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Lenice01
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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misisipimenace
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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Dippy
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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Lenice01
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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Gerda
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.

Gerda
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Dippy
Posted 2011-01-19 9:16 AM (#55554 - in reply to #55465)
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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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Gerda
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!

Gerda
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Lenice01
Posted 2011-01-23 12:18 AM (#55710 - in reply to #55560)
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Progress Shots.

 

 

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misisipimenace
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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logcabin1961
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!

These are the four books that I have ......

 





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Lenice01
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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Gerda
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!!

Gerda
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Gerda
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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logcabin1961
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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logcabin1961
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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