Threadwork Challenge
Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-02 4:23 PM (#53474)
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Threadwork Challenge
Co-Hostesses: Jeri and Gerda

Guidelines

1: Thread has to be the main element. Your project can be hand or machine stitched, embroidery, sashiko, redwork, whole cloth quilting, counted cross-stitch, thread painting, embroidery squares set into a quilt, etc, so long as the thread work is the showpiece. (Knitting, crochet, and tatting are not included.

2: Projects may be started for the challenge, or be UFO’s, but we request you do not enter a project you have previously completed. The point of this challenge is to get our creative juices, and abilities, flowing.

3: Signups will be taken through January 15th, 2011, and the challenge will take place during January and February. The deadline for picture uploads will be midnight CST March 15th, 2011. All participants who enter a completed piece will be entered into a drawing with a prize provided by the Quilt and Needle.

4: Each participant should post a picture of their pattern and materials they are starting with at the beginning of the challenge. It doesn’t have to be exact, some of us add along as we go, but post what you have.

5: Pictures of in progress work are welcome to be posted, but only completed pieces will be entered into the drawing. (The threadwork should be done, but the whole project does not have to be done. For example, if you are doing thread painting on a quilt , that should be done, but having it quilted and bound is not necessary.)

6: Have fun and be creative!

From Jess: We will start a poll at the end of the challenge, and invite all of our newsletter subscribers and facebook followers to cast a vote. If we have at least ten participants, the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Q&N store. 2nd place will receive a $25 gift certificate. We need at least ten participants girls! Who's in?

Signups:
1. Jess (maybe)
2. Gerda
3.  Cindy
4. Jeri
5. Sue
6. Sally
7. Dana
8. Sharon
9.  Denise
10. Milica
11. Rhonda

 



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Jess
Posted 2010-12-02 5:34 PM (#53478 - in reply to #53474)
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If I am caught up by the end of the year, I would love to participate. I have the perfect project that I would love to make! Mine would be thread-painting.

I bet there are some cross-stitchers out there with some ideas for this!

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Gerda
Posted 2010-12-02 5:46 PM (#53481 - in reply to #53474)
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Well, obviously I'M in! as co-hostess, I must! I have a project picked out, too - Gail Pan's free stitchery series from last year - Christmas-y.
This is going to be fun!!! Come on, everyone!!!

Gerda
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Posted 2010-12-02 5:48 PM (#53482 - in reply to #53481)
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May I join in please?

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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-02 5:55 PM (#53484 - in reply to #53474)
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Oh, you enablers. Finally something at Q & N that I can join in. I have the basic idea but the rest will have to speak to me as I go. It will begin as a cross stitch piece. Currently blank Aida and embroidery floss collection. So, pretty please, sign me up. You realize this will delay a lot of my UFOs. Oh well. It will be fun!!!!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-02 5:57 PM (#53486 - in reply to #53474)
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i removed the double post!!! I must be excited.

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Gerda
Posted 2010-12-02 6:33 PM (#53491 - in reply to #53474)
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Yay!!!! Agnes is in!!!! Yippee!!! Agnes, honey, just look at it as a "break from the usual" - that's always a good thing, crafty-wise!!!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with this time. :)

Gerda
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-02 8:09 PM (#53496 - in reply to #53474)
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Here's the first question already.
Rule 4 states: Each participant should post a picture of their pattern and materials they are starting with at the beginning of the challenge. It doesn’t have to be exact, some of us add along as we go, but post what you have.
The plan is in my head but I need to pick and choose from at least three different patterns just for my first step. Is it okay as long as I put all three patterns in my "beginning" photo?

Gerda--It is not that much of a break from the usual. It is just a detour on the road of the WIPs or UFOs lists. All patterns have bugged me for a number of years. They're just been quietly waiting for a challenge. Tonight is the first time I entertained the idea of combining. There's quite a stack being put back, totally ignored, once again. The basic idea has really blossomed already.
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Jess
Posted 2010-12-02 8:38 PM (#53499 - in reply to #53496)
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Okay, here is my pattern, if I get caught up in time. Don't anyone be mean!  I know this is a bit artsy for most of you.

This is a painting that my friend made, and I don't know why, but I have always loved it. She says it is not finished, I think all it needs is a bowler hat and it will be finished... not sure why or where to put the bowler hat. Anyway, I will use a plain white or cream fabric in the background, probably applique the green bubbles, then use thread painting to make the forest. The bowler hat will be made of fabric.

I think it reminds me of the second pic I am posting... thus the bowler hat...





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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-02 9:16 PM (#53503 - in reply to #53474)
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I've played with getting a photo of my three patterns and supplies. To do this I decided I needed to get my camera set up with date stamp. That was a side trip in itself. About 10 photos later, I have my photo ready as much for my design process as for posting here.
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Posted 2010-12-02 9:28 PM (#53506 - in reply to #53503)
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oh my jess!!!  your plan sounds very interesting!!  and i do NOT mean that in any sort of snide or derisive manner nothing wrong with "artsy", not at all!  that's what makes everything so interesting - we all have different tastes yet we all can appreciate each other's talents

agnes, so glad you are joining this challenge!

hey, gerda!  GMTA!!!!!  why you ask?  well, just wait til you see my medallion row for the 2011 Row Robin!

jeri, i'm in!  but i got to think about which project i want to do - altho i'm afraid that whichever of my projects i choose would only seem pale in comparison to the other entries anyways, i will post my pic after i make up my mind - i got all month of december to choose right?

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Posted 2010-12-02 9:53 PM (#53512 - in reply to #53506)
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(You can tell that Cindy posted her own name on the list above, since it is in her own shade of purple and has her signature emoticon with tassles. Goober. Don't tell her I said that.)
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Posted 2010-12-02 10:14 PM (#53516 - in reply to #53512)
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(well . . . that IS one of the perks of being an admin . . . but don't tell jess i said that . . . i wouldn't want her to think i am abusing my privileges or anything like that . . . )

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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-02 10:18 PM (#53517 - in reply to #53474)
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Here's my beginning point photo. I am thinking a patchwork quilt idea with Sue as the block. Wording, how many, and so on will evolve as I stitch.



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Jami
Posted 2010-12-02 10:23 PM (#53519 - in reply to #53474)
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Do you have to have done the stitching yourself?

I have a box FULL of cross stitch (kind of dirty...needs a bath) my Momma bought me at an auction. I want to set the cross stitch embroidery into a quilt...somehow.

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Posted 2010-12-03 7:47 AM (#53533 - in reply to #53519)
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jami, i am guessing that jeri nor gerda did not get on the forum last night but hopefullyone of them will give you an answer today! 

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Posted 2010-12-03 10:23 AM (#53543 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm thinking.... ......I'm thinking.... .......I'm thinking.... ......I'm thinking.... ........I'm thinking.... .....(ow! that hurts this early in the morning, LOL)....

I do have some old (oops, I mean vintage) UFO cross stitch projects around here somewhere..... Maybe I could do something with one of those.....

I'll give it a day or two to percolate while i'm finishing the testing on Jess' mystery and string piecing step 3 of my quiltville mystery... and making vegas stars.....

sounds like I need to say NO, but it's so hard to not play!
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Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-03 10:31 AM (#53544 - in reply to #53519)
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Here's the first question already.

The plan is in my head but I need to pick and choose from at least three different patterns just for my first step. Is it okay as long as I put all three patterns in my "beginning" photo?

 

Go ahead and post the three patterns...we are not rules Nazi's, we just want to have some idea.  And it's ok if your plan goes through multiple transformations.  That's the way the creative process works.

 

Jamie, let me talk to Gerda about your question.  I'll get back to you soon.

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Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-03 3:11 PM (#53553 - in reply to #53474)
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Jamie
Gerda and I talked and we both feel that projected should be completed start to finish by the individual stitcher. Your idea sounds great, and please post pics when your done, but I don't think it is appropriate for this challenge. If you would like to do your own threadwork pattern, we'd love to have you :-)
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Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-03 3:14 PM (#53554 - in reply to #53474)
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I will be participating (surprise surprise) and will post pics of my project idea as soon as my new Sashiko book arrives. I will be developing my pattern from that.
This is gonna be sooooo much fun. :-)
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-03 5:32 PM (#53565 - in reply to #53474)
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Jeri--Thanks for the answer. I shall go ahead with that original photo. Thank goodness, you don't require an anticipated finished size. I discovered that the piece of Aida I planned to use had been marked with washable marker. Made this discovery after I pressed the piece. It hit the water and all is well. I fore-go daily showers in winter because of my very dry skin but the skin might get to dry out as that is where my best creative ideas occur and I will need things to speak to me.
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Jami
Posted 2010-12-04 8:13 AM (#53622 - in reply to #53474)
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No problem.

