Crazy X-Stitcher Etc

May 30, 2005

Stitching Questions

Filed under: Quizzes — xstitcherzo @ 8:49 am

Saw this on others, and give it a go.

1. How old were you when you started Cross Stitching?
About 13 (for home-econ class after that I hated it! I had to complete a project and this is the safest eventhough I find the design very ugly.) And start again at 28 while Adam was swimming around in my tummy. I need something to teach him about patience.

2. Who taught you to cross stitch?
No-one. I read the instructions that came with the kit but alot of knots and criss-crossing the 1st time I tried.

3. What inspired you to begin Cross Stitching?
It was my friend’s mother. She would do huge project of Precious Moments.

4. What has been your most difficult Cross Stitch Piece?
There is no difficult piece as I have yet to start on any large project. All the while it have been small projects. So it be rather quick to finish. but Ed the Hedgehog is only hold at the moment as I don’t like tweeding.

5. Do you have friends that stitch?
Yes, my male colleague, I taught him and he stitch when he feels like it. No pressure. His back is neat on his 1st attempt. And my online friends. I don’t care if other people consider me an old woman, and I stitch them openly in the public trains and buses and viewed by so many people. Show off!

6. What is your Favorite stitched Piece?
Every piece that I have done so far is my favourite. Sometimes it is difficult to give them away.

7. What is your favorite Fabric?
I’m happy with aida but I think I would try evenweave again. As I had a bad start the last time I did on evenweave as kept counting the holes wrongly as I don’t know it was an evenweave….lol…silly me

8. What is your favorite Fiber?
DMC and Anchor. But I find if I stitch using DMC, at the end of the piece, the design have that added sheen to it unlike Anchor. Looks like I be switching to DMC. I don’t mind using Anchor though if the kit comes with it or else I change the colours to DMC if I’m using the chart.

9.What is your favorite Needle?
Size 26 and 28 tapestry needle.

10. Do you prefer Black & White or Colored Charts?
Coloured charts as I would know where the huge block of colours would be. And since I don’t want to damaged the originals, I would re-copy them huge.

11. How many Works In Progress do you have at this time?
Presently I have only 1 and that would be the MSRR.

12. How many UFO’s do you have at this time?
Ed the hedgehog, Popcorn bear, Need to re-do Angelsan design as I’m dissatisfied with the outcome. A cat for someone. Peace sampler that I design. Birth Sampler for my colleague. 4 thank you cards. 2 birthday cards. I considered them UFO’s as they are still pending to be complete.

13. How many cross Stitch charts/kits/mags do you own?
I have 3 kits, over thousand charts, over 30 mags, 7 books.

14. How much fabric do you have in stock at this time?
Lots of 35 x 50, bits and pieces for cards, 1.5m of white aida. I had bought 2 m the last time and the lady cutting it looks as though I am mad. I think I am come to think of it. But it was too good to miss it and paid about 17 pound for Zweigart.

15. Where is your favorite place to stitch?
In the office.

16. What is your favorite time of day to stitch?
I can stitch at any time but find it easiest during the day when there is the most light.

17. How many pieces have you stitched in your lifetime?
A rough guess would be 10.

18. Do you give your stitched pieces away?
Rarely to others as most people don’t appreciate the time and effort that has gone into them. I prefer giving to my sis as she is more appreciative.

19. How many different fibers do you have in stock at this time?
1 Kreinik gold reel. 2 madeira metallic (freebies form CrossStitcher), 28 Anchors and 66 DMC

20. How many pairs of scissors do you own?
One. But they are for sewing only. I use a thread snip.

21. Do you use stitching enhancers (lights, scroll frames…etc)?
I used a plastic hoop. I have a roller frame which I hardly used now as too big to manage just waiting for my stand to be finish.

22. How many pieces that have been stitched but not yet framed or finished off in some other way do you have at this time?
5. Still sleeping in the ziploc bag.

23. Do you have a craft/stitching room?
No – but I’m going to covert a portion of my bedroom into it. Soon I can snuggle up and stitch away.

24. Why do you stitch?
It teaches me patience and anxiety. I love seeing others stitching and it gives me the challenge to do something. And its a break from beading and sewing.

25. What is your most memorable time related to cross stitching.
Seeing the smiles on my colleagues faces and they watched with envy. They are very interested in what I do.


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