Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Site Closed

I will be leaving this up as an archive for as long as blogger lets me, but I will no longer be updating Cross Stitch News. Thank you for your support!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Shutting It Down

I'm thinking of shutting down Cross Stitch News. It was a good idea, I think, but the end result isn't as interesting as I would like. More importantly, though, I just don't have the time to deal with it now. Ok, perhaps it's more accurate to say that I don't want to put the time into it. It's just not holding my interest as much as stitching itself does, for instance. I think it might be time to let this one go. If anyone's interested in taking it over, let me know, but I will probably shut it down within a few days.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cross Stitch Calculator

Widgetbox has a gadget that will put a cross stitch calculator on your website, blog, etc. It calculates the stitched size of the project. Add a margin, and you'll know how much fabric you'll need.

Lady Day Cross Stitch

Marni at Conjure Crafts stitched a little bunny for the Spring Equinox and has a photo up of her finish.

Cross Stitch Offer

From the Birmingham News (AL, US) comes this Good Neighbor item:

"Cross-stitch patterns:

P. Blalock, Pelham, 238-8614, offered to give a large amount of cross-stitch patterns and books to someone who can use them."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Heart Cross Stitch

Christine at Beside Still Waters has a photo up of a finished cross stitch for the wedding of her father & stepmother. 

Visit Historic Adobes, stitch a bookmark

The Press-Enterprise of Riverside, CA (USA) reports that several historic adobes will be open to the public on Jue 7. There will be a lot of activities that day that showcase historic activities of California in the 1800s, including cross stitching a bookmark.  (Hey, it's a one topic blog, whattya want? :) )

Designer Blog: Cross Eyed Kat

Here's another designer's blog for folks to follow. Kat from Cross Eyed Kat blogs at Kat Gets Cross Eyed. If you've never seen her designs before, you should check them out. She has a lot of dragons, but she also has some historical and impressionistic designs, as well as science themed ones. It's quite a broad range.  

Mother's Day Cross Stitch

plaidbunny at Sweater Surgery has a bunch of finished cross stitch photos to share, including their Mother's Day gift. 

Hopkinton Needlework

The Concord Monitor (NH, USA) has a section for the Hopkinton community news. This included this item:

"SLUSSER SENIOR CENTER: The Hopkinton Recreation Department's Slusser Senior Center offers...needlework, Thursdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 746-3800."