Flosstube #1 – Hello World! Introduction, Playbills & Stitching (cc)

Flosstube #1 – Hello World! Introduction, Playbills & Stitching (cc)


Welcome to my channel. My name is Carmen. I am your Broadway stitcher and This is my first Flosstube. So I am very nervous. Bear with me as you can see my hot little hands. I really like to cross stitch and I also love to go to the theatre they’re two of my favorite things. So I will be talking about those throughout my time here with you Stick around and let’s get started Okay, before we get started with all the fun. Let me introduce myself. My name is Carmen. I live in New York City I love it. It’s a great place to live. Yes It is very expensive, but it’s fantastic or a great place to visit if you can make it up here. We’d love to have you Today is july 24 or as everybody else in the world says 24/7 and which come on really? Isn’t that how often we want to be stitching? 24/7 maybe a few hours there to sleep and to eat and you know do everything else but really 24/7 so that is a great day as I mentioned I’ve been here only for four years I was actually born in Central America in Nicaragua and I grew up in Miami So yes, I speak Spanish – Hola Yany, como estas? But because I came here so young, I don’t have much of an accent. Anybody who grew up in a multilingual family, you know Spanglish. We love it We speak half in English and half in Spanish and it just comes together in a wonderful mishmash of language Couple of things I’ll mention which I forgot when I was introducing myself This is my first flosstube so I’m learning. I am on Instagram and I have two handles on Instagram The one that you definitely want to subscribe to is @Broadwaystitcher all one word. No underscores. I’ll put it right here. that one is the one that I use for all my stitching and The reason I created that handle is because I have one just for all my regular stuff and you know You don’t want to bother your friends, but you want to post your stitching every day pretty much So I use it to post all my stitching to follow all of the cross stitchers, needlepoint artists. that way I can kind of focus on Needle crafts in that handle and then if you do want to see more about my theater-going experiences Then it is @ionlytheatreonydays and also put it right here I have been known to go to the theatre every day during the week sometimes more than once because there are days when there’s multiple shows and My streak I think was 23 shows in 25 days So pretty good. Yeah, but as I mentioned that’s more theater and just regular life related [email protected] is the one for all things stitching. To give you an idea of how I want to set up this channel Mostly I will be talking about cross-stitch and needlepoint and quilting and Other needle crafts which I love to do. So you’ll get to see a lot of that But I also wanted to share a little bit more about New York City About the theater here, which I love and hold near and dear. So a couple of things I’d like to do is Share with you some of my favorite shows I won’t spend too much time in on this channel, but I will give you a little background on them Maybe just my thoughts what I loved about them and what not And I also really like to do an “on-location” here in New York City So what would you like to see in New York City or what would you like to hear more about? Of course. My first “on-location” will be in Times Square at night. Right now we’re having such crappy weather as anybody in the Northeast knows and as you can see with this horrendous hair that I have humidity is about 110,000% right now So we’re getting a lot of rain and I really want to show you a really nice Times Square at night Which is the best time to see Times Square! So we’re gonna hold on a hold off on that and hopefully the next time I see you it will be clear enough, but I’d love to hear from you. What would you like for me to go do an “on-location”? We have Central Park here. The Met – Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Natural History Museum, The MoMA is here, the Whitney, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Downtown, the library, which is gorgeous. The main library, Bryant Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Let me know and just put it in the comments and I will keep track of what everybody asks for and you can tag along as I go visit some of these sites and And also show you some of my favorite places too Here in New York so that hopefully when you visit you can see some of those places Being a theatre lover I have seen quite a few shows in the four years that I’ve been here so each week I’m going to just give you a short little snip about two shows that I really really like And I think that you might like as well if if and when you come and visit so today’s shows are first “Come From Away”, which is holding my drink of choice today, which is non-alcoholic It’s an elderberry lemonade that I make myself It’s oh my gosh one of my favorite things so so good totally addicted and perfect for the summer weather “Come From Away” is the story about a little small town in Newfoundland, Canada and They took in 7,000 people After 9/11 when they shut down the airspace above the United States So these were planes coming in from all over the world coming into the United States. There were 38 planes total holding about 7,000 people now Gander has less than ten thousand people. So we’re talking about doubling the population in just a matter of hours as all the planes started to land thirty-eight planes landed in Gander and These townspeople just took everybody in You know, it’s a tiny tiny town So they were lodging people in schools, in community centers, The hockey rink was their refrigerator because they needed so much food and so much food was coming in from donations all over the area that they Needed to store