A Start...

@xstitcher (11564)
Petaluma, California
March 25, 2016 1:45pm CST
I was able to start on my first commission last night...the bookmarks for the church member's grand children. I started with the shortest name for some reason. Last night I made the pattern and started stitching. Some of the pattern will come out of my head--it never really got onto paper. Thinking back, this most certainly isn't my "first commission" -- I've had several over the years. This is actually the second since I got back into cross stitching, and the first since I've been trying to promote my website.
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
25 Mar 16
They sound interesting and I am sure will turn out nice.
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@xstitcher (11564)
• Petaluma, California
25 Mar 16
Thank you, AnneEJ I hope that the lady I'm making them for thinks so. :)
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
26 Mar 16
@xstitcher I am sure she will
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
25 Mar 16
You really are doing something you enjoy! Doesn't get much better than that!
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@xstitcher (11564)
• Petaluma, California
25 Mar 16
That's very true. I hope I am able to make more sales, soon !
@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Very good for you starting this right away as she will love the bookmarks and will let other at church know about these and that is good for your business.
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@xstitcher (11564)
• Petaluma, California
25 Mar 16
Absolutely, @Marcyaz! I hope the word gets around. :)
@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Mar 16
Congratulations on the commission. Looking good. I've tried cross stitching, but never mastered it.
@xstitcher (11564)
• Petaluma, California
26 Mar 16
Mom taught me when I was about nine. :) I don't think I'm the best at it, but I enjoy it. :)
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Mar 16
@xstitcher That's the important thing. I've tried to learn on my own, and once with help, but my feeble attempts were terrible. I would still like to learn the art, but I need a lot of time to do it.
@rina110383 (24134)
25 Mar 16
Those lovely cross stitches will surely lead you to more commissions
@xstitcher (11564)
• Petaluma, California
26 Mar 16
Aw, thank you, @rina110383 -- I sure hope so. :)
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