If someone visited your home this weekend,

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If someone visited your home this weekend,
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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 12:22pm

what would be the first sign (to them) that you were a stitcher (crafter)?



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Sat, 03-17-2012 - 12:29pm

In our house, the obvious crafter (unless we are taking the visitor on the 50¢ tour and I show them my craft space) is DH, whose



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Registered: 07-25-2000
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 1:45pm

They would see my "Come With Thankful Hearts" cross stitch, which is hanging directly opposite the front door. And if they should happen to turn around, they would be staring at my cross-stitch dragon piece. Interestingly enough, those are the only two pieces of my stitchery that I have on display in my house, but they are both pretty prominent when you come in. I do have some pillow covers and curtains that I have sewed, but those are not as obvious as hand made.

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Registered: 05-23-2001
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 4:42pm

Right now it would be the pile of magazines, fabric, etc. that are sitting out on the couch while I'm working on my bookmarks for the Stitching for Literacy project.

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Registered: 07-31-1998
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 8:54pm

It would be the frame with a partially hidden project on the table and all the stitcheries that are on the walls in my house. They might also get an idea that something was going from the tool box and the ort bowl on the table.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 9:57am
I have to admit that yes, people would know from the moment they step through the doors they're in the home of a crafter! I'm SHAMELESS! It's everywhere -- and not limited to the public areas of the house either. Even the guest room book cases are now filled with crafting books and projects.

 

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:46pm

Be PROUD! I've seen some of your craftiness in person adn it's worth showing off!



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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 1:04pm
Thanks, Carol. The addiction to paper crafting is getting worse - especially now that I've added a second electronic die cutting machine to the mix. LOL And sales from vendor's market paid for it and more! Even better according to DH! ;)

 

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 5:31pm
Well done on selling your work! Which machine did you add?



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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 6:37pm
Sizzix Eclips. Well worth the money. Still have the Cricut and although I don't use it nearly as much, the gals still use it during class time on a fairly regular basis both with the carts and with the software and computers. I'd still like to go up one more step to a Black Cat, but for now, this is doing exactly what I need it to do and I can draw (and use a full size marker in the machine to do the drawing! LOVE IT!), score and cut. Customer service has been fantastic and I have a whole plethora of people willing to help me with problems if I get stuck and I don't have to wait hours on the phone. Totally cool!

 

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 7:30pm
Wow! That Black Cat is reviewed tops in all categories EXCEPT customer support. And they say it's heavy, in weight as well as price. But I can see why you would lie one!



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