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Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-05 2:00 PM (#53729 - in reply to #53474)
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Only a few days into December and we have over half hte people we need for this challenge. Awesome! Remember, you don't have to have your plan in place till January when the challenge starts, so feel free to sign up even if you don't have all your t's crossed. After all, I don't have mine figured out and I'm a co-hostess!
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Quilt Mama
Posted 2010-12-05 3:06 PM (#53731 - in reply to #53474)
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In #3 :"and the challenge will take place during January and February."
The creative juices are flowing, the fingers are itching plus I like to get things done early and then drive myself crazy waiting for everyone else to get in under the wire.
My question: May I start now or do I have to wait till January? As far as doing the project, it is going to happen whether we get full quota for prizes or not. Winning a prize would be unexpected, just having a challenge thrown at me is enough for me to want to do this.
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Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-05 5:40 PM (#53741 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm fine if you want to start now. Anyone else have any objections?
And we will do the challenge even if there is no prize. The prize is just a nice topper.
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Posted 2010-12-05 6:16 PM (#53744 - in reply to #53474)
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I agree, Jeri (and Agnes) - I know how long counted cross stitch takes to do. Go for it! I'm still trying to decide if I want to do mine the colours the pattern calls for, or to do my favourite redwork - that would mean the difference between using the red fabrics I have as opposed to having to go out and buy greens to go with the reds - and I would prefer to use what I have, though shopping for fabric IS SO MUCH FUN!!!

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Posted 2010-12-05 6:49 PM (#53753 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm not going to join this challenge, as my challenge for the new yar is to get organized... and that may take all year!! However, I do have a cross stitch project started from a few years ago that you may have inspired me to dig out and finish. That will be a challeng in itself...to find this project... may take until the end of January!!

Thanks for getting me challenged,
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Posted 2010-12-05 7:33 PM (#53756 - in reply to #53474)
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Thanks. The time element was my concern as the ideas keep mushrooming for an ever larger project. I am going to be smart, however, and plan my work so that there are natural cut off points. Also, whatever I use for the project has to be on hand and no shopping allowed.

Midge--Hope you find your project and can stitch while you are still motivated.
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Posted 2010-12-07 1:38 PM (#53827 - in reply to #53756)
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Posted 2010-12-07 3:28 PM (#53830 - in reply to #53474)
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Hello ... late last summer I started some hand-work to carry with me to do while waiting around various places and appointments and I have not made much head-way on it and I am not sure if it fits the guidelines so I have to question you, Jeri and Gerda, before deciding to join in this challenge.  

My plan is to make a table topper eventually that will include some cotton piecing and it will be quilted.  The hand work is primarily wool shapes hand-appliqued onto a cotton background with some embroidery stitch embellishiments.  It is not very fancy stitching or in anyway so elaborate as counted cross-stich.  I think I may be able to complete the top in the time frame given if I pick it up a little more often.

Please let me know if you think it might fit the guidelines.  Does the pattern have to be original?  This is not.  Here is what I have assembled for materials so far ... I may substitute other cotton fabrics when I actually do the pieceing ... and I need at least one more green, a darker yellow and a lighter blue and lighter peach wool for the applique ... but this is still very much in the planning process ... I did applique the green leaves and large flower in the center square a couple of months ago ...    ... my first attempt at wool applique ...  

If you do not feel this project fits within your guidelines for the challenge, it is okay ...

Please advise ... :) Pat



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Lenice01
Posted 2010-12-07 5:09 PM (#53834 - in reply to #53474)
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Pat,
My question is this. When you look at the project, will you be looking at the threadwork, or the piecing. If the piecing is what will take precedent, then this probably isn't the right challenge. If the threadwork is what will mostly catch attention, then it will fit here.
Clear as mud? :-)
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Posted 2010-12-07 6:23 PM (#53842 - in reply to #53474)
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Thanks for your reply, Jeri   

Yep ... clear as mud ...  ... lol ...

Is the threadwork "the main element" ... ???? ....   ... maybe not ...   ... but for me it is the important design element that will set this project apart from the traditional pieced quilts that I usually make ... hmmmmmmm ...  if I were to do a redwork project (which would be my other possible choice for this challenge and redwork is listed in the guidelines) ... it would be embroidered blocks which I would frame with pieced borders of cotton fabrics and possibly pieced blocks ... which I would then quilt ... so, to me, this project is comparable ...

.... guess I just do not know ...  ??????????? Pat

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Posted 2010-12-07 6:48 PM (#53843 - in reply to #53842)
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the threadwork itself is the main focus of this challenge. 

ms pat, perhaps if you posted a pic of just your pattern?  with the pic of the pattern's finished outcome?  perhaps that could help jeri & gerda determine the suitability of your project   

either way, i am interested in seeing it when you do get finished!  i admit that i am not a huge fan of wool applique, but that little pattern pic peeking out of the corner of your photo looks nicely done!

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Posted 2010-12-07 9:09 PM (#53851 - in reply to #53474)
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Thanks for your imput, Ms Cindy.  The tabletopper on the photo from the book is actually all cotton.  I am using wool for the flowers because I find it a little easier to hand-applique and I love the soft feel of it.  I am changing it up a bit to make the flowers more "3-D" of sorts I is just an experiment on my part.  It probably really does not fit the guidelines of this challenge so I am going to take the photo out of my earlier post so as not to confuse the issue any further ... sorry if I have "muddied" the waters ...

I shall sit this one out and enjoy the beautiful threadwork that all of you do ... have fun and good luck, everyone ...   Pat

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Posted 2010-12-08 4:58 PM (#53878 - in reply to #53851)
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Ok, if this works, this should be an animated gif of my inspiration pictures. I'm thinking cherry blossoms.
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Posted 2010-12-08 5:13 PM (#53881 - in reply to #53878)
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WHOA!!!!!  that's FAST!!!!
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Posted 2010-12-08 5:27 PM (#53884 - in reply to #53881)
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a discussion of threadwork has started on the BunnyHill's Snowbound BOM thread (scroll down the page to see the beginning of the discussion, then continue to the next page) . . .

i posted what i hope will be a clarification of what threadwork is on that thread but am copying it here just in case it helps anyone else . . . here goes:

think of it like this . . .

with embroidery (this covers "redwork" and counted cross-stitch as well), the design is made using threads (i.e. floss) bringing the emphasis on the threads themselves and not the underlying fabric (i.e. aida cloth, linen, etc.) on which the design is stitched . . .

with applique (whether cotton fabrics or wool fabrics or any other type fabrics) the design is made using pieces of fabric stitched to another piece of fabric using needleturn ("invisible" stitches) or decorative stitches (i.e. blanket stitch, feather stitch, etc.), however, the focus is on the fabric applique pieces not the threads used to stitch down the pieces . . .

i bet that was just clear as mud . . . huh?

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Posted 2010-12-08 7:29 PM (#53890 - in reply to #53474)
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Cindy--That explanation is great and re-enforces my understanding of the subject. I see an applique work challenge in the future.
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Posted 2010-12-09 11:08 AM (#53908 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm thinking....been planning a petroglyph quilt using redwork techniques for the glyphs (using cream on brown or tan 'rocks'), also have a cool quilt idea that's crying for crossstitch or emb. in the centers of blocks.... have to decide but I'll probably join you (2 months, oh my, lots to do......)
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Posted 2010-12-09 5:51 PM (#53920 - in reply to #53878)
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Wow Jeri What a fantastic show!! 

