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rachel.in.rainbows
« on: July 28, 2006 09:08:40 AM »

Okay.  I've been on craftster for quite a while now, but this is my first project post.  I don't have a digital camera, which is probably why this is so delayed.  Sorry in advance if the pics don't work... I've never done this before...

I love cross stitching!  I've been cross stitching since I was probably 10 or 11, and I'm 16 now.  Some of the things I'm posting are quite old, and don't really do me justice. The things you are about to see are going to be, well, lame.  The pictures don't do them justice as I had to use a scanner.  Anyways, regardless of the shoddy conditions, here they are.

All of the designs are from kits, not my own patterns, which of course makes this more lame.



This penguin was a bit odd because it hardly fit in the frame that came with it... :S Regardless, it is next to a POG to show how tiny it is.



This one looks particularly shoddy because that blurry junk around the edges is actually lace, but the scanner didn't quite pick up on that.  Again, compared to a pog.  This one has some cotton stuffed into it though.  Where as the penguin is flat, this one is puffy!  Cheesy



The Giraffe is all half stitches... POG to compare.  The next two are roughly the same size as the giraffe.



This cow is done completely in half-stitches.



The kitty is also half-stitches.  I love the 'strand' of yarn that is trailing across!

Again, these are some poor examples of what I can do, but hey... it's what I found!

I'm currently working on a much larger project, which I will be sure to steal a friend's camera and post pics for when it's done.  (Don't hold your breath!)  It is a rather large Noah's Ark scene.
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 09:16:30 AM »

My favorite is the cow jumping over the moon.  It's adorable! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006 09:23:29 AM »

I love the cow and the giraffe! Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006 11:31:27 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006 02:16:58 PM »

They're all so cute, great job! I love cross stitching, I was bit by the embroidery bug for a while, but I'm back at the little "x"s now!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006 02:21:17 PM »

Same!  I tried embroidery, but I just find cross stitching so much more enjoyable!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2006 06:41:54 PM »

Hey pinky -

The kits you buy do tend to be lame, although they are much better now than when I started stitching as a kid! (Back then, it was pretty much flowers,
scottie dogs or pudgy-cheeked Indian kids)  However, they're good for mastering the basics and of course, getting hooked on stitching.  And the
other good thing about lame bought kits is, once you get sick of doing them, it drives you to start designing your own stuff, and that's when things really get creative.  So keep at it, and good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2006 03:34:51 PM »

The kits you buy do tend to be lame

Well, I don't buy them any more... These are from about three years ago.

once you get sick of doing them, it drives you to start designing your own stuff, and that's when things really get creative.  So keep at it, and good luck!

I do some of my own designs sometimes, unfortunately nothing is very scanner friendly and as my digi cam is non existant, I am forced to show these lame creations.
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