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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: December 10, 2009 01:13:43 PM
Looking awesome so far Smiley I'd never have the patience for all those color changes!

I just tackle a 10x10 square at a time, which keeps it sort of manageable.  The back looks like total crap though.  Grin Grin Grin
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: December 10, 2009 09:28:57 AM
Woops, haven't updated in a bit.  I took about two weeks off around Thanksgiving since hubby and I went on vacation and I couldn't bring this huge frame on the plane.  Cheesy  But we're back in business now!

3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Beaver Cross stitch? (PS I'm new) on: December 09, 2009 09:55:11 AM
One easy thing that I've done a lot is to get a packet of carbon transfer/tracing paper.  I get mine at JoAnn Fabrics for about $5 for a packet. 

Then you can go online and find whatever picture, clip art, image, etc you want.  Print it out, set the transfer paper between the embroidery fabric and the printout, and trace over the image with a ballpoint pen.

Now you have your image on your fabric! I usually go over the image with a very fine Sharpie pen so that it doesn't rub off (it won't show through when you're done).
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Finishing the back of a cross stitch? on: December 07, 2009 12:43:29 PM
I can teach you... Its quite simple!  Wink

I for one would LOVE to learn. I was actually going to post a question about how to make the back not look like crap.  Grin   How do you do it so that the ends of the thread don't stick out??
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: November 17, 2009 10:10:01 AM
Woo, this is starting to look like a person in the cross stitch. Cheesy



I'm a wee bit farther along than in the photo, but I don't have the most recent pic uploaded.  I got a ton done last week when hubby and I were home with the flu. Wink
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: November 09, 2009 11:12:13 AM
Hah, it kind of looks like the bride has a skeleton spine there doesn't it?

I was thinking that!  Grin  I kinda like the zombie spine.   Cool
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: November 05, 2009 11:42:30 AM
Thanks guys! This is my first time using Stitchtastic software and I'm pretty impressed so far.  It was tough to find photo-to-pattern software for the Mac!  Undecided
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: November 05, 2009 10:42:33 AM
I can finally get my source photo posted.  Cool

Here's what the cross stitch will be:



Here's my one-week update (edited to switch to a non-crappy lighting photo):



The work so far is the upper left hand corner of the photo, down to about where the chair meets hubby's shoulder.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: November 01, 2009 10:53:42 PM
Here's my end-of-weekend update:

10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Stitchalongs / Re: Big Project Stitchalong 2009 on: October 31, 2009 09:46:43 AM
The Santa stocking looks great!  It reminds me of a stocking my grandma made for me when I was a baby.  Shoot, now I wonder where that is!  Shocked  Grin

How do you get the Aida/Evenweave fabric onto the fabric that will be the actual stocking? 
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