somewhere, but this is a beautiful show not just a beautiful show But it’s actually an accessible show by that I mean, you don’t have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to get in. There’s they actually do a thing called Rush. what you do is you line up a few hours before the box office opens and They have very low discounted tickets Thirty-eight dollars if you want it if you’re willing to stand It’s called standing room or SRO (standing room only) And for this show there’s no intermission So it’s really easily doable and to be honest. It’s a fantastic view. I’m very short So I always have the problem where I have to a tall person in front of me always Happens if you look at my Instagram, you’ll see it’s tall heads but with standing room you have no problems, and those are $38, I believe and then they do have seated seats But those are usually on the far sides, which is okay for this show you’ll miss one percent of the show and I believe those are 42, but it is a great experience So if you are interested or you have any questions at all and anything theater related? Just put down a comment or send me an email. I’d be happy to help and the second show is What holds the record for me and number of visits? This is Groundhog Day. It was a show that was here last year and starred Andy Karl. Yay. For any of SVU fans, you know him. I think sergeant Dodd was his character’s name. I didn’t watch it, but I know of it This holds the record. I watched it 14 times and it is Just like the movie and it’s really fantastic. I loved it Once I hit 12 visits, I made a wall clock So I’ll insert a picture here to show you what that looked like You can see I had a little bit of fun with my then 12 visits what ultimately ended up as 14 visits Unfortunately, they closed earlier than we would have loved but it was a fantastic summer for me. So that is “Come From Away” and Groundhog Day. Now as you can see You’ll notice that these two play bills and I’ll show you a different one so you can see the difference These are the yellow bars above the play bills is how they are now that’s pretty normal, but you can see here These are colored That is because these were the play bills that were giving out during the month of June Which is Pride Month. If Pride is not your thing, don’t come to New York in June. We love Pride and as Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton said “love is love is love is love is love” So, please love everyone Don’t hate we have too much hate in this world But what they do in the month of June is that they have these versions of the play bills This is last year’s version. You can see there are More complete bars this year. They changed it a little to have this transition. I Don’t really like these this is much better for me. And I’ve got a little project coming up with it So hopefully cross your fingers it works. We’ll see what happens Coming up. Okay. That’s the play bills now. Let’s get stitching I’ve been watching floss tube for more than a year I believe my first video was McKenna. I think I was searching for something about Attic needlework and I came upon her flosstubes And then it went downhill from there because I’m addicted and I watch it a lot a lot a lot I had the same favourites you all have So I’m very glad to be able to do that and I was lucky enough to be able to get in early and able to attend stitchcon 2018, which was fantastic Barbara, Pam, Steph, Nicole You ladies did an amazing job. It was so much fun. I can’t wait for next year when it’s gonna be double the size. Which is gonna be crazy crazy. I went in knowing nobody Not one person Which was fantastic because I had two roommates Who are lovely lovely ladies who are my new friends. So that’s the nice thing about flosstube and about stitchers in general. I think everybody just really wants to Get to know you to be nice and of course We want to share our love of stitching. I was able to room with Mary and with Lorraine, you know her as RagsToStitchesUSA So that was fantastic and we had a couple of drawings during the show. During the Convention and I was lucky enough to win one of the baskets that was made by stitchers Haven From Alabama And it was a beautiful basket, which did make it home, ladies. I went only with a carry-on so I was very limited in my space and I was crossing my fingers. I would be able to fit and not have it break, but it did make it It’s right behind me. In a future episode, I’ll go through whatever’s in that basket But the basket itself had a ton a ton of goodies including this beautiful project bag With little bees, which is I think pretty much the theme of this year. All bees. It’s beautifully sewn and quilted all the edges are finished. So thank you so much ladies! A ton of small patterns Lizzie Kates, some fabrics, Some needles, some beading stuff and I’ll post pictures on Instagram Just so you can see everything in a little bit more detail and get more information on those which was fantastic also included was this super cute little postcard Pattern I’ll keep it away so you don’t see too much But I believe they’re free. If not, I will jot it down But anyways, um, so this was great and then Lorraine gifted me this gorgeous Little needle minder, which is a camper that goes perfectly with the pattern. Yay! So I will definitely stitch that up Thank you so much Lorraine. You and Mary were fantastic roommates Can’t wait to see you guys next year, which is gonna be fantastic Okay and during Stitchcon we also had a smalls exchange. I think Pam and Steph were pleasantly surprised with the participation rate. We had a lot of people Participate and you can see in their video. You can see better pictures of what that looked like. It was fantastic And I was able to get Vicky Kuhn’s Smalls, which is so cute and inside of this
