Too many projects on the go
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Today’s post is about a topic I brought up in my last newsletter – having way too many ideas and not knowing how to organize them or be able to work on them all at once. I know this is … Read More

Cross stitch tips and tricks
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If you’re like most stitchers, you’re always looking for great cross stitch tips! Here’s a video I made that will hopefully inspire you to get out your unfinished works in progress and start stitching again like a pro! In the … Read More

Turning art into cross stitch patterns using MacStitch
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This week I found out that more people than I realized were viewing and subscribing to my YouTube cross stitch instructional videos, which is great! As a result, I thought I’d make a video of how I started designing my … Read More

Rear leg design for scrollbar sewing frame
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Recently I decided to try another way of supporting my scrollbar sewing frame. The few methods that I had tried (here and here) were working to some extent, but I knew the frame had to be a little bit more … Read More

Beginning and ending threads in cross stitch: loop method & pin stitch
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I was online this week participating in one of my cross stitch Facebook groups, and several people were asking how to anchor their thread. I mentioned that I use the loop method to start, and a pin stitch to finish. … Read More

Working around my disability
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So I’ve been told many times that I don’t look like I’m disabled or that there’s anything wrong with me. However, after a stint at the Ottawa pain clinic in their month-long program, I realized that even though others may … Read More

Trellis + cross stitch = awesome stitching frame
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Here I go again, designing yet another cross stitch scroll bar frame. I’ve done several versions of this in previous posts, I’m just constantly trying to make my stitching as pain-free as possible. I’m usually reclined on my couch or … Read More

Cross stitch – cross country stitching
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In my last post, I wrote about one popular method for keeping track of where you are in a pattern and managing lots of colours – the parking method. As I said in that post, personally I’m not a fan … Read More

From a painting to a cross stitch
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About a week ago I wrote a post about the ArtRage app that I’ve been playing with over the last year or so. I’ve found it to be really helpful in allowing me to draw and paint again, even if … Read More

Progress on my Michelangelo cross stitch
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Even though I’m nowhere near done, I’m pretty happy with how this Michelangelo cross stitch piece is going so far. I think the original drawing is being rendered quite nicely in cross stitch, and the motion and direction of my … Read More

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