1. Week 21

    The background is completely finished! Now all I have to do is finish stitching Simmons. I’ll be done before you can say “hail Hydra.”

     
  2. nerdcross:

    Made solid progress today! Watching two movies back-to-back will do that…
    For anyone who might be interested, I don’t use a hoop or a scroll frame. Nor is the back of my work ever, EVER neat. I try not to sweat that kind of stuff. The colours aren’t even the same as in the pattern- as long as they’re close enough, they work just fine! Cross stitch is meant to be fun, after all, so don’t be focussed on technique or the finer stuff.

    Looks great so far! I absolutely can’t stand stitching without a hoop or scroll frame, but I admire people who can. It must be liberating not to need one! My mom never used to use one, either.

     

  3. jamieleighphotography:

    In case anyone is interested, I’ve started up a blog on Wordpress. This blog will mostly be for longer, written posts, but who knows what else will end up on it.

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  4. cross-my-heart-stitch:

    crisscrossstitch:

    cross-my-heart-stitch:

    Friends,
    I need your help!
    I have this really awful hoop stain and I’m so terrified of it.

    What do?

    Also, I’m sorry, but yes, I cheated on the backstitching if the cables

    Hoop stains are a huge pain. I always start with dish soap and warm water. Don’t be afraid to scrub fairly hard since it’s not on the stitches. Nine times out of ten that will get hose stubborn hoop stains out for me. If not then you could try vinegar or laundry soap. As a last resort I use OxyClean stain remover, diluted with water.

    It looks great though! :)

    The dish soap I have is super yellow. Any chance it could stain the aida further?

    I’m afraid of oxyclean. I once put it on a white shirt and if you can imagine a white stain on a white shirt…it stained the shirt.

    I make no guarantees of course, but I don’t think the colour if the soap matters. I’ve used both blue and pink dish soap before and neither made it worse.

     
  5. cross-my-heart-stitch:

    Friends,
    I need your help!
    I have this really awful hoop stain and I’m so terrified of it.

    What do?

    Also, I’m sorry, but yes, I cheated on the backstitching if the cables

    Hoop stains are a huge pain. I always start with dish soap and warm water. Don’t be afraid to scrub fairly hard since it’s not on the stitches. Nine times out of ten that will get hose stubborn hoop stains out for me. If not then you could try vinegar or laundry soap. As a last resort I use OxyClean stain remover, diluted with water.

    It looks great though! :)
     

  6. kookaburrito:

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    (c) Blaine Anderson

    (check out my other klaine-related cross stitches)

    Frakking love this! =D

    (via stitchmyfandom)

     
  7. letsstitch:

    This is my mini haul that I received in the post over the past couple of days. It’s all from eBay and I’m slightly over excited to have both now!
    Firstly is the two that I bid on. Two custom made Art Deco Iron Man cross stitch charts. They are amazing and I know my partner was happy that I won them. The designs are a little complicated but once I sit down and look at them properly I know I will understand them. However in one of the charts there is over 70 colours which is going to get expensive! So I’ve decided to get the colours as a birthday present because I can’t afford them on my own.
    The second one is a item that I bought, it’s a small chart book with two amazing Madeira threads. The colours (which are two of my favourite at the moment) are beautiful and I can’t wait to use them.

    Ooooh, those Iron Man patterns look awesome! I can’t wait to see your progress on them!

     

  8. leave-your-soul-to-science asked: Hello, love your stuff! I just started up my own nerd cross stitch Tumblr, if you'd like to check it out. :) It's "nerdcross"

    I love hearing from other cross stitchers, especially nerdy ones. I just started following, but since this is a secondary account I’m following you as “jamieleighphotography” =)

     
  9. cross-my-heart-stitch:

    Excited about this.

    Oooh, pretty! Can’t wait to see your progress! :)

     
  10. Week 20

    It’s hard to believe I’ve been working on this for 20 weeks now! The background is coming along nicely, I have the worst of it finished with.

    Anyways, I’m just going to go cry in a corner now. Between Cap 2 and tonight’s episode… I’m just way too emotionally attached to the Marvel universe. (And if you haven’t seen Cap 2 yet, you need to. A-MAY-zing!)