 I love cherry blossom art work, and most things Japanese themed, Laura Ashley has a lovely cherry blossom fabric that I bought a couple of metres of when it was on sale recently, it is beautiful fabric and I am reluctant to cut it up, I'm enjoying just 'having it' if you know what I mean, lovely to look at and lovely to hold

I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide on, I'm still debating on whether to join in with this one, I have  a couple of cross stitch  and stitchery designs that I would like to start, so maybe this challange is just the nudge I need

Sue x

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Posted 2010-12-09 6:50 PM (#53923 - in reply to #53474)
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Sally, we'd love to have you. Sue, look at it this way. Best case you finish and have a wonderful work of art all done. Worst case, you get a good jump on that work of art. And we all have fun with the process!
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Posted 2010-12-09 8:39 PM (#53925 - in reply to #53474)
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Sally, Sue and other fence sitters--Join us. I agree with Jeri and that is how I am looking at my project. I am glad the ways the ideas are flowing that I choose the smaller of the two pieces I was debating on. There is a possibility that I might finish this size but bigger would have been impossible. Yes, I'm having some stitching time daily.
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Posted 2010-12-10 10:37 AM (#53931 - in reply to #53474)
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Okay ladies here is an odd question.......

Does it have to be a quilt we make as a finish project? My idea is a soft scultpture doll, like they do in the Hoffman challenges @ Houston. This is another of my favourite things to do. I have a pattern lots of quilting fabrics, trims, and various stitches worked into the piece. I can included sections that are crosstitched>

I have the perfect theme and thought..... so let me know.

Hugs and stitches

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Posted 2010-12-10 11:17 AM (#53935 - in reply to #53931)
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debbieann, the type of project itself is not the focus of this challenge - the threadwork itself is the focus.  do you have a pic of your doll pattern that you can post so jeri and gerda can let you know?

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Posted 2010-12-10 1:12 PM (#53945 - in reply to #53935)
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Debbie Ann,
A picture of what your thinking of or more description would be most helpful. Feel free to PM if you'd be more comfortable.


On a different note, I found the centerpiece of my Sashiko. This Geisha will be surrounded by cherry blossoms.

 

 

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Posted 2010-12-15 12:49 PM (#54081 - in reply to #53925)
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I've talked and thought myself silly on this one, but have now decided - count me in! I'm not sure what I'll do yet, but like I said before, I have a couple I can start or (shock/horror) finish! !! and I can't wait to see everybody's projects. The ideas posted so far look really interesting.

The only hiccup I can see is posting photos, when I tried to post a photo of my Christmas ornies they were refused, something to do with size or bites or something, can't remember the actual jargon  but Jack (our youngest computer whizz) is home for the holidays now and has promised to help with that one, so fingers crossed I will have all sorted out by January.

Sue



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Posted 2010-12-15 1:10 PM (#54082 - in reply to #53474)
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Sue, I'm glad you're joining us!
And any problems with posting - well, Cindy and Dorian are always happy to help - just send it to them in an e-mail, and they will post it/them for you.

I'll try to find the tutorial Jess put up earlier this year - up until then I couldn't post either! Now I can - pics have to be under 200kb.

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Posted 2010-12-15 1:18 PM (#54084 - in reply to #53474)
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Sue, on the main forum page with the general listings, under the first category General Discussion, you'll see Forum Help and Guidelines - click on that and the first listing you'll see is Resizing Pictures with Microsoft Office (Picture Manager)

http://www.thequiltandneedle.com/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=...

Will this work for you? Do you have that? I have Microsoft Office Word 2007 and it works for me.

I hope that helps.
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Posted 2010-12-15 4:56 PM (#54088 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda--I've got an older Windows program and can't figure it out with Jess's tute, probably because it seems I don't have the program. Also to post for me they have to be under 100 kb. To get around that I email the photos with Outlook (or whatever it's called) to myself with the downsizing on and I'm always fine.
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Posted 2010-12-15 5:17 PM (#54089 - in reply to #53474)
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Welcome aboard Sue. I'm sure we'll get the picture thing figured out somehow.
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Posted 2010-12-15 6:08 PM (#54091 - in reply to #53474)
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Hi ladies -

Just an idea: Sometimes the hostess of challenges agrees to receive pics by email to resize and post for those who have trouble posting online. Cindy and I have our plates full, but perhaps Jeri or Gerda can help with this for Sue?

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Posted 2010-12-15 6:11 PM (#54092 - in reply to #53474)
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I'd be willing to give it a go - not sure how successful I'll be, but hey, you never know!

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Posted 2010-12-15 6:29 PM (#54094 - in reply to #53474)
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I am ALWAYS willing to post photos for you Ladies....gives me a chance to drool.....err....see them first

This is the FREE photo sizing program I use

http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php  

I download my photos from my camera. Start this program up, go to edit, and you can resize them...and correct color/etc....I usually pick 500 for the PIXEL width, and mostly that will be just right for this forum. After clicking save, before it saves it, it tells me what size it is in kbs. So if it needs resizing further, I can do that.

Hope that all made sense...

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Thank You Everybody for all the helpful advice and links - I will make sure I have a quiet moment to myself later on today to look through everything and maybe have a go too. Also, Dorian, I may well send a photo to you and see what happens...

Everything is a bit hectic here just now, Jenny arrived home from Australia yesterday,  also Jack is now home for the holidays too and Ben and then Emma, Neill and Owen are arriving over the next two days so all my Q&N moments are snatched ones..

Back soon,

Sue x

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Posted 2010-12-16 3:48 PM (#54115 - in reply to #53474)
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Okay--add me--not sure what it will be yet (and camera isn't working, won't turn on--trys to then has screen that says 'turn off and on again!'--oh well.
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Posted 2010-12-22 11:33 AM (#54290 - in reply to #54118)
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i hope i'm not jinxing myself . . . but i had idea come to me in the middle of night . . .   gotta check my stuffs to see if i got what it takes to turn that dream into reality . . .

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Posted 2010-12-22 11:44 AM (#54291 - in reply to #53474)
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Oh, I hope you find what you need, Cindy - I'm curious now!! I still need to decide what colours to use - I'm feeling a bit better today, but have the girls again, and tomorrow, too - though Haley is going to a "play date" with her best friend for a few hours. I need to finish my cards (they will ALL be late in delivery, rats! I did it again - put it off too many times), then I'll think and rummage again. I may do a bit of baking tomorrow, if the tummy behaves, it still feels wonky, but better than yesterday.

I will try to post a pic in the next few days, when I decide.

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Posted 2010-12-22 11:46 AM (#54292 - in reply to #53474)
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Here's a link to a Flickr site with pics of other ladies work on this project I'm going to work on, so you can see my dilemma - do I do all reds? a mix of greens and reds? Neutrals??

http://www.flickr.com/groups/achristmaswish/pool/

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Posted 2010-12-22 11:54 AM (#54293 - in reply to #53474)
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After going through those, I have decided (I think!) to do the setting all in a red either TOT or a print with a bit of green. The stitcheries will be coloured as specified. So - now to find a red I like best - rats, I might have to go shopping!

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Posted 2010-12-22 11:55 AM (#54294 - in reply to #53474)
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At a suggestion from Jess, we will be extending the sign up deadline to January 15th. This way we can have the threadwork challenge featured in the newsletter. As a result, we will be extending the final deadline to March 15th, to keep the working time at 2 months.
Also, I'll work on getting an album set up in the next few days.
Cindy, we'd love for you to join us.
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Posted 2010-12-22 12:06 PM (#54295 - in reply to #54294)
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Hi everyone, ok I need to clarify a few points please :)

When I joined I had envisaged using a counted cross stitch kit I have and making it into either a topper or a cushioin using carzy patchwork to frame it. Would this be suitable?

If so I have another problem lol, although I could post a pic of the cross stitch element the whole rest of it is in my head so I can't post a pic of that, does that mean I don't take part?

Its fine either way but just needed to know before I get started :)

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Posted 2010-12-22 12:08 PM (#54296 - in reply to #54294)
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jeri, i signed up way back on page 1 . . . check out sign-up #5

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Posted 2010-12-22 12:55 PM (#54299 - in reply to #53474)
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Jacqui, that sounds fine - post a pic of the cross stitch or a link if it's a bought pattern , and let us know as soon as you can as to whether it will be square or rectangular. As long as the crazy patch doesn't outshine the stitched piece, I think it will be ok. Jeri??

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Posted 2010-12-22 3:55 PM (#54306 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm poking at mine almost nightly. I am still not sure what the final will look like. I keep changing my mind and redesigning as I go. I was thinking rectangular at first but now I am leaning towards square. Gerda is this important, based on your answer to Jacqui?
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Posted 2010-12-22 4:02 PM (#54307 - in reply to #53474)
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Ummm, now why did I specify that?? It shouldn't matter - duh, must be the dregs of the flu, clouding my brain No, Agnes, as far as I'm concerned, it does not matter - I think I was thinking of the requirement to post what we were doing and the pattern. So sorry for the confusion - just do what you like - I'm sure Jeri will agree on that.

