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Gridding, Hoops and Frames, Oh MY!

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     Counted Cross Stitch!  Who knew there were so many ways to begin!  What fabric, what hoop, how big, do I grid?  So many decisions.       I love to grid!  No, that's not right.  I love to cross stitch on gridded fabric.  So how do I grid?  My way is a bit controversial.  I use a pen called a Frixion ball Clicker by Pilot.  They come in many colors and roll on easily.    I'll try to link it. (forgive my fumbling, new at this) I've used it for years, since I first heard of it about 10 years ago and it has worked great!  The controversy? This pen is erasable on fabric by ironing it.  It just disappears.  The problem?  When the fabric gets cold, the ink reappears.       Let me say, I have never had it reappear.  The only time I had a problem was when I made an apron pattern and drew out all the extra lines and directions with my purple Frixion pen.  When I went to reuse the pattern, the paper was wrinkled so I ironed it out to lay on my fabric.  Ooops.  The writing and mar