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Cross Stitch

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It has been a long time since I was truly in the mood to sit down and do a little cross stitch, but around New Year’s, I realized that things had changed from wishing I missed it enough to pick it up to actually missing it. So I dug around in my craft area (it’s pretty well taken over by stamps and stamping supplies) until I found a project I started back in June 2005. I knew then that I’d never have it finished for my friend Nancy and her now-husband Trent in time for their wedding in July, but I really thought it was something they’d like whenever I finished it.

Unfortunately, I also started it right before my dad went into the hospital for a few weeks, and life really took a turn after that. I had put in 11 hours on it beforehand, and then another 7-1/2 hours in July, but for the most part I set it aside in favor of modelstitching jobs and smaller projects. By the fall of 2005, I was hardly doing any stitching at all, and in all of 2006 the only stitching I did was a small series of models.

Though I’ve had other things I should be working on, I’ve actually put in quite a few hours over the past week or so. The photo represents a total of 29 hours of stitching. (It’s a little dark; I’ll fix that in my next update.)


  1. Anonymous

    Wow. An update!

  2. Kristie

    Well, I’m trying… I had heard some info that I might be violating a contract posting my cards the way I had, so I kept forgetting to post anything at all while finding out what I needed to do differently. Hopefully more to come!

  3. Anonymous

    I’m so glad that I finally have a link to your blog! Thanks for putting mine on yours. I’ll return the favor! 🙂 Keep up the great work on your stitching and I expect to see an update on here soon. BTW I love your cards!

  4. Kristie

    Thanks, Kim!

    I hope in 2007 to not only do a better job keeping my own blog updated, but reading everyone else’s!

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