there was a Hershey’s chocolate bar Which as you can imagine is no longer part of this world. So thank you so much Vicki It is so cute and I’ll be able to bring it back for Christmas and put another little treat to go into it So, thank you very much The next thing I wanted to show you was my very small Needle minder collection. I as I mentioned I live here in New York City in a very small apartment And I’m not exaggerating Believe me when I tell you my apartment is quaint It is quaint. I think some of you have 2-car garages that are bigger than my apartment And I’m not kidding. I really am but location is everything location location location and I’m 15 minutes away from Times Square. I’m 40 minutes away from downtown So it’s really really convenient I love it here and to be honest when you live in New York City, you don’t spend that much time at home when you go Hang out with friends you go to a restaurant or somewhere else You go to a movie to a theater to a park something like that. So you spend a lot of time outside. So anyways my needle minder collection is managed here and If you think this looks heavy, yes, it’s heavy. It’s actually steel. I took a a Welding class here in Brooklyn down in Brooklyn, you know, I like to do those kinds of things I’m not married. You don’t have kids don’t have pets So I have a lot of time too that I can choose to do stuff So I took this class, you know what it was interesting Don’t think I’d get into it just because I don’t have a space. It’s very heavy and But anyway, it’s fantastic because it’s metallic So all of my needle minders stick to it and let’s see if we can get some better angles here this was a giveaway from stitcherista and Tom Turkey I call him This next one these round ones. I’ve made myself. I actually have the tool to make them and this was a a drawing or painting that was part of the An art exhibition in Port Authority where the bus terminal is This one is part of Wynwood Walls down in miami if you guys get the chance go to it. It’s fantastic and what they’ve done is they’ve Kind of an sort of like an alleyway but more of a pathway and they have spray-painted all the walls By different artists so you and they changed often But it’s really a fantastic thing. I then also made these Broadwaystitcher, right?. I love my shows. So these are First and second editions as I was trying to figure things out, so they’re not the greatest The real ones are in other projects or they were given out to friends then we have Be Kind. Broadway pin so this is Hamilton Alexander Alexander Hamilton, we have King George on the way and your oven Hansen for any of you that are fans this I bought from 123stitch another first time and This I forget who it was. I’m so sorry if I can find it I will let you know but these are my needle miners I’m not much of a needleminder person I do stitch in hand most of the time And so these bog down your work, but they’re nice to have you know If I put something in a scroll frame or a bigger Holder, then I will go ahead and do that But to be honest, and I don’t know about you, but I end up Just sticking my needle in the fabric and be done with it. I’m also a thread licker so sorry, not sorry As it is Hi, alright, so let’s get started with wips and Sorry for the difference in what I look like in the coloring as I was putting all my little video clips together I realized that I did not record my wips section. Ah So there were three items. I just wanted to show you and none of them got recorded So here we are again later much later at night So let’s try this one more time. Okay, so I am a serial starter. I will admit… hi. My name is Carmen I’m a serial starter. I Love to start new projects more than I finish that is true. But you know if the process is is Fantastic, it’s so enjoyable to have a project that you’re working on. I just like it So I’m it doesn’t bother me that I have many many wips Similar here. I’ll go through those eventually So let’s get started. The first one is a little needle book by Romy’s creations called “By the Ocean”. It’s some little fish – “Red fish blue fish one fish two fish” or I may have that backwards for all you Dr. Seuss Aficionados and it’s actually two pieces. It’s a needle book. So the parts that I oh that I have finished are the borders and you Can see here the borders This is the inside and all that I need to add is a piece of felt on each of these ends And then that’s done, which is great This piece is where all the fish go. So, that’s what I’ll be working on next and That should be pretty quick. So I should have it done maybe by the end of the month But I’m working on another project that it’s really really what I want to finish But anyways, if I get these done definitely will post and let you guys know The second project which is what I’ve been really focusing on this month Because I really want to catch up. It’s such a pretty project but it’s humongous. It’s really complicated Well not complicated just dense dense stitching this is And let’s pull this back here a little bit This is the collaboration between long dog samplers and sew-and-so UK They’re doing a monthly mystery SAL and We are about we’re six months in so everything you see on the screen should be filled in and The reason why the fabric is just moving around is that I have a fan in the room Because it is the seven gates of Hell, like I mentioned have opened up It is hot as all get-out here I needed a fan because the air… if I had the air conditioner on you would not be able to hear me so anyways We are part 6 So everything you see on the screen from the borders in? Should be filled in so I have I’m almost done with July which is this section here There’s two pieces down at the bottom and then I’ll start going back and filling in Rest of them, but I’m really enjoying it I think part of the reason that it’s taking so long is I’m doing it on a 40 count 1 over 