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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Lost themed anniversary present? on: March 02, 2011 12:02:35 PM
When Lost came back from its ridiculously long hiatus in 2009, I had to discuss the episode with someone.  Since none of my friends watched the show, and my family was unable to watch it that night, I resorted to texting a semi-friend from college who graduated the year before since he was the only person I knew that would be watching the episode.  I texted "Faraday<3" and after that throughout the entire episode (and season) we kept the conversation going until we eventually started dating.  

So thanks to Daniel Faraday and his awesomeness, I will be celebrating my two year anniversary coming up.  In order to fully thank him, I wanted to immortalize his name ("Faraday <3") into an embroidery hoop for my boyfriend's present, however I am not sure how I should do it.

I am considering either plainly stitching his (Faraday's) name (heart included) or stitching it inside the Dharma sign similar to below.



I do enjoy simplicity because the focus is on the word, but at the same time I do like the Dharma sign too.  Thoughts?
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dragon of Excellence! on: February 28, 2011 04:20:02 PM
Some guy at work found out that I enjoyed cross stitching and asked me to make him something, so I agreed.

This conversation took place in 2009.  Lol.

After procrastinating, moving twice and experiencing new sets of roommates, the dragon is finally finished!  Ironically I despise dragons but i will admit... I'll miss staring at this thing for long hours into the night.

Finished size: 11x14
39 colors
14 Aida
106x145 stitches



by the way, in reference to a previous thread on here... I am pretty sure the chinese symbol says "dragon"  Cheesy
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Will I get in trouble for my shop name? on: February 04, 2011 10:31:55 AM
My blog/Craftster name/Etsy name/everything I do on the internet uses the name "starwarspunk". Although I haven't tried to sell anything yet, would I get in trouble if I sold anything on Etsy/any other site or started some sort of business using the name starwarspunk?  Thanks.
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Faster stitching tips? on: December 21, 2010 05:47:27 AM
I know that stitching speed will vary by person, however I am curious how long it normally takes people to stitch small projects.  It seems as if people on Craftster stitch much faster than me.  Right now I am frantically trying to finish a 2.5" x 3" project for a Christmas present, and I have spent 4-5 hours and am only about halfway done (Grrr I'm supposed to give it by tomorrow).  I usually start with one color and try to stitch as much of that color on the pattern as possible before switching to a different color. 

Am I stitching abnormally slowly?  Does anyone have any tips for me to stitch faster?  Thanks.  Smiley
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Undoing/Redoing Stitching advice? on: November 10, 2010 10:28:45 AM
Hello everyone!  I am quite new to Craftster but after seeing all the impressive craftiness that takes place on this site, I am sure someone can help me! 

I am returning to an old 11 x 14 cross stitching project that I haven't touched in about 6 months and realized... the reason I haven't touched it in so long is because I messed up pretty badly. 

Somehow I ended up being off about 5 rows and I am not sure if I should try to work with what I have or undo all the stitches that should be 5 rows below (about 10 rows of stitches).  I am worried if I try to fudge it, my pattern will not fit properly on the fabric/or it will look goofy.  I am also worried that if I try to undo the thread it might damage the fabric since the stitches have been in place for so long.  Also, I stupidly left it in a hoop meaning I will have horrible crease marks once I take it off.

Does anyone have any advice they can offer to me, or should I hide this project again for another 6 months?
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