Archery Girl

I'm not your average woman.

Model Stitching

Cross stitch is one of my favorite hobbies.  I find it relaxing to work with needle and thread while I have a movie playing or the radio on.  (Rarely do I watch tv anymore.)

I became a model stitcher in 2001.  Marcia Manning of Cross Stitch Wonders took a chance on a "newbie".  I have been model stitching ever since. 

Some information on the work I've done...

Specialty Stitches: (* indicates stitches used on models)
scotch, partial scotch, diamond eyelet, algerian eye*,
couching*, nun's, rice, queen, turkey*, twisted thread*,
ray, four-sided, lazy-daisy*, french knot, rhodes-heart*,
square*/butterfly, satin*, sawtooth satin, over one*,
beading*, fractionals, smyrna*, maltese cross interlacing*,
blanket*, detached blanket*, leaf*

Threads: (*indicated threads used on models)
cotton*, silk*, #12 perle-silk*, #8 perle-silk, wool, hand-dyed*,
over-dyed, blending filament*, metallics*

Fabric: aida, evenweave, linen (have used all for models) I prefer to stitch on nothing smaller than 36 count fabric.

Amount of time stitching per day: 2-4 hrs

Pets? 2 (1 cat, 1 bunny)  Smoking? No

References:
Sandra Murray of Needle and Frame - Sandra.Murray@sbcglobal.net
Carol Rice of Adventures In Stitching - carol_rice@adventures-in-stitching.com
Lorrie Ramsay of Pine Glen Designs -
pineglen@nbnet.nb.ca
Leticia Chen of Szulet Creations - sales@szuletcreations.com
Joanne Gatenby of X's and Oh's - x-stitch@xs-and-ohs.com
Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor - karen.kluba@yahoo.com

See the photo gallery page for examples of the models that I've stitched.