Sunday, August 18, 2019

Floss Tube Stitch Roadies No 1

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  1. I love the crossover between crosstitching and quilting. I always appreciate your videos.

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    1. I am sure there are many other cross over loves, lol

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  2. Oh, how fun that I can follow you with cross stitch too!! I have done it in the past; and this inspires me to do it again. I gave most of my finished projects away over the years as gifts. I just love that garden one with the Eiffel Tower...so beautiful and I agree that the colors are fabulous. Never used anything but Aida Cloth and DMC floss.....have so many colors. I do my wool with Valdani so the DMC just sits there all organized by number and wrapped on the little cardboard cards made for them.

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    1. there is something satisfying with having my floss somewhat organized :)

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  3. Yay!!! I've caught the bug recently myself again!!! Good to see you on the Floss Tube!!!

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  4. Love it! I have the same curses/blessings. For me it is anything with a needle...Quilting,appliance, cross stitch, knit, crochet, embroidery, it is endless. My head is so full of wanna do's and the thrill of starting a new project, I fear I will leave behind a huge pile of ufos!!!
    But like you,I have a word of the year and that is finish, so I have resurrected some old ufos that have been around a long time. So I will enjoy your floss tube just as much as wooly mammoth and the quilt roadies. Thank you Anna! Keep stitching.��

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    1. this is why it takes me so long to have a finish...most of what I do is hand work, OMG

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  5. Love IT! I also have the blessing on the counted Cross Stitch passion. Please make sure from this point on that you sign and date your projects. Love all the ones you showed here, you are awesome with the Linen, I can not do linen my eyes will not work with me on it. My favorite is 14 ct. Aida. I laughed outload watching this when you showed your LONGGGGGGGGG project. I have one that I have not yet started but must very soon that is 5 ft. long. It is a train. (another passion, I have a N scale train that I am setting up). This will motivate me as much as your embroidery and quilting projects do. I am aboard for this journey with you. Know are dearly appreciated and loved by this Arkansas crafter.

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    1. ohhhh I bet that train is awesome!!! what an interesting passion. There is a man in Bend who sets up his whole track at the library and the look on the kids faces is priceless!

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  6. I am glad you are doing a floss tube. I found out about floss tube about 4 months ago when I was watching Fat Quarter Shop. She mentioned Priscilla and Chelsea of the Real Housewives of Cross Stitch and after watching them I was hooked. I haven't cross stitched since the 80's. I have had to buy readers in order to see the holes and so far have stuck to 14 count Aida. When I get back to Phoenix from South Dakota I will definitely have to check out The Attic. I am currently stitching on Bobbing For Pumpkins by Brenda Gervais.

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    1. oh...you are going to go gaga over The Attic...especially if you like Samplers! Love Brenda!

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  7. Can you please define Floss Tube - is it simply cross stitch/you tube vlogging? I've Googled but that didn't help. I used to cross stitch and loved seeing your older pieces. I've picked up my long-ago passion of knitting to add to my quilting passion so I'm not going to cross stitch, too. Quilting and knitting are enough for me. :)

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    1. you have hit the nail on the head...it is just a bunch of cross stitchers who should be cross stitching but spend some of there time talking about cross stitch, LOL...be careful...it is contagious!

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  8. I really enjoyed you first floss tube, please tell the name of your patterns and designer. When I saw the large bee pattern with quilt designs on another floss tube I thought of you, it is a beautiful pattern. I have never heard of floss tubes until You were showing a crossstitch piece and you referenced vonna (twisted stitcher]. Like you I was blown away of the number of flosstubes and the popularity of counted cross stitch.
    I starred cross stitching in the late 80’s but stopped in the 90’s when I got interested in quilting.I have now got out my cross stitch supplies and order a 5x magnifying led light (the one vonna recommended on her blog] so I can see.
    Looking forward to next floss tube and other videos. Thank you for keeping me motivated!



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    1. from now on I am paying attention to the designers! and will share :) I need magnifiers also...oh well what ever I need to keep on keeping on...

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  9. I love the look of cross stitch. I bought a pattern of Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplrey Called Festive Little Fobs-Coffee Editions. I really don't know how to cross stitch very well so hopefully you will give us How-to's along the way. P.S. Your cross stitch pictures are AWESOME.

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    1. love love love Beth Twist! Have done Coffee Quaker and also want to do the little fobs!

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  10. I so enjoy your Quilt Roadie videos, and now cross stitch oh my. I started out with that over 25 years ago, long before I began quilting. You also gave me the bug for wool stitching, which I'm just learning. I get so much enjoyment from your videos and your bubbly personality. Love your projects...I will be watching.

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    1. Thank you for hanging in there with me with my lab puppy brain, lol...I do get enjoyment from so much!

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  11. Like many other quilters I also cross stitch. I have been looking to buy the pattern for a piece you showed. I believe it is called Washday Again. Are you willing to sell your pattern or maybe direct me to where I can buy my own. I know is not a new pattern but I love it and have not been able to get my hands on a pattern. Have fun with your new stitching buddies. Great video!

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    1. I am soooo sorry but I already gave it away. I hope you will be able to find it...it is funny because the element I love the most in that cross stitch was her hat...just a bit of a tilt that made me happy.

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  12. In the 1980's I too got into Cross stitch, but in around 1990 I made a decision... Either cross stitch or quilt-making! I chose quilt-making because the tiny stitches (I was working on linen by then) were already getting hard to keep track of. I'm so glad you are enjoying both! I can relate!

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    1. thank goodness for choices...and there are still so many new ones out there, LOL

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  13. I too love xstitch. I usually do so on 18ct because I like the fnished sizes and I also make a copy of the pattern and use highlighters to mark my progress. I get loss so easily!! I admire that your're going to try 40ct but my tired ole eyes even with my magnifier wouldn't be able to do one line!!! Love Love the new Floss Tube!!

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    1. well...we shall see how the 40 ct goes...I need to double check my magnification!!!

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  14. Anna... I can relate to you so much that I feel like your one of my best friends and I haven't even met you. I have been a stitcher for a very long time and I also love to quilt. Both of those hobbies always bring me to a happy place. I am working on UFO's in both my stitching world and my quilting world, and it feels good to get some of these projects done. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  15. I happened upon your new flosstube channel (I already watch your quilting channel) and everything you said about returning to cross stich with a new vision because of all the changes is exactly what I have done too this summer. The flosstubers are so motivating, the fabric is colourful and fancy and the threads are so much more than DMC. The project bags, neeedleminders and pattern designers are WOW! I look forward to your journey! I think that will be caught up after I watch #3!

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