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
Sandra Murray of Needle and Frame - Sandra.Murray@sbcglobal.net
Carol Rice of Adventures In Stitching - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorrie Ramsay of Pine Glen Designs - email@example.com
Leticia Chen of Szulet Creations - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Gatenby of X's and Oh's - email@example.com
Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor - firstname.lastname@example.org
See the photo gallery page for examples of the models that I've stitched.