Enter To Win A Free Prize With Wednesday Giveaway!

cross stitch 823x1024 Enter To Win A Free Prize With Wednesday Giveaway!Last week’s comments were great. There were so many new quilting artists I hadn’t heard of that are inspiring to you.

Many liked Kaffee Fassett for his use of color. As for the winner of last week’s prize it goes to Natalie F! Natalie is fond of Mary Mashuta, another one I will have to check out myself.

Natalie, I will be in touch with you shortly so you can claim your prize of the book Quilting With A Modern Slant by Rachel May.

For this week’s free prize we are putting up two books on cross stitch. Top 100 Cross Stitch Motifs by Michaela Learner and

5coss motifs 02  Enter To Win A Free Prize With Wednesday Giveaway!

Cross Stitch:  a beginners step-by-step guide to techniques and motifs by Charlotte Gerlings.

So, naturally this week’s question will involve cross stitch.

Do you do cross stitch? How does it differ from hand embroidery? What types of projects do you like to do with cross stitch? Can you incorporate it into machine embroidery?  As you can tell, I haven’t tried cross stitch, but I do love hand embroidery. So, give me some details, maybe this will be the next hobby I get addicted to!

One winner will be picked on next Wednesday.

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37 Responses to Enter To Win A Free Prize With Wednesday Giveaway!

  1. Crystal Walburger says:

    I LOVE to cross stitch. I enjoy small projects I can sit and work on for a few minutes each night. That way, it doesn’t take years to finish it and I can feel that sense of accomplishment and enjoyment. There is so many options. I like to do kits, as it has everything I need in it so I do not have to try and track down floss online as there isn’t much where I live. However, I do keep my left overs and enjoy making bookmarks with them. Hand embroidery is something I have not yet learned, but really want to.

  2. Brenda Melahn says:

    I do a little cross-stitching, primarily chicken scratch. It is more restricted than embroidery to me — final product looks cross-stitched, where really good embroidery looks like a painting. Just my $0.02 worth.

  3. Don’t just sit ideal do something creative.

  4. Creativity is god blessing enjoy it.

  5. Celia Burke says:

    I cross stitch because it looks really great when done, although very time consuming to do. I have heard that some machines now copy the cross stitch so that you can do it that way, but I don’t think you can do the complicated ones unless you have a really expensive machine?.. It is nice to do things by hands sometimes too, cross stitch or embroidery. I use embroidery more for decoration not pictures. I am new to machine embroidery. :)

  6. Pam Barker says:

    I do a little cross stitch and love it, when I can get time to do it!
    In my opinion, hand embroidery can be more forgiving if you make a mis-stitch. Whereas a cross stitch mistake will stand out more. Both hand embroidery and cross stitch are very rewarding to watch as they are being completed! You’ll have to give it a try! Enjoy….

  7. Pam says:

    I love doing cross stitch. It is very soothing and relaxing to do plus makes WONDERFUL and very personal gifts.

  8. wanda says:

    Love crossstitch, embroidery, and plastic canvas. As I am getting older and the eyesight not so great, been leaning more toward plastic canvas. Cross stitch can be incorporated into PC at times. So fun. Always looking for new patterns.

  9. I love cross stitch, getting back into it for baby keepsakes for my expecting sister. In my opinion it could be considered the first digital art! I don’t know how it translates to machine embroidery, I am not allowed near my moms embroidery machines! :s

  10. Kimberly N says:

    I love cross-stitch. It’s the first needle art that I learned when I was a little girl. Like traditional quilting (which I also love), there are so many ways to be creative in the restrictions of cross-stitching. I love stitching on linen and using fun designers like Lizzie Kate, Bent Creek, and Heart in Hand. Now I just need to stitch something for me for once!

  11. Teri Riordan says:

    I have done both embroidery and cross stitch. My first cross stitch projects were stamped cross stitch. The blue lines were hard to cover sometimes. I discovered counted cross stitch over 30 years ago after I had surgery and have been doing it ever since. My first project was a strawberry themed jar lid cover. I made several of them and gave them away with homemade jam. I have made many projects over the years. I used to take it on the plane when I traveled for work. One of my most recent projects was a birth announcement for my great niece. I like to have a project to work on while watching TV.