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Posted 2010-12-22 7:52 PM (#54324 - in reply to #53474)
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...ok...  ::deep breath::

Jerri, sign me up, I think I am up for it.  still thinking about what i am going to do.

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Posted 2010-12-24 1:48 PM (#54390 - in reply to #53474)
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Eek, go out of town a few days and lots of stuff happens
Jacqui and Agnes, I agree with Gerda. No worries :-)
Cindy, that was a "doh" moment for me!
Dana, welcome aboard!
I can't wait to see pictures. I am going to start an album as soon as I am done with this post, so if you can't post your picture on the forum, send it to me at roiseaisling @ gmail.com (minus the spaces). Just put threadwork challenge in the subject so I know it's not spam.
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Posted 2010-12-24 1:56 PM (#54394 - in reply to #53474)
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Ok, album is up. Keep those pictures coming!

Annnd, here's the link!

http://www.thequiltandneedle.com/forums/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp...

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Posted 2010-12-24 1:57 PM (#54395 - in reply to #53474)
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oh good, extra time--might even finish if I ever decide which project to do!!
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Posted 2010-12-24 2:00 PM (#54397 - in reply to #54324)
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I have slightly changed my mind, and if I can find similar fabrics, this is what I would like to do
http://gailpandesigns.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/10/index.html

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Posted 2010-12-24 5:58 PM (#54401 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda, is it the "A Christmas Wish" Block of hte Month? Looks very cool.
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Posted 2010-12-24 6:01 PM (#54402 - in reply to #53474)
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Yes, that's the one, Jeri!! I had hoped to make it last year, but never got around to it - snowmen took my interest for the year! Still want to make more. You might want to grab the patterns now, I don't know if she'll keep them up next year.

Ok, baking's done, fudge is made, we're getting KFC for supper.

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Posted 2010-12-24 6:04 PM (#54403 - in reply to #54401)
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Ok, here's the next step in my project. I printed my geisha out at a large size, and then took a needle and poked through the paper to make the template. I stuck it down with spray baste and used my pounce to chalk it. Here's the result.

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Posted 2010-12-24 6:42 PM (#54404 - in reply to #53474)
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Looks good, Jeri! So tell me, how will you keep all the lines on while you stitch?? Won't they rub off?? Can you tell I've never pounced before? LOL

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Posted 2010-12-24 7:24 PM (#54407 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda--that one is perfect for you!!!!! CAn't wait to see it. Jeri, I'm with Gerda--won't the chalk brush off (or is this the chalk that has to be steam ironed to go away?)
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Posted 2010-12-24 10:05 PM (#54411 - in reply to #53474)
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Wonderful Ideas and projects here... I have decided to bow out and sit this one on the sidelines and just drool!

I need to get caught up on some other projects and UFO's around here..... unless...... I can enter a project I started a couple of years ago... it's nearing completiion....

A crabapple hill design, Autumn.... surrounded by my tuna can hexies..... what do you all think?

I am not doing a pillow as shown.... it will be a small wallhanging.... and it will finish up a UFO/ work in progress.... let me know...

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Posted 2010-12-24 10:20 PM (#54413 - in reply to #53474)
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Denise, is the stitching ALL done? or partly? The whole project sounds really nice.

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Posted 2010-12-24 10:45 PM (#54416 - in reply to #53474)
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I heavily spray the chalked fabric with hairspray, and occasionally touch up some lines with taylors chalk. It's not perfect, but it works.
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Posted 2010-12-25 12:42 AM (#54428 - in reply to #53474)
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GErda... my embroidery is all done... I have some hexies to finish, and then need to finish it off.... I haven't decided yet if i want to do some threadwork over the hexies or not.... I won't know for sure until I get them all stitched together... My original thought was to possibly do some couching as means to do the quilting through the layers....

My issue is that the hexies don't fit around it symetrically, so I've stalled..... I'm not an "asymmetrical" type of girl... I usually like balance. I've needed a "kick in the rear" so to speak to get this one finished up and out of my handwork bag.... total size will be around 12 x 16".... approximatly.
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Posted 2010-12-25 9:53 AM (#54432 - in reply to #53474)
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Denise--Can you overlap the hexes in a way similar to prairie points without losing the effect? That comment and the photo just gave me another idea, possibly for my project, but definitely for the future. Here's a progress shot of mine. There could be a sizable portion redone yet. Got a new idea after that portion was done.

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Posted 2010-12-25 12:44 PM (#54438 - in reply to #53474)
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Agnes - I love your saying on that! (I'm trying really hard to not buy unless I need something to finish a project made up of stash.... but I am WEAK!!! )

I'll get my project out and work on it awhile today and post actual pics..... I really am nearing the end of attaching the hexes... probably 90% done, maybe I should really make it asymetrical and just "get over it".... LOL

My hexes finish at about an inch across.
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Posted 2010-12-25 1:06 PM (#54441 - in reply to #53474)
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Thanks, Denise. This is one of a series of seven, designed for tea towels, that I saved from a cross stitch magazine. They were done with cross stitch in mind but work for quilting as well. I am definitely not buying stash and I am thinking of changing the saying to something original.
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Posted 2010-12-27 11:05 PM (#54582 - in reply to #53474)
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I've been working on stitching my hexies onto the embroidery piece... I've now run out of already stitched hexies.... need to make decisions about how many more I want to add....

Gerda.. and Jerri.... is this too far along to qualify for this challenge? I understand if it it is.... just let me know....

These were the hexies made with Cindy's tuna can method... guess I could post the pic under that challenge as well.... LOL

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Posted 2010-12-29 12:27 PM (#54609 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda-add me to the challenge. This is just what I need to get me going on an Easter stitchery I saved last year from Kaaren Johnston at the Painted Quilt.

Here is the link to her blog post with picture of the project: http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-friday-freebie-7-...

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Posted 2010-12-29 1:33 PM (#54614 - in reply to #53474)
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Yay, Sharon!! We're so glad to have you!
Oh, that IS a cute one! I saved it too, and haven't made it either.Any idea how you will finish it?? Or is that percolating through your brain? :) I guess I had better get my stuff together - and dig through my few red fabrics - it's silly, but for someone whose absolute fave colour is red, I have only a very few pieces. What's up with that??!!?? LOL

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Posted 2010-12-29 1:44 PM (#54619 - in reply to #53474)
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Denise that is so pretty!! I'm thinking it might be too far along, we'll see if Jeri concurs. But I would likely say yes, it's too far along, because Jami wanted to use already finished stitched pieces, and we decided it has to be something where the stitching has been started but not finished, or not started at all. In any event, keep working on it - that is gorgeous!!

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Posted 2010-12-29 5:51 PM (#54655 - in reply to #53474)
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Denise, sadly I agree with Gerda. That looks like a completed piece, instead of an in progress piece.
I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. The holidays have been crazy.
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Posted 2010-12-29 8:39 PM (#54677 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2010-12-29 8:41 PM (#54678 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm at a stand still, hopefully just for the time being. I was having a merry stitching time the other night and not much more than an hour after starting I had to quit. Not only was my right hand, but also the left one, complaining. With each pull of the needle it was getting ever louder, so I am taking a holiday. Fortunately, there still is a lot of time though there are many stitches ahead of me. I keep increasing the number because I decided on a design change after I asked myself who the recipient of the finished piece would be and consequently pulled out an area.
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Posted 2010-12-29 8:55 PM (#54680 - in reply to #53474)
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Agnes, just do what you can - I think most of us can relate to achy hands etc at some time or other - I know I get it sometimes.

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Posted 2010-12-30 2:09 AM (#54699 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda and Jeri.... thank you... I appreciate your honesty and candor. I will get this completed.... but not for this challenge.