2 with this is a DMC if you can believe it or not, it’s one of the DMC variegated colors It’s DMC 111 Loving loving loving. It’s there you go. That’s a better better visual of the Navy 40 count Newcastle from Zweigart. So having a lot of fun with that And then another SAL that I’m in because I think 2018 is the year of the SAL for me I’m doing three – two active and one not so much if I can put this the right way? Ingleside Imaginarium’s Guardians of Notre Dame. oh and there you go. That’s a better picture. I love love love love this and I Usually lose interests in projects after a while, but this one is has just been so much fun And let’s see if I can get close up. Here you go. That’s pretty good That’s pretty good. Yeah Right. Now this was the last one. This was July right here this green and I’m actually naming them as we go. I can’t remember the names right now The last one is G so that that is actually Goran. Any of you are ER fans remember the Croatian doctor doctor G? I forget his name his character in the show. But that’s G. I already have the name for August yeah, it’s a perfect fit! go follow me on Instagram and you can see it on August 1st because The parts come out the first of the month and I love this so much That’s what I stitch on the first of the month. So Definitely. This will get done August 1st. It’ll be another pink one a shell pink so it will match Sybil. I only have one pink so I remember her name. Sybil because she is from Downton Abbey and And then Branson was this blue one because they’re talking to each other and of course, you know in Downton Abbey You know what happens 🙂 Okay, so that’s the other one and I love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. Love it. So as I be more videos. We’ll talk more in different wips. So there we go And even though it’s mentioned that I am a serial starter. I do finish some things So now let’s take a look at a few of those. I have a lot So I’ll just throw in a little bit each time We see each other that way you can get a better idea of some of my things everything that’s on the wall I’ll go over next time just so I can get better angles Colors and whatnot so you can better appreciate them but to show you a few things One of my most recent finishes and it’s so cute. Oops, so so cute is The Strand is a bookstore very famous bookstore here. It’s been around forever And they have carts outside of heavily discounted books some of them are $1.00 $3 or $5, I believe and what not, but @Junebuganddarlin with no G at the end Came up with this kit. This kit is only available in-store At the Strand bookstore, but you can call and they will have you pay for it and they will ship it to you the kit includes everything you see here and With nice finishing felt for the back and their stuff in the between the inside Fabric the floss the hoop. Everything’s included. The only thing that’s not included is the color of the hoop. I painted that myself Just to give it a little bit more dimension. That kind of just bare wood was really just kind of blending into the Wall, so it doesn’t wasn’t doing anything for me So this was done really it was fun. It was quick and easy It’s on 14-ount aida, which I don’t usually stitch on I’m more of a high count girl, but you know what? It’s part of the kit. So I went with it then in the store. They also have the matching pin. It’s actually a push pin pin but I Dremeled that sucker down and made it into a needle minder. So here you go. You see the back little Magnet there and it fits perfect cuz because the hoop top has a little bit of metal so it just sticks right on and This hangs right behind me. So next time you see me you may or may not see it depending on what part of the screen and one Next up is a little scissor fob that I made These are two Parts of a Prairie Schooler set of mini motifs. I’ll put it in the comments to tell you which book that was from And any all the white that you see here is glow-in-the-dark So it’s really cute that you can see them going to dark and I’ll try to insert a picture of that if not on my Instagram you can see that and It attaches with a little hook. I love these scissors. They’re so cute. And I did hook it with a little pin, so if I ever want to change the scissors or I want to remove them I can do that and on the inside I Just have two little pieces of felt with some web fabric that I had in my stash Summer ABCs, I believe from lizzie Kate. I Had the kit so it had the little watermelon Pin and then I just finished it put a couple of pins with buttons on the side really cute. Nice. Nice nice and then This is the Halloween biscornu from Lakeside needlecrafts. if you go if you join their Facebook group, they have this as a free pattern so These are not the original colors I copied Somebody’s colors from the group in that I did a orange and a green and the white and the purple So it’s a little hard to tell but there are purple beads there at the scene And all the white is glow-in-the-dark and again have pictures on Instagram Probably on @ionlytheatreonydays because i had that account back then But maybe I’ll just repost so that everyone knew you can see them. So super cute really fun easy Straightforward stitch. This is the back not as elaborate as you can see from the front, but it’s fun Then I was able to go to Cathy Habberman’s class. one of Cathy Habberman’s classes in Pennsylvania I had to drive so And we made a sets. So we made a strawberry. This is my first strawberry ever loved it so cute We did the pre stitching and then during the class we finished them up with the felt and then these are scissors I had so I attached those scissors and Then this cute cute little pillow the winter woods The winter woods are filled with snow, I sit and stitch by the fires glow So it was beautiful and Cathy is just then one of the nicest people ever and Learn