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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / 50's Diner Platypus in Love with link to pattern (Image Heavy) on: October 29, 2008 11:53:50 AM
Here is my recent completed embroidered item for the TTT4 (Beetastic's apron),

Close ups:








The entire pattern:




Link to pattern used (which I simplified a lot):

http://a.familyfun.go.com/Resources/global/printables/printablenewsletter/0207c_sodashopcoloringpage.pdf
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Baby hedgehogs and their Mommy !!! (link to pattern) on: October 12, 2008 04:15:38 PM
It has been a while since I posted here.
This I stitched for one of my group members on the  TTT4,




Close ups on this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikismami/


Pattern link (plus on that same site there are TONS of images that will work for embroidering !):
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.kids-n-fun.com/kleurplaten/egels/thumbs/egel_29.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.kids-n-fun.com/coloringpages/kleurplaat_Hedgehogs_316.aspx&h=229&w=150&sz=12&hl=en&start=6&um=1&usg=__GjsWmvXEElCxQTDSsAY7GQaNH-Q=&tbnid=95jkhBZM6APsUM:&tbnh=108&tbnw=71&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2527hedgehog%2Bcoloring%2527%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den-us%26sa%3DX

Thanks for letting me share !


13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Autumn (Fall) on: September 21, 2008 07:00:41 PM
Here is my latest completed embroidery project ... it is actually for the TTT 4.
(sorry about the link, but for some reason it doesn't flip right with craftster's photo hosting)

Here is the whole view:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikismami/2876945205/


and here you can see a close up,






The pattern is from Modern Primitive Embroidery by Jennie Baer.





14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Monogram with bullion rose...(for the TTT4) on: September 09, 2008 05:05:00 AM
Hi all ! Just wanted to share this:




A close up pic. and also a pic. where the pattern came from here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263926.190


Thanks for letting me share !
15  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / 3 in 2 Questions... crocheting an oval ?... chart crochet ? on: August 20, 2008 08:57:05 PM
Hi everyone,
I normally post on the needlework area but I'm interested in becoming a good crocheter Wink, so if someone can please help me out a little I will REALLY appreciate it !!!

1) How do you crochet an oval ? I mean.. after you do your chains and crochet on them when reaching the end of the chain, how do you make the curve of the oval and how do you crochet on the back of the chains ? Do I make sense ?  I try searching for a tutorial on Youtube but with no success   Cry Tongue

2) The crochet charts that forms designs when changing colors, is the whole chart or better said, ... Is every single little square on the graph representing only one stitch.. like for example the whole design will be make in single crochet ? 

2b) Is it possible to follow a cross stitch chart the same way you follow a chart for crochet with the same results ?

You can really tell I'm thirsty for knowledge here...  Wink.

Thanks !!!

16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Mushroom Cottage (traveling on the Tea Towel Tour 4 soon !) 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,









17  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Chirp,Chirp..cute little birdie (Spring Jumble Collection) 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 :-).





18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Tea Towels...Ukelele with Lei and Hibiscus (Hawaiian) 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.




19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Free Style Embroidery Needlebook 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.
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / New Stitches (at least for me !) Practice ! Image Heavy ! (Update) 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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