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I was just wondering how many like to stitch their own designs or who likes working by a pattern? I do both.
I love to needlepaint so I look online for an animal or flower ect. print it ,trace on fabric then go from there. I also do counted cross stitch so thats a pattern.
I often start out to work a piece which I have either drawn/copied/traced from something else but then something eerie happens and I am compelled to freestyle! Its like my hand has a will of its own. Rarely have I completed a piece that stayed true to the design. My husband says I never like to take directions :)