I do have the summer version of this pattern.... I've got it traced out, and have started the embroidery I'll try to post a pic of my progress. .... again, I don't plan on making the pillow, but will somehow make a small wall hanging out of it....
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Posted 2010-12-30 10:10 AM (#54709 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda--I won't abandon ship until zero minute, Having been through the verdict four years ago that I would have to have carpal tunnel surgery on the right hand with the left not quite there, I sought alternative treatment and am so thankful for all that I have been able to do, slowly but surely after about a year and a half of very limited hand activity. I am not about to get to that state again so I won't see not finishing as a failure but as health protection.
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Posted 2010-12-30 11:04 AM (#54710 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2010-12-30 7:21 PM (#54735 - in reply to #54710)
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hey, jeri!  did you extend the sign-up deadline?  i seem to remember you saying something about it, so let me know the dates and i will go back and edit your initial post . . .

i've got to make up my mind which project i'm going to enter and get a pic posted, but i still need some of my threads for Project Possibility #1, which i will have to order if i decide to go with Project Possibility #2, then i got to see what i have in my stash to do this and see if i have to shop for anything . . . so i need a deadline for posting my beginning project pic   geez, gotta love deadlines

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Posted 2010-12-30 8:25 PM (#54740 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda-I think I'm going to do my Easter project in multi-colors and make it into a wallhanging. I have a small area in my bathroom where I would like to hang a seasonal quilt. If I get this done, and finish up my Fall and Christmas ones that just need to be made into little quilts, then I'll have 3 to display for next year.

I think for this project I'm going to use the new package of Transfer-Eze I bought. My hands and arms don't like all the design tracing, so I bought some to try. Can't get better than printing off the design on the computer and smoothing it onto the fabric. Now if it just works like it's supposed too. Cross your fingers for me, lol.
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Posted 2010-12-30 8:43 PM (#54743 - in reply to #54740)
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sharon!!  glad to see you back - you have been MISSED!!!!!!!

i'll definitely be awaiting your review of Transfer-Eze!  i have the site bookmarked, been wondering if it is worth the expense. 

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Posted 2010-12-30 8:58 PM (#54744 - in reply to #53474)
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Sharon, good to see you. I have read about Transfer-Eze, and it sounds great for patterns that are online - but one would have to scan then print from a magazine or book, right? Please let us know how it works (ie is it a good product)? Fortunately my hands rarely give me any trouble (maybe some day they will), so tracing on the window isn't an issue for me - works fine.
I look forward to seeing what you end up with.

I think I'll have a good look at the three quilt shops locally again for the kinds of reds and tans/creams I am thinking of using. The only shop I know of that sells French General, is about 15-20 minutes away, so I don't get there often.

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i have finally settled on my project for this challenge - the challenge to myself of course will be getting it finished in time for easter . . . i had a couple others i was considering BUT i wanted this done for carter so that was the deciding factor the only thing i don't have pictured is the buttons i want to "frame" the name - i have some cute bunnies on wren's, just haven't shopped/found for what i want for carter's yet oh and i still have to get my piping and the ribbon for the handle . . .





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Posted 2011-01-01 10:25 AM (#54836 - in reply to #53474)
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Cindy, the deadline to sign up is January 15th, the end of the challenge is March 15th.
That's going to be a cute bag. Very festive.
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Posted 2011-01-06 11:21 PM (#55072 - in reply to #53474)
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I got my first pattern traced late this afternoon - daylight was fading - and I am going with redwork - still deciding on a setting.

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Posted 2011-01-06 11:22 PM (#55073 - in reply to #53474)
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Cindy, that is SOOOOOO cute!!

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Posted 2011-01-07 11:12 AM (#55082 - in reply to #53474)
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I copied my pattern onto the Transfer-Eze yesterday and applied it my my fabric. It is stiff--not horribly stiff, but stiff enough that even with only a thin silky stabilizer behind my fabric, it makes it too hard to needle for me. After an hour my hands were hurting from having to squeeze the needle and pull it thru the fabric. Didn't seem to leave any residue on the needle, though. And I found myself doing the poke stitch-too stiff to have the give we're used to to manipulate the needle.

It's a wonderful idea-especially for people like me with hand and arm problems--not having to do all that tracing, but I won't use it again. Now if anyone else wants to try it, I have 9 sheets left in the package I bought. Send me a stamped, self-addressed legal-sized envelope (the longer one-not the short one) and I'll send 9 of you a free sheet.
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Posted 2011-01-08 12:48 PM (#55124 - in reply to #53474)
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Here is a pic of my progress on the Summer  piece.....

This is the pattern... I've switched a few colors... don't want it that Pink....

 

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Posted 2011-01-08 2:46 PM (#55126 - in reply to #53474)
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Sorry ladies I think I am going to have to pull out of this one. HOwever I look forward to seeing lots of eye candy :)
Denise that is looking so pretty :)
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Posted 2011-01-08 5:35 PM (#55139 - in reply to #53474)
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Those are going to be darling Cindy and Denise.
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Posted 2011-01-08 7:19 PM (#55142 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm going to have to drop out as well. The hand issue has become a very minor irritant in my life. Far bigger issues have surfaced in my household.
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Posted 2011-01-08 8:59 PM (#55144 - in reply to #53474)
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We'll miss you Jacqui and Agnes, but you gotta do what you gotta do. :-)
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Posted 2011-01-09 8:58 AM (#55160 - in reply to #55124)
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oh denise!  i love your Summer companion piece to your Fall - which i like alot as well with all the fall colored hexies, they were perfect with the embroidery!  i like the change of colors for your Summer one too. 

oh jacqui and agnes, so sorry y'all have to leave us  . . . but we understand

thanks for the review, sharon!  i may just take you up on your offer - one stamped legal-size envelope, manila type, right?  i am curious tho - reckon the thin silky stablizer interfacing was needed, since the transfer-eze is so thick?  wonder if using just the T-E would make it needle better for you?  hmmmmm 

i'll try to get a progress pic of mine posted this afternoon or tomorrow . . .

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here's a progress pic through yesterday evening . . . sweet little bunny even if i do say so myself!! 



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Here is a progress picture of my geisha...poor thing still needs her eyes, and some hair ornaments, but I'm fixin to move onto background elements.

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Hi Gerda and Jeri

I have been pondering about joining this challenge for a week or so and have now decided that I will join as I have everything here that I need.  A couple of years ago I made myself a large wallhanging and my neighbour in France loved it so much that I ended up giving it to her.  I have been meaning to make myself another one so this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

I will be making candlewick blocks which I will sash together, maybe adding some lace to the sashing.  I will post some piccies later of the fabric, embroidery threads and patterns that I will be using.

 

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Posted 2011-01-13 9:51 AM (#55319 - in reply to #53474)
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Sounds great, Milica, glad to have you. Hmmm, candlewicking - I haven't done that in decades!! I don't even think I still have the yarn/string/whatever it's called, but I might still have a pattern. I'm going to have to try that again.

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I HAVE A PROJECT! Wasn't planning to sign up but while cleaning up my sewing area came across a pattern printed out last year to make for my dad. While on the phone with my mom , I got it traced. so now I need to dig out thread and hoop, think they are in the old house. Oh it was from a website Gerda posted, a beehive sampler. Will find the site this weekend. Have a great day, I'm off to work...Hi ho... HI ho

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Here goes - I will try and post some piccies of the candlewicking that I am doing for this challenge.  There is a picture of the threads that I am using, the antique french lace that I am thinking of using for the sashing of the blocks, the patterns that I am thinking of using and also four blocks that I have completed over the last 2 days.  They are addictive but have to put them down now as just received Denise's row robin blocks.  Hope to pick them up in a day or two.

 





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Posted 2011-01-15 10:29 AM (#55380 - in reply to #53474)
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OH Milica! Those are beautiful! I did candlewicking many years ago and loved it. You are right, it is addictive. I had forgotten about it, need to pull those patterns out again. What do you use for thread? I think the thread i used wasn't available any more so I quit.
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Posted 2011-01-15 10:32 AM (#55381 - in reply to #55380)
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Rhonda

I am using DMC 5 Pearl Cotton varieted threads - I am using a hoop as you really need the fabric to be very taut (you're welcome, milica!  signed, guess who) so you can really achieve great colonnial knots.

