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« on: September 22, 2006 03:01:00 AM »

Football season does mean stitch bag time, mintlatte! 

This is a bag I've worked up to take to the market and carry home cans of tomatoes.   I started it two weeks ago, but couldn't do much at a time because it was difficult to pull the thread through, and it ended up hurting my thumb joint A LOT.

Name:  "Heirloom of Doom"

Here is it "in action"

Thread: Every tomato is a different color of DMC floss that I had on hand, but I didn't keep tabs on which ones.  Skin is 6 strands, detailing is 3, stems are one of DMC Pearl Cotton thread.

Stitches: The skin is in a correct chain stitch (I've been doing it wrong!).  Black lines are split stitch; feet, eyes, and tongue are satin stitch.  Stems are random stitches.  I wanted to do Stripes (as I call the green one) in magic chain, but it wasn't working on this canvas.

Notes: Design is from the "I LUV VEGGIES" even though tomatoes aren't veggies.  I wanted to have many of the same kind of produce together, and thought the green one should be the sexy girl, my husband convinced me that instead this should be the split second scene before the other tomatoes eat the green one because he is so flavorful. 
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006 05:00:24 AM »

I love it!!  Your stitching looks fantastic!  Great job!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006 05:15:43 AM »

That is so cute  Grin  I've been meaning to stitch up those patterns!

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006 05:50:31 AM »

Absolutely Adorable! 

I love the colors & stitches you used.

Their expressions crack me up...
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006 06:03:23 AM »

That's a great bag.  I love how you used the different colors and the faces are priceless.  May I ask, what is a "magic chain"?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006 07:45:19 AM »

AAAAAHHHH OMG I LOVE it, especially the green "they gonna eeeaaat meeeee" Tomato.....
Hee hee AWEWOME bag....

Canvas kind of stinks because it is tough, but it holds our stitches soooo nicely :-) I have found I can take way longer stitches on canvas cause it is stiff enough to hold them...but I LOVE your tiny chain stitches...soooo nice looking....

Hey can I second the Magic chain question?? I too am curious on this one....
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006 08:11:22 AM »

mamma mia! i'll never look at a tomato the same way again!

adore absolutely everything about it. and thank you for saying exactly how you did it, too. now if only you could explain how a person gets such genius ideas... SO witty.

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006 08:45:39 AM »

I love everything about it -- the story, the stiching, the design -- everything!
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006 10:11:48 AM »

 Very cute you did a great job.  I may have missed it but is the bag canvas?  I made my mom a canvas apron and it was super hard to get the needle through.  Keep up the good work!!! Smiley

« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2006 10:34:14 AM »

HA HA HA!!!  The story behind the tomatoes is making me laugh so hard!

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