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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009 04:19:22 AM »

My great-grandmother's husband did some amazing needlepoint. He learned as a little boy, like, 85 years ago. He grew up in Minnesota, and he said that it was the only thing that kept him sane during the long winters. His mom probably taught him so that he wouldn't drive her up the wall, too. 

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009 06:36:34 AM »

My Mr. Man isn't a member, but he is a crafty guy. He fails at needle work of any type, though. So, if he gets an idea for a favour or something for when we go renfairing, he typically draws up a sketch for me, or helps me plan out the design.

But, his main crafty thing is leatherwork and those little model guys for Warhammer.

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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009 12:33:17 PM »

my grandpa is the one who taught me to sew; unfortunately he's passed on.

i'm a virgo who should have been an engineer--that's why i love stitching.  all the men i know offline are knitters because minnesota is cold and x-stitch doesn't keep your ears warm. Cheesy

but mr. x, i love what you're bringing to the x-stitch universe.  you rock!

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009 12:37:46 PM »

but mr. x, i love what you're bringing to the x-stitch universe.  you rock!

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009 03:12:34 PM »

My guy is a much better cross stitcher than I am!  My backs aren't anything to write home about, but his are perfect since he is very focused. 

He isn't a member, as he doesn't spend that much time on the computer; however, I keep showing him all of the neat stuff I find when I poke around and he does enjoy it. 

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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2009 11:31:21 PM »

So I'm a guy, but to be fair I'm still starting my first x-stitch.  I've gotten interested in x-stitching and other needlework through a very non-traditional method.  My sister becoming more crafty, but was complaining that pattern making software was expensive for someone starting out.  Since I'm a computer science student, I said "hey, I can write a program that'll do the basics of that for you".  So I've gotten interested in it from that point of view. 

However, the more I worked on it, the more fascinated I became with the ways in which technology and crafts can interact.  I'm planning on a few other projects exploring that, but in the meanwhile I've decided that I want to try my hand at x-stitching.  I'm currently designing a pattern (a portrait of Einstein) that I'm hoping to start this weekend Smiley  Pictures will be posted when they're ready Smiley

Free online photo -> cross stitch pattern maker.  Check it out at http://www.myphotostitch.com/  (think of it as a replacement for the beloved, but now gone, Dark Lilac)
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2009 07:00:26 PM »

My uncle used to do a lot of embroidery, so did a lot of his friends (they were sailors...there's a long history of sewing and other needlecrafts among the sailors).

My son isn't on this site, but he's 18 now and he's been doing cross stitch for about a dozen years (off and on).  He's currently working on one of Theresa Wentzler's free dragon patterns (I hope I spelled the name right). 

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