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Posted 2011-01-15 10:47 AM (#55383 - in reply to #53474)
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Thanks Milica, will look for that. Of course, you KNOW I need another project to start, LOL!
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Posted 2011-01-16 9:32 AM (#55432 - in reply to #53474)
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Rhonda and Milica, great to have you. Milica, I am now going to have to google to see what candle wicking is, but it looks interesting. :-)
I'm learning so much from this challenge.
Cindy, your piece looks like it is coming along swimmingly. You go girl!
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Posted 2011-01-16 11:14 AM (#55434 - in reply to #55432)
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thank you, jeri!  haven't gotten as much done this week, mostly cause i worked the whole last half of the week and lynne & carter were here this weekend so everything got put up away from busy little curious hands but i'll get my weekly progress pic posted tomorrow sometime

milica, your candlewick blocks look fantastic!!  i googled about making colonial knots this morning and found a site with some very good pics showing this stitch!  i've never done a colonial knot before but am liking the idea of the "uniformity" of the knot - french knots can be so very tricky and i hardly ever seem to be able to make a really nice french knot, KWIM?  what book are you getting your patterns from?  i got muslin . . . and i can get some pearl cotton next trip to joann's  . . . well, i think they carry it, never really looked for it before . . .

just what i need . . . another project . . . ah well . . . idle time . . . devil's workshop . . . y'all know how that goes . . . i'm full of enough mischief as it is

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Posted 2011-01-17 1:44 AM (#55448 - in reply to #55432)
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Good Morning All,

I'm afraid I'm going to have to pull out of this one, which is rather annoying as I was really looking forward to it. I had my kit picked out and was ready to roll. I didn't manage to post a pic of the kit before the deadline, I had a bout of flu starting up, I'm feeling much better now, just tired, and now Mark has gone off to work this morning feeling 'not right', so I know what that means!

All the work posted so far looks fantastic and I'm looking forward to following everybody's progress.  Have fun

Sue

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Posted 2011-01-17 4:06 AM (#55451 - in reply to #53474)
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Sue, It's ok if you don't have your kit posted yet. The 15th was the deadline for signups, not really for posting that first pic. Don't let that stop you from joining us.
If I misunderstood, and you want to not participate anyway, then we understand. I just don't want it be because of a missing picture. :-)
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Posted 2011-01-17 11:37 AM (#55465 - in reply to #53474)
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Yeah, Sue, I haven't posted a pic yet either!! That's because I haven't decided on my red fabrics yet, but i will post a pic today of the start of my work. Like Jeri said, it was only the deadline for signups. Come on, please!? We'd love to have you stay. And I hope Mark feels better very soon.

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Hello Gerda, 

- I'm in..I realise it didn't take much to talk me round, just kind, gentle words The thing is I've been a bit stumpted on which project to choose. I know I said I had one picked out, I did! but other projects that have been sitting in my other work basket were calling too. So, I have more or less decided on this one - it will be my first attempt at candlewick .....





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Posted 2011-01-19 11:55 AM (#55560 - in reply to #53474)
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Oooh, that's a nice one!! I found one of my candlewicking booklets (Leisure Arts) but I know I have another one or two. However, I have too much going on just now to start, but I'm glad you and Milica (I think!) reminded me. It was fun to do, way back when!

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Progress Shots.

 

 

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Posted 2011-01-23 8:35 AM (#55714 - in reply to #55710)
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sue, glad you're staying in the challenge!  looking forward to seeing your lighthouse

jeri, looking good!  sashiko is certainly an interesting form of needlework - is it all running stitches?  or do you use other stitches in sashiko?  just wondering . . .

i reckon sunday is the day to post progress pics cause here is my pic of what i have gotten done thru last night's movie





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Posted 2011-01-23 11:27 AM (#55723 - in reply to #55714)
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Gerda

Yes, it was me with the Candlewicking - I have 4 books, written by Margaret Upston, she is an Australian and has quite a few books out, I think she has a website as I'm sure I have been on it at sometime!

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Posted 2011-01-23 1:12 PM (#55724 - in reply to #53474)
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Cindy, it's all a running stitch. The hardest part is to keep the fabric from bunching up (I'm still working on that one).
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Posted 2011-01-23 2:07 PM (#55726 - in reply to #53474)
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Jeri, that is looking good!
Milica, I had never heard of her, then again, I never got too deeply into Candlewicking - counted cross stitch started to take over LOL
I'll have to find her site - thanks!!

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Posted 2011-01-23 2:21 PM (#55727 - in reply to #53474)
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Here's Margaret's website http://shop.margaretsfabrics.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&vi...

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Posted 2011-01-23 3:02 PM (#55732 - in reply to #55724)
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Whilst I was out yesterday with my quilting group having our Christmas dinner I came across a bargain!  This year we returned to the same restaurant and afterwards we visited the craft shops nearby and in one of the shops they had two baskets of Anchor Tapestry Wool which were not priced so the owner said that they had belonged to her grandmother and she had them for some time in the shop and nobody other than me had been interested in them so she gave them to me and would not take any money for them.  She said that she had some other tapestry wools etc at home and she would sort them out and contact me. 

Whilst I was sorting out what to do for this challenge I came across a box that my counsin had given to me when her mother, my aunt died.  Inside this box was two antique lace pillows together with lace bobbins, lace patterns, pins etc and also a handmade basket filled to the rim of anchor tapestry wools and English Heritage cross stitch bookmark kits etc.  My aunt had drafted a tapestry pattern which I would love to do - that's on the to-do list with everything else.

 

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Posted 2011-01-23 3:11 PM (#55733 - in reply to #53474)
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Thank you Gerda for posting that link,  I had a quick look and it has been updated since I was last on it.  She did have a Celtic book that I will see if I can get from Amazon here in the UK.

 

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Posted 2011-01-23 4:01 PM (#55735 - in reply to #53474)
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You can also try the BookDepository, too - remember they have free shipping worldwide. Oh, and you're welcome. :)

Wow, such treasures you got!! You'll have lots of fun with those.

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Posted 2011-01-30 8:53 AM (#56003 - in reply to #53474)
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It's Sunday, the day I normally update, and whoopsie, I have nothing to show. It's been a heck of a week after getting back from my conference.
But don't let my slackness stop you, post them updates! Let us have a look at all the pretty stuff your doing.
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Well, I have been working on my project this week. I am adding a new element, a tree. Here's a pic

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Posted 2011-02-06 9:03 AM (#56225 - in reply to #56186)
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very nice, jeri!  looking forward to seeing your stitched version!

i'll get a progress photo posted sometime this afternoon, perhaps tomorrow . . . right now i am concentrating on my Row Robin borders! 

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I have to invest in a new camera. Any suggestions? It has to be EASY to operate. Did i emphasize "EASY' enough? I kep getting cameras that i can't figure out how to use for simple pictures, and then they break. OR they require new batteries every 5 minutes, or both. That has been the story with my Pentax. There must be something better.
Oops, didn't mean to ramble on, but that is why i don't post pictures.
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Posted 2011-02-06 1:22 PM (#56228 - in reply to #53474)
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We have learned to buy rechargeable batteries and a charger - yes, they cost more at first, but wow! the savings in the long run. And the charge lasts a long time, too.
As for a camera, don't go with the cheapest you can find, you won't be happy with the results. We bought the girls cameras two Christmases ago, they took them on holidays, and the pics were not that great (we paid around $80 apiece, I think) - for mine (it's a Lumix - around $400) we looked at a cheaper model (around $175 or so, can't remember) but I wanted to be able to take good pictures at guild, in particular, of the show and tell quilts, so I needed a decent zoom. Mine is 12X, I think - and it takes movies, too!
Do some shopping around (online and in store), and don't forget to check for comments/reviews online - Bill does that for everything he thinks he might buy. Reviews by BUYERS are best.

I am not making the greatest progress on my stitcheries - I seem to get more done on Monday mornings at the group. Watching tv doesn't give me the best light (the over the shoulder lamp on the pole lamp shines sideways into hubby's eye, which gives him a migraine! BUT - it will get done! Still pondering if I want to go red and white or cream, and which setting.
Ladies, what I'm seeing so far, is great!
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progress pic time!!  here's what i've gotten stitched as of yesterday, more stitching will get done today most likely 





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sew'nsew - 2011-02-06 8:49 AM

I have to invest in a new camera. Any suggestions? It has to be EASY to operate. Did i emphasize "EASY' enough? . There must be something better.
Oops, didn't mean to ramble on, but that is why i don't post pictures.
Do love to see all your progress.


Rhonda - does your cell phone have a camera?  My cell phone camera is better (higher pixels) than my expensive one. (lighter to carry around too!)  Especially for pics you want to post on forums, etc. 

With my data package, pics automatically upload to my photobucket, and then posting is easy!   Just a thought.....

