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It’s amazing to think that the Mr X Stitch site has been going for four years. I waxed lyrical about it earler this week on the anniversary of the first post.

In honour of turning four, the magnificent Julie Jackson of Subversive Cross Stitch has donated four $25 Subversive Cross Stitch vouchers, and you can win one of them!

(Er, that doesn’t mean I get to keep the other three.)

And four of you can win one of them!

(Hang on, that sounds like you’ll get a quarter of one each.)

And four of you can win one of them each!

(No wait, now it sounds like eight of you will win something.)

(Where’s the delete button on this thing?)

:)

Julie’s been a friend of the site since the early days and continues to come out with snarky stitch patterns and other smart ideas. And let’s not forget Kitty Wigs either!

You can even listen to the first ever episode of Stitching and Junk which featured an interview with Julie Jackson!

Now that I mention it, there are 25 excellent episodes of Stitching n Junk, the world’s best stitching podcast, for your aural pleasure. If you’ve not tried them, you should. They’re pretty good.

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For a chance to win one of four $25 SCS vouchers you’ve got to do a bit of rummaging through the site.

Leave a comment below with the links to your favourite post from the site.

With a bit of luck it’ll inspire other people to check out artists they might have missed.

We’ll use the Random Number Generator to pick a winner from all the comments.

The competition closes at noon GMT on Saturday 8th September. The four lucky winners will be announced in a post shortly after.

Bonne chance!

 

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31 August 2012, 12:56 pm
31 August 2012, 6:31 pm
michelle

I’ve made some of Julie’s patterns and love how easy and cute they are. I would LOVE to win a voucher to her shop, so I can add more to my collection!

I’m not sure if this one will count – but it helped me to understand about the amount of floss to use and the way a stitch should lay – http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/02/13/seven-ways-to-kickass-xs/

I love table tennis! http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/01/06/stitchgasm-pickleparsnips/

I made a similar pattern about voting after seeing this post. I don’t consider myself radical, but I like her work a lot. It has a lot of heart. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/04/16/curegreeds-adventure-kits-and-giggles/

This is one I know I’d never be able to do, but it reminded me of a latch hook rug I tried (emphasis on tried, never finished) to make when I was a kid. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/07/25/craftster-pick-of-the-week-a-rainbow-of-knots-from-deliriousgirl/

And this one is so simple and beautiful – I’m a cat lover too. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/06/17/stitchgasm-even-star/

1 September 2012, 11:50 am
Lisa

Had a great time fossicking through the site, came up with these fabulous links. The last is especially meaningful to me as one of my best friends has just come out of her 2nd hip operation (and she’s only 44). Cheers!

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/05/02/stitchgasm-meaganileanas-work-from-india/

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/08/30/the-cutting-stitching-edge-jessica-larson/

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/03/22/the-cutting-stitching-edge-sarah-greaves/

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/05/17/the-cutting-stitching-edge-embroidery-for-surgery/

2 September 2012, 7:55 am
kikib

a win for me please!

3 September 2012, 9:11 am
3 September 2012, 9:34 am
Cate Earnshaw

I broke my finger in roller derby training, i’m just getting back into xstitch, so this would be so awesome!
I know this is a recent post, but I ADORE Wee Little Stitches’ Pixel People, esp their Dr Who charts, and The Breakfast Club. Yay!
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/08/21/too-cute-tuesday-superhero-alphabet-sampler-by-weelittlestitches/

3 September 2012, 9:35 am
michelle

Ahh, now it seems to be working! I tried a few times yesterday to no avail.

Anyway, thank you for the opportunity! When I first started stitching for realsies (I just messed around before and never finished any project), I used one of Julie’s patterns. I love how easy they are and how awesome they turn out. I’d love to win a gift voucher! Thanks, Mr. X Stitch!

P.S. My cat has the long blonde kitty wig, but now that he’s not a kitten anymore, he won’t wear it. Hormonal teenagers, sheesh!

3 September 2012, 10:20 am
Alice

Hi Mr X!
My favourite post from your site has to be this one: http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/05/11/beefrancks-emporium-knotty-people/
I have struggled with french knots ever since I was taught basic embroidery at school, but as soon as I saw this post I was inspired to have another go at mastering them! Although I am far from being an expert, after avoiding them religiously I’m now not afraid to have a go at patterns with french knots in them.
Thanks for helping me to conquer my fear!
Alice xx

3 September 2012, 10:32 am
3 September 2012, 11:59 am
Cathy Spicer

Is this thing on? I’ve been trying to enter this contest since it was announced a few days ago..

3 September 2012, 12:03 pm
Cathy Spicer

Four posts I liked (I think it’s the links that won’t let these post)

1 — Too Cute Tuesday Dragon by asherjasper
2 — Embroidery Men Who Quilt
3 — Stitchgasm Kathleen Hanna Cross Stitch
4 — Needle exchange summertime blues

3 September 2012, 12:04 pm
Andrea

Me! Me! I want to win!