some new techniques for finishing in the back with the secret snowflake and I won’t tell you what that is You’ll have to go to one of Kathy’s classes But really really enjoyed this I added some beads for the for some of these snowflakes just to give it a little more bling And I’ll mention if you are thinking about going to a class or a retreat do it if you’ve never been there fantastic I’ve been stitching for a while I started sometime in the 90s on and off but now in these past few years I’ve been much more active, but you know what every time I go to a class. I learned something new Whether it’s a new technique a new accessory and you tool Something new or I’m able to pass on something that I learned on to somebody else. So it’s really fun and You know what? There’s always something new out there. You can’t keep up with it 24/7 So I really and you know what the people are amazing Just being able to go someplace where you can talk stitching all day long and no one sees you as crazy Just makes it all worthwhile. Am I in my book? So anyway, so those are the things The last two things I’m gonna show you Give me just one minute and I’m back. The reason I needed that short break. I had to get this set up Because they’re in boxes. So let me give you a little backstory. I left home. I left my parents. I was in 2002 and I moved to Arizona So I’ve lived in four places my entire life Nicaragua where I was born. Miami where I grew up. Arizona I spent 12 years there and then New York City, so I haven’t traveled very often I mean moved often I have traveled now. But I haven’t moved so when I left my parents house I said, you know what net every year for Christmas I’m gonna stitch a Christmas ornament cross-stitch ornament for the most part And the first year I started I made a star for the tree topper Right, and I’ve done so every year so I’ll have a Christmas in July Which will really be in August because we’re almost at the end of July To show you all of those at fifteen or sixteen. I forget how many now but each year I make one and I try to do it Something that’s going on or something happening in my life So the the two that I’m going to show you our two life events. The first one is when I to New York City and I saw I found satsuma streets pretty little New York from her pretty little cities series I fell in love and I knew I had to do it so this was my ornament for my ornament a little big ornament for 2014 when I moved here to New York And Here’s a little closer. It is 25 count. So it’s one over one but the best part about this is That look at that. Ah, I love it. Uh, I knew that it when I moved here I needed to bling Whatever I did for New York. I had to bling it out, right? So I added I actually created this frame believe it or not in my teeny tiny apartment Which is which was smaller than the one I’m in now but I did I made the frame I It’s got multiple layers The lights attached here, which is great because I can take the batteries out when I’m not using it and I can adjust the lights It can go full on or it can blink like Broadway lights. Ah, isn’t that fantastic? Turn off the lights and then store it for till next Christmas and the way I store it is I created its own little personal box and It stores right in there and it keeps it nice and safe. It doesn’t get squished. It doesn’t get dirty And I take it out each winter or each Christmas So if you’re eight if you want more information about this how I made this frame Let me know and I’ll make a video on it The next one I did is probably the one that took me the longest. Well, it did take me the longest But it’s the most complex one I’ve ever made And this in 2007 I bought a house in Arizona and that was my first house So to commemorate I wanted a ornament that was house and I didn’t want a flat ornament I wanted something dimensional. So I waited a few years to find a house so a 3d house in cross-stitch and Boy did I find a house this beautiful house is Victoria samplers gingerbread cottage from there gingerbread village series It’s beautiful I love it Love love love it. It is super detailed and the roof comes off. It’s not falling off. Its it does come off And the top comes off as well, but I actually tacked it down so that I could hang it and have it free-floating like this and also on the bottom I Wrote, I stitched m”y first home 2007″. Yay! So this is one by far one of my favorites Next time I will show you my absolute favorite favorite favorite project I’ve ever done but as you can see Gingerbread snowman Gorgeous beading. I added some lace trimming to give it a little Nordic look Tons and tons of beads. There’s so much fun a little hard anger. It’s not that bad and I also so I finished this one in time to go see to go to another retreat this time with the attack a Victoria sampler who designed this gingerbread cottage and I started the Retreat house that has now since been released But I will finish it. All the stitching is done. I just have to put it all together, which is Yeah, it’s challenging but it’s worth it and the finished item just looks so cute. Cute cute cute and This one is stored in a big box. This sucker is not getting dirty. It’s not getting squashed I put in some Covered Cardboard there to protect it covered it with fabric put a little topper on it. So it’s really well protected This suckers not getting dirty So, yeah, so thank you so much. Those are the projects I want to show I don’t want to too long I hope you liked it if you Want to see any on locations remember put a comment down there? And let me know where you’d like me to go or if you have any shows that you’re curious about That you’d like me to give you some info on let me know follow me on Instagram. I am a Broadway stitcher or My other handle which is more for theater. I only theater on why the letter y days So see you next time. Bye

