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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Onesie for my cousin's baby shower on: August 25, 2008 01:36:11 PM
My cousin is having a baby next month and I'm not swimming in cash, so I decided I would embroider a couple of things for her. This was my favorite (their last name is Trout).

The onesie:

Close-up of stitching:

Close-up of the trout:

I had to freehand the trout because I didn't have any patterns close to it!

2  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Bathroom Towel Set ** HUGE Update!!** on: September 04, 2007 10:34:06 AM
I"m pretty sure the 'cat' is actually the compact.

I totally thought it was a persian cat when I first looked at it. Then someone said 'compact' and I was like, "Ohhhhhhhhh....."
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: September 01, 2007 06:07:04 PM
Once I was trying to get super glue out of the little tube (it had dried up, and caked over the end of the tube), and ended up squirting it out with so much force that it got all over my glasses. That was a fun time.

The other night, I threaded a needle through the little plastic sandwich baggie my embroidery flosses are in. I did this because I didn't want my dog swallowing the needle while I fixed something else nearby (she swallowed a sewing needle one time...we had to force peroxide down her throat to get her to vomit, but luckily, up came the needle with no lasting damage). But anyway, I then reached back into the baggie to get some thread and, yup, forgot about the needle and it got shoved right up into my fingertip.
4  Ohio / Ohio: Central / Re: Engagement photos in Columbus? on: September 01, 2007 05:37:16 PM
Kimberely Rottmayer does the BEST wedding photos.

5  Ohio / Ohio: Central / Re: what are your favorite independent stores in Columbus?? on: September 01, 2007 05:35:43 PM
As far as restaurants go, there's Northstar Cafe in the Short North that is fan-bloody-tastic. They do vegan and vegetarian stuff, but there are also not afraid of chicken and meat. Get the Buddha Bowl, it's delicious!

Pistachio's is the place to go for lovely desserts and pastries. They were in the Short North also, but they are moving to German Village (they may already be there) on 3rd street, between Katzinger's and Book Loft.

The trifecta of bars that are Betty's (Short North), Surly Girl Saloon (Short North) and Tip Top Kitchen and Cocktails (Downtown) are THE hippest bars in town.

There's a cool place at the Easton Mall called Francesca's. I'm not sure if they're independent or not, but they have really cool clothes and soaps and journals and jewelry and all sorts of stuff.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / 2nd project - the cat's pajamas on: August 30, 2007 12:53:48 PM
This is my second completed project. I picked up a pair of shorts at Jo-Ann's last night for $2 (yay for clearance) and put the cat from Jenny's Sublime Stitching book on the leg.

I think it turned out pretty good. My first experimentations with satin stitch.


Close up:
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: sprarrow t-towel on: August 30, 2007 12:37:06 PM
I really love the pink coloring on the bird.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Help! on: August 30, 2007 12:24:25 PM
It's not at all like sewing. That was super confusing to me when I started.

Thread the needle. Instead of having the needle at the half-way point of the thread, keep the needle with about 1/4 the thread on one side and 3/4 of the thread on the other side.

I make a knot at this point at the end of the 3/4 length thread. You're going to leave the 1/4 length alone. Don't knot it, don't tie it to the end of the 3/4 length.

Then, when you make a stitch, make sure you hold your needle at the very bottom, so that you can keep your pinky finger on that 1/4 length thread. Don't let go of it or it'll slip right outta your needle!

This is pretty much the easiest way to go. Just keep a good grip on that 1/4 length! I've had to re-thread too many times to count and I've only done two projects!

Hope this helps.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Silly question - iron on transfer on black fabric? on: August 30, 2007 12:19:37 PM
Thanks for the tips! I am thinking I will go with the transfer paper if I can find it this weekend.
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Silly question - iron on transfer on black fabric? on: August 30, 2007 07:31:26 AM
I bought a dog t-shirt to embroider last night, but, silly me, I bought a black one! So now I can't iron-on a transfer...is there a pen or something available that will put a white pattern on black fabric?
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