I am a wife, mother, and cross stitch addict living in the Untied States. Ever since my mother taught me to cross stitch at the age of five, stitching has been my passion. Over the years I have been a stitcher, designer, blogger, and shop owner. Stitch with me!
I am a stitcher too. My daughter is expecting my first granddaughter. She and I are Jane Austen fans. You’re charts are incredible. I am interested in purchasing all of the Pride and Prejudice cross stitch charts. Do you have any available for purchase? Please send information.
The designer of the Jane Austen samplers says that the only two places to purchase their charts from are Hoffman Distributing and Norden Crafts. (These are distributors that shops purchase their items from wholesale; they are not for stitchers themselves to buy from.) I have accounts with both of these distributors, but unfortunately Hoffman does not have any of those particular charts in their inventory. They do carry some items by that designer, but not the Jane Austen ones. Norden does have all of the ones I featured on my blog, but for some reason I can’t get into my account with them all of a sudden. My login info no longer works on their website, and they won’t reply to any of my messages. I have even posted on their facebook page – nothing. It is very frustrating! I am not going to give up, though, these charts are way too cool to forget about! I will keep you posted in case they answer me and let me know what happened to my account. Thanks for visiting my site, I am glad you liked it.
Hi Carrie. I was just browsing through the cross stitch blogs when I came upon yours. I too am a cross stitcher. I loved your tutorial on grid ding I have never tried but since reading your article I may give it a try. I too have the easy count guideline I have yet to use it on anything but willing to try it. Iam a self taught cross stitcher and I have three projects going on right now they called Baby Footprints by Dimesions. The reason for three becaus the little girl who I took care of for seven years has three of her own Reuben, Esther, and Carrigan. I am also from Michigan. I live in Milford just north of Detroit. Thanks again for the tutorial.
Carrie, I came across your blog mentioning that you were excited to find some older patterns. I love to stitch but for the last 10 years or so my vision wouldn’t allow me to do my 14 count even-weave. I recently had cataract surgery and after I move I will start stitching again. Now we come to the reason for my note to you. I am 72, I was in the military for 20 years and moved a lot. As a result My thing were in storage a lot. I currently have 5 file drawers, three boxes and a couple of plastic totes full of patters (some from the early 80’s), I also have a lot of kits that I bought and never got around to doing. My daughter says CS is not my hobby, collecting patterns and kits was my hobby. So when I am sorting thing out after the move would you like me to send you a message about the older patterns. If you find some interesting You can have them for the cost of postage. Sorry I rambled on so long, I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Carrie. I hope you might give me some information about a hand/tea towel I saw this weekend. My sister-in-law is working on a hand/tea towel that is very unique. She purchased it several years ago, started working on it and laid it aside (regular work got in the way). The packaging that the towel came in is long gone. It is a counted cross stitch towel with the insert material placed where a normal cross stitch insert is incorporated on a towel. However!
This is where the towel is unique/different. The cross stitch insert material is sewn to the front of the towel material. but the towel is not cut and the cross stitch insert is not incorporated into the towel material like all other hand/tea towels I have seen. The top and two sides of the insert are sewn to the towel. It forms a pocket. You can insert your hand under the insert material. You don’t see the back of the cross stitch pattern on the back of the towel.
Would you know where I can purchase any of these towels or if they are still manufactured. Thanks so much for any information.
I do know just what you are talking about. I am not sure of the brand, though, so it may take some searching to find what it was called. I think I recall even seeing advertisements in stitching magazines years ago. I’ll keep my eyes open and let you know what I find.
Thanks so much. I, too, will keep searching. Thanks again. Stitch on!
I would like to know proper caring for a 1966 cross stitch sampler. I came across it at a garage sale, on the back is written person name and 1966. If I want to sell this should I leave backing on re: date when I list it for sale?
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