Monday, August 18, 2008

Cross Country Stitching and An Exchange

Annemarie was wondering out loud on her blog why more stitcher's don't like Cross Country Stitching Magazine. I am a fan of this publication, and have been admiring the design below for a year or more. I know to some it probably looks cluttered and junky, but it really appeals to me. I hope that I'll actually be able to stitch it some day.


BeckyK received her first seasonal exchange from me yesterday. I stitched up this cute design from The Prairie Schooler. It is great being paired with Becky for this year-long exchange because we're both avid fans of PS, and they have some wonderful seasonal designs. Here are a couple pictures of what I sent her.



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12 comments:

BeckySC said...

Julianne, you did a wonderful job on the Autumn exchange for BeckyK. I am sure she is thrilled with your gernosity, design and choice of finishing :) Fantastic!!!

I too love CCS! I have a large amount of their mags and love many designs in them :) I have stitched a few as well with others earmarked :)

Have a lovely week :)

Julie said...

A wonderful exchange gift you made for Becky. I like your new design, hope you start it soon.

Annemarie said...

Julianne, I love the Autumn exchange you did for BeckyK. PS remain a firm favourite of mine. As well as CCS, of course :o) I think the clutteredness (if that is even a word) is part of the charm of their designs! Reminds me of my household...

Vonna said...

I really like them too Julianne :)
And what you picked is a darling example of their quaint country stitchings! I hope you stitch it for yourself someday too ;0)

Yuko said...

Hi Julianne,
Your exchange for Becky is so lovely!
I'm sure she treasures it for long time!

Sharon said...

Julianne, your exchange looks amazing!

staci said...

Darling PS finish! I have quite a few CCS...and have pulled out Spring 04 issue (I want to stitch the Alphabet Sampler and the Folk Heart that are on the cover.)

Andrea said...

Wonderful gifts.

Charlene said...

Hey .. I also love CCS. I found out that all the color using in the design was beautiful. Well done on the Autumn exchange. BeckyK must be very happy to received it.

Wendy said...

I'm late catching up on blogs ~ sorry! I love the CCS design you showed - is that in a current issue? Its hard here to find those magazines, believe it or not Wal-mart is the only place I know that has them.

Ginte said...

I love this cute design with the squirrel:)

Joy said...

I am a HUGE fan of CCS and have stitched many of the designs...most have been given away. I have a large collection of the mags. I love the colors and inspiration Linda includes in her designs. Most are for the country/prim taste, but bits and pieces can be used also. Wonderful job on the exchange basket!! Oh, I also have that pattern on my "future" to do list! :-)