Jan 01-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: January: Jan 01-02
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By Dawn Marmor on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 05:10 pm:

Uh - looks like cross stitch to me

By susan hooker on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 06:56 pm:

It is cross stich and my congrats to the person who finished this. I have the same pattern - have had it for 10 years and am about to the top of the wheel house!

By Bob Fisher on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 09:04 pm:

It is cross stitch. I've done this one myself. Another point of information, cross stitch isn't modern art. It is a very old craft.

By Nancy E. Nelson on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 10:40 pm:

Me,too, Suze. Another one I have about 1/8 done is the Calumet Theater!

By Daryl on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 - 11:47 pm:

You mean this one of the Calumet Theater. It was also done by the same person, Mike Condratovich of Hancock.

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By Aunty kate on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 12:16 am:

Needlepoint is also cross stitch. It is the same stitches but made with yarn and canvas

By Donna on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 12:59 am:

I have done cross stitch and can appreciate the time that is involved in doing pieces like this. Living in Tennessee I haven't seem these patterns. Does anyone know if they are still available and where? Thanks

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 08:03 am:

Dawn -

You win the prize for finding my first mistake of the New Year. Asking me to distinguish between cross stitch and needle point is like trying to sort out baking soda and baking powder in the kitchen. I know there must be a difference, but I'd have to brush my teeth with it to find out.

We're off to a flying start on Pasty Cam for 2002 :o)

By susan on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 09:42 am:

Well, at the risk of starting an arguement - needle point is different in that the stitch is a single diagonal across the canvas warp/weft and cross stitch is a double diagonal stich making an 'x' or 'cross'

By Carole on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 06:34 pm:

I have the same cross stitch picture of Quincy Mine that my sister made for me about five or six years ago. Have it hanging up in the den area.

By Billie on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 - 11:03 pm:

Does anyone know where these kits can be purchased that have local Copper Country landmarks? I'd like to buy some.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 12:33 am:


I think you can be excused for not knowing the difference. I have done both, and didn't remember the difference. I appreciate that you included it on Pastycam.

By Aunty Kate on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 07:59 am:

On the front of a piece of needlepoint, the continental, half cross and basketweave stitches look like slanting diagonal lines. Other stitches can use 1-4 strands of yarn and include variations of X and + and a smyrna cross stitch is to use these two stitches atop each other. Other stitches are oblong cross stitch, a trame cross stitch, long arm cross stitch, a rice stitch, a herringbone stitch, a wheat stitch, a triple leviathan stitch, a palestrina knot stitch, a fern stitch, a fishbone stitch, a van dyke stitch, a plaited gobelin stitch, etc. None of these stitches are a simple diagonal line but all are "crossed" stitches. Both the Calumet theater and the Quincy shaft could be done in needlepoint.

By jack, id on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 11:10 am:

if a person goes to download.com and types "cross stitch" under a search engine, you can download demo progams, where you can scan your own picture and the program will print out the cross stitch pattern to be used. so you could easily turn any yooper picture into a unique cross stitch gift

By Sara, AZ on Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 12:17 pm:

so this is what mine would look like if it was done!!! Have to dig it out and get finished one of these days. Thanks Jack,id for the info, didn't realize that there were demos to download. Some pasty.com pics to cross stitch. Hmmmm. Sounds like great fun, but have too many projects started right now.
Enjoy the snow guys.

By Dan in Fenton, MI on Wednesday, January 9, 2002 - 12:38 pm:

Sara, are you sure it's not, "Cross-Eyed Stitch?" It makes my eyes hurt.

By Jenn in Chelsea on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 05:05 pm:

I finished Quincy about 10 years ago and gave it to a buddy as a graduation present. I'm still working on Calumet Theater for my husband.

The chart is by Deb Moffit (she used to live on Houghton Ave in Houghton). To find it... hmmm.... That could be tough, since both Calumet Theater and Quincy Mine Hoist are out of print, according to her distributor. She's also done some Keweenaw lighthouses.

I know that you used to be able to get the charts at Ben Franklin in Calumet, but that was a few years ago.

By G.L on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 03:17 am:

Hi all - Have we determined IF or WHERE these marvelous kits can be purchased? I have a beautiful wooden clock of the Quincy Mine Hoist made by a man from around Iron Mountain. I would really like to do the tapestry-like picture of it, too. Someone up there must know how to find where these kits can still be found. If I did do one I'd have something else to leave my family to remind them of their grandparents' roots. Yah? I loff da U.P. Glo - Mi.

By Martha L., Mishawaka, IN on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 03:48 pm:

To G.L.: I get my Copper Country scenery cross stitch kits in Copper Harbor from the Laughing Loon Gift Shop. I believe they have a link to their website from the main page of pasty.com. I am working on the Quincy Mine Shaft right now and also have done the Copper Harbor Lighthouse.

By the way, all you pro cross stitchers out there, I am fairly new to cross stitching, and am wondering if someone could give me some tips as to the correct way to do the stitches on the support beams and stanchions on the Quincy Mine kit. I am having trouble making the lines look straight, since the lines don't correspond to the "grid" in the fabric. Please email me if you could help. Thanks!

By Wanshina on Monday, March 4, 2002 - 01:17 am:

hi... i like to do cross stitch, but i've got not much time and i like to have some pattern that you can share with me....

By E.S. on Sunday, July 28, 2002 - 04:14 pm:

I need where i found a half cross stich, pls contact to me by my e-mail

By Therese Dimet on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 07:40 pm:

Mike that Really nice cross work Kept it up an say Hello to mary & family

By Kate on Saturday, November 23, 2002 - 06:04 pm:

I'm looking for half cross stich kits, to make up my self. anything with children+dog in same canvas, ie: pears prints, or simular.

By Jane on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 02:02 pm:

Anyone have a cross stitch chart for wheat or a loaf of bread (to put in the center of a grape border design for an altar cloth)? Thanks.

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