  12. karen says:

    I love to cross stitch and have been cross stitching for many years – it’s very relaxing and I could sew for hours on end without stopping, It”s so amazing to create something on a blank canvas and it turns into something beautiful

  13. Gail Dooley says:

    Nice cross stitch…great prize.

  14. JnRdrgz says:

    Love cross stitching though it’s been a very long time since I have done any.

  15. Jennie says:

    I just ordered my first cross-stitch craft/pattern and supplies over this past weekend! I’m excited to try something new, although my unfinished project pile doesn’t necessarily think that is a good thing :)

  16. Cyndy Lacey says:

    This is so nice. I am teaching my 12 year old granddaughter cross stitch. It would be fun to give to her! Thanks for the great give away today.

  17. MaryMartha Rose says:

    The first piece of handwork I did was a stamped cross stitch. I’ve use counted cross stitch on my little girls dresses and blouses. I purchased a program for machine embroidery and loved the look.

  18. freney says:

    I truly enjoy doing crossstitching, have done a lot of designs.

  19. Sue Corcoran says:

    Have not cross stitched in a number of years but recently bought a Bernina 880 that has cross stitch capabilities and I can’t wait to give it a try. A book with great ideas would always be useful and welcomed.

  20. Angie says:

    I learned to crosstitch in the eight grade and have loved it ever since. I just get so busy at times that I don’t get to do it as often. To me it is like a painting with thread. Mine don’t turn out so good but I love to do it.

  21. Karla Sanneman says:

    I have done quite a bit of counted cross stitch
    and have been ever so facinated by the artistic talent of the people who design, produce and then share their beauty with us. Thank ayou so much. It has been awhile since I have done this craft and am feeling the “itch” to do it again!

  22. Yayyy, stiching is fun!

  23. Rebecca Swavely says:

    MANY years ago I cross stitched flowers down the front of both legs on a pair of blue jeans…..glad cross stitch is getting attention again…….I can’t wait to try it on my machine!!!!

  24. Carolyn Thomas says:

    I love to cross stitch!! I have a lot of projects on the go (lol) and one day I will finish them. As I’m getting older, I find cross stitch hard on my sight. I have tried embroidery, but not able to catch on. Someday it would be nice to try again.

  25. Marge Herrell says:

    I love to do cross stitch

  26. Barbara Landvogt says:

    I haven’t tried cross stitch yet but am anxious to learn.

  27. Carol K E says:

    I have done several cross stitch projects, mostly for gifts. Some have been very simple and others very complex. When done with small canvas or on linen with finely shaded thread, it looks like a good painting. I need to do fine canvas and shaded thread in bright sunlight.

  28. Misty Border says:

    I have tried cross stitch but am a beginner at best. I love the challenge of learning new things and this has been a bucket list wish I would like to pursue further.

  29. Michelle Defenderfer says:

    I have done a little counted cross stitch. I would like to learn more and have a variety of motifs to put on home dec items and clothing. I think cross stitch has a lovely vintage quality. I collect cross stitch vintage linens that people are careless enough to donate to a thrift store.

  30. Mary Mac says:

    I have cross stitched for 40 years and these are my favorite needle projects to do. Most of my pieces go to family and friends and I enjoy Christmas and baby projects the best.

  31. Jenniffer Howling says:

    I used to do some cross stitching but could never figure out how to change the size from the original pattern. Really need to get back into it and it is nice to be able to do something to relax that doesn’t require a machine

  32. Myrna Goddard says:

    I have done a few cross stitches however it was not my favorite type of handwork.

  33. I love cross-stitch. and my favorites are baby projects that I stitch with love for my grandchildren, I would like to be more expressive but my English level is low thanks

  34. Denise Bowman says:

    Have done several projects of Cross stitch, love any crafty things!

  35. Fatima says:

    I love cross stitch

  36. Debbie says:

    I don’t cross stitch, but I would like to learn.

  37. Brenda Shelton says:

    I have done several sets of cross stitched pillowcases, as well as embroidered ones, for Christmas gifts that turned out very well. Right now I have a long-term project of cross stitching blocks for a quilt – meaning it is taking me a long time to complete it! I have enjoyed using stamped projects and was confused about counted cross stitch so I guess I have a lot to learn. This book would really help with that I think.

    I also have several cross stitched designs that I have used on my embroidery machine and I love the look!

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