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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spot's Star Trek Cross Stitch

From what I've seen on the web most vintage ladies, and even dog moms, are incredibly crafty.  Not me, I've failed at knitting and crocheting and can't even sew on a button, but I think I've finally found the craft for me.  Something so simple and basic that a six year can do it well, which means I can do it ok:


Cross stitch.

  I decided to give it a try whenI saw that there where lots of geeky sci-fi and fantasy patterns available on Etsy.  I started with a really simple Star Trek The Next Generation inspired pattern from the etsy shop  Quote Stitching.    This pattern was perfect because it referenced my beloved Spot, who I named after the cat belonging to the Android Science Officer Data on Star Trek The Next Generation.




In one of my favorite Data/Spot moments Data explains to one of his friend that Spot is a feline and not a canine and thus does not respond to verbal commands.  


(This might not be true of all felines, but it seems to be true of mine.)

It took me about 2 days of stitching in the evenings while watching TV to finish my project and I'm pleased with my results.


I bought the threads and supplies at  Everything Cross Stitch which I found very reasonably priced with a huge selection and cheap shipping.

I tried to take Spot's picture next to the finished cross stitch but you know he doesn't respond to verbal commands.  So here is a picture of him playing on his cat tree instead.






I'm really happy to have found a craft simple enough for me to do while I watch TV.  I've started my next one, A Super Natural inspired pattern.








25 comments:

  1. Wow, your cross stitch work is so cute!! I'm not crafty, either, but it sounds simple enough for me :-) I look forward to seeing your next work!

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  2. Yes, wow! What a great idea, and what a cute project! Perhaps even I could be successful at cross stitch...

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  3. Beautiful cat and lovely cross stitch.

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  4. Haha, love the cross stitch and sentiment. I remember having a cat and him only doing what he wanted!
    Lynne x
    Ps, thank you for the lovely compliment

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  5. That's great, love the saying, too. We're not crafty here either....sigh.

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    1. I was so excited to discover something easy

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  6. Your little cross-stitch looks great! Very cute!

    -Love,
    Sid.

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  7. oh! Mom loves to do cross stitch!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  8. I have failed at crocheting and knitting too. I even failed at cross stitch when I was in primary school! But I do know how to sew on a button and do some minor repairs. If you don't look too closely, they look Ok. Well done on the cross stitch. I can never get to pose Phoebe either. Even if she's sleeping, her instinct wakes her up whenever I try to take a photo ... xxx

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    1. That's awesome that u can do repairs

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  9. Very cool read! And you look adorable. Thank you for sharing :) Henry

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  10. It's brilliant, Kate! I can't wait to see what other things you do too!!

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    1. Thank u its very basic buy that's why I could do it

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  11. I bet he responds to 'Dinner!'

    Cross stitch is really relaxing and fun. There's something so calming about making things.

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    1. Actually he doesn't. We have 4 cats so we just keep a full bowl in our table where the digs can't gwtv it t. We can't get all 4 to come and eat like the dogs do. they call me when. They want it filled. He does come when we give out wet food in the evenings to the sound of the opening can

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  12. That's awesome! I used to embroider and cross-stitch all the time while I watched TV. Used to love to have something to do while watching... but then I kept getting a recurring over-use injury in my thumb so I gave away all my thread and whatnot so I wouldn't be tempted to try again. This sure makes me tempted.... (Instead I sometimes color or draw on my iPad.)

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  13. Hehe Spot <3 Love your cross stitch picture. It came out really well! I'd love to try cross stitching one day. Can't wait to see what you make next!

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  14. I'm glad that you found a craft that you enjoy. I really like cross stitch too.

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