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Friday, October 16, 2009

My First Cross Stitch Project - Pictures Update

Hi Prim girls,

 I was thinking for several weeks that I need to learned how make cross stitching.  As you know, I moved last year to VA and I don't have many friends here.  And the friends that I have did not make any crafts at all, nobody knows how to sew, paint, and stitch... nothing, except gardening and cooking.   Well, I decide if I know running stitch I can do cross stitch.   This week, I leave my daughter in her Religious Education class and I run to the craft store that I had so close.  I was seeing their cross stitch stuff and thinking what I am really needed to make this.  I select some additional colors and I take an aida cloth #14. I was thinking that it could help me, but remember this is my first project and I am completely lost with it. 
I am a "self learner" person, if I do not know any person that can help me; I try, and try until I get a decent result.  This is the form that I start making dolls few years ago.  I was thinking that make cross stitch sounds so easy, all the girls in the blog land know how make cross stitch, well, I think this will be easy to make....... but I was completely WRONG. My respect for everyone that make cross stitch (like Jen, Kris, Christine, Betty, Pam, Lisa, John and others), this is the hardest project that I made in my life and without help, because I am trying this using a previous stitch that I had as reference.  Nobody had a tutorial of this in their blogs, or as of today I did not find anyone. Girls you are "masters", this is difficult.   I select a freebie pattern of Primitives Betties and I love it.  
Thanks to Kris for show this week the magnifying lens, I got one yesterday in Joann and it make me a HUUUUGE difference to see the cloth. My completely admiration for everyone that use osnaburg, I love osnaburg for making dolls but for this project I think is so difficult to use it.  This is a picture of my first project.....

I am so proud of me, WOOOHOOO, it turns out so beautiful. I hope I finish it today. When I complete it I will post another picture. 

First project finished and here are the pictures...

Bye, Bye and see you soon, Evelyn


  1. It looks perfect! Good for you!!!

  2. Well done! It looks great and that's the next pattern I'm going to do. It's aovely Christmas one.
    Best wishes

  3. OOPS. Sorry about the typo! I meant a lovely Christmas one!

  4. I think you are doing great Evelyn. I would like to learn to cross stitch myself. Let us know if you find a tutorial on it.

  5. it is fun to do huh! your chart you did from betty looks beautiful! i had to laugh about the osnaburg, because i feel exactly like you do! that's why all mine are done on adia cloth...but i also loved the light that kris showed on her post, and i think i may need one.
    keep stitching Evelyn!
    don't you just love blogging?

  6. Well look at you go, Evelyn!! It looks great!! It's kind of addicting; once you get started, you want to keep doing more!!
    If you need any more help in learning, you can Google "How to cross stitch" and it'll give you many different websites that can help you learn. I found this one (http://yarntree.com/007begin.htm) that had printable directions that you could download.

    Good luck and happy stitching!!

  7. It is looking really good. I have stitched for years, although I have done little cross stitching lately.

  8. Looks great! I used to do alot of cross stitch and love it....just don't know if I could see to do it now even with bifocals which in it self would be frustrating! Keep up the good work....I've aways been a "self learner " to....its so satisfying to see the end results!

  9. I wish I lived closer..i would love to share what I know with you. I learned some techniques from a friendly cross stitch shop owner...do you have any around you to give you a hand?
    It it so fun once you know how...enjoy the process. Dianntha

  10. Great job. So you know, you will probably become addicted!! They are so fun and easy to take everywhere to work on. Have fun picking out the next one!

  11. WOHOO is right - good for you! You did an amazing job figuring it out on your own!!

    I used to cross stitch a lot but it is hard on my eyes now.

  12. You did a great job... Good for you!
    I too am a self learning. I have taught myself how to do so many things over the years.
    Keep on stitching!

    Prim Blessings,

  13. Hello! I just came across your blog and I'm so happy to see your fist completed cross stitch! Great job and I hope it's the first of many--it really is an addicting art :)

  14. Great job..love it!!! I think I need to get out my needle soon!!!

  15. You did a wonderful job! Just proves you can do it! I have never tried and think I will but haven't yet. I have no one that would help either. Thanks for the warning! It really does look very nice! Jayne

  16. Looks great.Yep it's aida cloth for me too until I get one of those magnifying glasses that Kris was talking about. Keep on stitching, you are doing a great job!

  17. You did a great job. Here is another site you can check out regarding cross-stitch. Hope it helps!


    I do a lot of cross-stitch and share it on my sewing and craft blog.


  18. That turned out so cute! Wonderful job!

  19. Ahhhhhh :) .... you did a beautiful job! WTG on learning a new craft too! Now, you know I've got lots more freebies. Maybe you will do some more?

    Truly a lovely finish Evelyn ~ thank you for sharing. I'll be posting it on my blog for Friday Finishes. :)



  20. Hi Evelyn,
    I'm now a follower:) I love your Christmas cross stitch, aren't Betty's designs neat? I just finished one of hers. I haven't cross stitched for a while but today I"m going to Jo Ann's and buying the magnifiing glass with my 50% of coupon:) So maybe that will help because I'd like to try on the osenberg, right now it's not fun to do because it's so hard on the eyes:)
    I'll be back for another visit!

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