Just so you all know I have been doing research and shopping and I think I’m ok except for a few questions and I’m sure I’ll have more questions once I get started.
The responsible thing to do would have been to cross stitch a few pieces and decide if that’s something I love before buying a lot of stuff but . . you wouldn’t expect that from me, right?
Here’s a portion of the fabric/cloth I’ve ordered.
You can see I’ve gotten adventurous (or stupid). 40 count linen??? Yes, I ordered some of the same fabric/colors/counts twice because there are a couple of projects I might want to use it for. I figure if I keep a good selection of fabric here, and I see a pattern I’m anxious to start, I can get DMC floss at Hobby Lobby and so many of the patterns can be downloaded instantly as a pdf. Since fabric could be the hangup, I figured I’d just go ahead and get myself a stash of cross-stitching fabric started.
Plus, Nicole said she used to cross-stitch and she loves it so maybe she’ll do some with me.
I have no idea how hard it is to cross-stitch on linen but almost all the things I really like are done on linen so . . I wanted to give it try.
There are several other fabric orders but I think you see what I’ve been doing.
I’ve seriously been trying to match up the patterns I’ve purchased with the right fabric so I started making index cards with the info which, of course, is subject to change once I see the fabric with the floss.
I have about 30 patterns I want to stitch. That’s probably a lifetime worth of stitching so technically, I could stop buying stuff now.
Some of the patterns I’m really excited about are these, and they’re kinda loosely listed in the order in which I’d like to make them. Like everything else, this is all subject to change based on my whims.
Those are some excellent choices, don’t you think?
I do have some easier things:
Snowed In (a set if 5 “ornaments”) from Stitching Housewives
There’s probably something here I could get started on but I do have knitting that needs to be finished so I think I’ll work on that tonight.