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My first try on linen!

on Jan 25, 2014 in Crafty, Cross Stitch, Life | 3 comments

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Ok, so I had been DYING to try my hand at stitching on linen. I couldn’t wait! Wednesday night I finnnallly got my chance. It was a little rocky… I was so nervous. I think I got about 40ish stitches down before I couldn’t stay away any longer.

Thursday, I ended up pulling out all my stitches from the night before, and redoing it because I had stitches wrong in two places. I restitched 64 stitches.

Last night I stitched a ton. Not sure how many stitches, but I got SO much done, and it looks AWESOME. Omg, I swear, I never want to use aida again (unless it’s a kit, lol). It does take a bit more concentration, buuuuut, the result…:

woodland-sampler-day3

 

This is the beginning (January) block for the Woodland Sampler by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery onĀ 32 Count Vintage Country Mocha Belfast by Zweigart 2 over 2.

This is probably going to be the brefiest post I’ve ever made since I want to jump back into stitching, but in other news I won over $380 on Thursday night when my husband and I hit the local “racino” on our date night. I was playing a silly Wheel of Fortune machine and just kept winning. I’m so happy. I now have an excuse to buy more supplies :)

Anyway, been working today and hanging with the kids, now it’s time to relax and work on my sampler!

3 Comments

  1. Donna aka Dirty Martini Queen

    January 31, 2014

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    I finally did it myself a couple of years ago and I know the LNS owner had to think I was nuts because I just kept verifying that I was doing it right. She was so patient because if I asked once, I asked her 100 times now “Over 2 means 2 threads, right?” And I wasn’t even taking a class just shopping in her store which she has since closed:( Now I love linen and hate to stitch on anything else

  2. Meari

    February 9, 2014

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    Congrats on the “racino” win. Wow, $380!

    Glad to hear you like linen. I like all types of fabrics. I usually do my mailart on 18ct aida. JG is on evenweave, and my two recent starts are on linen, lol. Variety is the spice of life!

    • Lindsey

      February 9, 2014

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      Thanks, it was so exciting to win anything! I never win :)

      Yeah! I totally still love aida, since 90% of my stash is kits with various aida counts – and it’s the only thing I have stitched on for the last 10-15 years! I’m so excited to branch out and work on other fabric’s though. Until I started getting involved in various groups and watching people’s videos on youtube I never really even knew you could stitch on fabrics outside of aida (silly me!).

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