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Posted 2011-02-13 1:25 PM (#56514 - in reply to #53474)
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Wonderful, Cindy!! That is so cute!

I have one measly little block finished! And I made a booboo on it that I will have to either carefully take out, or change the rest of the block - UGH!!
I do not think I'll get them all done in time for the deadline, though. Bummer!! I can hardly wait for late spring/summer so I can sit out on the balcony and stitch. Doing it evenings isn't the most conducive to getting them done, the light's not so good by my chair. I will keep plugging along.

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Looks wonderful, but I'd have to clip it on my hand!!! I don't use hoops for regular embroidery anymore! Hmmmmm...... LOL
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Posted 2011-02-13 4:46 PM (#56530 - in reply to #56527)
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very pretty, gerda!!! 

now i don't use a hoop for counted x-stitch, but i had to hunt mine down to work on these blocks for my row robin . . . so if you don't use a hoop for embroidery, do you back your square with some type of stabilizer?

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Posted 2011-02-13 5:27 PM (#56533 - in reply to #53474)
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I did when we did the first RW swap on BC - Dorene, Susie, myself, Beverly and Leanne, I think it was. Leanne started this, and down in Aus where she is, they use a very lightweight fusible interfacing (like your would use in the collar or cuffs of a blouse you were sewing) to back it. One of the ladies here took a course where they were to put a second piece of muslin behind it, which makes it pretty heavy to work on. I have seen the odd designer recommend that too. Now, I do not ever have knots or thread tails or travelling threads, (thanks in part to doing x-st) so I don't worry about it. It works fine for me. I wasn't taught to use anything behind it, though Mom did teach me to use a hoop. When you do back the work piece to hide threads, you don't need a hoop either, but many people are still more comfy with one.

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Geisha with Tree.

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Posted 2011-02-22 4:35 PM (#56864 - in reply to #53474)
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Well, I'm still chugging along but there's no way the planned entry (giant snowflakes made of large xs with light blue and dark blue stitching from a kit I've had forever...) is going to get finished in time (Just as well, now I can make a bedsize quilt by copying the pattern!)--took some time out to do a couple of wee cross stitch for kitchen ("kiss the cook") and some redwork rectangles---I'm soo bad! I'll post pics in near future just for fun!
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just lovely, jeri!  your geisha is looking very peaceful under her tree! 
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Jeri,

Your geisha looks lovely! My candlewicking has taken a back seat of late, but I did get it out last evening but ended up getting very frustrated - trying to thread a needle of all things!! In the end I just put it away. I've come to the conclusion that I need new/different specs. I wear glasses for distance but lately my near distance sight has gone downhill. I'm finding I have to hold a book further and further away to read it. The crunch came last night, when, after putting my threadwork challenge away I decided to do some hand sewing on my hexagon assembly. I thought I was doing fine but when I turned it over to look at my handiwork I could actually see my stitches - aaahhhhhhhhhhhh!! That is a stitch too far! and not something I am willing to put up with, so today I will make an appointment to have my eyes tested and hopefully have some new glasses by the weekend.

How is everybody else doing - better than me I hope....

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Posted 2011-02-23 8:19 AM (#56879 - in reply to #53474)
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Funny how different people work. I don't use a hoop for embroidery but I use a scroll frame for counted cross stitch. I never back anything and am just fine. I was taught to never make a knot and work over my thread and I feel I have nothing that needs to be hidden. I have started backing book marks from bits of Aida with Steam a Seam and a piece of color co-ordinated fabric and then serging the seams. Strictly my own idea and I like the stiffness and finish I get from doing that.

I dropped out way back when and about the most action my project gets is moving the frame about as I am trying to arrange the living room furniture in anticipation of Vern coming home from the hospital. I've been trying to work out the hide-a-bed placement in open position in correlation to the rest in the living/dining room. There is no word yet of any homecoming.
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Posted 2011-02-23 12:06 PM (#56893 - in reply to #53474)
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My progress is meager at best.... I have made little progress, but nothing worth posting..... when is our deadline? lol March 15 ?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Posted 2011-02-23 1:32 PM (#56897 - in reply to #53474)
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I may get four or five blocks done, but definitely no top or quilt - just too much other stuff happening. Oh, well, at least I'm getting something done on it. Still pondering how I want to set it.
The geisha looks great!
Sue, I have glasses for distance and close up (bifocal) but do not wear them unless I'm watching TV - I can stitch with them on, but no reading, gives me a headache within a couple of minutes - need to get that checked. I also have a pair of just reading glasses that are great! I agree, you need to have your prescription checked. I'm sure things will go better then.

Agnes, (((( )))) - it can't be easy to be rearranging furniture, and your stitching isn't going anywhere. It'll be there when you're ready to work on it again.

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Posted 2011-02-23 2:38 PM (#56901 - in reply to #53474)
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Agnes.... I don't know about your hideabed, but an actual rented hospital type bed might be a better solution. I know they don't look great in a living room.... but at least they are adjustable, and much more comfortable to sleep in than a hideabed. We found one on craigslist for my mom for purchase that was less than 1 month of rent. and when we didn't need it for my mom anymore, we sold it for what we paid for it.... to someone else who needed one.

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Posted 2011-02-23 9:05 PM (#56911 - in reply to #53474)
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Gerda--According to Vern I am the queen of furniture arranging so it wasn't that big a deal. Not doing the cross stitch project is more a matter of not being home for about nine hours daily. That part is like being back at work and then having to fit everything else around it.

Denise--Hospital bed is an option, if needed. It will depend on how soon he gets home. He is getting around well for the major surgery. Our original hideabed would not have been an option but the current one is very comfortable and I have no problem with sleeping on it. Time will tell. I have never been very concerned about looks. Both our attitudes in all this is whatever will be best. I'll check out kijiji, which seems more active here, just in case.
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Posted 2011-02-25 8:24 AM (#56963 - in reply to #53474)
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Would people be interested in extending the deadline to the end of March? I know life happens, but if a little more time would help, I'm not opposed.
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Posted 2011-02-25 8:51 AM (#56964 - in reply to #56963)
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an extended deadline that falls after tomball???  sweet sweet words! 
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Posted 2011-02-25 11:02 AM (#56968 - in reply to #53474)
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I would personally LOVE an extension of the deadline to the end of March. that would give me the week of spring break.....

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Posted 2011-02-25 12:19 PM (#56975 - in reply to #53474)
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Me, too! Thanks so much, Jeri!! Maybe I WILL get them done!

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Yes Please!! That would suit me down to the  ground too Thank You...

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Extension? That would be marvolous (of course I probably still wont' be done--keep taking off on new projects, silly me)
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Posted 2011-03-03 8:34 AM (#57270 - in reply to #56996)
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Sally

Your blocks are looking pretty good - what fabric are you going to use to sash with, perhaps a lovely Blue Batik! - (I know you are just as fond of Batiks as I am - lol)

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Posted 2011-03-06 1:39 PM (#57372 - in reply to #53474)
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Till the end of March it is! And sorry for not being around this week. We did TAKS (part 1) this week,a nd I dropped off the face of the earth. But I'm back now, and no more TAKS till April. Looking lovely ladies. I'll try to update the album soon as well.
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Posted 2011-03-07 8:45 AM (#57395 - in reply to #57372)
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yay!!!  thank you, jeri!   

sally, wonderful snowflakes!  love the blues

here's my latest progress pic - i have carter's name to stitch, then the backstitching, i just might get all this done by month's end





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Posted 2011-03-07 12:00 PM (#57405 - in reply to #53474)
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Cindy--it's gorgeous!!!!!
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Posted 2011-03-07 1:56 PM (#57407 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2011-03-07 2:35 PM (#57409 - in reply to #57405)
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Beautiful work ladies !! NOw you know there ought to be a warning on this thread............. Bibs must be work at all times whilst visiting this thread....

there that should work

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Posted 2011-03-07 3:50 PM (#57415 - in reply to #53474)
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Thanks for the warning, Jacqui! :) Cindy, that is gorgeous!!! Well done!

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Posted 2011-03-07 11:09 PM (#57425 - in reply to #53474)
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why Cindy! Easter is still a full month away! You've got lots of time.....
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Posted 2011-03-07 11:20 PM (#57428 - in reply to #57425)
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tis true denise tis true!  but i do have to have all the stitching done by the end of march for this challenge   the rest of the stocking will most likely get done after this deadline

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Beautiful stitching Cindy, definitely a work of art and LOVE.

