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So, lessons learnt since posting my Inception cross stitch o' doom:

1.) I need to learn to pick better preview images of crafts projects - the number of people who commented to say they initially thought it was just a print of the poster or something implies to me that some people might have scrolled on by never noticing it was made of cross stitch. Which is oddly complimentary but simultaneously frustrating!

2.) Apparently I'm a really fast cross stitcher. This is a revelation given that I was the worst and the slowest at everything in home ec classes at school. I totally Britta'ed that subject. Just a late bloomer when it came to crafts and such, I suppose.

3.) If I don't pay attention I will type "thabks" rather than "thanks" every single time. Every. Single. Damn. Time.

4.) Cross stitch pattern programs are evil. Why does each program need its own file type thus making all of them incompatible with each other? Because they are bastards, that's why. I kinda knew this already but reason #5 made me face this again...

5.) At least two people out there are foolhardy brave enough to want to try this for themselves, which is always very exciting to me. So exciting that I don't even mind doing battle with technology to get something shareable! So here, have a pattern. Do with it as you will, but credit or a link back here would be appreciated, and I'd love to see the results if anyone does stitch it!

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Date: 2012-01-16 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My girlfriend walked past, looked at my screen and was like, huh, Inception poster, cool, can we get one of those? And then she looked closer and was like HOLY WHOA. And you are seriously fast, or at least compared to me - but perhaps that's just because I get very distracted when I sew!
Aaaaaaah, if I may, I will gank this pattern from you and sew/credit when it's all done :D. I don't suppose you have a black and white pattern, do you? I like to colour in the squares as I go, but if you don't that's okay :D

Date: 2012-01-17 03:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's kinda awesome. I guess I just had no concept of how fast or slow I was stitching cos I've never had any direct comaprisons to make to anyone else. It's very bizarre.

But yeah, I can put the pattern up in black and white symbols too. It'll probably be a couple of days but I'll edit it into this post at some point!

Date: 2012-01-17 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's totally understandable. I always stitch along when I'm watching something, so I get mega-distracted and often stop what I'm doing, which totally slows the sewing process for me!

And thank you so much! <3 Eeee, new massive project!

Date: 2012-01-25 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Got distracted for a bit there but I've put a black and white symbols version of the pattern up now here. Hope you have fun with it!

I have gotten into the habit of judging tv by whether or not I can watch it while stitching - only the best stuff demands that I put it down! I find that if I really need to get something stitched to a deadline then podcasts or audiobooks are more likely to keep me entertained but not distracted.

Date: 2012-01-25 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my goodness, you are fantastic, thank you so much <3. I'll definitely do a big journal for it when it's done, so excited!

Yesss, I find that too. I'm stupidly picky about what to listen to though, but that's another kettle of fish!

Date: 2012-01-18 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have absolutely no idea how to cross stitch but I want to learn just to be able to make this because it's that awesome. Plus then I could potentially stitch other things like scenes from Labyrinth. :x (Because I totally need more Labyrinth memorabilia cluttering up my surfaces.)

Date: 2012-01-25 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooooh now I am totally plotting Labyrinth inspired patterns in my head! I've been thinking for a while that I might do a cross stitch tutorial - would that be something you'd be interested in? Cross stitch is pretty easy to get into!

Date: 2012-01-25 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A) STITCH ALL THE LABYRINTH *_* B) I would absolutely be interested in a tutorial! That would be super awesome of you to do. :DD
Edited Date: 2012-01-25 03:31 pm (UTC)


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