I am happy to start cross stitching again!

Philippines
December 20, 2012 2:11am CST
Last night, my cousin from other country ask me to do a cross stitch for her home. I am so happy about it that I will be able to do my craft again! :) It had been months since I had stopped cross stitching. I wasn't be able to finish yet a pattern that a good friend and fellow myLotter gave me. That is because I did studied and get certificate on English course. I am still thinking what pattern to do for her for her bedroom and receiving/sala of their house. Any suggestions? What crafts do you do if you have?
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11 responses
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
During my highschool and college days, I used to make cross stiches too. Yes a male doingn this stuff. I used to stop because of being busy at school. When I got a chance to made another one, I made house in the middle of garden entitled "Tatched House" which is diplayed in our living room now as well as a portrait of our "wedding kiss". During our wedding, me and my wife do simple designs for our souvenirs too. I stopped this crafting for now since we are engaged in an online selling of baby stuffs and crocheted items. I think one of a good design is a graden or a protrait of your friend.
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@prashu228 (20585)
• India
20 Dec 12
wow that's really good. I don't think male should not do all this. They can i have seen my father helping my mother while doing all the stuff from my childhood. many males are interested in all these and are better than females.
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• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Thanks for your response asdomemcil. I am glad to hear that you still do crafts with your wifer. I am not amazed to know that you as a male do this stuff. I know some guys who does crafts and it is nice to know one more -- that is you. :) Thanks for your suggestion on what design to give to my cousin.
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@lldrwin (187)
• China
20 Dec 12
It reminds me of my mother,she had been learning how to make sort of crafts.till now ,she just did nothing for my family ,even a slipper. Only I remember she knitted sweaters for each member of family,but we still love her,haha. Asdomencil,you are intelligent.
@Lovegreen (376)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
hi bluespygirl I love cross stitching too, and so far I've finished only one design it's a bouquet of roses. I've started many designs already but never got to finish because I had a problem with my left eye. Now it's okay I can go back to stitching again. I'm fond of floral and nature designs it's good for bedrooms and living rooms too
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• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Good to hear from a fellow crafter and cross stitcher at that! What an coincidence. I got a problem with my left eye too that is why I stopped stitching. But I have to start again because my cousin is asking for me to make for her home and bedroom. I'll take note of floral and nature.. Thanks for your response.
@prashu228 (20585)
• India
20 Dec 12
oh really nice. my mom used to do this cross stitching when i was young but she is not doing it now. i used to watch her when ever she used to do the cross stitch. But i never learnt it as i used to feel it to be very difficult.
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Hello prashu! Cross stitch is just simple to do. I wonder if you are into other craft?
@prashu228 (20585)
• India
20 Dec 12
so sad to say i m not into any other crafts
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
Its okay if you don't have any craFTS. wHAT Are your hobbies?
@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 13
I started doing cross-stitch 20 over years ago and stopped for quite a long time. I recently started cross-stitching again and now my sister and I have our own online cross-stitch shop which we started not long ago. I think a scenery cross-stitch would be nice for her to hang in her bedroom.
• Philippines
8 Jan 13
Hello there! Can you send me a private message telling me your cross stitch shop link? Thank you so much. Thanks for your response!
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@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 13
Oh, it's on Facebook. Just log into your Facebook account and search for Vineyard Cabin. Also please like the page and share it with your friends. Much appreciated. Meanwhile, I will add you as a friend here on myLot and we can share all about cross-stitching here.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
5 Jan 13
Take in consideration of what color theme is in her bedroom. And what type of bedding she has etc. Sometimes all this will give you a hint of type of item to do such as floral, ocean,even a favorite pet. Just look around your cousin and her home and you will be able to find something that she loves. Sounds like fun good luck with it.
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
Thanks for the advice sister. My cousin lives in the another country but I had a chance to "see" her home through her facebook photos. She will be here in the Philippines on March so I hope I'll have three finished material for her. I am already finishing the first one now which is a cross. It is just 8" x 11". The other one that I am thinking to stitch for her is an angel (because she asked for an angel) and the third one that I am thinking is an ocean. If I will still have a time, I will make another one. We only see each other every five years so I will give her many cross stitch. It will be fun stitching ofcourse! This is extra special because she had asked for me to make for her home. That means I am remembered. I feel special. :)
• India
22 Dec 12
Glad to hear this, i am good in writing research papers in my field of specialization that is Ultrasonics, these are published in journals in india and abroad. Thanks for sharing LOL.
• Philippines
23 Dec 12
I am a frustrated professional writer. On the second thought, I consider myself still a writer since I am doing writing stuff here in myLot. What do you think Professor? Happy Holidays!
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
22 Dec 12
It's actually been years since I've cross stitched and I really don't know that I would have the patience to be able to do it now because of the fact that I seldom get time to do any crafting without being disturbed at least once or twice an hour. However, I do still love to craft and the thing that I've been focusing the majority of my energy on has been crocheting. That said, I'm getting interested in beading and I'm hoping that I will be able to start making some beaded jewelry after the first of the year.
@youless (85323)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Dec 12
The cross stitching is very interesting but I found that I have no gift in this aspect. I am awkward to use the needle to do the cross stitching. But my mom is very good at it. She even made many big cross stitching pieces and that's so amazing. I think doing the cross stitching can practise your patience. I like making the polymer clay, cooking or painting.
• Philippines
22 Dec 12
Wow! I haven't worked on big projects yet. That indeed is amazing. I love handmade products. I wish to try polymer clay soon. Is it the same as pottery?
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I also tried cross stitching and it is good. I also make notebooks and boxes and covered them with fabrics. They are beautiful. I miss doing them. I do them when I have spare time only. Thanks for this. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
Thanks for sharing too edvc. Cross stitching relaxes me and it feels good whenever you see your finish product. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I was a cross stitch addict more than 10 years ago... a started with a simple horse pattern then shifted to the huge angel designs... i finished a lot but only one hangs on the wall in my home... i gave the others to friends... and the angel cross stitch were bought by the school librarian where I taught... when she migrated to the US... she took them with her... and until now... she is very grateful that i sold her those work of art... I don't know if i will be able to cross stitch again... i am afraid that my son would get hold of the needles and hurt himself... so maybe when he is a little bit older...
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I love handcrafts! It is so personal, special and it seems to me that it is done with love and affection. I love cross stitching but sadly, I don't have a finish product for myself now because most of my works are given to my friends and family. Thanks for your response. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
20 Dec 12
In my school days I attend the lecture of craft and in this lecture we learn how can do the cross stitch but that still we not use this. I am not interested in sewing or stitching but my sister are interested.
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
Eventhough you are not into sewing or cross stiching, I would like to thank you for responsing in this topic. Thanks for dropping by..