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1  My first 'real' project in Needlework: Completed Projects by donutgirl on: August 23, 2005 07:29:30 PM
I've embroidered little things here and there but only for practice, so this is my first real thing.  But I'm happy w/ the way it turned out.  And I think I'm now addicted to embroidery.

I made this for my soon-to-be sister in law as part of her shower gift



Sorry for the picture quality. I had already given it away before I realized what a crappy picture I took.

The doves are from the wedding invitations. I scanned the picture, reversed the image, then printed it and traced w/ a transfer pen.   The letters are from one of the sublime stitching kits.

Lavendar is one of her wedding colors so I did the birds in light lavender and the letters in darker lavender.

By the way, I had a hell of a time trying to find blank lace handkerchiefs, but ordered from preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.embroiderthis.com') a week before the shower and the shipping only took 3 days! I highly recommend them!
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2  Re: Branching Out scarf knit-along in Knitalongs by donutgirl on: July 02, 2005 09:48:40 PM


Here's my finished scarf. 36 repeats in Rowan 4-ply cotton (in marine) on size 6 needles



So glad to be done but I'm itching to make another lace project
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3  Re: Yarnholic Seeking to Start a Support Group in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by donutgirl on: June 05, 2005 02:38:54 PM
Updated stash photo, since my recent purchase and now w/ possibly better lighting.



Here are my babies (resting comfortably w/ my other obsession--old cookbooks).  They don't look menacing, but really they taunt me.

You can't tell but I did use quite a bit of that big ball on the far right last week.  I'm making some improvement.  A teensy bit at least
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4  Re: I want to display my cute calendar pics... in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by donutgirl on: June 05, 2005 02:04:56 PM
I had a little pin-up calendar, and wanted to do something w/ the pages of the pin-ups doing housework/cooking to go in my kitchen (which is decorated in 50s housewife)

I was going to decoupage but I'm far too lazy, so I just bought a big frame at Michaels and used the back side of the white paper that was in it for the backing.  Then I glued the pictures around the edges. And in the middle of the frame is an old dishwasher ad.  It cost like 5.00 for the frame so was really cheap to do.  But I think it's cute and I get lots of compliments on it.  It's simple, which matches everything else in the kitchen, but you could get more creative w/ the frame or the backing. Or get a few smaller frames and do a few collages. 



eta: (crappy/badly lit) pictures of what i did:






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5  Re: Yarnholic Seeking to Start a Support Group in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by donutgirl on: May 22, 2005 02:49:41 PM
Ok, here is my stash..



Admittedly, it is tiny compared to some of yalls, but it's enough to bother me.  I did give away about 5 balls of yarn on freecycle, which helped.

I included the unspun wool that I haven't had the time or energy to do anything with in there

I have 15 balls of yarn, not including the one I'm working with now.. Notice the kidsilk wrapped around a toilet paper tube.  Fancy! (there was a horrible tangling problem and I had to wind it around something)

The problem is I have yarn that i have no idea what to do with. I have fun fur in there for pete's sake.  I hate fun fur.  But it was one dollar.  And Rowan River Tape.  Which I have no idea what I'm going to do with

And three different colors of Kidsilk Haze. I just love the yarn and only want to get more colors in it..

A new yarn store opened up in town. Oh Helpens!

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6  Re: Branching Out scarf knit-along in Knitalongs by donutgirl on: May 14, 2005 04:57:12 PM



16 repeats down, about 20 more to go. Yay!
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7  Re: Projects from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" in Knitting: Completed Projects by donutgirl on: March 05, 2005 10:26:19 PM
Here is my airy scarf so far:



I have about 12 inches done.  I sort of really misunderstood the pattern and started making it when I didn't have the book in front of me so it's a bit different from the pattern but I like it anyway.  My next one will be more true to the Original, hopefully. 

I'm using the Kidsilk Haze in Villian (medium brown) I really like this yarn, especially this color (even though my coworkers think I'm knitting with a big ball of my own hair)

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8  Re: Craftalong Round Two: Altered Book Making in The Swap Gallery by donutgirl on: March 05, 2005 10:23:27 PM
I'm done! Yay!

Ok, so it's not as creative as some of the others I've seen, but I'm pretty happy w/ it.  Also happy to be finished.

Anyway, I used an old cookbook and did a storybook kind of thing based on the song lyrics from "Come take a Trip in my Airship"  I'm lame.

Pictures, although crappy quality (I'm still not getting how to make nice quality photos after you shrink them down to small enough files to upload):







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9  Re: Craftalong Un-swap part 3: Knitting in The Swap Gallery by donutgirl on: January 04, 2005 09:10:34 AM
here's mine so far.. I was going to make the Ribbed for her Pleasure scarf from Snb, but I started knitting it while on vacation and just wanted to knit something simple w/out having to think about it.  So it's a garter stitch.  It's for me, and I like wide scarves, otherwise I'd be bothered by the width.

but yesterday I quit my job so I've plenty of time to finish now!


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10  Re: Craftalong Un-swap part 2: embroidery in The Swap Gallery by donutgirl on: December 30, 2004 09:41:45 PM
Ok my first attempt at embroidery.  I've been collecting patterns and thread for a year now and am only just getting around to teaching myself.  So it's not the best tea towel ever made, and I made some obvious mistakes but I'm glad I finally did it..

I want to put some other things on it, it seems too plain right now..  

(the pattern is from the Stitch It kit, by the way)

(it's also my first attempt at posting a picture so I'm crossing my fingers)

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