3 September 2012, 12:57 pm
Lori-Grace

Since we seem to be having trouble with posting links, the Title of the entry that I enjoyed the most recently is:

Needlework & Skirts: Guys in the Handmade World

Consider this my entry into the contest for the voucher!

Sweet Sweet Subversive Cross Stitch….

L.

3 September 2012, 1:23 pm
Alice

Hi Mr X!
My favourite post from your site has to be Beefrank’s post on “Knotty People” from 11th May 2009 (unfortunately this won’t let me post a link to it!).
I have struggled with french knots ever since I was taught basic embroidery at school, but as soon as I saw this post and fell in love with the knotted initials I was inspired to have another go at mastering the dreaded stitch! Although I am far from being an expert, after avoiding them religiously I’m now not afraid to have a go at patterns with french knots in them.
Thanks for helping me to conquer my fear!
Alice xx

3 September 2012, 1:33 pm
Alice

whoops, *Beefranck, sorry!

3 September 2012, 1:34 pm
Sister Twisty

I tried to post on Friday but I don’t think it let me, apologies if this appears a couple of times!

Four posts I really loved are:

Louise Riley’s embroidered mattresses: http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/04/07/future-heirlooms-the-beauty-in-the-stained-bed/

Marilyn Pappas’ Broken Goddesses: http://www.mrxstitch.com/2011/04/01/future-heirlooms-the-broken-goddess/

Tastes Likes Happy’s curly cats: http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/02/16/too-cute-tuesday-tastes-like-happy/

Loveandasandwich’s Soot Sprited: http://www.mrxstitch.com/2011/09/06/too-cute-tuesday-love-and-a-sandwich/

3 September 2012, 2:26 pm
Feminizzle

I’ve loved all of the Beefranck’s Emporium posts- I always looked forward to what she found. The Big Lebowski cross stitch used pixelated people is one that really sticks in my mind, too. The NSFW posts crack me up- even when I’m on vacation I like to check in to see what’s being posted. Some that I recall most fondly were the Jean Cocteau sketches-turned-embroidery. That must have been in 2010, I think.

3 September 2012, 2:26 pm
michelle

Here’s mine with the links…

Well this was kind of easy, because I mostly am sharing links I previously bookmarked.

I’m not sure if this one will count – but it helped me to understand about the amount of floss to use and the way a stitch should lay – http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/02/13/seven-ways-to-kickass-xs/

I love table tennis! http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/01/06/stitchgasm-pickleparsnips/

I made a similar pattern about voting after seeing this post. I don’t consider myself radical, but I like her work a lot. It has a lot of heart. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/04/16/curegreeds-adventure-kits-and-giggles/

This is one I know I’d never be able to do, but it reminded me of a latch hook rug I tried (emphasis on tried, never finished) to make when I was a kid. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/07/25/craftster-pick-of-the-week-a-rainbow-of-knots-from-deliriousgirl/

And this one is so simple and beautiful – I’m a cat lover too. http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/06/17/stitchgasm-even-star/

3 September 2012, 6:25 pm
michelle

My lord, I noticed my posts are now appearing in multiples. Sorry about that! Feel free to delete all EXCEPT the winning one. :)

3 September 2012, 6:26 pm
Jason

Silke Krah’s “Sexy Things” made me hot and bothered for…er…stitching. Yea. Her cross hatched stitches make me swoooon.

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/08/20/the-cutting-stitching-edge-silke-krah/

AND

http://www.mrxstitch.com/2009/08/22/nsfw-saturday-silke-krah/

4 September 2012, 3:30 am
Christy

Here’s one of my favorites–
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/08/03/future-heirlooms-lora-rocke/

I love the mixture of quilting and embroidery in Lora Rocke’s work.

5 September 2012, 7:46 pm
6 September 2012, 3:27 pm
Sarah

There are so many posts I’ve found that can be considered favourites, but I’ve narrowed it down for the sake of this post!

I love the Boo and the Double Face Palm:
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/06/08/sprite-stitch-best-bits-may-12/

Love Big Bang Theory!
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/08/15/craftster-pick-of-the-week-beki710s-bazinga-cross-stitch/

The only Meme I like:
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/07/18/craftster-pick-of-the-week-stitch-all-the-things/

My kids love Cat in the Hat, and this piece looks brilliant:
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2011/01/26/craftster-pick-of-the-week-june-at-noons-seussical/

These are so cute!
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/08/29/craftster-pick-of-the-week-dablondeemus-rescued-shoes/

This dragon is very cute too, but there’s something about it that makes me want to play tennis!
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2012/08/28/too-cute-tuesday-dragon-by-asherjasper/

My mum didn’t think tessellation was a real word when I learnt about it in school:
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2011/04/12/too-cute-tuesday-mochimochi-land/

6 September 2012, 9:15 pm