Crafting isn’t just for grandmas—Amelia, Emily, and Lyndsey talk cross stitching, Cosplay and making clothes that last.

 

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  1. Mitchell Morgan Inactive
    Mitchell Morgan
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    “From soup to nuts” – now there’s an old saying! It comes from ancient Roman times actually when a formal multi-course banquet would typically start with soup(s) and finish up with nuts as a dessert.

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  2. Podkayne of Israel Member
    Podkayne of Israel
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    Which one of you does snarky cross-stitch? And why are you not selling the patterns? I’ve been doing this for awhile now, and I really, really get off on the irony. And as you have noted, they make really great gifts.

    I’m a fan of Julie Jackson’s Subversive Cross-Stitch, and although she has some hilarious ideas (including designing one of my own, “Suck it up, Buttercup”), but she’s a bit of a Leftist, and this has reduced her edge lately.

    I’ve designed a few things on my own, both using a cross-stitch design program and plain old quadrille graph paper, and they were all well-received although my visual imagination is somewhat lacking.

    Subversive Cross-Stitch used to have a Facebook group, which was really cool until some participants got hysterical and mean over politics and Jackson stopped the group. I did get a great pattern for a hip paraplegic friend of mine, “They See Me Rollin’/ They Hatin'”, which I absolutely intend to start after Passover.

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  3. Podkayne of Israel Member
    Podkayne of Israel
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    Mitchell Morgan (View Comment):
    “From soup to nuts” – now there’s an old saying! It comes from ancient Roman times actually when a formal multi-course banquet would typically start with soup(s) and finish up with nuts as a dessert.

    Actually, the Latin is “from egg to apples”, because they generally started their meals with an egg and finished with fruit. That’s why the Passover Seder meal starts with an egg–on that night, we are all upper-class.

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