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11  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Would anyone else like to see Sublime see needle threaders and blank potholders? on: June 19, 2006 11:07:22 PM
POTHOLDERS! Can I get a HELL YEAH???! But is it possible to get them in a color other than white? In my experience my potholders get all gooky and food stained and white only enhances that issue. But I am a terrible cook, so what do I know?

A terrible cook with fabulous Sublime Stitching aprons, towels, and someday potholders! HA!
12  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: SS Transfer paper issue???? Or am I an idiot??? LOL on: June 19, 2006 11:05:03 PM
I'll weigh in too, with my $.02 cents. It could very well be the fabric. I tried the white transfer paper on a heavy black t-shirt and it was a DISASTER (same issues as mentioned, with the need for a hard surface and firm touch) but then I tried transferring onto a piece of cotton (like a dark 100% cotton napkin) and it worked GREAT. I was curious as to whether "it was me" or the paper, or what! You start to think that maybe you are nuts! Then I moved to transferring onto a very thin t-shirt purchased at Target and again SUCCESS! Along the way, I learned to make copies, use a ballpoint pen, kinitting needle or similar stylus, and be patient!

The SS transfer paper was way more successful for me than any of the sulky pens.
Just my opinion.

And no, refuse to be defeated by PAPER. We are here for you!
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice needed! Learning to embroideror crosstitch on a road trip ?! on: June 19, 2006 10:46:22 PM
Maybe it's too late to throw my $.02 cents in, but I suggest either one of those subversive cross stitch kits (because they are funny and seem kind of easy) or else the Sublime Stitching kit and a PILLOWCASE. That way you can put the kit, hoop, and all your gear in the pillowcase when you are not stitching on it! So nothing will get lost in the car! Also, I find pillowcases to be very forgiving to embroider on, and if you mess up, well, it's a pillowcase.

And I third and fourth all the recommendations for scissors. After years of feeble scissors, I splurged and bought myself a pair of stork scissors from Gingher. I got them on e-bay! and I love them! I also have the DMC kit for traveling - you know the one that zips up and you can put everything in there? That's when you are stitching in airplanes, airports, carports, etc. and no, the madness does NOT STOP!

Please share with us fellow crazy craftster!
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tattoo Style Anchor w/ Flowers Pattern on: June 19, 2006 10:38:56 PM
Wow. How providential! I am just getting the hang of using the Sublime Stitching transfer paper, and here is a beautiful pattern to try!

I was wondering how to do something like this, and insert the nickname "trouble" (my roommate's nick name), and now here it is. Totally serendipitous. I will post pics if I get it done.
15  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Feeling Blue on: May 15, 2006 10:01:25 PM
I like your color choice too, and the way the letters seem to be "spilling" out of the coffee pot. My grandmother had a blue and white coffee pot that plugged in. I think it was a percolator! Reminds me of this!
16  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: my first embroidery! on: May 15, 2006 09:59:44 PM
Well done! Your friend will love a "useful" gift and every time she uses them, she'll think of you!

17  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Om Sweet Om Pillowcase *image heavy* on: May 15, 2006 09:58:43 PM
Yes, I did use the DMC thread, as many strands as I could get through a big needle. It helped that the pillowcases were easy to stitch. I've used the Kreinik too, but I used DMC only cuz I got carried away and bought it in like, metallic gold, silver, green, blue, and red before I thoroughly realized how EVIL and HARD it was to use. But yes, I agree, in small doses it's totally worth the battle!
18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Crystal covered cell phone on: May 01, 2006 09:58:39 PM
Isn't the Rhinestone Guy nice? I bought my rhinestones from him, too. He's the real deal.
19  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Om Sweet Om Pillowcase *image heavy* on: April 04, 2006 09:02:22 PM
So I started these pillowcases like *forever* ago for my mom (probably last spring for Mother's Day 2005) and am JUST NOW finishing. My mistake? Metallic thread, which got me so riled I had to put the project away for a while. Finally, it's done. Life is short, so I gave them to her already!

They are done on really, really soft Ralph Lauren pillowcases that were DREAMY to stitch on! I know the colors seem muted, but I was trying to match her existing sheet set.





20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Sublime Stitching 2! Gallery on: April 04, 2006 08:43:55 PM
Okay, since I can't get to the post office to get my package until tomorrow (grrr), I'll post some pics of what I sent to subiestitcher:

A tote with a mermaid on it (sorry the picture of the tote is all fuzzy):


Here is the mermaid - she was VERY fun to embroider!



A couple of tea towels (with ribbon embellishment):




I even put sprinkles on the cake!


And finally, this was supposed to be a tampon holder, but it turned out HUGE (and long), so I think she is going to use if for pencils. It would also hold makeup brushes, eye glasses, whatever. Somehow I don't have a picture of the finished product, but here is the front and the back:



I'm just loving seeing what everyone else made!

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