Hi! My name is Khristine and I am from Prince Edward Island, Canada, which makes cross stitching hard because the only place to shop is at Micheals, and they only sell thread, needles, and a small assortment of fabric.
That is why I started searching the internet and found Intricate Cross stitch. And I was like "Awesome! Free patterns. OMG! The money I am going to save and bonus! no back stitching... I hate backstitching"
So off I go and print 40 pages of pattern, buy 60 skeins of DMC and some evenweave which is all Micheals carries. Which put me back oh about 70$. So who saved money? Not this girl but the cross stitch is beautiful and who cares about money anyway!
My first plan of action was to tape all the pages together into a giant pattern. Good idea at first until this started happening
this pattern and this is what I have done so far:
Then my 3 year old decided he too needed a cross stitch, so on to the next one, which was found here, and right now looks like this:
Oh and here are the kiddies:
By now you must see that I have major issues with not finishing things I start so why not add one more to the mix:
This is a Lizzie Kate pattern which I have been oogling for a few months and decided I couldn't live with out it and seeing as I couldn't get it anywhere here I had to order it from Calgary. Traditional Stitches is the closest place that I could find. They were awesome to deal with and I hope that it is the beginning of a beautiful seller/buyer friendship.
Now that I feel I have aired my dirty stitching laundry, I hope it will motivate me to finish some things before starting any more... but probably not.