45 Comments

  • aimeebaruch

    July 25, 2018

    Awesome first video, Carmen! You’re a natural! I especially loved seeing your finishes- that gingerbread house was even more amazing than you described! And that frame for Pretty Little NY, genius!!!

    Since you mentioned Downton Abbey, have you been to the exhibition that’s in NYC right now? I’m hoping to make it down there before it closes in early September.

    As I said, great start to your channel and I can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store. Looking forward to our meetup @ Deer Hill in the fall!

    Happy stitching & stay cool!

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  • Buckeye Stitcher

    July 25, 2018

    YAY you did it–you did a great job!! I'm so excited to hear about your life in NYC, its my favorite place to visit! My favorite museum is the Morgan Library and Museum…also take me to Trinity Church, I was there once but didn't "get it" about all the important people who were buried there. I agree, the Public Library is beautiful. I enjoyed all the stitching you showed and I'm glad I got to "see" you again!

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  • lisa1968

    July 25, 2018

    I loved your video and can't wait to see more. I would love to see anything in NYC. Especially daily things. Like,doesn't it take hours to get anywhere? And isn't driving horrible? How do deal w/ things like getting groceries? Do you take a cab or lug it all home by hand? New yorkers are usually depicted as very rude. Obviously, I know that's not the case with everyone. I've never been to New York so look forward to anything you share. Your stitching is great.

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  • Laura Ellis

    July 26, 2018

    Welcome to Flosstube! I would love to see The Strand bookstore.

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  • D Sun

    July 26, 2018

    You did a great job! So good to see you again. Love the FFO show and tell; you are so creative! The marquee lights are perfect!
    Dina

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  • Regina Thompson

    July 26, 2018

    Carmen great video! So nice to see you, love the New York ornament and the house! I have followed your Instagram now floss tube, so glad we met at stitch-con! iBook forward to more😊

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  • Gayle Gerkey

    July 26, 2018

    So nice to see your first video. Loved it!

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  • Jemma - Dreaming in Aida

    July 27, 2018

    Welcome to this crazy community! I am jealous that you can go to a Broadway show whenever you can!

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  • Bird Sticher Colorado

    July 27, 2018

    Welcome to Flosstube! I have three videos up and am new also! Great job 😊

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  • Grace Andres

    July 28, 2018

    I have visited New York only twice and found the people I met to be very welcoming. My secret dream when I was younger was to have an apartment there and go to shows so I was engaged in your video from the beginning. Your Satsuma New York is perfect with the bling! I hope you get a lot of views because your first floss tube is awesome!

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  • Laurie Raisley

    July 29, 2018

    Wow, your Satsuma finish is over the top, of course a how to video would be great.l’m impressed that you took a welding class just because, I think that’s great! Never know when it might come in handy. I’ll go with you any where in the city you wanna take us.

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  • Annette VanMeerten

    July 29, 2018

    Enjoyed your video. Loved the gingerbread house. Show us Washington Squre.

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  • Rosemary Sayers

    July 29, 2018

    This first video was wonderful. You are great to listen to and your pieces are gorgeous. Pretty Little New York and its frame are amazing and as soon as I finish this comment I am ordering The Gingerbread House. I only hope I can finish it half as well as you did. Seeing any of the New York sights would be fun. Thanks again. This was great and I am looking forward to many more videos.

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  • Melissa Eggleston

    July 29, 2018

    Hi Carmen! You don't do anything small, I love it! That Broadway lights frame is over the top and perfect 😍😍 I am going to NYC for my 35th birthday (2019, that happened fast haha!) and would love to hear about all the things! So good to see you again! I wish I would have had more time to talk during stitch-con 🙂

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  • Once Upon A Stitch

    July 29, 2018

    Hi Carmen! Welcome to flosstube. I so enjoyed your video but loved, loved, loved all that you shared today. I grew up in the Bronx and live in New Jersey now. I want to see everything that you can share with us, how you made that NY frame, WIPs, finishes. I would love to learn how to get less expensive seats for something like Wicked it Book of Mormon. I look forward to your next video. I hope you come visit me at Once Upon A Stitch. Happy stitching! Lori

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  • Dovie Crofutt

    July 29, 2018

    Congrats, Lady! I'd be thrilled to tour where ever you take us, your love of NYC will be awesome to share.

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  • The Silver Scissor

    July 30, 2018

    I love to stitch and also love Broadway! I live in Utah and Dear Evan Hansen and Finding Neverland are both coming next year. I’ve got to go! I also love to perform and be in local shows here. I’ve been doing two or three a year, but I need to slow down as my kids are getting older. Your stitching is beautiful. Can’t wait to watch more videos!

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  • To Dye House

    July 30, 2018

    Well we're kindred spirits! I found you through Nicole. I also love cross stitch and theater! How lucky are you to live in the city! While I live an hour outside of the city (in NJ) I don't get to the theater often enough. I'd love to see you do an on location from The Cloisters. I'm still trying to get there. A friend of mine, who also loves theater, said that Come From Away was the best show he's seen this year. I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make a lighted frame! What a great finish! Great first video! Kathy

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  • AVMM

    July 31, 2018

    Enjoyed your video and your projects! The gingerbread house is so cute and your frame, stitching to celebrate life if NYC is fun. Do you find many cross-stitch projects or LNS in NYC? Hope to see you on your next video.

