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21  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by Dona Leonor on: September 08, 2008 07:01:09 PM
I'm done with my 1st one...Therisa's towel !

Therisa I hope you like it !



Close up !




And this is the book from which I took the design from, ( I changed it a little ).



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22  Re: T4-Tea Towels Go International in The Swap Gallery by Dona Leonor on: August 18, 2008 09:27:03 PM
This is mine ready to go on tour !



There are some other pictures of it on the Needlework Completed Projects here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263766.0

Sorry, I couldn't wait Roll Eyes Smiley Wink ... Can you feel the excitement !!!?Huh


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23  Mushroom Cottage (traveling on the Tea Towel Tour 4 soon !) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: August 17, 2008 08:32:19 AM
I'm so excited about the TTT 4, is going to be my 1st swap. I can wait to share what I embroidered on my towel before it goes on the Tour  Wink.

I took the pictures just after spraying it with water to remove the water erasable pen marks, (couldn't wait until it dried  Roll Eyes )

So here it is,









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24  Chirp,Chirp..cute little birdie (Spring Jumble Collection) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: June 30, 2008 08:39:11 PM
Hi you'll !
I while ago I bought the Spring Jumble Collection from JenB( JenB if you are reading...thanks a bunch for a Super Customer Service experience...and...when are you releasing the newer patterns?  Wink ) and this birdie was in my to do list...until now :-).





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25  Tea Towels...Ukelele with Lei and Hibiscus (Hawaiian) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: June 24, 2008 08:00:50 PM
I made this tea towels for a wedding anniversary gift, hope she likes them.
The Ukelele is my favorite with the Lei hanging from it. The Hibiscus ...well I think I messed up a little on the stitches in the center of the flower.




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26  Free Style Embroidery Needlebook in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: June 24, 2008 07:56:07 PM
I made this needlebook from a pattern in Sew Pretty Homestyle book but
the embroidery is free style by me  Wink .



This is how it looks inside:



I intended to make the outside of the needlebook in the pink gingham fabric but I ended up messing it up when ironing the stiffening material so I ended up cutting my birdhouse and applique it to the linen fabric.
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27  New Stitches (at least for me !) Practice ! Image Heavy ! (Update) in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: May 27, 2008 10:02:43 AM
Update: links to pic. of the sampler at the end of this very post
Here are some stitches I'm practicing at the moment:

Jacobean Couching,



Pistil Stitch,



Ribbed Spider's Web,



Portuguese Knotted Stem Stitch and Looped Bullion Knot,



Turkey Stitch (Cut and Uncut)



There are some others in this piece of musling you could go here if you wish to see the others:
http://flickr.com/photos/nikismami/2527302259/


Update 12/11/08

Some progress in the actual sampler ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikismami/3099889306/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikismami/3099886882/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikismami/3099052819/in/photostream/






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28  Re: Itty Bitty Pincushion from a milk container plastic lid... in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: May 18, 2008 05:53:42 PM
Thanks everyone for your nice comments !!!  Smiley Cheesy

Made another one today... a little different and with the plastic ring wrapped, might embroider it later...





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29  A Marigold flower in my Tea Towel... and a Weewonderful Girl in Needlework: Completed Projects by Dona Leonor on: May 13, 2008 04:35:50 PM
Hey all ! I just finished this last night, I like how it turned out. It's on a tea towel that I made for myself.

What do you thing  think?



I try adding a little lady bug, but it doesn't look exactly like one , Wink

Here is another project that I finally finished,



This little girl is from www.weewonderfuls.com I made it for a nurse that works where I get my treatments done. I hope she likes it !

What do you think ?
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30  The big thread of transfer pen/pencil questions in Needlework: Discussion and Questions by Dona Leonor on: May 12, 2008 04:55:04 PM
Hi everyone ! I've being working on two black t-shirts. First I tried the Chacopaper in white to transfer my design...with not too much sucess, later I tried regular chalk paper (the one use for sewing) in white but not much help either.
So decided to try the super messy White Sulky Transfer pen but in a different way.
First instead of tracing with entire lines, I chose to just make doted lines in order to make less mess and I think I like the results...of course not perfect but better than the previous methods I've tried. (And for what a pay for this pen... I better make it work !!!  Roll Eyes  Wink   )...lol !

Here are some pictures:
sorry is not great but you can see that I used dots instead of lines,


Here is already Iron on the black t-shirt:


any input or suggestions are greatly appreciated !!!

PD (I was experimenting with the yellow transfer pen as well but the yellow petals didn't transfer...oh well !)
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