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Posted 2011-03-08 1:39 PM (#57451 - in reply to #57430)
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Cindy

Carter's stocking is looking good - are you taking it to Tomball?

 

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i might, milica - course it won't be finished . . .
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Posted 2011-03-27 10:42 AM (#58399 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2011-03-27 1:33 PM (#58407 - in reply to #53474)
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MIne won't be done...... I can tell you that right now..... it's currently on the back burner....
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Posted 2011-03-27 1:48 PM (#58412 - in reply to #58407)
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i'm working on it, jeri . . . still got about 2/3 of the backstitching to do . . . got some things finished up this past week so hopefully i can devote some time to finishing the stitching and then get on wren's easter dress and all its yoyo flowers then finish up carter's stocking . . .

hopefully i'm not the only one close to finishing???  come on y'all, status report!

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Posted 2011-03-27 2:08 PM (#58419 - in reply to #53474)
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I only have 5 blocks stitched and starts on a couple others, so no, regretfully I won't be done with mine. BUmmer!! But - I will keep working on it and post a pic when I have a top done, at the least - hopefully in the next few weeks. Lots of distractions and to-dos, and poor evening lighting.

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Posted 2011-03-27 10:42 PM (#58438 - in reply to #53474)
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Oh dear, haven't done a single stitch on my blue snowflakes and have only finished 6 of the redwork blocks. Fot too distracted when I realized I really needed to finish the wedding quilt and then started the showe quilt as well, now on to the baby quilt! Couldn't even do the Mystery this Spring since I was off to Sacto. for the shower!
Wait, I have 4 days, right? (yeah right!, we all know it won't get done!)
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Posted 2011-03-30 3:20 PM (#58502 - in reply to #58438)
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we do have thru midnight thursday right?
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Posted 2011-03-30 10:49 PM (#58510 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2011-03-31 8:17 AM (#58513 - in reply to #58510)
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be vewy vewy quiet . . . i think i may make the deadline . . . it'll be close . . . just got the birdhouse on the left side to finish and then add the beads, which aren't many, and the carrot buttons beside carter's name . . .

surely i won't be the only one??? 

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Posted 2011-03-31 3:41 PM (#58522 - in reply to #53474)
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I'll be finishing too. What we can do, after the deadline, we can keep this thread going so that when people are done, they can still post.
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Posted 2011-03-31 5:25 PM (#58528 - in reply to #53474)
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that's a great idea, Jeri, that way we still have an incentive to keep going - I know I need it! LOL BUT I AM DETERMINED TO HAVE THIS ONE DONE BEFORE SUMMER STARTS!!! There's too many other things to do and I go from project to project.

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Posted 2011-03-31 5:44 PM (#58529 - in reply to #53474)
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As you will remember, I dropped out. I have now also moved the project to the "I think I'll give it away in its current state" bag and went back to the project in progress when I jumped to the challenge. That is working up nicely.
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Posted 2011-03-31 11:25 PM (#58533 - in reply to #53474)
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Beautiful, Cindy! Way to go!

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Posted 2011-04-02 1:55 AM (#58559 - in reply to #58532)
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Cindy - WOW !!!

What a beautiful piece, well done on completing it, you must have worked hard to finish it so quickly

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Posted 2011-04-02 2:26 AM (#58560 - in reply to #53474)
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Awesome there Cindy.............what a beautiful bunny for a beautiful grandson. You are a lucky lady.

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Posted 2011-04-02 10:51 PM (#58596 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2011-04-02 11:17 PM (#58599 - in reply to #53474)
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Cindy - congrats on finishing..... I did get a chance to work on mine for awhile today... but it is nowhere near complete....

Carter will be styling at the Easter egg hunt!
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Posted 2011-04-03 1:31 PM (#58609 - in reply to #53474)
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Well, I completely forgot to post my picture...Doh!
Anyway, Jess and I were talking over fabric washing, and she had an idea. Why don't we make the end of the challenge when 4 or 5 people are done. Cindy is going to get a $25 gift certificate for being first done, but she will still be in the running for the final vote.
Also, is there anyone who can take over as hostess? TAKS testing season is in session, so I will not be able to be as active as I would like. I'm lucky to make it the forums these days.

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We will call it when 4 or 5 people are done
Then we will vote.
Cindy gets a reward for being the first done, but is still in the running for hte big prize
I need someone to take over as hostess.

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Posted 2011-04-03 9:34 PM (#58624 - in reply to #53474)
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I would live to still have this going, and MAYBE get a chance to work on mine. I think it's a good idea, but will of course bow to the wishes of the group as a whole. I can't hostess, but I think it will be pretty easy for anyone who wants to take it over for a bit. :0)
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Posted 2011-04-03 10:20 PM (#58625 - in reply to #53474)
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I'll do it - I am still in this, just couldn't get it all done on time. However, now that daylight is longer, and it's getting warmer outside, I should be able to finish in the next month or two.
Thanks for letting this go on.

Ok, ladies, LISTEN UP!!! Those who are still in this, let's try to keep the occasional posts coming, so I know what's what? Thanks much! :)

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Posted 2011-04-04 12:08 AM (#58627 - in reply to #53474)
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oOh Goodie! I actually worked on mine this weekend.... got a good amount done, while sitting at the swap meet. I'll post a "progress pic".... I suppose I could act as stand in hostess......
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Posted 2011-04-05 12:22 AM (#58682 - in reply to #58627)
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Posted 2011-04-05 11:24 AM (#58707 - in reply to #53474)
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Posted 2011-04-08 9:45 PM (#58896 - in reply to #53474)
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My stitching is all done--now to find time to put the hanging together.
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yay, sharon!  looking forward to seeing your wallhanging! 

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Posted 2011-07-17 10:42 AM (#61749 - in reply to #53474)
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Well, haven't gotten much more done on the blue snowflakes one, but did get a quilt top made from the redwork--need to post to show you how cute it turned out! Where, oh where did I leave my camera?
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Posted 2011-07-17 8:23 PM (#61761 - in reply to #53474)
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I have one that I'd still love to do, but I haven't even put it on my list yet. Sigh.
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Posted 2011-07-19 2:35 PM (#61825 - in reply to #53474)
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#2 project I was working on for this--I'm going to hand quilt it since it's soooo traditional. Gerda, thanks for the inspiration!



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Posted 2011-07-19 3:57 PM (#61831 - in reply to #53474)
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WOW Sally--
That is really a cute quilt top!

Love it,
Midge W
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debbieann
Posted 2011-07-19 4:45 PM (#61832 - in reply to #53474)
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Absolutely beautiful Sally............just love the redwork. I envy those that can do this. I cannot embroider (except French knots) and it looks so elegant in a quilt.

wonderful work Sally.

Hugs and stitches

Debbieann
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Gerda
Posted 2011-07-19 8:38 PM (#61844 - in reply to #53474)
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Beautiful,Sally!!! I really like that (and you're very welcome) I need to finish mine, kinda got out of working on them at night with the heat and all, but I am going to finish soon - I don't have a lot left to do with the stitching - just need to decide on a final setting.

Jess, one of these days you'll get to it - don't forget, you have two little ones underfoot, a business to run - you're busy, lady!!!
Debbieann, it really isn't that hard to do - nowadays a lot of ladies just do backstitch, which I don't like the look of, but that could be because I was taught to use different stitches from the get-go.
There are books at the library, and tutes online - all you need is a simple drawing (look up colouring pages online, and print one out), a piece of muslin or cotton, and some floss. It's a nice thing to work on when it's hot, I stitch as a passenger sometimes, too.

Gerda
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SallyC
Posted 2011-07-23 2:08 AM (#61935 - in reply to #53474)
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I'm thinking either a wavy border/finish or prairie points for the red and whaite/emb. quilt--leaning toward prairie points--what do you think?????

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misisipimenace
Posted 2011-10-20 10:56 AM (#63882 - in reply to #61935)
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it's been a while since any happenings on this challenge . . . just curious how everyone is doing on their stitching projects? 

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Gerda
Posted 2011-10-20 11:21 AM (#63883 - in reply to #53474)
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Mine's on the back burner - got a couple of SS swaps to sew for, and some other stuff - I haven't forgotten, just haven't gotten back to it (and I don't always feel like stitching in the evenings lol)

Gerda
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