that I like, I will put the other one away and start the new one. So consequently, I really have never finished anything that I have started. I have lots in my closet just sitting there waiting to be done. I will get them done eventually. I just have so many started at once, that I will have to eventually start working on them again. Take care, and happy mylotting.
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
i used to love cross stitch, well i would love to start one but i just dont have time and much rason to start one. if i'm going to, i would prefer having a huge one that i can hang in my mothers living room..