fuckyeahneedlework:

craftingsabbatical:

My 6 year old little brother was watching me embroider this past weekend and wanted to try it! These are his two creations! A truck, and his Mii character! He’s so cute at it and he concentrates so hard, bless his little heart, I love him so much ♡

Those are fabulous! I hope he keeps it up - embroidery is great for everyone!

This is adorable!

fuckyeahneedlework:

craftingsabbatical:

My 6 year old little brother was watching me embroider this past weekend and wanted to try it! These are his two creations! A truck, and his Mii character! He’s so cute at it and he concentrates so hard, bless his little heart, I love him so much ♡

Those are fabulous! I hope he keeps it up - embroidery is great for everyone!

This is adorable!

http://crisscrossstitch.tumblr.com/post/92173639990/i-didnt-want-to-wake-up-today-when-i-finally

ethansembroidery:

crisscrossstitch:

I didn’t want to wake up today. When I finally woke up I haven’t felt like doing anything. I have a ton of things that need doing but all I want to do is sleep and watch Netflix and sleep some more and then maybe eat.

So I thought to myself “maybe I’ll go to bed early tonight so that tomorrow…

Sounds similar to my Friday night.  My two options have been to clean the apartment or cross stitch.  I’m choosing to drink wine and do the later until I cant keep count of stitches then maybe switch over to the cleaning.

It sounds like you made the right choice. Whenever a choice involves cleaning and something else, the something else should always come before cleaning. Even more so when the something else is wine and stitching.

cross-my-heart-stitch:

Bought some variegated floss and plastic canvas today. I hate how expensive this floss is. $1.39 is ridiculous.

Everyone is buying variegated floss lately. It’s so pretty, but I’ve never seen any at my local Michael’s. :(

cross-my-heart-stitch:

Bought some variegated floss and plastic canvas today. I hate how expensive this floss is. $1.39 is ridiculous.

Everyone is buying variegated floss lately. It’s so pretty, but I’ve never seen any at my local Michael’s. :(

I didn’t want to wake up today. When I finally woke up I haven’t felt like doing anything. I have a ton of things that need doing but all I want to do is sleep and watch Netflix and sleep some more and then maybe eat.

So I thought to myself “maybe I’ll go to bed early tonight so that tomorrow I’ll have the energy to exist and whatnot.”

But then I thought “But wait, if I go to bed early I won’t get to spend the night cross stitching. Night time is my favourite time to stitch.”

And then I thought “WTF? I’m 25 years old and my top two options for a Friday night are to either go to bed early or stay up cross stitching?”

I don’t think I’m adulting properly, but I’m really good at being elderly.

random cross stitch ramblings i suck at adulting

cross-my-heart-stitch:

Do y’all blog from your desktop or mobile more often?

Most of the time I browse Tumblr on mobile. And pretty much all my cross stitch updates are done that way. Though sometimes I’ll take my update pictures on my phone, save them as a draft on Tumblr, and write the update itself on my computer. I do that when there’s a lot of typing involved.

I update my photography blog from my desktop since that’s where my photos are stored.

And I usually check my messages from my desktop. I’m kinda stupid in that I only recently figured out how to check them from mobile. But it’s easier to respond from the computer.

xstitchobsession:

amyalberici1:

xstitchobsession:

Taking a break from the haunted house to work on my Hogwarts crest. I really hate working on it because the aida is so tough and rigid. I put it on my frame because its too big to hold and it’s really uncomfortable. I have to flip the whole thing on every stitch though. 

How does anyone else stitch? Am I doing this the wrong way?

You must learn to use both hands when working with a frame. I usually keep my right hand on the bottom, cause dats my shootin hand, then guide it into the next hole and pull needle up with the left. I keep lots of preloaded needles right next to me when I stitch. I keep the preloaded needle stuck into the cardboard bobbin color with the dmc # on it. To view tapestry sewing in action watch “The Heiress” starring Olivia D’Havilan. Old but awesome movie!

That’s the thing. I tried the two handed and couldn’t get the hang of it. My hands weren’t coordinating haha. Does it get easier?

It gets easier. I hold the frame in my left hand and stitch with my right. I am constantly flipping it over, but I’ve always done that no matter what I’m stitching with and seem to have developed a nice rhythm with it.

xstitchobsession:

amyalberici1:

xstitchobsession:

Taking a break from the haunted house to work on my Hogwarts crest. I really hate working on it because the aida is so tough and rigid. I put it on my frame because its too big to hold and it’s really uncomfortable. I have to flip the whole thing on every stitch though.

How does anyone else stitch? Am I doing this the wrong way?

You must learn to use both hands when working with a frame. I usually keep my right hand on the bottom, cause dats my shootin hand, then guide it into the next hole and pull needle up with the left. I keep lots of preloaded needles right next to me when I stitch. I keep the preloaded needle stuck into the cardboard bobbin color with the dmc # on it. To view tapestry sewing in action watch “The Heiress” starring Olivia D’Havilan. Old but awesome movie!

That’s the thing. I tried the two handed and couldn’t get the hang of it. My hands weren’t coordinating haha. Does it get easier?

It gets easier. I hold the frame in my left hand and stitch with my right. I am constantly flipping it over, but I’ve always done that no matter what I’m stitching with and seem to have developed a nice rhythm with it.