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Old 12-08-2010, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by sandybeach
This is what kept my hands busy before I found quilting.
Beautiful! I hope you are not giving it up.
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:37 AM
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Lovely works of art! You are a master. I used to do cross stitch before I found quilting, but as the x's got smaller and smaller, the quilt pieces seemed so much easier to see-- :wink:
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:52 AM
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Just breathetaking!
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:10 AM
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I found the patterns last night. Here they are:

Santa with wreath - Lavendar & Lace (L&L) "Gift of Peace"
Santa with animals - L&L "Santa of the Forest
Santa with Angels - L&L "Song of Christmas"
Angel with purple gown - The Gold Collection "Innocent Guardian"
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:33 AM
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I have been wearing glasses since the 4th or 5th grade so I am pretty blind at a distance. However, I have excellent near sight. In fact that is why I refuse to have laser eye surgery because I have heard you lose your near sight. I am still doing some. I have a Christmas stocking in the works right now. (Well I worked on it a few times a few years ago, so I guess you could call that in the works.)

BTW, I do all of my cross stitch on linen. I use the 28 or higher count and go over two. I make sure the weave is fairly even. But the linen is very hard to find any more.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:37 AM
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Those are just about as beautiful as anything i have ever seen. How in the world do you see well enough to do those little stitch counts.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:40 AM
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Cross stitching was my hobby of choice before quilting...unfortuneately most of the ones I finished have gone as gifts...I still pick it up in the evening sometimes and complete a few stitches...LOVE your projects ...very pretty.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:52 AM
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One winter I decided to do an adorable Christmas Cats cross stitch. I got crosser and crosser! I couldn't figure out how you know where to start. You must have infinite patience.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:05 AM
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BEAUTIFUL!! Especially love the Santas....thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:34 AM
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Just Beautiful, your quilting must be awesome, show pictures
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