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Anne O.
May 15, 2022
In Vintage & Heirloom
A quick pit stop in Athens again before heading home. These are from the Benaki Museum. 🇬🇷💙🧵
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Anne O.
May 08, 2022
In Vintage & Heirloom
I‘m in Greece for work this week, and spent some time this morning hunting for vintage textiles at the Monastiraki Flea Market in Athens. How to choose???
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Anne O.
Apr 20, 2022
In Stitch & Share
Halfway there! It is a little skinnier than the pattern calls for, to better fit my coffee table, and NOT without a mistake or two — which I elected make symmetrical instead of correcting. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I have found that I enjoy stitching on the traditional groundcloth — soft, with both structure and drape, and somehow it smells delightfully like hay or dried grass. Now switching to my other project for a while. When I return to this, it’ll be to complete the other half and do the hemstitch finish work!
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Anne O.
Apr 06, 2022
In Ask
Hi Krista, Your video tutorials are really helpful. I'm wondering if you would consider making a tutorial about how to frame a cross-stitched piece – maybe using the Byzantine band sampler, once it's complete? Professional framing is SO expensive, but I haven't yet had the courage to try my own hand at it. I've been too afraid that I would ruin something I've put so much work into! 😆 With your clear and helpful guidance, I managed to get over my fear of hemstitching; maybe framing is next? Thanks for considering!
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Anne O.
Apr 02, 2022
In Stitch & Share
The joy of starting a new project! I’m looking forward to spending time with this one. 🪡
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Anne O.
Mar 13, 2022
In Stitch & Share
I did it! 💪🏻 Krista, your video instruction was SO helpful — thank you for taking the time to create this type of content. I didn’t have any regular thread, so I used some DMC perle cotton size 12 in ecru. so it’s a bit thicker than it should be, but I think it works. Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!
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Anne O.
Mar 10, 2022
In Stitch & Share
Stitching is complete on my first Avlea design! I love it. Now wish me luck on my first attempt at a hem stitch finish this weekend! 😁🤞🏻🧵🪡
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Anne O.
Feb 28, 2022
In Vintage & Heirloom
How to help Ukraine: https://time.com/6151353/how-to-help-ukraine-people/ More beautiful images at: https://www.demilked.com/traditional-ukrainian-flower-crowns-treti-pivni
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Anne O.
Feb 27, 2022
In Stitch & Share
February progress on my band sampler. I love that little row of pomegranates! Now, a break to begin work on my first Avlea design. (Whoop!)
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Anne O.
Feb 25, 2022
In Ask
Hi all! For those of you who stitch on linen, do you pay attention to the placement of your first stitch as it relates to the warp/weft of the fabric? I never knew that this was “a thing” until a few years ago, after stitching for years on linen and just starting any old place. And honestly, I can’t tell the difference. So I’m just curious: is this something you learned, or have heard of? Do you find it makes a difference in your stitching? (Photo for clarification, taken from the Stitchmodern website.)
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Anne O.
Feb 21, 2022
In Vintage & Heirloom
On my last pre-Covid trip to Greece, I was lucky enough to visit the Peloponnese Folklore Foundation in Nafplio, where these stunning traditional garments are on display. I could stare for hours. http://www.pli.gr/en
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Anne O.
Feb 20, 2022
In Stitch & Share
Hello, I’m Anne. I, too, am a lover of Greece who lives in the PNW (Seattle). In non-Covid times, my job took me to Greece a couple of times per year — and I’m really hoping to get back there this spring. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 Lying in bed this morning, I was searching for smallish traditional Greek cross stitch patterns (something portable to stitch on the plane) and came across Krista and Avlea — and felt as though I’d stumbled across a kindred spirit! I’m enclosing a photo of the band sampler that I’m currently working on — I couldn’t resist replacing one of the bands with a Greek key design. Can you tell I’m itching to go back? 😊 Anyhow, I just wanted to introduce myself. If you’re a pattern-peeper like me, and are interested in seeing more of my work, I’m on Instagram [at]lotsa_little_xes. Gotta scoot now and peruse the patterns. (How will I ever choose?!) Yamas!
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