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  • Barbi J

    July 31, 2018

    So nice to meet you.  I was watching Nicole's video today and she mentioned you, so I hopped right on over.  Your two Christmas ornaments have knocked my socks off!!!!  I can hardly wait to see the rest of them.  I am a Christmas ornament fanatic.  I love stitching them and have a dedicated tree for them as well.  Looking forward to see more from you!

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  • Gisela Suski

    July 31, 2018

    Welcome I am an ex queens lady, long island lady and live in the midwest. Love Broadway and know music from so many shows. I go to the West End also.

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  • Carol Courtney

    August 1, 2018

    Enjoyed your first video. Lovely stitchy pieces. Look forward to more!

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  • and that's all she made

    August 1, 2018

    Hi Carmen! I so very much enjoyed your video, and loved learning a bit about the theater. OMGosh, I soooo love that they have the rainbow on the playbills for June! Your piece from your welding class is fantastic–absolutely the coolest needle-minder-holder I've ever seen! LOL–I'm totally a thread licker too, and I'm never going to change. I really might have to order that Strand Books kit–my favorite bookstore! And your Halloween scissor fob and your biscornu–so freaking cute! But the best, best, best is your Pretty Little New York! Seriously, you are so amazing creative! Okay, off to find you on Instagram. 🙂

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  • Hanging by a Thread

    August 3, 2018

    Great video!! Loved it all!

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  • Kansas City Girl in a Colorado World

    August 5, 2018

    I’m so glad you’ve started Flosstube! I love your Instagram and LOVE Broadway musicals and NYC. I’m totally jealous of how many shows you see!

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  • Church Mouse Stitches

    August 7, 2018

    Hi Carmen! I am very happy to have found your channel. Your stitching is stunning. I adore the gingerbread house. I am looking forward to all of the interesting places you will take us along with you in NYC. Hope you are back soon. Take care….Crystal.

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  • Karen Davis-Macon

    August 7, 2018

    Hi Carmen…so glad to see that you took the plunge to making videos. (I rode with you to the airport at StitchCon). Can't wait to see you again in 2019!! I would love to see Grand Central Station and The Village. I LOVE the tree neeedleminder. (UNIQUE)!! I will be looking forward to seeing you again Carmen!! HAPPY STITCHING TODAY AND EVERYDAY!!

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  • Joanna Quintero

    August 10, 2018

    Hola! Me encanto tu primer video. Supe de ti por Lori de Once Upon a Stitch. Soy Venezolana y vivo en Texas desde hace 6 anos. Naci en New York pero mis padres regresaron a Caracas cuando yo tenia tan solo dos anos, y aunque no lo creas no conozco NY. Sueno con ir para alla algun dia y de seguro te contactare. Me encanta tu estilo de videos, y la parte de Broadway me transporta. Yo acabo de terminar NY de Country Cottage Needleworks, si gustas puedes verlo en mi Instagram @methestitcher. A ver si un dia de estos me animo a hacer un flosstube, aunque mi acento es terrible jajaja.
    Ah y 24/7 es poco para todo lo que quisiera estar bordando, actualmente bordo 1-2 horas diarias que no es nada, pero algo es algo.

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  • Stitching Haven

    August 17, 2018

    Just discovered your channel! I love stitching and I love Broadway! My lifelong dream has been to get to New York City and see a broadway show! I haven't made it yet, though. I loved this video and seeing all of your Broadway playbills and things. Your stitching finishes are beautiful! I just paid my registration to Stitch Con! I have never been to any stitching event and am so excited! I hope to possibly meet you there!

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  • Big Apple Stitching

    August 17, 2018

    How have I just found your channel?!! I’m in Brooklyn! Location suggestion: greenwood cemetery. In my neighborhood and I’m obsessed with it’s history and their walking tours. Also, Coney Island. Because, Coney Island. Thanks for the tips! Ive never tried the standing room tickets! We’re seeing come from away in September and I’m soooo excited. Welcome to flosstube! This was a great first video and I can’t wait to watch the rest!

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  • Diane Erdmann

    August 21, 2018

    I love you!! I too love Broadway and stitching! I just found you and will now watch ALL of your videos to catch up!

