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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bounty hunters. We don't need their scum. on: February 23, 2009 01:57:13 PM
That is awesome! My son would adore it. He was Jengo for halloween. He loves his Star Wars! Good job!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Can I please have some advice and opinions on this on: February 23, 2009 01:53:00 PM
Ok, so I am a total newb, have not made anything yet. I have some tea towels and patterns I bought from sublime and I am going to do at least one of those before I jump into this.

My husband died in Sept. This mother's day is going to be very difficult for us all, but I want to do something special for his grandma (he was super close to her, first grandchild, and a real comfort to her when his grandpa died) and his mother. He always used to buy his grandma little stuffed Eeyores for Christmas. I don't know why exactly, but it was a little thing that he did for her every year. I would like to embroider her an Eeyore. His name was Chris and his mom always called him Chrissy Pooh (and our son is Chrissy Pooh 2), the Winnie the Pooh movie came out in '77 (the year that he was born), so I would like to make her something with Christopher Robin and Pooh. Here are the pictures I am trying to decide from.








I am really drawn to the second the most, but I love them all. The third one I would like to do since it is actually from the movie, rather than the classic pooh, but I am afraid that I will really mess up faces, and since the other 2 are the backs of heads, my chances of not screwing it up are better.

So the questions I have for you all are these:
Which picture do you think would work the best for a total newb?
I read the threads about crayon tinting and I am wondering of that is more the way to go fill things in. I am not sure though. It looks easier than all that satin stitching. I am not trying to get out of doing what will look best though so what do you guys think?

Is this foolishly ambitious for a newbie? Any suggestions, tips, technique suggestions are all highly appreciated. Sorry for making this so long. I just wanted to give some background. I just really want to do something special for them this year since I know that it will be the hardest mother's day for them.
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: What material do you buy for embroidery? on: February 23, 2009 01:35:10 PM
Thank you for asking this. I looked all over the other day trying to find the same thing. Can I piggyback on your question here though and ask for a little more specific info. What do you buy if you want to make things that are going to be framed? I am going to start a couple things for mother's day that I want to frame and I am unsure what to purchase.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Beatles blanket! on: February 19, 2009 06:00:02 PM
Wow, that is amazing! I love it.
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Post Photos of Your Tattoos! on: February 19, 2009 02:21:48 PM
Wow, there are so many great tats here! Here are a couple of mine.

This is the one that I got on my wrist a couple of months after my husband died.


And I got this one about a month ago. It's on the side of my thigh. It's the biggest one that I have, at about a foot long or so. My husband had a dragon that was very similar on his arm so it was a memorial tattoo.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Getting an early start on: February 19, 2009 02:21:34 PM
I have no advice, I just wanted to bow down to you for being willing to even think about Christmas already. You should definitely have time though starting now!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: favorite yarn brands on: February 19, 2009 02:19:02 PM
Thanks for asking this. I didn't realize until I started (like, just now) how expensive this stuff can be. I am balking at all the patterns that are calling for 8 or 10 things of yarn.
8  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Spaced out rocket..... on: February 19, 2009 02:09:29 PM
I LOVE this. I actually just bought these patterns and your rocket has really made me want to try one. It will be nowhere this good I am sure but I am excited to try!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Lantern Tea Towel on: February 19, 2009 02:07:27 PM
This is so sweet. I love the one in the last pic with the black swirlies. Very cool!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: I <3 him more than zombies <3 brains! on: February 19, 2009 02:04:40 PM
What a cool gift idea! It turned out great.
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