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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Thread count & floss strands on: January 31, 2014 07:53:59 PM
Hi all! It's been awhile since I've been active but I'm working on getting reacquainted with my needles and floss!

I've mostly done small cross-stitches, like the Jim Shore Santa series and Lizzie Kate patterns (all gifts for my mother-in-law!) but I'm feeling the urge to try something bigger!

I'm currently working on "Stars and Stripes Forever" by Primrose Needleworks (http://primroseneedleworks.com/?p=713).  I'm using Jobelan 28 ct fabric and Gentle Art thread, stitching with two stands over two stitches as recommended.  It's coming out a little... patchy? thin?

http://i62.tinypic.com/fwu9hs.jpg
ETA: http://i59.tinypic.com/xq96as.jpg

It's a little more noticeable in person.  I'm just wondering if I'm doing something to cause it?  I'm stitching a little more slowly, which seems to allow the threads to line up a bit better and sit nicely but some of the stitches, especially the first pass, just seem so thin. Am I too paranoid about?

Any input is appreciated!! This is going to be a gift for my husband so I want it to look great!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 16, 2010 10:38:05 AM
This is probably one of the greatest things I've seen on craftster. All the details you put in --- the bacon letters, the hair, the collar and cuffs --- make it incredibly special.  Very awesome!!
3  Florida / Florida: Central / Re: I am moving to Orlando on: March 16, 2010 01:53:52 PM
Has anybody put a group together yet? Huh

(I saw the knitting ones but, well, let's just say my knitting is strictly limited to scarves. Very basic, very simple scarves. Cheesy )
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: ENORMOUS DOLL HEADS that you can WEAR! With fluttery eyelids!! Cool! on: March 16, 2010 11:02:26 AM
When I first saw the title of the post, I was like, "What??" But seeing them in action, they are AMAZING. I have to admire all the time and effort you and your boyfriend put into this; it definitely paid off!!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: framing your embroidery in a hoop - tutorial on: March 16, 2010 10:57:06 AM
This is great! I will definitely be doing this with gifted projects!!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favourite Sites to Browse & Purchase Cross Stitch Patterns? on: March 16, 2010 10:50:16 AM
One of my all-time favorites! http://www.123stitch.com/
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hurry up Spring! on: March 16, 2010 10:42:02 AM
I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore this!! The detail is incredible.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Wedding Bath Bombs! on: March 10, 2010 10:41:24 AM
Those sound like they're going to be wonderful!!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Peacock on: March 10, 2010 10:31:55 AM
That is too adorable! I love the idea of dressing up plain old clothing. I may have to go through my closet once I get better at embroidery!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Steampunk meets Alice in Wonderland for under $500 on: March 01, 2010 11:56:37 AM
I recently finished my living room makeover and spent less than $500 for the whole thing. When I say whole thing, I mean furniture, paint (for walls and floor), accessories, art, etc. Literally every single thing done in the room. It's a bit steampunk since we wanted the decor to not clash with the old house and a bit Alice in Wonderland since I heart Alice in Wonderland. I still have a couple things to do (like find a white rabbit and finish painting the wall with the clock), but it's pretty much done and is now my favorite room in the house.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4379419381_01544e8829.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4380174954_6c69ea22db.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4378596801_c8c6b713b4.jpg

Before shot (A photo from the listing)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3337/3585861773_190a92e102_o.jpg

I did a really super long post with the cost break down of everything and it came to $471 total for the room. You can read that cost break down  here

This is something I've been thinking of, brought to life and a million times better! Right now, my husband and I are renting our third bedroom out to my BFF but, when she moves out, it's going to become my little room and I've been dying to do a funky / steampunky Wonderland room, very similar to this!! And great job on the budget... that gives me hope!
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