A couple of days ago, I came across Jean Farish Needleworks on Youtube/Flosstube. That lady is a breath of fresh air. She’s been designing needlework charts or 20 or 40 years . . I can’t remember . . not much difference in 20 or 40, right?
I love Flosstube and I probably start 10 or 15 videos every day. So many I don’t get through. Giggly, cackly videos just don’t work for me. I know a lot of people like them and who knows . . some day I’ll change my mind maybe but for now, I want to see projects and charts and hear about how they chose fabric and floss and how the stitching went and what they did with it after it was stitched.
Heck, if all you have to do is buy 100 charts, put 10 stitches in a piece and call it a start, I could be a Flosstube star. No, I have no interest in doing a flosstube. I don’t even know what I’m doing . . but you already know that.
Jean shares lots of knowledge . . LOTS of knowledge about so many stitching topics.
I was listening to her #25 last night and she was talking about people getting their info on the internet and how many times she cringes when she hears advice being given on Facebook. She said something like “everyone with a keyboard is now an expert” and that’s so true.
So, not only do I want those of you who cross stitch and like flosstube to go watch her videos, but I want to re-iterate that I do not know what I’m talking about when it comes to cross stitching. That means that because I do something . . you definitely should not do it the way I do it.
I know that standard operating procedure is to start in the middle, not on a corner and definitely not do the border first but if you remember my quilting days, I always made my borders first. All I ask is that you shake your head in disbelief, say to yourself “she’s going to be sorry” and then laugh with me when I’m having to redo it all. But, never feel like I’m telling others to do it the way I do it.