    My daughter made her Broadway debut last July 2017 in WICKED. So I’ve been to NYC a few times this last year!! At Christmas we tried to see Come From Away but the tickets were still very expensive so it didn’t happen ……but we will be seeing the tour of it is Seattle in October! I can’t wait! My daughter was in the National tour of WICKED for a year and a half. Then she moved to NYC when she was offered that. So I have seen WICKED many times!! I love it! Our family knows many of the performers in the shows due to our daughter and love following them on social media! Our daughter, Kelli Erdmann, was in the ensemble. She was on a dancer track so whenever there was a big dance number she was front and center. Anyways…… sorry to share so much! I’m just very proud of her. She left the show July 15 this year and moved to LA. She got married Aug 4th and her husband started law school last week. It’s been a crazy few weeks!!

    Your stitching is beautiful! I can’t wait to see more of it and hear all about your experiences with Broadway and New York City. Thanks so much for sharing and letting me ramble too. Lol

    Diane from Seattle

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  • PrimThePurpleFibroCrow

    August 23, 2018

    I just found you thanks to a shout out from Michelle, Bendy Stitchy! I love you and your videos already!!! As a teenager, it was a dream of mine to live in NYC. My Mom and I went for a 3 day visit for my 16th birthday. So, yes, please, take me around the city. Central Park, Grand Central Station, down in the subway, to the library, Times Square, some eclectic shop down an alley…just take me along!! -Sabine

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  • Jeremy Leiferman

    August 23, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your video! Total theater junkie here too! I love your Playbill needleminders! And I love the pride Playbills too! ❤🧡💛💚💙💜 I'm looking forward to watching more of your videos. 😁

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  • CripChicks Crypt

    August 26, 2018

    ❤️ your first vid ❤️

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  • Tania Kleckner

    August 27, 2018

    Hello! I am also in NYC – in Brooklyn! Fun to know there are other NYC stitchers and Flosstubers. Love your channel and that you take advantage of so much the city has to offer. Fun fact – my son took the same welding class you did and we have the very same welded cube. I like how you're using it. We haven't figured out a use for it as yet. It is really cool though. I am also on Flosstube – look for Zen Stitcher. Looking forward to watching more of your videos.

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  • thesilverstitcher

    August 27, 2018

    Hey there from Georgia! Glad I found your videos & looking forward to seeing more!

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  • StitchNButton

    August 28, 2018

    Hi! Welcome to FT! Pam and Steph sent me over. I also love theater but haven't gotten to sit through a lot of them. My mom is a retired wardrobe mistress so I've spent a lot of time back stage in Philly theaters 🙂 Great projects and love that Gingerbread house!

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  • Long Dawg Stitcher

    August 28, 2018

    Carmen! So happy to have found you. You are ADORABLE. Pam and Steph sent me over here and I’m so happy to see you all your stitching.

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  • Bonnie Wesley

    August 28, 2018

    Such beautiful projects! I'm super impressed with your protective boxes you made for your projects! Also, I'm going to love your tales of NY City! I am watching you thanks to the shout out from Pam and Stephanie. I am not a Floss Tuber, but I share some of my stitching and my life on my Instagram posts under the same name"Floss Tube Addict".

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  • PlanKnitStitch

    August 29, 2018

    Pam and Steph sent me over and I'm so glad. 😊 I love your clever finishes, especially the lighted NYC! So cute! The pattern is wonderful, too. I love the colors. I will be catching up on the rest of your videos this week for sure. Find me on IG @PlanKnitStitch.

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  • Lake Erie Stitcher Laurie Turner

    August 30, 2018

    Hi Carmen! Pam and Steph gave you a shout out so I’m dropping by to watch your videos. Your channel plans sound amazing and I’m happy to hear you’ll be featuring New York sites. Would love to see ground zero, the main library and most of all Statue of Liberty!

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  • Maggie Miranda

    September 5, 2018

    Hello! I found your channel while looking for some diy ideas for theatre tree ornaments, I'm hoping that will be my Christmas tree theme this year. I enjoyed your playbill collection segment so much, I stuck around until the end of the video. Though I am a scrapbooker myself, I nonetheless admired your beautiful stitch work. That gingerbread house was incredible! It's always a pleasure to find people who share your love for theatre and crafting. Tfs!

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  • Amber - The Introverted Stitcher

    September 12, 2018

    Loved your wips! And those glow in the dark projects!!! Swoon…. Great first video and I’m actually binge watching you now, so you’ll probably be bombarded with comments from me! 😂

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  • YanyStitcher

    November 7, 2018

    Hola preciosa!! Acabo de encontrar tu canal 🙈🙈 Punto de Cruz y Teatro Musical!!! Creo que morí y llegué al cielo 😂Ahora a ver todos tus videos y ponerme al día, te mando un abrazo y espera comentarios aquí y allá 😘😘

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  • Mary Warman

    November 18, 2018

    Just found your channel and throughly enjoyed the first video! Your projects and finishing are amazing. Can’t wait to view the rest!

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