Crochet : Repurpose An Old Cross Stitch Project

Sunflowers in a Vase
I cross stitched this Sunflower design decades ago, while I was still in school, maybe circa 1989-1992.  Framed and displayed since then, until the stapler holding the fabric to the mounting board started to rust and the fabric began to loosen from the frame.  Seeing...
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IHSW Cross Stitching Blunders

One for Izyan
For those who has never heard of IHSW, it’s a monthly cross stitching activity organised by Random Rambling, and held on the third week of each month, from Friday til Sunday.  Interested cross stitchers just need to sign up a few days before the event,...
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Salam Aidilfitri & Cross Stitching In Syawal

Yummy rendang, sate and kolupis
Syawal is the month of celebration after 1 month of fasting in Ramadhan.  On the 2nd last day of Ramadhan, we held a small gathering here in Kota Kinabalu. We have been celebrating Raya alternately between KK and Muar since our marriage, 16 years ago. ...
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Bags of Fun and IHSW July 2014

Cutest Kitten
After months of cross stitch idleness, I’m glad that my cross stitch bug has returned! It started with little stitches on evenweave , then a little piece for cross stitch card, before I dared to start on my Margaret Sherry Bags of Fun stitch-a-long, Sal...
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Cross Stitching on Evenweave

Cross Stitch
All my life, I’ve stitched on Aida.  It has been my dream to try my hands on evenweave but since it’s not available in any craft stores in Malaysia, I turn to my favourite Ebay sellers for ideas. Honestly, there are so many types of...
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Counted Cross Stitch Kits and Craft Store in Tuaran

counted cross stitch easily
“All you need to get started is a needle, thread, fabric, pair of scissors, and an idea.  The correct equipment enhances the needlework experience and makes stitching much easier.”  Linda Wyszynski, The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework (2012) pg 9 Unlike 15 years before, nowadays...
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Cross Stitch Patterns Free Download

CS Free cross stitch
For those who are new to the wonderful world of cross stitching, welcome dear kindred spirit!  Why do I think cross stitching wonderful?  Because there are many, many, gracious and kind cross stitchers out there who are ever ready to share their experience, tips and patterns...
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