Cross-stitch directions

December 28, 2005



“Mom?” Shelly tried starting a cross-stitch project this morning, a gift from friends living in China. But she ran into trouble following the directions:

“Find twice the central point of crossing of the fifty percent discount of the fabric.Embroider the firs stitch at central mark of the fabric(Every lattice represents a cross needle, should guarantee that the line ball directions of needles of cross are unanimous).”



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Cross-stitch directions

  1. no wonder you’re kids are frickin geniuses. Or is it geniui? I’m not sure, but whatever it is, they’re it.
    Great gift idea. Let’s help them understand frustration and add a few words to their vocabulary at the same time. Nicely done. Two birds, one stone. I like it.
    I’m just jealous. I didn’t get anything from China this year.

  2. That sounds like the needs docs that come out of marketing….

  3. Jared: Hey, keep your Christmas frustrations on your own blog!

  4. Sounds like Greek to me! Ha ha.