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Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Fling and some stitching

I am home and resting after a wonderful weekend of stitching with a group of ladies at the Spring Fling 2012 which was arranged by my LNS, Acorns & Threads.  We stitched Friday evening, all day Saturday and again on Sunday morning until early afternoon.  The Fling involves a lot of stitching, laughing, talking, and eating.  They want to make sure we are not so weak from hunger that we can't stitch.  I came home with a new appreciation of counted cross stitching and the women who do it.  I saw so many lovely projects that it just boggled my mind and I wanted to stitch them all.  I bought a couple of Shannon Bags (wonderful fabric bags designed to hold a cross stitch project and protect it), some wonderful Antique Lilac fabric from Lakeside Linens and I won a fat half of Luna also from Lakeside Linens.
I even found something I hadn't expected.  One of the women at my table, Dawn, was using her iPad to view her chart....she could make it large or small....she told me that she uses Dropbox.com and moves the PDF files into there and then can have them available on her iPad, iTouch or iPhone....as well as her computer.  I don't have an iPad, but I do have a Kindle Fire.  Dropbox does not seem to be compatible with the Kindle Fire, but Amazon has a program called "send to kindle" which does the same thing.  I can move my files to the Kindle Fire and then can make them as large as I need.  It also works well for crocheting and knitting directions.  How nice to not have to have a paper pattern....the Kindle stands up just like the iPad does, so it's much easier to see them than if they are laying flat or propped up.


Here's a picture of Cirque de Triangles which has since been completed.  I stitched it on 28 ct Opalescent that I received from my FOTM club with Silkweavers.